Hmong Mission Society of Central Florida
by Rev. Zong H. Yang
Choir/Bible Class: 9:00-10:35 a.m.
Worship: 10:45 a.m.
Held in the Athletic Center Meeting Rooms
Currently, there are 250 Hmong families living in Central Florida. Many more are on their way. Among the 250 families, some are second migration and some are immigrating directly from overseas in Southeast Asia. Our mission is to reach these people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Word and action. The love of Christ will be demonstrated by actively working with the LIRS to resettle Hmong refugees and immigrants to Central Florida. During the 1970's, 80's and 90's, the Lutheran Church has sponsored many refugees and immigrants. These people will build new lives in Central Florida.
Since many still hold to a tradition of subsistence farming, some will buy property on which they can farm. Some will share their property with those who cannot afford their own. They will provide for their own needs as well as the needs of others. Agricultural grants will be pursued to aid in this effort.Many of those moving to Central Florida have significant social services needs such as housing, employment, and immigration consultation. As Christian people, we will give our hand to the needy. We will coordinate with the Lutheran Services of Florida for assistance.
Beginning in Lakeland, this ministry will expand to Central Florida areas such as Brandon, Plant City, Tampa, Clearwater, Clermont, Orlando, and Wauchula. We anticipate that thousands of Homng people will relocate to this area in the next few years and we will be ready to welcome them into God's family.
The Hmong Mission Society of Central Florida will oversee this ministry. It has begun as a daughter organization of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakeland, with the goal of becoming independent and self-sustaining. For more information call Pastor Zong Yang at 863-644-7710 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.