For my readers who have never been here, Hayward is pretty remote. It's a land of wilderness forest -- and there are more deer than people.
We're not quite the end of the earth, but you can see it from here!
However, I've been blessed to see our people engage in missional activity around the world.
Right now, members of the Hayward Wesleyan Church family are serving in the following areas:
1) Robyn Bjork is returning from bringing a blessing to Ethiopia, where she has spent the last several weeks training medical workers in wound care.
2) Rachel Skime is teaching school and bringing a blessing in the remote Alaskan village of Quinhagak.
3) David and Leah Teran are bringing a blessing in Vera Cruz, Mexico, where they are launching some powerful community based ministries.
4) Ralph Jacobson is bringing a blessing to the people of the Philippines. He has just finished reconstructing an airplane by his own hand -- which he will sell and donate the proceeds for a scholarship fund for Bible translation in the various regional dialects.
5) Next Friday, a team from our congregation is departing to bring a blessing to the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala.
6) Ryan and Heather Reissner are bringing a blessing to the campers and alumni of Camp Forest Springs, where they are now serving in full time ministry.
7) Michael and Heather Drown are bringing a blessing via Mercy Ships.
8) Jathan and Becky Brubaker are bringing a blessing to the LCO Reservation by establishing a ministry center called Hope Haven.
9) Linda Talboom, the beautician with a mission, is bringing a blessing to the Sawyer County Jail.
10) Charlene Rohr just returned from taking a month off work to bring a blessing to the hip hop culture of Detroit. She organized a Christian Hip Hop event in a city park.
And I'm just barely scratching the surface!! It is so exciting to be a part of a church where the people really get the idea of blessing their neighbors and the nations.