Hark, a Baby — A Story of Adoption

Miscarriage after miscarriage left Kasey (McHenry, ’08) and Jon Harkness (’08) devastated and wondering what was wrong. It was a confusing season, but all through the pain, they were determined not to let this get in the way of their marriage. After their sixth miscarriage, and years of getting tests done that ultimately gave no answers, they decided to look into adoption.

A Dream of Nursing, a Life of Care

The Hildebrands were overjoyed at the news of Arleen's pregnancy. But, at the first ultrasound, they would discover something tragic. Their baby, Caleb, had hypoplastic left heart syndrome—meaning he would be born with only half a heart. “It was devastating,” says Hildebrand. “We knew our baby could survive at least until birth, but after that, there’s three surgeries he needed to go through to be able to function at all.” It was a scary time of uncertainty.

You Never Know Where You’ll Go

Michael Sprenger (‘87) was a big part of the Trinity Western community for nine years. He was a student, Freshmen President, Student Body President, Captain of the basketball team, and Assistant Coach to Tim Teer. After he married Carol Beth, his high-school sweetheart, they stayed on campus for the first five years of their marriage where he served as a Resident Director.

Both of them loved the community and atmosphere on campus, and learned many valuable lessons for their future. But this time couldn’t last forever. Eventually, they felt God calling them to overseas missions in Mongolia.

Choosing Life Over Limb

On August 29th, 2017, Gary Crick went for a hip replacement. It was supposed to be a simple, routine procedure. But what the doctor’s found that day would forever change the course of his life. The surgeon had discovered a tumor. Later that day, they learned it was cancer. To save his life, he'd need to lose a leg.