Prayer Request: Summer Internships

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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This summer once again our students travel to various places in the world in order to do internships. Here is an overview of what is happening this summer. 

The students who finished the third year of the M.Div. program will be doing a 10-12 week summer internship. Cody Swaving will be doing his internship under the supervision of Rev. Joe Poppe in the church of Winnipeg-Redeemer. Darren Feenstra will be travelling to B.C. to be mentored by Rev. Rob Schouten in the church of Aldergrove. Sungwon Yoon travelled back to South Korea and is currently doing his internship with Rev. Sanghyun Park in Gyeongsan City.  The Lord willing, these three students will be preparing sermons, leading worship services, doing pastoral visits and be introduced to various aspects of the ministry of the Word. Please pray for them. 

The students who finished the second year of studies will be doing a mission internship. Chauncey Knegt travelled all the way to South Africa to do an internship with Rev. Linus van ‘t Foort in Belhar, Cape Town. Eric Onderwater will do his internship with Rev. Paul Murphy in the URC in Manhattan, New York. Jeremy Segstro will be travelling to Brazil in order to spend some time with Rev. Bram de Graaf in Maceio. Filip Sylwestrowicz went back to his home country (Poland) to do his mission internship with Rev. Dariusz Brycko in the ARP church plant in Warsaw. Mark tenHaaf stays in Ontario for his mission internship. He will be working with Rev. Richard Bultje at the River of Life church plant in Niagara Falls. Nathan Zekveld plans to do his mission internship next year. Instead, the Lord willing he will get married this summer and then do a regular summer internship with Rev. Lou Slagter in the URC in Abbotsford, BC. Scott Bredenhof will be working among the Plains Cree First Nation in the Maskwacis reserve south of Edmonton. His mentor will be Rev. Bert Gibson (retired PCA minister). 

The students who finished the first year of studies are doing a two-week orientation internship. Kelvin Dekker has already completed his internship with Rev. Rodney Vermeulen in Glanbrook. Daniel Shin has completed his internship with Rev. Clarence Vandervelde in Burlington-Waterdown. Robert Smith has completed his internship with Rev. Clarence Bouwman in the church in Smithville. Aidan Plug travelled back to Australia for the summer and will be doing his internship with Rev. Axel Hagg in the church in Armadale. 

Please join us in praying for all these young men, that the Lord would grant them travelling mercies and bless their internships.