Mission Updates

Latin Home Missionary Association

The United Methodist Women (UMW) at Harmony routinely supports 15 missions with prayers, notes of encouragement and funds.  Many of these missions have been Harmony’s missions for over 70 years!

One such mission is Paul and Helen Groman of Latin Home Missionary Associations in Brownsville, TX. where they have ministered for over 50 years. Paul was born and raised in the north end of Tiffin and graduated from Columbian High School. Helen is a graduate of Old Fort and met Paul when her family moved to the area. After marrying, they immediately moved to the Tex/Mex border to start their ministry.

They have 2 daughters, Carol and Rachel.  Carol married Steve Burks from Sycamore. Some of Steve’s relatives still live there. Steve and Carol currently live close by Paul and Helen with their son Noah (12 years old) and adopted a daughter from China, Selah.  Rachel, their  other daughter, teaches and helps record the radio broadcasts.

Although it is no longer safe for Paul and Helen to go into Mexico themselves, they continue their ministry with bi-lingual tracts and a large radio presence.  Many of their Spanish tracts are passed on to their Mexican pastor friends going back and forth over the border.

Please pray for Paul and Helen as they continue to serve through Harmony and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ our Savior. All donations to Latin Home Missionary Association go 100% to literature and radio broadcast expenses.  To contact the Gromans the address is:

Paul and Helen Groman

Latin Home Missionary Association

PO Box 1972

San Benito, TX  78586


It’s A Boy!  Oct 2018

Harmony UMC helps support over 15 missions/projects. Our newest pledge of support is to a sweet little boy, Jean Carlos Manuyama Manuyama, who lives in Orchard Children’s Home in Peru, a Christian residence operated by Kids Alive International.

Orchard consists of family style homes with loving house parents in each home caring for eight children. Jean Carlos was abandoned by his mother and father before being rescued by Kids Alive and now he I part of our Harmony family!

His favorite things are:

Food: Chicken

Activity: Riding a bike

Subject in school:  Art

Animal:  lion

Sport: soccer

Pray for little Jean Carlos and Orchard Children’s Home and for all the other ministries that Harmony supports. Since 1993 Kids Alive has been rescuing orphans and vulnerable children. To learn more, check out www.kidsalive.org

Haiti Mission Trip March 2018

Haiti mission trip was enjoyed by everyone as Angie, Luke, and Becky posted pictures to Facebook and prayers went up for all. God’s everlasting love. Let that sink in. Our mission team had trials while we were preparing to leave for the trip. Each one of us had a time when that old devil tried to put a brake on the plans that God had placed before us. Finances. Sickness. Anxiety. Fear. ID’s lost. Doubt. Travel warnings. Tiredness. And more. When we recognized that this had become a spiritual warfare, we upped our prayers. We stood in the need of prayer. Our families prayed. Our friends prayed. Or church prayed. God gave us Holy boldness to say to the devil, “Not this time. You won’t win now or ever.” We didn’t look back. We arrived. 4 Bible lessons. 4 Bible crafts. 650 plus children and teachers. Over 1300 eyes watching our every move and holding on to each word we said. Over 2600 little hands and feet who will know who Jesus is a little bit more once we leave the gates. They are Haiti’s future. Not what the news represents or what the papers say. You look right into their vibrant eyes and just try to say that you are having a bad day. You can’t. It’s impossible. So, we are again, standing in the need of prayer. Pray that Haiti professes Jesus as Christ. Pray for these beautiful children that once they walk into their homes late at night that the light of Christ within them shines evermore. Haiti needs our prayers. #harmonytohaiti#keeponpraying


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