Jesse & Hannah Van Gorkom

Reine Huber Missionary Updates

Jesse & Hannah Van Gorkom
Engineering Ministries Intl.

Hello Alderwood!

It was wonderful to meet many of you at the Taste of Alderwood missions weekend! Hannah and I were encouraged by how you really put the focus on who God is and what He is doing around the world. Thank you for making us part of the ACC family!

You may remember because of medical reasons we will be working remotely with EMI Uganda while living in the US for a season. In our last update we asked for prayer that God would protect our family and the remote work would go well. God has answered! He has blessed us with a baby (due to arrive end of April)! We are praying this baby arrives safely and that any follow up testing after delivery would come back clear. So far so good!

God has also answered prayers with our remote work with the Uganda workshop. Although the 11-hour time difference makes our days look a little different than normal we have been able to stay connected with our team in Uganda. God has definitely used Covid and the need to set up remote working solutions to make this season of ministry possible. Maybe you’re walking where we are right now: confused at the path the Lord has directed, but seeing glimpses of His incredible provision. We’re grateful! 

Please pray for meaningful Bible studies daily at EMI Uganda and the skills training sessions I’m leading every other week for the Uganda Workshop, as well as good network connections for the remote finance work Hannah is contributing to various workshop projects, and my daily work tasks. Pray our baby arrives safely with no complications! We’re asking God to enable us to hold loosely to our plans, and thanking Him for His provision!

We’re so thankful you’re alongside us on the way,

Jesse, Hannah, Addi & Baby Jesse

Cabinets the workshop team installed for a Primary School outside of Jinja, Uganda.

Trusses and roof system for an aircraft hangar.

Trusses the workshop fabricated, being installed in a remote location of South Sudan.

Family out on a hike.

Almost 3 years old 🙂