December 22: Richard & Ellen Hayes, Raymond, CA
Located in the Sierra foothills of central CA on what was once the major railroad and stagecoach route to Yosemite, Raymond is known for the quality of its Sierra White Granite, shipped around the world from the Raymond Granite Quarry. Employment includes federal, state, and county government employees, school teachers, professionals, Raymond Granite Quarry workers, cattle ranching, and retirees. Raymond is a beautiful area with a diversity of people. Pray for our recovery ministry called Set Free, which has gained approval to receive referrals from the Madera County Probation Department and Madera County Behavioral Health Department. Pray for our influence and impact at the Raymond-Knowles Elementary School as we minister to students and staff. Pray for our Awana and teen ministries; we have several youth who come from difficult family situations. Pray for our men’s and women’s ministries as lives are transformed. Pray for our Missions Team as we seek to reach out to our area and the world.