Our faithful partners in prayer and financial support play a major part in all we do, but we’ve had a team of key helpers alongside of us in each season of our ministry as well. Last year, we began our introduction of our current team members—Sarah Van Dreese, Hannah Hinton, Ronda Swords, RG Conlee, and Wayne Li. This month we are giving a special highlight to Sarah.
Sarah Van Dreese has played a key role in many of the elements of our RHEMA Chinese Online program noted in our last post, but her involvement with GCIM has extended far beyond that as well.
We first knew Sarah through her time on staff in the RBTC USA Admissions Office when Gary was still the Dean of the school, but she began working directly with us in 2006. At the same time she was graduating from RHEMA Bible Training College that year, we were in the beginning phases of our next transition back to overseas work in Asia, and Sarah committed to help.
From the very start of our preparations and support-raising, Sarah was there, establishing our database, connecting with our partners, helping with our itinerary and creating our various communications. She has a real heart to make sure our friends and supporters know the difference they are making through their partnership and prayers.
Through the years, Sarah has continued to be a significant blessing to us, even joining us overseas, at times, to help teach, administrate and capture video and voiceover recordings for our online program. She has played a major role in the development and coordinating of the RHEMA Chinese Online program overall, and she has seen us through various stages of our GCIM website development through the years, as well.
Like every member of our team, Sarah has a heart for the nations, a passion for prayer, and a desire to see lives transformed through the power of God’s Word and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. In the various places and seasons God has had her, Sarah has continued to help oversee different aspects of our ministry and team. We are grateful that she has chosen to walk alongside us for the past 13 years as we impact lives for the Kingdom of God together. Truly, it takes a team, and we believe we have one of the best.