Working with All Four Classes

Freshmen. Sophomores. Juniors. Seniors.

Each is unique. Each has their own situation, needs, desires and capacity. Each is need specialized attention.

Sometime in the middle of August each year, Amy and I joke, “See you after Fall Retreat”.  Of course, we don’t neglect our boys nor each other—but we simply acknowledge that those first weeks on campus are extremely busy.  Why?  Because those weeks are filled with pursuing students at one of their most crucial times in life.

Each college class has its own priorities that we, as staff missionaries, need to interact with…












THANK YOU for your generous giving and prayers that enables us to pursue college students for Christ!

We are seeing God work through us to LEAD PEOPLE TO CHRIST and BUILD THEM IN THE FAITH!

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Ministry Family

On May 18, 2012, we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary.

Our hope is to develop college students who will walk with God for a lifetime—not only in their personal relationship with God and their ministry of evangelism & discipleship—but also in their future marriage & family.  We open our home and lives to these students to provide a model of a young family where they see love, forgiveness, spats, communication, affection, teamwork, hospitality, togetherness, and where Christ comes first.

We consider it part of our mission to be so authentic and real in front of these students—but we have heard that it has made a lasting impact on our students and our alumni.

Thank you for your prayers & support that enable us to bring Christ to affect the university and beyond.

A note from Rachel – a student at WMU…

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“God is the God of the Whole World” – Part 3 of 4



“Surveying the room, Audra and I both immediately looked to a girl sitting by herself, half-studying.  We read each other’s mind and walked over.  Annemarie said she had some time to talk.  She was really open to discussion on beliefs and she was honest with us, which was refreshing compared to the United States! Since high school, she had dismissed any spirituality from her life—but she said she was searching, looking for the right way.  It was awesome to see God truly tugging at her heart.

After a few minutes of her explaining her thoughts, she asked to hear what we believed, and we had the chance to share the gospel and how we can have a personal relationship with God, through Christ!  Annemarie responded well to the conversation, taking it in with much consideration, and questions kept coming!  I know that God is working on her heart!   It was such a blessing to be able to see it firsthand.” – Emily, a junior at Grand Valley State University

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“God is the God of the Whole World” – Part 2 of 4

“OUR GOD IS GOD OF THE WHOLE WORLD” said Brandon, junior at Western Michigan University, after experiencing evangelism in the Netherlands.

Brandon (center) talking to Alex (third from left) and others from GVSU & WMU— debriefing their evangelism at Erasmus University in Rotterdam at the end of a long day.

“Throughout the week, I think some major things are being accomplished. One… for the Dutch, that they are hearing that God cares for them, has a plan for them, and wants them to be in relationship with Him through Jesus. Two… that our team is learning how to better share the Gospel with people back home.  People we know, don’t know, or will come to know.

But finally, a third thing is happening that is so important: our individual growth during this life changing time.  God is using this time, away from the comforts of home, the United States, and familiarity to expose a need that I have. On the surface it may look like a need for the familiar, for the US, for my own house.  It’s obvious that I need something more, and I really believe this trip is showing me how I need to rely and trust and respond to God more.”  – Alex, a senior at Grand Valley State University

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