Jesus answered,
 “Everyone who drinks this water
will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. 
Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of
water welling up to eternal life.”

John 4:13

October 27, 2022

Michael has a disability that prevents him from working. He is eligible to receive food from his local food pantry.

Recently he called VIS to ask if someone could take him to the pantry as he didn't have much food left. VIS called a volunteer to see if she would be available to take Michael the next day. The volunteer not only said "yes" but she added that she would be happy to take Michael.

The next day, she and her husband took Michael to the pantry. What the volunteer expressed in her words and tone of voice was clearly the joy she finds in serving Jesus by helping others.
November 29, 2022
Welcome Back
SERVE 2022
June 27-30, 2022

After a few years absent, due to COVID, LaGrave CRC welcomed back nearly 100 youth from all over the U.S. to serve in the Grand Rapids area. Many VIS projects were completed, VIS friends were prayed over and many lives were impacted for Christ. Check out highlights of the week.

VIS Board Members

Volunteers In Service is seeking additional board members.

To learn more about VIS click here.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a board member, contact Bernita Tuinenga, Executive Director
via email or phone
(616) 459-7500, Ext. 15.
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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) Minor Home Repairs  
Bertha is 80 years old. She has several home repair requests. The pipe in the basement to the washer is leaking, her front door needs to be tightened, the back door needs some weather stripping at the bottom and possibly the sides, and a 24"x24" piece of Plexiglas needs to be installed in the upper portion of the window.
Location: Near Boston and Kalamazoo
(Contact David at or call 459-7500 if you can help).  

2) Winterizing Windows
Randy is 39 years old and is disabled. He needs plastic put on his windows for the winter. He is not able to pay for the plastic as he is on a limited income.
Location: Near Fuller and M.L.K. St. SE
(Contact Rosemary at or call 459-7500 if you can help)

3) Picking up Groceries
Ed is 76 and struggles with his health. He needs someone to pick up groceries for him once a week if possible. He gets his groceries at Meijer.
Location: Near Byron Center Ave and 36th Street.
(Contact Rosemary at or call 459-7500 if you can help)
4) Friendly Visitor
Lynn is 72 years old and would like to have someone to visit with her as she is lonely. She has degrees from Aquinas and MSU and worked as a medical tech in two hospitals in GR. She also volunteered for Hospice. Lynn likes to play games and cards.
Location: Near Richmond and Remembrance NW.
(Contact Rosemary at or call 459-7500 if you can help)

5) Friendly Visitor
Debbie is 57 years old and recently lost her husband. She struggles with her health and is very lonely. She would like someone to visit her a couple times a month.
Location: Near Fuller and Aberdeen NE. 
(Contact Rosemary at 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