The Rev. Kenneth Hanna II
The Rev. Kenneth Hanna II
|Home Church Address|| |
The Church of St. Clement
810 N. Campbell
El Paso, TX 79902United States
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|Organization Name|| |
Onnemi International Ministries
|Type of Organization|| |
|Your Position/Title within your Organization|| |
|Organization Address|| |
El Paso, TX 79913United States
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|Work of Ministry|| |
Youth Development/At-risk Youth
Developing learning cnters that are custom designed for each individual communities needs.
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|Description of Organization|| |
We are a ministry that focuses on the community development and equipping the local people of that community by building a center where they can train vocationally, take schooling up through high school, provide internet access for higher education and learn useful crafts that can help improve the overall quality of life for the impoverished area that we are located in.
|Organization Years In Operation|| |
|Does your ministry offer internships?|| |
Yes, high school internship(s).
Yes, college internship(s).
Yes, post-graduate internship(s).
|Strengths of Organization|| |
Currently we have three school programs running, a sewing class, a youth group, church services in the facilities and are also hosting music lessons.
|Would you consider your role part time or full time within justice and mercy ministry?|| |
|How many years have you been in ministry among the vulnurable, marginalized, and under-resourced?|| |
|What training did you receive that equipped you for justice and mercy ministries?|| |
I studied at Moody Bible Institute and received a BA in Bible Theology, which doesn't seem to be helpful except by way of being equipped with the Gospel which is the greatest of needs. Otherwise through reading and observing the ministries around us.
|What are your primary concerns for the ministry?|| |
We are still in an infancy stage. Funding has been very difficult being an independent mission and often unrecognized by churches that could be involved. We are also located in Ciudad Juarez which is known for extreme violence and crime, so many churches consider us as too dangerous to work with.
|What feels like the most difficult aspect of your life in ministry?|| |
Trusting the Lord to provide our daily bread.
|What gives you the greatest joy?|| |
Seeing the local families, men and women begin to catch the vision of what we are doing and joining in the work regardless of pay. They consider it their own and care greatly for the future development.
|What spiritual disciplines help sustain you in your rhythms of life among the vulnerable, marginalized, and under-resourced?|| |
Currently i maintain the discipline of study in the word by using the daily office readings of the Anglican Church.
|What would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to know about your ministry?|| |
We are open to help in any way. We are constantly looking for partners that would come and work for a week or longer, would participate financially, and even just simply pray for the future of our ministry!
|How would you like fellow Anglicans (bishops, churches, the average parishioner) to grow in regards to justice and mercy issues?|| |
Become aware that there is great need and it is in our own neighborhood. Do not assume that we are doing well because our country is doing well.
|What are your favorite books related to justice and mercy issues?|| |
|What are your favorite movies related to justice and mercy issues?|| |
|What are your favorite websites/organizations related to justice and mercy issues?|| |
|What do you wish people knew about justice ministry in general or specific arenas of justice work?|| |
people that are marginalized are not lazy or simply looking for a hand out. They have dignity and are trying to grow and achieve, they simply haven't had the opportunities that many of us take for granted.
|What would you like to see happen in ACNA in regards to work of justice and mercy?|| |
More of it happening in our local parishes. Our ministry could be a great short term training ground for those that would be interested in further participation.
|Tell us a bit about your story and your heart for justice and mercy.|| |
I was traveling through Mexico and encountered a young boy lying in the street dead. I was heart broken and at the time was involved with a small youth ministry in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. I decided that there are ways for us to help reach those that are on the streets and forgotten or are in extreme poverty; the forgotten or invisible people in our societies.