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Mission Connections
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Mission Connections letters
Ms. Bryce (Smith) Wasser
(800) 728-7228, x5373
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Rachel Anderson
(800) 728-7228, x5826
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Louisville, KY 40202


Ian Vellenga

YAV in India
CMS College


I am currently a student at San Francisco Theological Seminary, studying for my M Div. My year as a YAV in India will be part of my coursework. I am originally from North Carolina where my dad serves as a pastor. I have served in the Marine Corps for 4 years, where I worked with tanks. In India, I will work at a school called Bishop Moore Vidyapith, Cherthala. There I will teach some English classes, and I’ll be involved in school activities as a whole.

The Young Adult Volunteer program is a year-long service program for young adults between ages 19 and 30. Read more about the YAV program here



  • Ian, today is your day in the Mission Yearbook, and you are in my prayers this morning as I give God thanks for the work you are doing in India. Blessings on your ministry! Judy Ferguson Certified Christian Educator Schreiner University Kerrville, TX by Judy Ferguson on 06/25/2012 at 8:33 a.m.

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