From the President


A3 is moving to a new donor platform called Virtuous! Our existing donor platform has been shut down for a few days to prepare for the new platform launching on Monday, March 27, 2023. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Existing donor information will be transferred. However, for security reasons, banking and credit card data will not be brought over. Therefore, if you have a recurring donation to A3 (via direct debit or credit card), you will need to re-establish your recurring donation on the Virtuous platform starting in April 2023.


  1. Online donations through March 20, 2023 have been processed through our existing donation platform.
  2. Our online giving portal will be taken down on March 21, 2023, and restored on March 27, 2023 with new capabilities, including an optional account to view/manage gifts online.


Certain donors will be impacted immediately. If you are in the impacted group that is migrating in April, you should receive an email on March 21, 2023 and a hard copy letter a few days later with additional action steps. If you did get this communication, . . .

  1. March gifts will be processed as usual under our old platform but then will come to an end.
  2. After the online giving portal is restored on March 27, 2023, donors who would like to continue their automated donations will need to login to the new giving portal and set up their recurring donation(s) on the new platform. You can do this starting in April to ensure no gap in your recurring donation.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. We value your data and have determined it is more secure not to transfer your banking or credit card information during the migration.

Furthermore, we are confident that the new online donation platform will provide a better donor/partner experience compared to our old online platform. In addition, we will save quite a bit by making this switch. Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate your partnership!

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Ophelia DeVisser funeral announcement 

Ophelia De Visser is one of the unsung heroes of the A3 family. She was the solid, steady support behind her well-known and renowned family, ensuring they were grounded while they served Christ on a national and global scale.

During the 14 years that we’ve known Ophelia, she has suffered from past surgeries, cancer, and other physical challenges. Regardless of the pain, she has maintained a joyful spirit. Even when those of us around her agonized over her suffering, she remained steadfast and resilient.

Ophelia is an inspiration to all of us. Her love and care within the A3 family is unparalleled. She was a bedrock of support and her fun, silly spirit encouraged us through the various trials we’ve faced as a mission. She was a faithful partner in ministry with Adrian as he led us into new countries and pioneered biblically fashioned ways to respond to global crises. I would argue it was her support that made him that much stronger. Likely the same has been true for Prashan and Thilini in the areas of ministry that they oversee.

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While we are glad that Ophelia is free from pain and rejoice that she is with our Savior, we will miss her deeply. She was a faithful prayer warrior, interceding for people around the world. We know that the way she lived and died will have a powerful impact on many.

Ophelia had discussed her funeral requests with her family. Her instructions were to celebrate, and not to cry. She said she was going to be with Jesus and that was a reason to celebrate! In honor of her request, everyone was asked to wear purple to the funeral service.

Her life is an example for all of us to follow: steadfast and faithful, solid and true, fun spirited and even silly when the times needed it, and finally joyful, even in the midst of suffering.

Heaven has gained a winsome spirit and our hearts are grieving her loss this side of eternity. Yet, we hold out this hope that she was ever faithful to remind us about: the world is better on the other side!

We love you, Ophelia, and look forward to seeing you again one day!

Silk and Ophelia A2

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Message from the De Vissers:

  • We are trying to have a collection of stories of Ophelia's incredible impact. It is hard to keep a tab of the many messages and conversations during the past few days. Please consider using this link to upload your memory and story of her impact on your life. This will be a gift to her grandchildren and to us as we continue to celebrate her life and memory. More importantly, for us to continue to live by her example:
  • If would like to watch the celebration service, please use this link:
  • Burial service link:
  • Thank you once again for all the messages, calls, and those who loved us and embraced us throughout this time. We are touched and eternally grateful to all of you.


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