Tom Post

Tom is currently the team leader for World Renew in Asia, focusing on Bangladesh, India, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia.

Tom and his wife, Melva, have 5 children. Melva is originally from the country of Belize, in Central America. Tom grew up in the Trinity Christian Reformed Church of Grandville, MI, and their present home church is the Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, MI.

Tom has worked for the Peace Corps in Belize, in bilingual education with the Grand Rapids Public Schools and for World Renew in Honduras, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, and Kenya. He has served as field director for Mexico and Belize, Central America Zone Director, as team leader for East & Southern Africa, and as developer of partnerships for business development in Kenya (Partners for Christian Development). Melva has worked as a nurse, teacher, and mom in various countries.


Feb 7, 2013 by Tom Post

A Development Dynamo: Rahkmat

INDONESIA - I first met Rahkmat on the island of Sumba in eastern Indonesia in the Fall of 2012. Sumba has been a fragile island ecosystem for some time, but lately the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean currents have made the rains even more erratic. Two years ago, the Sumba villagers experienced yet another year of crop failure, and World Renew distributed food to get them through to the next harvest. It was a joy to meet up with Rahkmat in this situation because he is a man who exudes optimism and hope in this place.

Sep 13, 2012 by Tom Post

New Mercies Every Morning: CRWRC, now known as World Renew

What’s in the name: World Renew? Here are some things that come to mind for me. I remember Hortencia, talking to a gathering of abused women in the Chalco slum of Mexico City. Her message was from Psalm 139 and those women wept to think that, in spite of the hitting and hateful words that had been heaped on them by husbands and lovers, they could somehow cling to the words, “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” At its best, our work sparks an inner renewal that is pure good news joy!

Jun 12, 2012 by Tom Post

Some Challenges of World Renew's Work with Communities in Asia

Dear Friends: Sometimes missionary newsletters make it sound like it’s all success. In this letter, I’d like to share with you some of the challenges we—and the communities we work with—face in Asia.