Learn, Serve, Love
Itinerant Practical Service Ministry
Hello! We’re David, Rachel, Rusty and Max.
After five years serving God by volunteering our time with the FEU University Student Ministry in Grenoble, France, God has called us to a new ministry. We will be traveling around full-time in our trailer helping Christian ministries with grounds keeping, maintenance, building projects and other practical needs. We’re also both skilled in graphic design and David can do 3D CAD designs for construction projects he works on. In our travels, we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus to all we meet! We love to exercise hospitality and look forward to many more deep conversations about Jesus in our very non-traditional home!
Watch the video below to learn more about this new ministry.
We are so grateful for everyone’s support through prayer, encouraging notes and financial gifts! For prayer and updates, the best way to keep in touch is either by signing up for our email list or joining our Facebook group. See below for photos and newsletter archives.
We are supported financially primarily through donations by the generosity of God’s people. We also help make ends meet by some part-time freelance work that God has provided as we are able to within the demands of our ministry.
If you feel led to give monetarily, tax-deductible donations can be made in the following ways:
1. Send a check by mail to:
Christian Worker’s Fellowship
P.O. Box 12347
Kansas City, KS 66112
Please attach a separate note stating that it is for David and Rachel VanDuzer. Postmark it by 12/31/19 if you wish for it to be included in your 2019 giving total.
2. Make a one-time gift online at assemblycare.org and type in our name.
3. Set up recurring gifts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
See the FEU de Grenoble in action in this short video!
Some photos of life around the FEU de Grenoble
Projects & Caretaking
Cooking with & for Students
Bi-Weekly Food Distribution
Hikes & Outings
Newsletters from Life in France:
We are now on Instagram! Follow us @ feu_de_grenoble to keep up to date! Le FEU has started off the new semester with a bang! Freshers’ Week In order to make contact with as many of the 50,000 students as possible we organised a jam-packed week of events from the 4th – 10th September. Each day we delivered flyers on campus and played some very intense volleyball games on the court beside the university halls followed by a different event every evening […]
By David on 10, September 2017
Life goes on without us. It’s something that we’ve become acutely aware of while living abroad and only coming back to the USA for a few weeks each year. Little kids become teens. Teens become adults. Friends and family get new jobs, move away, buy new houses, new cars, get new pets. Our hometowns get bigger and more developed. We now have a Whole Foods?! A lot changes in a year […]
by on February 6, 2016
Since the day we found out that we were going to have a baby we’ve been in preparation mode. Preparing fun ways to tell our families and friends. Preparing baby things to take back from the States that we can’t find here in France. Preparing our apartment with all sorts of baby furniture and cute […]
by on January 9, 2016
A recent article (link below) explains the scientific reason that only 8% of us are successful at achieving our New Year’s resolutions. It’s called “False Hope Syndrome” and basically states that our expectations are unrealistic and our dramatic midnight resolutions are doomed to failure almost immediately. The solution? We should be more realistic and set […]
by on November 6, 2015
“When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished,” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” (John 19:30 ESV) My (David’s) parents were just here for the past two weeks helping with much needed bathroom renovations at the FEU. You might remember the flood stories we’ve shared in the […]
by on May 16, 2015
At one of our last church visits before we came to France, a long-time family friend said to us: “Once you get there and settled in, it will be just like living as normal, right?” This is my last month of intensive language classes before we come back to the States for a few weeks this […]
by on January 19, 2015
With a Frenchman hot on my tail, I approach yet another traffic circle and flip my left turn signal on even though I am about to make an obvious right turn into the multi-lane whirlwind of traffic already whipping around inside. I successfully get in the circle and make my way towards the exit on […]
by on December 4, 2014
Many times while biking or walking around our city of Grenoble something really stands out and I think to myself (or say to Rachel): “Man! I really wish [insert someone’s name, usually my sister] could see this!” Whether it’s the majestic mountains that turn my often downward gaze needfully upwards, the river Isère relentlessly rushing […]
by on October 8, 2014
“Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to You, when my heart is faint. Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.” (Psalm 61:1-3 ESV) My dad wrote the underlined portion of that passage on a large rock […]
by on November 9, 2013
I have been posting daily updates on Facebook to keep many people informed of our recent activities. For those who prefer a more traditional approach . . . I give you this: Day 1: Reading to Newark to Philadelphia to Zurich to Geneva to Grenoble = 24 hours of travelling. After meeting our hosts and […]
by on December 10, 2012
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go (“in your going”) therefore (Luke 24:47 includes “beginning from Jerusalem”) and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded […]
by David & Rachel on July 14, 2012
Let’s play a game called “Things”! Has anyone played this game? If not, you should. It’s really fun! My family plays this game a lot (as well as “Picture Down the Lane”) because you don’t need anything except paper, pens and a sense of humor. Each person writes down a category that begins with “Things […]