This November, MANS offered its first auto mechanics class, thanks to an unrestricted gift from Dave and Wanetta Trenchuk in their wills, and their children’s input on its use.
Their daughter Bernadene Zayachkowski and her sibblings Bob Trenchuk and Rhoda Kanna thought long and hard about a use that would match the Trenchuk’s lives and values. There was a bay at MANS for mechanics, but no tools. Bernadene and her husband Isaac approached the Conference with a plan.
“My parents were people of the soil,” said Bernadene, who grew up doing farm chores. “They worked with their hands.
“Dad was mechanically inclined, a jack of all trades and a firm believer in Paul’s tentmaker ministry. Every person is blessed with the ability to learn a trade or have a way to provide their way through life so they would not need to depend on other people’s charity—so one would have some skills to lend a helping hand, and a segue to share the gospel.”