As a result of a gracious grant from Buist Electric in celebration of their 50th Year Anniversary, VIS was able to hire Zjanee (pronounced Sha neigh') Anderson part-time beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Zjanee is a graduate of the Calvin College Social Work (BSW) program and was recently employed with MOKA, a social service agency that works with cognitively impaired adults to improve their quality of life. She was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and met her husband while attending Calvin. She and her husband live in Kentwood and attend Encounter CRC Church on Kalamzoo Ave.
Zjanee brings to VIS great communication skills and a heart for people living on the margins. We are excited to have her join the Connection Team at VIS and look forward to her helping us connect churches with people who are needing assistance, friendship and support.
As referrals and connection requests have increased in this past year, we thank Buist Electric for this grant and for their commitment to help VIS help churches and their volunteers reach out in the name of Christ.
Volunteers In Service is celebrating becoming debt free after receiving financial gifts this summer to pay the last of its remaining debt. "We praise God for His generosity! Being debt free means we can now focus our donations to helping people in our community," said Craig Meyer, VIS Board President.
We celebrated this at our recent board meeting, and all thanks was given to God for His continued provision for VIS.
"...always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Eph 5:20)
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matt 18:20 (ESV)
The Leadership Training Event (LTE) 2014 has come and gone and is already a memory of the past. However, the comments shared by those who attended warm my
heart as the impact of the experience continues. There is great joy in hearing from ministry leaders how something taught, shared, felt, experienced or participated in has had an effect on them and has stimulated thinking and self-reflection. Ministry involves connecting with people and in a world that outpaces our ability to keep up with everyday demands, I wonder just how effectively we are able to connect with others. At LTE our goal is... Read More
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