We are excited to share with you a new vision that God is working out in our lives and family today. Since our marriage in 1995 we have been committed to ministry together. We have had a tremendous experience over the past 24 years in ministry. First at the New Testament Church of Christ in Hagerstown, Indiana, followed by over 20 years at the Arcadia Christian Church in Arcadia, Indiana. We recently chose to take a sabbatical in order to rejuvenate and listen to God’s voice. During this time God has spoken to us loud and clear about an amazing opportunity to serve His kingdom in a new capacity. This opportunity is actually two fold. Matt has accepted a position at Cornerstone University, a Christian college in Grand Rapids, Michigan, specifically in their School of Education. The Wallace will also work to develop relationships with Cornerstone, Grand Rapids and beyond with FSI. God has really began to open doors of opportunity in Grand Rapids.
Our relationship with FSI began in 1995 when Matt went with FSI to Honduras with his college baseball team on a life-changing trip to play baseball and serve in ministry. Jim and Jenny King, the Directors of Friendship Sports, had a major impact on our lives both as mentors as a young married couple, and in our desires towards ministry. Now the opportunity has risen to partner with the Kings while serving here in the Midwest. We strongly believe in the work of FSI, founded in the Scriptures to live out the great commission: Matthew 28:19-20 NLT “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Across the back left to right - Noah, Matt, and Gabe
in the front left to right - Alissa, Josiah, and Elijah
Grand Rapids Michigan
Opportunities are already forming through the education department at Cornerstone and a potential partnership with an inner-city ministry in Grand Rapids, Detroit, and beyond. This is just one example of the many possibilities ahead. There are also opportunities within the athletic program to partner with teams to do ministry, discipleship and potential international trips to places such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. We are excited and empowered about what God has in store for us in this ministry. God has had His footprints all over this journey and we are looking for people to partner with us to help not only support us in this ministry, but directly support and impact the missions we will be connecting the college students to. Our ministry role with FSI in Grand Rapids will be starting late fall.
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Join Us - Check our our partnership letter below or if you are near the area, let us know if you are interested in joining us in a trip to one of our missionary partners below or having Matt come and speak.
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