I’m so excited about the opportunities we have this Sunday, March 15, to celebrate together what God is doing in the world and in our community here in West Michigan. Several of our missionaries will be visiting and giving presentations to the adult class that has “adopted” them for care and prayer. If you’re not part of a class that has a visiting missionary, here’s a list of who is speaking and a little background on their ministry so that you can choose a presentation you would like to attend.
- David K, Heirs Together, Room 129. David and his wife Sonja serve in Central Asia. David travels throughout Asia, visiting limited access areas and equipping national leaders for ministry projects that God has placed on their hearts.
- Mike Riepma, Acts 2:42, Room 106. Mike and Cher Riepma have served for thirty-five years among a tribal people in Bolivia. Come and hear Mike share about their work in Bible translation, church planting, and developing leaders for the young church.
- Chad & Laurie Roedema, Growing in Remarriage, Room 123-127. One of the loneliest jobs in American is that of long-distance trucker. Chad has the lonely, but strategic, job of reaching out to them as a truck stop chaplain.
- Alex & Melissa Thelen, FLOCK, Room 137. After they served in Central Asia for several years, God redirected the Thelens to a ministry of reaching, equipping and mobilizing college students at Michigan State University through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Come and hear how you can pray as God moves them into another new season of life.
- Bob & Jan VanDyke, Marriage Plus, Room 211. What happens when you take young men and old houses, then mix in apprenticeship in building trades and deep discipleship in the word of God? Bob and Jan have a unique ministry doing just that in Holland, Michigan.
- Ken & Rhonda, Life Builders/Fellowship Bible, Chapel. Long-time servants Ken and Rhonda live in Central Asia, leading other workers, helping with a church plant, and training national pastors. They will share an update from their wealth of knowledge of the fledging church in that nation.
- Linda Crouch, Baby Boomers & Beyond, Room 129. Linda has just completed her career of service as teacher, administrator and “mom” at Kent Academy, Miango, Nigeria. You can hear about the joys of her ministry and what her new steps will be.
- Jeremy & Joy, Foundations, Room 130. Jeremy, Joy and their young son, Judah, live at the edge of the Sahara, working among a nomadic Muslim people. Come learn how they demonstrate the love of Jesus.
- Roger & Karen See, Philadelphian, Room 122-124. Nobel laureate and key mission leader of the early 20th century, John Mott, said, “He who does the work is not so profitably employed as he who multiplies the doers.” Calvary’s own Roger and Karen will share about their important work of mobilizing new missionaries through Crossworld.