About Greg Haskell
Greg and Hannah are all about bringing help and hope to hurting people, and equipping others to join them in that work.
They spent almost thirty years serving with the Navs in the Philippines, equipping Christian leaders among seminary students and the Navigators work-force. On their return to Oregon in 2013, they sought the Lord as to where they should serve. They were challenged by Jesus’ Luke 4 mission statement, taken from from Isaiah 61:1 “Bring good news to the poor. Comfort the broken-hearted. Proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.”
Greg and Hannah were thrilled to learn that the U.S. Navigators had created a new “department” (we call them “missions”) focusing on ministry to marginalized people. That new “mission” takes its name (“I-58”) from Isaiah, chapter 58. That passage emphasizes that God disapproves of religion that is not concerned with meeting the needs of “those in trouble” (Isa. 58:10, NLT).
Greg and Hannah go into two Oregon state prisons to facilitate restorative justice groups and Bible discussion groups, and to help Christian inmates grow in Christ and share Christ with others. They mentor and resource men and women released from prison. And Hannah serves the city of Beaverton by facilitating dialogue with teens who have run afoul of the law.
Greg and Hannah also return to Asia regularly to teach seminary classes on counseling and to facilitate conferences on wholeness for Christian leaders.
We spent the month of August in the Philippines, teaching at Alliance Graduate School and at a Navigators conference. Our students were an exceptionally bright and diligent, fun and funny, bunch! But best of all, they dared to be vulnerable as they shared from their hearts. What a privilege to invest in them!
We’ve been invited to head back to South Asia in January to teach on marriage and family. Our friends there are hungry-hearted people, eager to apply what they learn in order to serve as models!