Kids Hope: February 2017

Last month, we expressed our thanks and appreciation to all of our currently active mentors. Now we wish to recognize the prayer partners and substitute mentors without whose support, our mentors would not be able to make the impact they make in the lives of our Vanderbilt students.

Our 17 mentors are supported by 17 faithful prayer partners who are praying just for them and the child they mentor. We also have 11 substitute mentors who help us provide continuity by meeting with Kids Hope children when their personal mentor is unable to be there. Rounding out our program is a group of 8 dedicated unassigned prayer partners who pray for the Hope Church Kids Hope program as a whole.

Our Prayer Partners who are assigned to a specific mentor and child are John Beyer, Stephanie Beyer, Josh Bochniak, Mary Buys, Jan Fike, Stephanie Krom, Cindy Laman, Earl Laman, Mary Luidens, Judy Mastenbrook, Kari Miller Fenwood, Sandy Mulder, Jill Russell, Jane Schuyler, Dorothy Sherburne, Loretta Smith and Connie VanderVelde.

Substitute mentors are Sharon Arendshorst, Vern Boersma, Marge DeBlaay, Anne Duinkerken, Carole Hintz, Barbara Joldersma, Marilee Nieuwsma, Vicki Rumpsa, Dave Schmitt, Jane Schuyler and Gordon Wiersma.

Prayer Partners who pray for this ministry as a whole are Ann Anderson, Joanne Brooks, Suzanne Buteyn, Helen DeWeerd, Ruth Hoekstra-Telgenhof, Char Laman, Nancy Rock and David VanDoorne.

We are grateful for their willingness to be an integral part of our Hope Church Kids Hope Team and we hope you will join us in thanking them for all they do to support our ministry to the at-risk children of Vanderbilt Charter Academy.

~Barbara Joldersma and Vicki Rumpsa, Kids Hope USA Co-Directors