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Debra and Joel Valenti

Debra and Joel Valenti

"All thy children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13

Personal Calling: “Arise shine for the Light has come,” this was one of the first Bible verses I memorized in GA’s, Girl’s Auxiliary. Bible memorization, that’s why we love Awana!! Joel and I met at Thomas Road Bible College, (Liberty Bible Institute), in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1975. We came to know the Lord at an early age and serving Him was priority while growing up in Christian homes. Our Christian service at college was Awana. A month after we graduated in May, 1977, we were married and moved to his home town Brunswick, Ohio. Little did I know this southern girl from Atmore, Alabama would live in Ohio. We started our first Awana Club at his home church. Since then we have started Awana Clubs in four churches, in three states and one in a Hispanic church we help start. We have three grown children.

Ministry Calling: While seeking training for my leaders I learned our missionary had resigned in our area. During Commander College in 2014 the Lord dealt with me about becoming a missionary. While there I was given the name of another missionary in a state close to ours who might help us with training so that detoured me from the thought of becoming a missionary; I thought. Once home I proceeded to contact this person and while doing so received a letter that stated he had resigned. My heart sank. So remembering scripture, “Faithful is He that calleth you who will also do it.” I said as Paul, “Here am I Lord, send me.” With the full support of my husband, we have stepped into the water.

Contact Us

debrav@awana.org
Phone: 205-260-5586
Debra and Joel Valenti 19350 Harvison Rd. Citronelle, Alabama 36522

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