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Rafiki Foundation  |  Training Africans to Transform Africa for Christ

Christie VanKuiken

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Christie VanKuiken

Serving In: Liberia
External ID: 200
Christie VanKuiken has been a full-time missionary at the Rafiki Village Liberia since 2010. In 2008, Christie went on a short-term trip to the Rafiki Village Nigeria. While there, she felt that God was calling her to full-time mission work. After she returned to the United States and began considering her options for service overseas, Christie received a copy of the Rafiki newsletter. After reading it, she prayerfully decided to apply to be a full-time Rafiki missionary.

Before becoming a missionary, Christie was a discussion leader in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for five years. She first learned about the Rafiki Foundation through her involvement with BSF. She studied accounting, earning an associate degree from Davenport College in 1989. Before entering the field, Christie worked as the Retirement Plan Administrator for the Michigan Employee Benefit Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While on the field, Christie pursued further education and earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University in 2021. 

Christie currently serves as the Rafiki Institute of Classical Education (RICE) Dean at the Rafiki Village Liberia. She has enjoyed working with both Rafiki’s young children and teachers-college students. Christie was first drawn to Rafiki because of the foundation's emphasis on Bible Study, and she is thankful for the opportunity to study God's Word daily with students at the Rafiki Village Liberia. She praises the Lord for the rich life He was given her in Liberia, and she is grateful for her supporters who partner with her.

Daily Prayer Topics

MONDAY – Pray for God’s equipping to do my work with excellence and joy.
TUESDAY – Pray that I will be a Christ-like example to all with whom I come into contact.
Pray that I am always loving and patient with my students.
WEDNESDAY – Pray for good health and safety for all in our Village.
THURSDAY – Pray for energy and strength in the hot and humid weather.
FRIDAY – Pray for unity and good team relations.
SATURDAY – Pray for protected times of Bible study and rest.

Mailing Address: PO Box 1742
Monrovia, Liberia WEST AFRICA
Christie VanKuiken