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Roland & Sarah VanDerVelde

Sent from: MAF Australia

Serving in: Cairns

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The Story

Growing up in the Lockyer Valley near Toowoomba QLD, Roland worked his way from his parent’s fruit shop to a 17 year management career. His heart for people and an interest in aviation meant partnering with MAF was a natural fit for his calling to mission work.

Sarah grew up in rural Victoria whilst also spending 8 years in Papua New Guinea where her family were missionaries. Sarah has worked alongside young people, families, people with disabilities and those from culturally diverse backgrounds to create and deliver a range of services. Roland and Sarah share a passion for the principles of social justice and a heart for disadvantaged peoples and their communities.

Roland and Sarah married in 2006 in Brisbane and moved to Melbourne in 2010. They have been blessed with 3 beautiful children – Marishka 26.2.09, Scarlett 1.9.11 & Rafael 13.1.15.

Their relationship with God and His love has fuelled a desire to bring practical and spiritual care to others.

For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100:5

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