SERVING IN: Scotland, Europe
Ryan and Christina grew up in southwest Wisconsin and met at vocational college in 1985. They have two children: Ryan who lives in Pensacola, Florida and Cassandra. Ryan, Chris and Cassy moved to Scotland in June 2004, to be a part of the team at Overtoun House. Currently, the Haneys provide a weekly Christian children’s outreach, Kinrick Kids, which meets in local primary schools and as an Overtoun Outreach. They also are involved in Overtoun ministries, Overtoun House Tea Room and at His Family Church in several ministries. Overtoun House will also provide short term housing for women in crisis, counseling and life training.
We have another 3 weeks of traveling Stateside and arrive home mid September. We have been blessed by the churches this month. THANK YOU to Pastor Emmanuel and Trinity Lutheran Church, Pastor Andrew and Countryside Christian Fellowship, and Pastor Dave and Antioch Church. You all have a heart for partnering with us to share the Gospel and we appreciate your friendship, prayers and support.
This trip is oh so different from our usual Stateside trips. We still have a full speaking schedule but social distancing makes it a challenge to raise support. NEVER-THE-LESS… God knows and we have had some awesome surprises along the trip so far! Thank you to a very special lady in Pensacola for your amazing support! A huge thank you to Charity Chapel for housing us while we were in Pensacola!! Thank you Crosswalk Fellowship for taking care of some of our needs!
Our summer schedule is FULL! Thankful that we have places to speak to share about our ministry in Scotland at Overtoun House and Kinrick Kids. Please pray for us as we itinerate to raise our needed personal and ministry funds to meet our budget.
In spite of still being in severe lockdown, we have had a busy month! We are still making Kinrick Kids videos and posting them once a week on YouTube. Love seeing the comments from the children! The plan is to post the Kinrick Kids videos through the end of the month as Chris and I are still planning to come Stateside for the summer. PLEASE PRAY that our flights will go as planned!
We now have a Kinrick Kids YouTube channel and are busy recording segments, getting videos made and uploaded. Since we are all at Overtoun House in the two apartments and we only go out due to the severe lockdown to get groceries; we are able to have everyone who normally goes to the schools help with the segments of the videos.
Amazing how the virus can change things overnight! The travel ban prevented the team from coming, cancelled our planned outreach and even today, the possibility of the schools closing is eminent. It was just announced that all after school clubs, including Kinrick Kids, will not meet again for the remainder of the school year.
We have an AWESOME OPPORTUNITY!!! On Thursday, 26 March, we will be having an outreach at one of the schools where we have Kinrick Kids! A team will be here to help us hold the largest outreach we have ever done in Scotland.
Recently, two Kinrick Kids came asking questions that all started with “What does the Bible say about…” They shared about feeling something bad in their house and how they remembered from Kinrick Kids that Jesus is always with you and wants to help you, so they prayed and asked Jesus to take way the bad spirit. They said they felt peace right way. Their faces were so bright and smiling as they spoke to us knowing that Jesus helped them in a real way!
It was a busy month with three Kinrick Kids Christmas Celebrations which were very well attended by the children and their families. We went to the school shows at the schools where we have Kinrick Kids, and had a special Christmas party for the children at church.
Kinrick Kids Christmas Celebrations include inviting their families to join us to watch a video. This year it is The Very First Noel. We also will have a time of worship, prayer and doing a special craft. Each child will receive a nativity ornament. THANKFUL that we are allowed to share the Gospel and even pray with the children in the schools!
We are so thankful to Friends along this trip for the meals, coffee and ice cream. The time spent praying for us, the encouraging words, the special blessings and the laughter! We so appreciate your friendship!
Thank you to all who support us and Kinrick Kids! Together, we are sharing the Gospel! Together, we are sharing the hope of Jesus and children are saying yes to faith in Jesus!