Cyndie is an R.N. (registered nurse), born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1966. Cyndie is of Swedish origin. She graduated from the prestigious Swedish Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis and attended North Central Bible College. Cyndie and Don were married in Minneapolis in 1969.
Cyndie has been licensed as an R.N. variously in Minnesota, Florida, North Dakota and Texas, Cyndie has been able to put her nursing skills to good use at home and on the field. She also helps women in seminars and one-on-one, touching on subjects as inner-beauty along with instructions on hygiene, dietary advice, makeup and wardrobe tips designed to help a woman be healthy, feel good, and feel good about herself, resulting in more effective Christian service.
In her capacity as a Registered Nurse and member of the AGWM emergency preparedness committee for the Caribbean area, Cyndie was able to attend a special AIDS/HIV seminar for a select group of Assemblies of God missionaries working in the region of Latin America and Caribbean in the area of Health and Human services. She also served for several years as the School Nurse at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
When Don & Cyndie moved back in Spain to their new assignment, it was very rewarding to see how many pastors’ wives and missionaries in Spain came up to Cyndie and told us how much Cyndie’s life and testimony impacted their lives from the time we were in Spain 20 years ago. Now they are in leadership positions. It was very rewarding returning to minister in Spain after all of these years. We still have many dear friends here from the 15 years we ministered in Spain previously.
As one of the elected elders of the church El Hogar Cristiano in Alcalá de Henares, Cyndie fulfilled a valuable role in teaching and counseling women and young mothers as well as her wise insight and contributions in Board and leadership meetings of the church.The church more than tripled in size and grown in ministry and maturity. Cyndie was a key factor in the prayer ministry of our church and the Lord opened countless opportunities to mentor and counsel the women of the church. She is greatly loved and appreciated as she has served as a Godly “mother” to many ladies who are struggling with raising children in broken homes and working jobs to eke out a living. God is working many miracles in their lives. Her stalwart example modeling Christian integrity and Godly values was greatly appreciated by one and all.
Now that they have transferred to International Ministries as missionaries with Global University of the AGWM, she is finding new and exciting channels for ministry and using the multiple talents which God has given her.
Cyndie enjoys sewing, baking, crafts, and making things for her (our) beautiful grandchildren (whom she misses very much). Meanwhile, Cyndie is busy being a missionary wife, mother to a wonderful young adult girl, secretary, bookkeeper, calendar and activity co-ordinator, household management specialist, prayer intercessor, companion and friend. Cyndie keeps everything afloat and running smoothly at home and in the office when Don is away on his many ministry trips, taking care of correspondence, bills, phone calls, newsletters, faxes and e-mails among her many other responsibilities. Her ministry through social media is expanding and is a help to many.
Don’s mother became widowed in 2004. “Abuela” Jeter was a very special lady and Cyndie had been able to help monitor her health and medications to make sure that she lived way past her 96th birthday. She was just a delight to be around. Abuela lived in Virginia Beach where Don’s oldest brother, Stan, and his wife, Rhoda, provided her a home and primary care. Mrs. Hugh Jeter (Abuela) turned 101 years old in November 2012! That Fall she transferred to a manor outside of Springfield, Missouri. The family was able to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas 2012 with her. However, in January 2013 she passed on to her eternal reward in heaven. She did not suffer – just passed away in her sleep. She always had a very special place in her heart for Cyndie as I am sure others can witness to the place in Mom’s heart she had for them as well.
We are very thankful that Christina, our youngest child, chose to stay in Spain for another year in order to further her cultural & language experience as well as serving in ministry. She is now in her last year in Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, where she is pursuing a career in Creative Writing. What a delight to have her live at home for her Senior and graduating year.
It is truly awesome to have every one of our children (4) and grandchildren (10) loving the Lord and serving Him. We appreciate your earnest and prevailing prayers on our behalf as you intercede for us before God’s throne of mercy. We ask for continued health and strength to serve our Lord and Master faithfully for many more years.