Norma is a retired missionary after decades of work with InterAct Ministries and has been, along with her late husband John, supported by Scenic Park Bible Church since 1972. John was a high-school boy himself when he accepted the Lord and grew spiritually under the ministry of Church of the Open Door, which later became Scenic Park Bible Church.
Some time after Victory High School was created at Mile 95 on the Glenn Highway to be a boarding school for students from bush villages, John taught classes in Bible, history, science, and math; drove the school bus; and was the school photographer. Norma helped in the office, and she and John were house parents for one of the boys' dormitories. In 1982, Victory High School was closed because the State of Alaska constructed schools in the villages.
The Hammonds then moved to Arctic Bible Institute, also operated by InterAct, at Lazy Mountain near Palmer. John recorded, edited, duplicated, and distributed videotapes. The tapes primarily ministered to native communities in Alaska, but also go to interested persons in other states and eastern Russia. Norma served as John's secretary and assistant.
Pray that God will give Norma the grace that she needs as she faces the challenges in her life: health (seeing clearly, walking, and sitting in stiff chairs are increasingly difficult), transportation (shopping and appointments), and finances. She would like to be able to continue to live independently at home, with friends and family to do routine tasks like housekeeping. She is able to have a ministry to others by making phone visits with them.
16453 E. Clark Road
Palmer, AK 99645
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