Our mission is to teach and lead children to worship, and to raise them to become fellow disciples of Jesus Christ.
We value each individual child for their different personalities and backgrounds, and we share that we are all one family in Christ.
You will see this shine through by our wonderful teachers who have very diverse backgrounds, but all have the same love and passion for God.
Children will experience that they are a child of God in His big family through our teachers!
What we do as LW Teachers:
- We commit to worship WITH our children.
- If teachers are worshiping with all of our hearts, children will see and follow.
- We commit to pray for our children.
- We believe the biggest task for teachers is to pray for our children.
- We commit to study God’s word.
- Teachers fill ourselves with the Word of God, so our hearts are overflowing with God’s love. We focus on God’s love overflowing to the children, not the teacher’s.
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, I graduated from Calvin College in ‘04, and been a member of Living Water since the very beginning. I grew up in the church and served as various teachers - children, youth, college, and also as a Korean language teacher. Professionally, I worked as a meeting planner for 10 years, but now I am a stay at home mom focusing my energy on my three boys and for our children’s ministry. If you are interested in any aspect of our ministry, please reach out, and I would love to share more!
I was born in the Philippines but when I was 7, my family moved to China because of my mom’s teaching job at a small Christian school in Beijing. China is where my family became Christians. I am currently studying Psychology with a minor in Kinesiology. My hope for the future is to go to graduate school for child psychology and work with children living in destitute environments.
I’m a senior at Calvin studying English writing with an art minor. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, where my family still lives. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing after graduation yet, but I have aspirations in editing, storytelling, and wordsmithing.
I was born in Korea, but left the country when I was 2. My parents are missionaries. So I traveled many different places. Long story short, I lived in China for 7 years, Philippines for 2.5 years, and Thailand for 7 years. I am currently working as an engineer in Grand Rapids. I love to play sports and music. I shared some testimonial stories as a missionary kid with the children about how God loves them and uses them in spite of their age.
I am a recent graduate of Calvin College, class of ‘17, majoring in Small Business, minoring in Art and Chinese. After working for a year, I realized that I want to be an art teacher so I am currently at GVSU getting my teachers certification.
Some background info–I’m a missionary kid to CRC missionaries, so I grew up coming to Grand Rapids every few years. So I have lived in the Philippines, Southern California, and China. And now I’ve been in Grand Rapids for the past 5 years. I am also currently engaged to David Kang, another children’s ministry volunteer and we hope to get married in June!
I'm a senior at Calvin College studying Mandarin Chinese and Teaching English as a Second Language. I've been attending living water for three years now and really love the community. I am very blessed to be helping in the children's ministry. I hope I can be as big of a blessing to the children as they have been to me!
If you have any questions or if you want to learn more about our ministry, please contact us!