On September 1st, 2019 the Woodstock Missions Committee and church family launched Rebekah to Ethiopia. Below is the video of that service.

As of Sunday, July 14th Rebekah is fully funded!!!


Rebekah DeWeerd

On September 1st, 2019 Woodstock Church has the privilege of launching Rebekah onto the mission field in Ethiopia. Rebekah is a very gifted teacher and communicator. She will be teaching the children of the missionary families serving at the Soddo hospital and teaching English as a second language to Ethiopians through a learning center at the hospital. Below is more information about the Mission at Soddo and how you can help partner with Rebekah.

Rebekah sharing her heart for Ethiopia

God is leading me on a new adventure. This fall I am planning on moving to Soddo, Ethiopia to teach children of missionaries who don’t have access to a school there. This will free up their parents (doctors & engineers) to participate in hospital related ministry activities. Not only does the team offer medical care that is desperately needed, but they use it as an avenue to share the life-changing message of our Savior. I love the story of Jesus healing the paralytic in Mark 2. The room was so crowded that the only way that the paralytic’s friends could get the man to Jesus was by digging through the roof and lowering the man down. This man came for a physical healing, but the first thing that Jesus told him was “Son, your sins are forgiven.” God wants us to live an abundant life, and He knows that physical health isn’t enough. God wants to heal our broken hearts and set us free from our sins so that we can have a relationship with Him and know how much He loves us. I can’t wait to serve with this team as we get the privilege to share this Good News!

How Can I Help?

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Any donations or contributions towards Rebekah’s mission work can be directed to the American Reformed Church of Woodstock and please place Ethiopia in the memo line.

  • I must have a sending church that signs a Church Partnership Agreement that includes prayer support, accountability, and a $200/month commitment to the Home Office over and above what they provide you directly.

  • What is the process?

  • I am currently finishing my application to Global.

  • Once that is processed and approved, I can sign up for a week-long Missionary Orientation Training which will be in September.

  • Then I will go through a 3-month process, including assessments, readings, and instructional videos to prepare for missions work.

  • Missionary Orientation Training will be held September 9-14.

  • I hope to have funds raised by this time and be ready to fly to Ethiopia shortly after this.

Global Outreach International:

  • It is a nondenominational missions and development organization that trains, sends, and supports missionaries in 49 countries.

  • It is based out of Tupelo, Mississippi.

  • Global Outreach exists to exalt Christ and engage people in mission by proclaiming the Gospel, doing good, and equipping the Church.

Requirements for me to join Global Outreach International:

  • I must sign a statement that I agree with their Statement of faith.

  • I must be willing to submit to and comply with their administrative processes and best practices;

  • I must complete our Missionary Orientation Process, culminating in a week-long Missionary Orientation Training;


Soddo Christian Hospital provides healthcare for Southern Ethiopia in the name of Christ.

The purpose of the institution is to supply severely needed health care in a compassionate and sacrificial manner with the utmost quality, industry and integrity.

We believe in providing the highest quality of care that is available for rural Africa. We leverage affordable medical technology with our trained specialists.

We have 139 beds spread out over four wards and an ICU.  We provide a full range of medical, surgical (including orthopedic and general), maternity, and pediatric care. The hospital has an emergency clinic and outpatient clinic rooms, and an optometry and dental clinic. The surgical department has five operating rooms. Soddo’s radiology department proudly offers digital x-ray, ultrasound, and a 16-slice CT scanner!

The hospital is located in Soddo, a city of roughly 80,000 people in southwestern Ethiopia, about 200 miles (330km) from Addis Ababa. It is the center of the Wolaitta region, which has about 2.5 million inhabitants, and is one of the most populated and impoverished parts of Ethiopia.

The Jeffcoach family are part of the team at Soddo and their children are just a few that Rebekah will be teaching in Ethiopia.