Greg & Hannah Haskell
Greg and Hannah describe their spiritual journey this way: “We spent many years trying to acquire knowledge and to teach better (at conferences and in seminary classrooms in the Philippines). But over time, we learned that ‘the only thing that matters is faith expressing itself through love’ (Gal. 5:6, NLT). So we’re now less concerned with imparting knowledge and more concerned with imparting love. We’re learning to love better by listening to people (especially men in Oregon prisons)."
Isaiah 58 refers to “rebuilders of ruins” and “restorers of homes” (Isa. 58:12, NLT). That describes our work among prison inmates. We facilitate small groups and meet individually with inmates to help them lay a foundation on which to rebuild shattered lives and broken homes. Almost all have to start from scratch, as the families in which they grew up were full of abuse and neglect, pain and violence. To learn what it means to be forgiven and loved, and what it means to love and forgive others takes time. We try to help with that – helping inmates experience love in order to get to a place where they can love God, love others, and love themselves.