An Intern Returns


Joyce and I began our Cadence International careers as young adults serving in the mission’s Student Ministry division (known then as Malachi Ministries). We enjoyed over ten years of fruitful ministry to military students and their parents stationed at various Army installations in Germany.

Since then, we have served Cadence at our Headquarters here in Englewood, Colorado. We always love hearing stories from the field of transformed military lives, and it’s especially encouraging to hear of military students still being influenced for Jesus through Cadence Student Ministries.

Here is a testimony of one of those students who is now serving as a Cadence Intern at The Hangar, a thriving ministry in Spangdahlem, Germany.

While in middle school, my family was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where I attended the Cadence youth group. Cadence’s Student Ministry had a significant impact on my life. I see how the Lord used it as a gift to enjoy during my time there and to deepen my understanding of His love for me. While in college, Cadence had a booth set up during our Missions Week, through which I connected with the organization again. Recently, the opportunity arose to serve for a year in Germany. The door opened at the perfect time, and the Lord’s provision was abundant! It was very exciting to see it all come together.

Growing up as a Navy brat, I felt I had a fairly good understanding of the military culture and lifestyle. Both of my parents are followers of Christ, so their priorities (such as family, church, marriage, etc.) were very different from many of my father’s coworkers.

Although I knew the military lifestyle was difficult, my understanding of that has deepened exponentially through this internship.

~Laura Sparks, Intern serving at Spangdahlem Air Base

Over the years God has led some Alumni (those who were involved in a Cadence ministry) to return to Cadence to minister to the military as Staff or Interns. This is always exciting and rewarding!

Thank you for being a part of the many stories like Laura’s and for faithfully partnering with Cadence through your financial and prayer support.

God bless you!
David Schroeder