As we entered the church (which meets in the former Narragansett movie theater) on Sunday, we were greeted at the door by Pat Drumm, a long term supporter of the Fiji Deaf Ministry. We tried to slip in unnoticed, but were called to the front by Stephen Mook, pastor of the newly formed congregation. We had a time of prayer for Lindsay and her work in Mali, and also for the Fiji Deaf Ministry. Stephen Mook and his wife (also named Lindsay) volunteered with us in Fiji in 2009 for several months. Lindsay is a registered nurse, and took care of all the medical needs in the hostels and school, and also did workshops for the staff. She may have saved the life of one of our students by staying several nights with him in the hospital, making sure he received proper medical care for a head injury he suffered in a fall.
Stephen worked with the church youth group and also taught tennis, a new sport for most of
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.
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