This past week we learned that Lindsay Drew, a former volunteer with us in Fiji, would be speaking at Generation Church in Narragansett RI, about her upcoming missions trip to Mali in West Africa. She’ll be working at a school for the deaf there for six months. Lindsay worked with us in Fiji for almost a year and a half as teacher, audiologist, hostel worker, and medical and dental care supervisor. (She wore those many hats very well!) Her sister Eliza volunteered as well, making similarly excellent contributions. Their mom Pam, a dental assistant, also came for a short visit, and cleaned and examined everyone’s teeth.
Stephen himself has an interesting story. We have known Stephen all of his life. He grew up in a Christian home, the second son of our pastor and his wife, but in his own words, “rebelled against God throughout his high school years”. Stephen and Lindsay met in high school, later married, and now have a two year old son named Jacob. Stephen’s conversion to Christ was dramatic and life changing. On Sunday, he spoke passionately of his desire to spread the good news of the Gospel, and guide people into a relationship with God.
We’ve had numerous volunteers over the years, who have enhanced the Fiji Deaf Ministry immensely. We are proud of Stephen and Lindsay Mook, and Lindsay Drew, as we see them continue to grow on their spiritual journeys and serve others for the kingdom of God.