NEW YORK – Hayley Terrell of Martinsville, Ind, and a member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church in Wilbur, was commissioned Aug. 12 in New York City as a US-2 missionary by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. She will serve at the Dallas (Texas) Leadership Foundation through the young adult mission service program of GBGM.
In a letter about her assignment to Allison Curts, the Indiana Conference’s Associate Director of Mission and Advocacy, Terrell wrote, “I believe God is calling me to live and work as a young adult in mission service as a US-2 because I have had an interest in ministry since 2009 and feel like this program is where God has led me since I am a United Methodist church member. This opportunity will give me the chance to further discern if full-time vocational ministry is where God is leading me in life or a different path.”
She plans to serve for two years with the Dallas Leadership Foundation, which is a Christian not-for-profit organization that serves severely distressed neighborhoods, including those with poverty rates of 27.4 percent or more. She has begun serving as a community and youth coordinator, and as such, will be working with a community development program and youth leadership movement, primarily in the neighborhoods of Owenwood and Hamilton Beach.
She further wrote, “I believe this will be an opportunity for me to work alongside those in a local community to further the advancement of God’s Kingdom, while also being a time of spiritual formation and vocational discernment.”
Terrell also requests that anyone interested in helping support her may do so through contributions to her ministry through the General Board of Global Ministries. Donations can be made through The Advance, the designated and accountable giving arm of The United Methodist Church. The Advance assures that 100 percent of each donation will go directly to the ministry chosen.
Terrell’s individual Advance number is 3021851. One can donate by check or online at www.advancinghope.org. She also invites Hoosier United Methodists to follow her story and what God is doing these next two years on her blog at hayleysministryjourney.blogspot.com.
“I believe this will be an opportunity for me to work alongside those in a local community to further the advancement of God’s Kingdom…”
– Hayley Terrell