Michael Van Andel

Michael was born in South Africa to a Jewish mother and a Dutch father. After his parent’s divorce, he spent more time with the Jewish side of the family. Despite his love and appreciation for Jewish tradition, Michael felt that something was missing from Judaism.

As a young man, Michael continued to struggle to find meaning in life and true acceptance. His attempts to find answers to the questions, “What is the meaning of life,” and “Why is there suffering in the world?” were all futile.

One day he decided to read the Bible. As he read the words of Jesus, Michael found the answers to all his existential questions. He found that self-worth and meaning were tightly wound up in knowing God, and that only Jesus the Messiah could provide the way to peace.