Ken & Sue Vissers
The Vissers are now back in Canada. Sue now works as the Short-Term Recruitment Coordinator for the LAM Canada Office.
Ken and Sue Vissers have worked with LAM Canada in Christian camping since 1996, first pouring their hearts and energy into the development of Camp La Cumbre in Costa Rica, bringing the ministry to self-sufficiency with national leadership. Following a side trip to Edinburgh in 2004 where Ken pursued a Masters in Outdoor Education, the Vissers felt called to Honduras where Ken is the national coordinator of camping ministries for Scripture Union Honduras.
As to their ministry there, the Vissers share, “It is our primary goal and our privilege to present the gospel of Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Lord, to the young people and adults who come to the camp through an experientially based, dynamic program of recreation and adventure. We hope to achieve this through training and discipling of national leaders; strengthening their foundation of faith, and moving the camp toward self sufficiency and environmental stewardship to provide a model of sustainable Christian camping for Latin America.”
Ken’s ministry also extends beyond camping, as the ministry is developing a strategic business plan as a means for income generation while providing training and ministry through business. Sue is involved in outreach to their neighbours, has taken on a leadership role in their church’s Sunday School program, and runs a weekly Bible study in English at the bilingual school where their children Josh, Hannah and Theo attend.
- For their children’s educational needs as they need to find an international school that will help them bridge the gap between the Honduran educational system and post-secondary studies.
- For the strategic planning process of Scripture Union Honduras as they move toward self-sufficiency without losing sight of their main vision and mission to serve the people of Honduras.
- For continued safety in a country that suffers from poor education, extreme corruption, increasing violence and the breakdown of the family.