In 2013 the de Vuyst family moved from western Ukraine to the capital city, Kyiv, where George trained pastors in the Timothy Leadership Training and facilitated healing and reconciliation through “Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations” immersive workshops and trainings for facilitators.
In 2021, they moved to the U.S. for Re-Connect with partner churches and to help bring the Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations ministry to North America.
With the war against Ukraine ongoing, the de Vuysts are continuing to work out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. George travels throughout the U.S. and internationally to facilitate healing and reconciliation. Click/tap here for more information and ways you can join in prayer for Ukraine.
Ann joined the SIL International’s global Trauma Healing Services Team in 2022. The Healing the Wounds of Trauma program was a response to requests from pastors in war-torn African countries who wanted tools to provide better pastoral care to their members. The program is being used in 129 countries and has been translated into 173 languages.
When they started their ministry work with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International in 1998, Ray was a pilot and Ann worked with local Bible translation teams. They served in Brazil and Cameroon, where they raised their three children, Anneke, Peter, and Andre (now adults in their 20's).
In 2015 Ann and Ray moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Ann continued as a Translation Consultant, supporting African Bible translators in Cameroon and the Central African Republic until she transitioned to the Trauma Healing Service Team, and Ray began flying as a corporate pilot.
Steve teaches in and chairs the theology department at LCC International University. Chris serves in many roles, providing margin for staff and faculty who are often overstretched. She also provides hospitality for many students and spiritual direction for some in the community.
Steve introduces students to the Bible with courses in Old Testament each fall and New Testament in the spring. About 80% of LCC students arrive with little prior exposure to the Bible or real understanding of the Christian faith. He also teaches advanced courses for theology majors and other interested students. For those who will pursue full- or part-time ministry work, these courses help prepare them for a lifetime of service.
Whether they come to the Christian faith or not, all students experience some of the richness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which provides holistic Good News for individuals, communities, and the world.
Steve also leads the Europe team of Resonate Global Mission which includes missionaries in nine countries.