Brian Van Zanten


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  1. Brian & Laura Laninga Says:

    Kyle asked this morning if Immanuel would have a web page so we could see what you all are doing – this is great. Thanks again for being His hands and feet – we love you all tons!

  2. Mary Molegraaf Says:

    Hi Brian,
    I feel like I almost know you, after living on Omaha St by your mother for
    about 13 years. Have a wonderful week in Guatemala, your work there will bless so many dear eople, and the blessings you receive will even outnumber those that you give. I’ll pray for you and the team all week.
    Mary Molegraaf

  3. Bob Huisman Says:


    I don’t know if you will get a chance to check this page or not, but if you do, let the team know they are in our prayers. I was praying specifically for Phyllis back this morning. I visited with Ward for a few minutes this morning. You are in their prayers and they are gradually adjusting to the disappointment of not being with you. As always – it’s God trip.
    Ephesians 6:19 – We are praying that you may speak the good news of God fearlessly and bodly. May you continue to be transformed by God’s Spirit for the sake of others.

  4. Greg Wood Says:


    The I.T. department misses you already! We will be praying for you and your team. Glad to hear that everyone arrived safely. We serve an amazing and awesome God!
    Proverbs 16:9 – The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

  5. Kathy Duffy Says:

    Hello Brian,

    I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to say good-bye. I didn’t realize your trip started this week.

    I will be praying for you, your mission, and your fellow travelers.

    Be safe.

  6. Tom Verkaik Says:

    Hi Tom and Barb!
    Hi Brian and Mary,

    Brian, make sure that Mary reads this as well. This is for her too! I guess I’m getting lazy in my old age.

    Glad to see that you all made it down safely. You are probably in the middle of your first day of work right now. Our prayers are with you, that you both have a great week filled with God’s blessings! Looking forward to your stories when you return!

    Tom and Mary

  7. Justin and Dawn Beck Says:

    Brian and Mary!

    We are so glad to recieve your emails with updates and pictures. Thanks for keeping us updated. Please know that we are praying for you often each day and wish we could be there with you. We pray that God shows up in AMAZING ways!

    Blessings to you and the rest of the team!

    Justin and Dawn

  8. Nick Van Zanten Says:

    Hey Dad,
    I’m glad to hear that you and mom are having a good time. Everything is going good back here at home but Ellen is not feeling good. Can’t wait til you get home. Your birthday gifts are finally in the mail. You and I are gonna have to have at it a different way instead of the Superbowl way.


  9. Colin Smidstra Says:

    Hi Brian

    I just wanted to check if you remembering to pull all the cables for phone and internet in these houses before the drywall goes up.

    The pictures are great! Praying for you guys!


  10. teamivanrest Says:

    Hi Colin,

    I would pull them if I could, but I don’t have the $24,000 to get the service up to the village. Are you willing to donate? I’ll came back and wire them if you are? 😉 Brian

  11. chris Says:

    i’m guessing that time is going faster than what you’d like to see it move at this point. would you like me to call the kids and nag them about shoveling the driveway? our prayers are with you all. love from your favorite sister

  12. Brian Says:

    It wouldn’t hurt to ask. How much snow / ice did we get?
    I will write about Sunday this evening. We are going shopping this afternoon. C’ya! Love. Brian

  13. chris Says:

    loved your sunday! i get goosebumps when God is so tangibly real. talked to L, she sounded VERY good, but didn’t make any promises about the driveway. (i think it will melt anyway.) hope mary is feeling better. will pray for smooth sailing on the way home. c

  14. ratan Says:

    my dear friend, i was filled with great Joy to see your smiling face. infact i thought i’m no more in your mind, as for me i could do anything since i had no reply even though i wrote to you a number of time. anyway now i’m glad that i could see you again and keep in touch with you.
    i wish you all Gods’ richest blessing.
    Remain Blessed

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