October 15, 2014



Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church (HMC), rural Inman, has scheduled its annual Mission Supper from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, October 18. Proceeds will benefit Hopi Mission School, Kykotosmovi, Ariz., proceeds will help with facility upgrades and expansion.

According to the Hopi Mission School website (www.hopimissionschool.com ), the school was created by a group of Hopi Christian families that wanted their children to learn the teachings of the Bible. Before the Mission School was built, school was being held at the Mennonite church in New Oraibi, now called Kykotsmovi.

Parents asked Reverend Albert Jantzen, who was the pastor at New Oraibi at the time, to build a school for their children. In 1951, a school house was built for an enrollment of 16 students.

Today the school is 63 years old and is still going strong with the support of its loving and caring staff, students and family, board members, volunteers, and churches that continue to support the well-being of the school, making Hopi Mission School a wonderful place for a student to learn, according to the mission school’s website.

HMC collects “Labels for Education” to help the school purchase needed items and also has sponsored service trips to the school in the past including a youth group trip two years ago.

For a free will donation, the meal served will include baked sausage, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, applesauce, rolls and homemade pie. All are invited and bring a friend.

Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church is located at 43 13th Avenue, or 5 miles east and 3.5 miles south of Inman; 14 miles west 2.5 miles north of Hesston; 12 miles south, 1 mile west and .5 mile south of McPherson; or 5 miles east and 2.5 miles north of Buhler. For more information contact the church office at 620.585.6733 or www.viewofhope.org.

     –submitted by Pastor Cleo Koop (pastorcleokoop@gmail.com; 620-585-6733)

          Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, KS

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