by Mitch Hayes Jr.
Mission, Oregon, February 12, 2013 - By God's grace, His work has begun and has already made an impact on the lives of a few individuals on the Umatilla Reservation down in Mission. Pictured, here is a young man named Richard who, along with his siblings, have been attending the Sabbath program at the Mission Church for some time now. This program called “A Walk through the Book” ministers to the native people in Mission. There have been up to 25 kids at a time at this program.
Richard and a few other children have started Bible studies with my wife, Racquel, and me. They have also been attending the Blue Mt. Valley-Mission Church in Athena every Sabbath since December of '12. Richard has been an inspiration to not only our congregation, but in his home as well. His parents have attended church and his Dad recently attended the All About Jesus Seminar by Lee and Marji Venden. The BMV-M Church has been blessed with 8 children from Mission who board the mission bus and come to church every Sabbath. Please keep Richard, Markus, Cody, Jaqi, Alicia, Senia, Espiranza, and Thuri in your prayers. We also pray that one day the other kid’s parents will join us.