2017 UPDATE: At this time, funds are not needed, however, please continue to hold Bridgeworld College and Kenyan pastors and missionaries in your prayers! The world-wide fellowship of believers has become so real to us that we cannot stop expressing the importance of remembering our brothers and sisters around the globe.
“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word.” Colossians 4:2-3
Your prayers for our family, for Bridgeworld College, and for Kenyan believers and soon-to-be believers, are vital! Thank you.
The short story is that we will be traveling as a family to Kenya for about four months, leaving early July 2016. Ryan will be teaching for a semester at Bridgeworld College in Nairobi. Bridgeworld College seeks to educate and equip African pastors and church leaders for involvement with mission to less-reached people groups in Africa. We are excited to experience belonging to God’s worldwide Church and participating in missions in Africa in this way! Ryan looks forward to teaching at Bridgeworld, and especially to learning and growing from the missional enthusiasm and spiritual vitality of the African Church. We deeply appreciate your partnership in this endeavor.
Our CRWM Page – Here you can find our profile and mission statement, sign up to receive updates from us, and support Ryan’s work by donating directly online, through CRWM. The teaching position he will be filling is volunteer, so we are raising financial support for our travel and housing costs. We are grateful to our home church, Faith CRC in Pella, for granting sabbatical and leave time for this opportunity. If you would like to donate by mail, you can do that with a check, payable to Christian Reformed World Missions, being sure to include WMEA 804003 on the memo line, and mail to either:
CRWM Canada ~or~ CRWM USA
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PO Box 5070 STN LCD 1 Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1407
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