and Patti Hall
Dear Friends and Family,
Spring was a busy and fruitful time of evangelism, training and disaster
relief in several Gulf
States - plus the 50th Anniversary events in So Cal and No Cal.
The Vanguard alumni missions trip to NZ and Fiji had to
be postponed until early next year, so we are staying active in prison
and church ministry -- with other mission outreaches coming up soon.
Prison chapel services are being
conducted and inmates
One young man, Ryan, had an amazing conversion in jail, and is now home
with his family. A former gang-banger at Chino Prison responded with an
open heart to the Gospel. And at the Youth Correctional Center, Don led another prisoner to the
Lord. Three guys, 3 facilities, and 3 colors (white, brown and black) -
yet Jesus loves them all!
Our 50th Anniversary Alaska cruise
is coming up mid-August. Patti's brother and wife will also be going.
We appreciate so much those who have helped to make this special
occasion possible! Picture: Newborn Alaskan Moose
This will be the third time to our nation's largest state, but
before it was by plane and for ministry. The first trip was nearly 30 years ago when Don served as a volunteer Chaplain
for the oil field
workers on the northern slope of Prudhoe Bay. He also spoke at
churches in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Kenai.
The second trip in '94 was upon the invitation of the
Senior Chaplain for
the Alaska Department of Corrections. Rev. Mike Ensch, a former drug abuser & graduate
in Los Angeles, is still employed by the state to oversee all
religious programming for the prison system. In addition to
seminars at several facilities, Don
ministered at Native American Bible College, churches and Teen
We were just in the SF Bay Area speaking for two Samoan churches and
participating in a
special celebration for close friends,
Tony & Nadine Williams.
It was their 35th Wedding and 20th Church Anniversary. In June, we were
so blessed to have them share at our 50th event in NoCal, so we were
honored to return the favor. Picture: Don
Tony & Nadine at their Anniversary Banquet
Tony was a heroin addict who came to TC Hawaii from
streets of San Francisco.
After completing the program and serving on our staff for awhile, he
continued his education - then served for several years as Associate
Pastor for two large Afro-American churches in LA and San Diego.
20 years ago, the Williams
moved their family to San Jose where they gave birth to Maranatha
Christian Center. With an attendance now of over 1,000, they are
making a profound impact upon the community. Praise God for another "hidden
bringing other priceless souls out of darkness!
Thank you for being a part of our lives and
ministry over the years.
There are many others like Mike and Tony who need to be reached in this nation
and around the world.
What we said in 2000 still holds true:
"Our task is not finished. .
.darkness abounds. . .the
cries of the
lost are still heard. . .
Christ is coming soon. . .and many still need
Together let us share the Good News in 2000 and beyond!"
Faithfully in Service,
& Patti Hall
& Patti Hall
Home: 23365 Barnes Ln, Colfax, CA 95713
University of the Nations 75-5851 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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