"The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. 

Great is His faithfulness;

His mercies begin afresh each morning

I say to myself,

“The Lord is my inheritance;

therefore, I will hope in Him!”

Lamentations 3:22-24

September 8, 2022


Welcome Rachel! We are blessed to have you on staff at VIS!

Welcome Rachel

Accounting & Development Coordinator

Before coming to VIS in July 2022, Rachel spent time on staff at her local church and at World Renew. One reason VIS was appealing to her was because of the great work they are doing in Grand Rapids and the surrounding area. She and her family attend First Byron Center CRC.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her kids and extended family, visiting Traverse City, and reading. Her favorite Bible verse is:

For I know the plans I have for you,

declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and

not to harm you, plans to give you

hope and future.” 

Jeremiah 29:11


Can You Help?
VIS receives many serving opportunity requests. If you are able to assist
with these requests, please let us know.
Thank you!

1) Urgent-Help filling out form

Rachel is 68 and needs help filling out her Home Heating Tax Credit form. Deadline is September 30 or it will be denied.

Location: Grandville

(Contact Rosemary at rtymes@visgr.org or call 459-7500 if you can help)

2) Spiritual Companion

Barbara is 67 and has some health challenges which keeps her close to home. She would like a spiritual companion.

Location: Byron Center

(Contact Rosemary at rtymes@visgr.org or call 459-7500 if you can help)

3) Companion

Debbie is 57 and recently widowed. She struggles with anxiety and depression and would very much like someone to visit with her a couple times per month. She likes to do art and crafts projects. Debbie worked at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in food service for nearly 15 years!

Location: NE Grand Rapids

(Contact Rosemary at rtymes@visgr.org or call 459-7500 if you can help)

4) Cleaning and Laundry

Kim is 65 and recently had shoulder surgery. She has had some complications which makes it hard to use her right arm. She needs help with her laundry and cleaning. She lives in an apartment and the the laundry facilities are in a nearby building. She has the cleaning and laundry supplies.

Location: Wyoming near 28th Street and Clyde Park SW.

(Contact Rosemary at rtymes@visgr.org or call 459-7500 if you can help). 

VIS has many more opportunities to serve than are listed in this newsletter. For more information contact Debbie Jones at dbjones@visgr.org


VIS is in need of two washers and a dryer for a family with four children and another family with six children. If you know of someone parting with a good working washer and dryer, please contact Rosemary at rtymes@visgr.org or call 459-7500.

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