Mark & Pat DeQuoy
Mark accepted Jesus as his personal savior at age seven, Pat at the age of 23. Mark’s Sunday school teacher had a major impact on him accepting Jesus due to her sharing about how much God loved him. Pat accepted Jesus while studying Revelation at Windham Bible Chapel in Windham N.H. Shortly after Pat accepted Jesus as her personal Savior, we were asked if we wanted to help with a new program at our church called Awana by listening to children recite verses to us. Little did we know how great an adventure this was going to be! We met many children and experienced God changing lives right in front of us. We knew that Awana was going to be a life long journey.
Mark began his missionary journey in 2009 by raising support which took over two years. In September 2011 Mark began serving part time as an Awana Missionary, transitioning to full time in 2013. We have two daughters, Elyse and Michelle, plus one granddaughter, Aria, who all live in Virginia. We also have two wonderful cats named Zippy and Gracie. Pat works full time for Schenectady School District as a teacher’s aide in a pre-K class – she does Cubbies all day and loves it. In Mark’s free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and kayaking. Pat enjoys reading, quilting and knitting. We also enjoy going to the gym. We are on a quest to be more active and eat healthier.
During the year we travel over 30,000 miles visiting churches, clubs and doing other Awana related ministry. We enjoy sharing about Jesus and what He has done. We conduct basic trainings for churches and leaders as needed or requested. We serve in Eastern New York and Western New England.
Today we face a very serious problem. Our children are walking away from God and church faster than we can imagine. Over 90% of children leave the church after the 12th grade, and do not return to worship again. Our goal with Awana is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus, and train them to serve Him.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me and I will show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- Tel: 518-878-3428
- Location: 2123 Parklawn Ave., Rotterdam, NY 12306
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