Friday, January 18, 2008

Short termer, Gary VanBuskirk

Sometime last year, we were in contact with a friend from the church I grew up with in Algonac Michigan, Algonac Baptist Church. Gary VanBuskirk was one of the many young people who was in the youth group we lead who went on after High School to study at a Christian College. Gary was a gifted young man in music and speech and was granted advanced degrees in preforming arts. He also taught at Christian schools and colleges for a number of years as well opening his own repertory theater. We had lost contact for a number of years and our renewed friendship came after Gary had suffered a number of health issues which resulted in his being on disability and unable to work full time. Gary loves the Lord and desires to work for the Lord and be a blessing.

Gail and I invited Gary to visit and consider joining our team as a volunteer working as he can in our English Evangelism ministry. Last week we were able to travel to Bangkok and pick him up at the brand new Sawanaphum International Airport and bring him back to our home where he will join us in ministry.

Gary arrived after Midnight Saturday and just 10 hours later was invited to present a solo in one of our leading fellow churches in Bangkok, the Romprakhun Baptist Church in Bangkok. He has a wonderful tenor voice and presented a familiar hymn. We traveled home the next day and we are working hard together with Miss Kaew and Gail and I to prepare for our growing ministry here where he will participate in helping us in English Evangelism.

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