A Wedding and Off to China!

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Ministry News

Dear Friends,

We are living in a whirlwind of activity and adventure!  One week from today our Serve China team will be on the road to Toronto where we catch our plane to the other side of the world!  Serve China promises to be the adventure of a lifetime filled with opportunities to bring hope to Chinese orphans as well as continue to build relationships with the awesome students traveling with us!  Please pray for our team!

At the end of June we celebrated the marriage of two of our students who also serve as Supersonic volunteers.  Allyssa DeHaan was joined in marriage to Aaron Clark and it was a beautiful service to be a part of.  They had asked me a while back to officiate and so it was fun on so many levels!  It was a great day and God has some BIG plans for Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Clark as they continue to serve Him with their hearts and lives!  You may remember Aaron’s front page proposal to Allyssa!

I just returned from a bittersweet trip to Arkansas, where I delivered one of our very first students to his next position in life.  Mike Przydzial, recent grad and GVSU men’s basketball player, accepted an offer of a 2 year agreement with University of Arkansas working with their athletic department. Mike definitely became a part of our family so he will be MISSED!  Another student, Scotty Kimball, traveled with us so the hours on the road were awesome time to pour into Mike as he leaves us as well as Scotty who is actively involved with our Supersonic ministry!

Coming up after China (I get back July 30) is football season – practice begins August 1 – and tucked into the 3rd week of August I will be assisting in a team-building/service week at Grace Youth Camp with the Lady Lakers basketball team. Summer ministry season is packed full and the ministry is amazing!

At the golf outing we introduced our new Moriah Ministries logo and motto and we are so excited about it. We were thinking about the way God has opened the doors for us to serve GVSU and the way He is opening the doors of students’ hearts.  The door became an obvious and very fitting symbol of the exciting ministry happening!  Our Moriah Ministries motto reads, “Opening doors and serving students at Grand Valley State University.”

Please pray with us for the ongoing growth of community financial support for this work.  It has been a challenging season for our family as we patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) wait on the Lord for funding.  We have been blessed by God’s faithful provisions but we truly desire to be fully funded so that we can pour all of our daily resources into the growing ministry opportunities at GVSU.

Consider sending a summertime gift to help out as we continue to open doors and minister to the hearts and lives of these amazing young people!

Chap Andy

P.S.  Josh Roberson will be serving our ministry this fall and he is in need of very affordable rooming.  Josh is finishing his Bible certificate at Kuyper College and will be serving the Lakers men’s basketball team as our volunteer this year.  Josh travels with us to China next week and will need a place to call home by mid-August!

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