Don and Maryjane Westra have called Minnesota home since 1990. They are members of Federated Church, United Church of Christ in Fergus Falls. Their faith and values led them to join Global Ministries in 2009. The Westras’ first assignment was in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe.
In 2013 they moved to Honduras. Don worked with the students and teachers at the Center for Vocational Education of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (CEVER). Maryjane assisted in the administrative department of CEVER. She also counselled students with family problems.
Don’s ministry was supported by One Great Hour of Sharing. Don and Maryjane are planning to spend time with the MN Conference April 2- May 7. They would enjoy sharing their experiences with us.
Maryjane and Don would love to come to as many Minnesota Conference Churches as they can to share their experiences. Sundays have been booked, but they are happy to come any time during the week to meet with any church group, meeting or simply a weekday or evening. The Westras have quite the story to tell and it is a wonderful opportunity to see the United Church of Christ Global Ministries in Action. To schedule a time for Don and Maryjane to visit your church, please call Rev. Steve Boorsma at the Conference office: 612-230-3367 or the Rev. Ava Adams-Morris at 507-243-3891.