New Mission Partner

On December 28, 2012, the Lord united Missionary Matthew Ude and Vanessa Meyer as husband and wife at a wedding service performed at Vanessa’s home church of Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI. In the wedding sermon, Matthew’s father Professor John Ude spoke of the couple beginning a lifelong adventure. As Matthew and Vanessa carry out the work of the Lord in India and Africa, they will no doubt have many adventure stories to tell in years to come.

Shortly after their wedding ceremony, Vanessa accompanied her husband on a mission visitation trip to Africa. We have received reports from our brethren in Africa that Vanessa was well received and much appreciated.

After the newlyweds moved to their residence in Chennai, India, the brethren of the BELC had a special celebration in honor of the couple. The marriage celebration included: prayer, Scripture, singing, dancing, greetings, gift giving, eating, and enjoying the fellowship. May the Lord bless the marriage of Matthew and Vanessa in their life of adventure in the foreign mission field.