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23 FEBRUARY 2014

Meet John & Gwen Johnson

It is our privilege to host our pastoral candidate couple for this and next weekend: Dr. John and Gwen Johnson. We want to provide several opportunities for you to meet with them and get to know them better. Below is a brief sketch of their ministry background and a schedule of when and where you can meet them. Summary Statement: Since 1980, John and Gwen have been involved in cross-cultural ministry. They have lived in Korea (learning

language and teaching), Egypt (training and pastoring at Cairo Christian Fellowship), Lebanon (planted Beirut International Church, Academic Dean, teach), and on the island of Guam (Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator). While in Korea, Egypt and Lebanon they served as missionaries with the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana. John has taught in both traditional and nontraditional ministerial leadership training programs. Beginning in the fall of 2006 John taught various classes at Warner Pacific College and currently is Faculty Chair. Gwen is passionate about developing community and relationships, women’s ministry, and helping people organize their homes. They are currently living in Portland, Oregon (USA) and have two married adult children.

NOTE: You are also welcome to host John & Gwen for lunch, dinner or coffee and invite some friends. A few more slots are available, please coordinate with

JOIN the meeting! COACHING VIETNAM WHEN: Monday, March 3, 7:00 pm; WHERE: HIF Center, Detech Tower We'll be gathering, (both expats and Vietnamese who are learning about coaching) to discuss how to be salt and light by bringing coaching skills and values into the 7 domains of society. There will be discussion groups of testimonials and a chance to learn a new coaching tool . Looking forward to see you! -Dennis & Linda McAuliffe.

Westlake, 10:00am Speaker: Pastor Nelson Worship leader: Jochen Announcements: Jim

My Dinh, 10:30am Speaker: John Johnson Worship leader: Gracia Announcements: Jimmy


ONLINE GIVING: For PayPal or for US tax-deductible giving online please go to

USA TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIVING: Send checks to: Elim Fellowship, 1703 Dalton Road, Lima, NY 14485-0857. Include a note: “Preferred for Hanoi International Fellowship”.


email for banking details.


Pastor Jacob Pastor Nelson Pastor Jinggoy Eldership Team Office & admin (Marian) Media & IT (Tomi) KidzQuest WL KidzQuest MD AfterShock Youth Host Team CityPartnerships

Pray & partner to meet year-end goal! We are thankful for the generosity of so many that have made our dreams a reality over this past year. We took huge steps of faith to launch a second site, recruit the needed staff, and build a new facility. It is such an exciting time to be in Hanoi and partner with you and local churches to see God’s Kingdom expand. Thank you for your commitment to the Lord and to HIF in giving generously.

Due to the New Year and Tet holidays, we have seen a decrease in offerings these past two months. February marked the start of our 4th Quarter with our finance year ending on April 30. Please pray and partner with us to meet our year-end goal, which is to meet expenses and have a modest one-month cash reserve. The chart below shows where we are at year-to-date.

PRAYER Join us for pre-service prayer every Sunday, 30 minutes before the start of service at both service locations. You can also get prayer request cards at the information table and, after filling it out, drop it in the offering bag or hand it to an usher. Prayer requests can also be emailed to

HIF Calendar:

We believe that God loves the fellowship of Christians. He has promised to be there when we come together. Even more, genuine Christian fellowship and friendship are God’s primary means to develop people and to let them experience His love and purpose for our lives. HIF Body Life Groups want just that: to bring people together and then watch what God is doing in their lives. As our focus is on fellowship, we are very open for a large variety of interest groups—This can be bible studies, but also lots of other things like sports, fun, music, hobbies, language…

Upcoming In March

In Body Life Groups: ...You are free to pick your topic of interest: no pressure for all to do the same thing. ...You are free to pick a group with people you feel comfortable with: beside mixed groups, we want to have groups of men, for women, for mothers, for different life seasons, … ...You only join for a season: the groups run for about 3 months at a time; next term, you are free to choose another group, another topic. ...You can start a group of your own: you don’t need to be a small group expert. Let us help you! Give it a try! Join a group! Or Start a group! You can contact Pastor Nelson and Ray Powell. Their contact emails below: Start a Life Group! If you are planning to start a life group, you can email Pastor Nelson ( if you’re starting one in the My Dinh area; and Ray Powell ( if you are starting one in the Westlake area.

26 Feb—Last day of registration for New Testament Course (few slots left) 1 Mar—NT Course begins (whole day) 2 Mar—Welcome Lunch (WL) 9 Mar—Welcome Lunch (MD) 11-14 Mar—SHINE Training Workshop @ Detech 15 Mar—Vietnamese Worldview and Beliefs (a Learning Session) @ HIF Center, Detech 4-6 Apr— Men’s Retreat @ Nam Cuong Hotel

NEW to HIF? Join the Welcome Lunch ! RSVP by signing at the Information table at the foyer or email

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