On Mended Wing presentation by author Carol Van Klompenburg @ 7:30pm
Nov 17, 2011
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||Dordt College Science Center Room 101|
|Contact Name||Carol Van Klompenburg|
|Contact Phone||(641) 628-1307|
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The book invites its readers to step into a larger world to meet people whose lives have been transformed by God and through the work of the Nehemiah Center, an interdenominational collaboration of agencies and churches.
"When I first traveled to Nicaragua, I expected to see people living in poverty, and I knew I wanted to help make a difference in their lives," said Van Klompenburg. "What I gradually came to understand was how the poverty in my own life has limited me and how much, even today, I still need to learn from these people."
In the book, Van Klompenburg also shares the story of Terry and Mary Hubers of Sioux Center who started traveling to Nicaragua as part of a Farmer-to-Farmer program and also insights from John Lee, a Sioux Center pastor who has served as a Christian Reformed missionary in Nicaragua.
An integral part of the book is the story of the Nehemiah Center itself, which is an organization founded, in part, by Joel Huyser, a Pella native who grew up in Sully. A graduate of Pella Christian High School, Huyser serves as a missionary for Christian Reformed World Missions.
Also, by working through the Nehemiah Center, members of Pella’s Faith Christian Reformed Church have agreed to form a partnership with several Nicaraguan churches. Already they have raised funds to send Nicaraguan children who had never taken an art class in their lives to weeklong summer arts camps.
Van Klompenburg is the author of six previous books, including Delightfully Dutch and In Search of a Better Way: The Lives and Legacies of Gary and Matilda Vermeer. She now lives in Pella, where she is the owner of The Write Place, a communications agency that provides professional writing, graphic design and marketing coordination services.