SERVING ACROSS THE WORLD.
July 30 at 12:00 starting with appetizers in the Celebration Hall Lobby.
We are so excited to welcome almost all of our missionaries in town on July 30, 2017. Come join us for a BBQ lunch and learn about how God is moving in our community, our nation and our world. This is a rare opportunity when all are in town at the same time. The BBQ will be provided complements of Men of Hillside. Click below to sign up to attend and/or bring a side.
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All these missionaries in which Hillside currently support have a very close connection with our church. Most grew up at Hillside and consider Hillside their church home. Please keep all our missionaries in your prayers. Connect with them; let them know you are praying for them and following the work God has called them to do.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Courtney, who grew up at Hillside UMC, has been following God's calling in her life at la Universidad de las Americas Puebla since February 2007. She serves at a campus ministry called El Pozo (The Well), spreading the Gospel of Jesus to students and encouraging them in their relationship with Christ. This ministry reaches out to the students through activities, sports, mission trips and, of course, food. More than 200 students are involved in weekly activities, including 30+ student leaders each semester.
Courtney is married to Jow (pronounced Ho) Law Sosa and blessed by their sweet daughter, Victoria.
Harry & Tanya McSween
The McSweens have been serving as missionaries at Snowbird since 2005. They both have a passion for Jesus Christ and sharing the gospel with teens from all over the United States and the world! Harry grew up at Hillside, participating in Children's Ministry activities, Confirmation, and making his profession of faith. He attended Junior High XZone, TNT, and was active in small group as a teen. Harry followed God's call to serve at Snowbird where he met his wife Tanya. They are now blessed with three children, Keller, Penny and Tess. They serve together encouraging teens to boldly pursue a relationship with Christ.
Evan, who grew up at Hillside, has been following God's call in his life to minister to college students through campus ministry. After serving at the Wesley Foundation and University of Georgia he was moved to the University of Alabama. Evan and his wife Holly have now come back to Georgia and he is now serving as the Director of the Kennesaw State University Wesley Foundation, sharing with students how to grow in the relationship with Jesus Christ.
Guaimaca Honduras, Orphanage Emmanuel
Sarah has served at Orphanage Emmanuel since August of 2014, first as a volunteer and in 2016 became a staff member. Sarah serves as a Charge Leader in the Small Boys house (over 40 boys) loving the kids, blessing them and being blessed. Sarah also serves in the office as the Director of Sponsorship.
Andrews KY, Snowbird,March 2012 - present
Corey began serving at Snowbird in the summer of 2011, then in May of 2012 he moved to Andrews, North Carolina to serve full-time. After coming to know the LORD at Hillside UMC while in high school, Corey served as a leader with children's ministry and Xzone with a passion for discipleship and encouraging boys to become men of God. Corey serves in the marketing department of Snowbird as well as preaching and teaching for year-round retreats. Corey is a member of Red Oak Church in Andrews and is in the process of entering the foster care system in order to take the Gospel to his local community while serving at Snowbird.
Laurie Davis grew up attending Hillside UMC and came to know the Lord while involved in the youth ministry of TNT. Laurie went to Kennesaw State University in 2012 and got plugged into Campus Outreach. Through the ministry of Campus Outreach, Laurie was able to disciple women in her sorority and see people’s lives changed by the Gospel. In choosing a career choice post-graduation, it became clear to Laurie that the Lord was leading her to work for Campus Outreach and use her gifting to bring the hope of the Gospel to lost college women on the campus of Georgia Tech. Laurie will be evangelizing on the campus, leading discipleship groups, bible study discussions, and weekly large group meetings, as well as equipping students to take the Gospel to the ends of the Earth!
Lauren, who grew up in the youth ministry at Hillside UMC, has been a part of Georgia Tech's Christian Campus Fellowship since 2009, and has worked there since graduating from college in 2013. She currently works with college freshmen to build Christ-centered community, and leads a weekly event called Café which explores the idea of connecting faith with life and brings people together for discussions over desserts and coffee.
Davis grew up at Hillside and was really active in both XZone and TNT. He also got the opportunity to serve in worship for TNT as well as being a leader in Xzone. TNT was a huge role in his growth and introduced him to solid Biblical teaching as well as a Christ-centered community. Davis started coming to Snowbird as a camper through TNT and worked his first Summer right after graduation. Week after week he shares the Gospel with students that come to camp, as well as working in the marketing department. Davis will be at camp until the end of August, and then he will be going overseas with the International Missions Board (IMB).
There are areas in this world that are not safe for missionaries. Many religions do not tolerate Christianity and will punish severely those that teach the Gospel. God has sent several of His servants connected with Hillside into these areas. Please be sure to pray for these missionaries in which we cannot name or identify the country in which they reside.