December 8, 2010

38CN: Boonstra to Leave It Is Written For Health Reasons

It Is Written's Boonstra
to Step Aside Over Health Issues
Shawn Boonstra, speaker/director of the It Is Written television ministry, announced December 1 he is resigning due to a health challenge, according to an e-mail sent to ministry supporters.

The Simi Valley, California-based supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church said it is seeking a replacement and that its broadcasts and ministry projects in the U.S. and abroad will continue.

Boonstra, 41, said in an e-mail that he did not have a “life-threatening disease,” but that he was dealing with a health challenge that “has gotten to a point where I must take a sabbatical to give my body time to rest.”

Boonstra has served as speakder/director since 2005. He previously served as an associate for one year.

It Is Written, launched in 1956, is seen on local network television, as well as on national cable, satellite networks and its website