I came to know Christ as my personal Saviour when I was 11 years old through Isaiah 53:5 "He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." In 1995, I married Jim Bergsma, who at the same time, went into the ministry as an evangelist. For the past 21 years, Jim and I have worked together as a team seeking to spread the good news of the gospel in a hurting world. Our main focus has been church planting which has therefore placed a strong emphasis on the ministry of teaching and discipling new believers. This has involved opportunities such as Bible study classes, Sunday school teaching, VBS classes, teacher training sessions, one-and one mentoring, marriage preparation and counselling sessions.
My primary ministry, however is to my family. I seek with the Lord's help to be the best wife that I can be to my loving and faithful husband Jim. Secondly, I am mother to our four children, Victoria (19), Austin (17), Nelson (16) and Isaiah (13). This has also involved 17 years (and counting!) of homeschooling - an opportunity I would never have wanted to pass up.
I thank God for the family He has blessed me with as well as the ministry He has placed me in (1 Timothy 1:12). I pray His name be glorified.