About myself

John Hawbaker

I am a 75-year-old minister in the Brethren in Christ Church, living in Harrisburg, PA. After 40 years as a pastor and bishop, I served for ten more years as an administrator with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions. I retired at the end of May 2018, but I continue to do volunteer work as and advocate for World Missions, and I also serve immigrants, seniors and prisoners.

Hobbies: languages, birding, art, nature, and building friendships with internationals.

8 Responses

  1. This is great. I finally had a chance to read it. God is really blessing you. This is very interesting and informatvie. I thank God every day for the blessings he has given us.
    God bless you in your ministry. It seems like only yesterday that we were at Messiah.

    God Bless,
    your friend in Christ,

  2. I like the song you posted. It is timeless and right. I will continue to reflect on your postings. You are in cyber space indeed.

  3. You two are absolutely fantastic! I am so excited be on this adventure with you vicariously through this blog. I’ve read everything that you’ve posted and have been challenged and inspired by so many things here. Thank you so much for your willingness to go wherever God sends you and take on any task He gives you. The example this is setting for me and all who are willing to let it sink in is very profound. Thank you for walking out your faith so tangibly and practically — and for sharing your questions and insights along the way. I love you both so dearly and deeply. I am blessed to have joined your family when I did. The impact you’ve had on me then and now is all part of God’s redeeming process. Be encouraged!

  4. John,

    How did you get to be such a Webbie and Techie? When you get chance can you teach me all this blog and web stuff ; )

    Thanks for keeping us up to date on your roles and travels. More pictures of Jolene and England please.

    Phil Gascoyne
    Washington Boro, Pa

  5. When I am not in Guatemala, you can reach me at: jbhljh@embarqmail.com.

  6. Hello John,

    Good News!

    The leaves at your cabin at Roxbury Camp got up and left. Lea(f)ving me very little to talk about.

    As it happened, on this past Friday, the large leaf truck at camp became full very near your cabin … so the fellow I was working with (and I) decided to take a break and rake those leaves around cabin 9. It was with great gusto we worked….

    The leaves at the front of your cabin noticed that they had been deserted by the ones at the back … and lost heart and left the following morning. A few were left behind as seeds for next year.

    Your Friend,
    or should I say … another leaf on ‘The Vine’ …

  7. Lastly I have already understood about the historial of the Church and all details through your well explanation on the message above,congratulations I hope that there is a great reward in Heaven.
    So tell me,do you have brunches in Caia district and Zambeze province?

    • Thank you for your kind comments.
      In Zambia, I think we do have churches in the Zambezi district, but I am not familiar with the details about this area.
      May our gracious God give you wisdom, strength and love for all your service to Christ and the church.

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