Jay & Amor Hallowell

Jay & Amor Hallowell

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  • OMF (U.S.)
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Soaring, Running, Walking in the uncertainty of 'exile' (Isaiah 40:27-31)

September 23, 2021

We really wish we had more news about when we might be able to return to the Philippines.  The decision will seem to rely on a variety of moving parts aligning.  Those moving parts seem to include, among other things, increased Covid-19 vaccination coverage in the Philippines (this week the Philippines reached 17% fully vaccinated), the capacity of the medical infrastructure in the Philippines (currently under significant stress due to the Delta variant of Covid-19), if or when we might need and/or be able to get Covid-19 booster shots, and the responses of governments, to this situation.

So, we continue to live and minister in Arvada, Colorado, USA.  We mix local ministries in our local church and in a church plant of our church network.  We mentor and consult in the Philippines virtually via the Internet.  We enjoy having a bit of time for reading and study (Jay is doing a deep-ish dive in Titus which has been interesting, challenging, and encouraging, for example).  We are soaring, running, and walking as we wait upon the Lord and hope in Him (Isaiah 40:30-31).  He gives strength!

Jay's latest quarterly oncology checkup in August confirmed that he is now a year in remission.  He feels normal (well, a 64-year-old normal).  Amor's eyes are healing up nicely after her cataract surgeries in July and August, with much improved vision.  

Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.  (Isaiah 40:30-31, NIV)

About This Project

Jay and Amor Hallowell have been missionaries with OMF-International in the Philippines since 1990. 

From 2002 to 2014 Jay taught New Testament, Hermeneutics, Missions and other courses at the Biblical Seminary of the Philippines (BSOP) while Amor taught English and Christian Education. 

In 2014, Jay became the Field Director of the OMF Philippines Field, leading 75 missionaries.  Amor mentored a variety of ladies and helped new missionaries to learn language, culture, and world-view.

In March 2020, Jay was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.  His doctors ordered him to go to the USA for treatment.  He turned over his Field Director duties.  We were then able to travel to the USA just before Covid-19 travel restrictions began.  After six  grueling cycles of chemotherapy Jay was declared to be in remission in August 2020.  

While Covid-19 continues to be an issue in the Philippines and Jay continues to recover from the lymphoma and chemotherapy, we will stay in the USA. 

While in the USA, Jay is serving as a consultant and a mentor to leaders in the Philippines.  Amor continues her ministry of mentoring female leaders.  Jay and Amor also serve their home church in Denver in various ways as well as helping our church network with a church plant in northwest Denver.

We are eying a return to the Philippines.  However, the timing of this will depend on Jay continuing in remission and the Covid-19 situation in the Philippines coming under control.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

 

Last update: September 23, 2021

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  • Website https://omf.org/us
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    10 W Dry Creek Circle
    Littleton, CO 80120

  • Phone 800.422.5330
    303.730.4160

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