Service & Ministry Outreach

Service & Ministry Outreach

Wycliffe Translators Provide Access To God’s Word

Greetings from (Keith & Debbie Wright in) North Carolina! We trust this finds you well. We are doing well and looking forward to cooler temperatures, less humidity and the changing colors that come with the arrival of autumn. This has always been our favorite season. In this newsletter, we are highlighting two couples Keith serves in his member care role. Both couples are involved in translation work but in different capacities. We want to share a small glimpse of their…

Jenny Groff’s Sept. 2021 Update

Thank you for faithfully praying for Jenny Groff, Campus Missionary at Yale University, and partnering with Yale Chi Alpha. Jenny says that she is honored to be sent to Yale! Read Jenny’s latest update here.

God Has Been Faithful In Answering Prayers

We are absolutely elated to write to you this month to share all the ways God has been faithful to answer so many prayers. The first month of the semester has passed and it was a bit of a blur from all the events and outreaching. One of the very specific ways God answered all our prayers was by sending us enough male college students to relaunch the ministry. Here are some of the stories of God sending us new…

Life for children ministry serving the Lord despite pandemic’s impact

Greetings, I can’t thank HUMC and its Serve team for standing with me, Julie Campbell and Life for Children for so many years. Hempfield UMC was among the first church partners I had when the ministry began in 2006. I will forever be indebted to her friendship, partnership and prayers over the years. HUMC’s pastor, Rev. John, and other members visited Kenya – and what a bond this created! Life for Children ministry is serving the Lord – despite the…

Caden & Kassidy Strause Missionary Update

“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to…

Aug. 2021 Update from Jenny Groff

August 2021 Update We are back in full swing as we prepare for the 2021-2022 school year! Thank you for your faithful partnership and generosity that allows us to meet, love and serve Yale students. In June, our team attended Incite, the staff training conference for Northeast Chi Alpha. Something that one speaker, our outgoing National Program Director Dr. Harvey Herman said, has really struck me – “Disillusionment reveals the illusions and points us to look at reality as it…

Zimmermans Send Thanks, Request Continued Prayer

Here is an excerpt from Mark & Deidre Zimmerman’s most recent update to HUMC. “I wander out again to the hospital maintenance area to review the scene at the oxygen manifest. The Chinese canisters remained standing around the edges, alert and ready for action. But now in their midst is gathered a small army of extra Nepali cylinders, seventy in all, lined up in tight rows, awaiting their turn in the supply chain. Within a week, equipment should arrive to…

Pray for the Wrights and Wycliffe Members

Please pray for Keith and Debbi Wright (Wycliffe Bible Translators) and the Wycliffe members.  As you can see in their most recent letter to us, some are resigning and journeying to other ministries and some are accepting new assignments, etc.

Zimmerman’s Request Prayer for Nepal

Read the Zimmerman’s latest letter to our congregation here, which describes the dire situation in Nepal and includes an urgent request for prayer for the COVID situation there.

Caden and Kassidy Strause March/April 2021 Update

Spring can be a hard season to face for someone who is used to the cold darkness. The promise of something “new” isn’t always the hope we’re looking for. Sometimes, all we want is regrowth from an old branch, and facing something entirely new may be painful. But the life we see in Spring is not always “new,” like we often think. It’s life that’s been beneath the frozen ground all along, we just couldn’t see it. God’s Word does…