Welcoming our Chaplain, Harry Soedarmasto

Welcome, Harry Soedarmasto

At the last Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors introduced Mission Services of London’s latest Strategic Plan. Within that plan, MSL made the commitment to ‘refine our core identity and celebrate the faith-based values that inform the work of Mission Services of London’. In November 2022, Mission Services of London hired Harry Soedarmasto to fulfill the role of Chaplain.

Harry Soedarmasto grew up in a Christian family in New York City. After finishing university with an Aerospace Engineering degree, he worked for two airlines. Harry is married to Cherry and has two beautiful daughters, Yunesta and Yunike.

Harry moved to London, Ontario, in April 2004. While working for a nursing home, God wanted a closer relationship with Him. God called Harry to a pastoral ministry and chaplaincy environment. He went to Tyndale University and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. A short time later, Harry became an English Ministry Pastor in a local multicultural church. While there, he was called to Mission Services of London to serve as a Chaplain, which he loves.

With God’s help, Pastor Harry has been dividing his time, providing spiritual care to all Mission Services of London sites. He has been helping MSL’s staff team and participants with worship and devotional services, foundational biblical teachings and spiritual care programming that is in alignment with our mission and values.

The Chaplain’s Challenge:

The Chaplain’s Challenge is designed to help put different components into place to offer spiritual care and support to anyone who comes through our doors and wants a listening ear, the opportunity to ask questions or attend one of our weekly and voluntary chapel services. Mission Services of London has a full-time, trauma-informed chaplain who visits all of our locations and is available, if required, to our participants, staff or volunteers.

This is part of our strategic initiative to offer a more holistic approach to our programming and care for each person’s mind, body and spirit.

Sustaining: This is an opportunity to become a Beacon of Hope. Sustainer and direct your monthly gift to the spiritual care fund or make a one-time gift that helps cover our operating expenses.

Equipping: These are special projects identified to help establish and support spiritual care programming. Our voluntary chapel services would be greatly enhanced with a full complement of musical instruments and sound equipment.

Sowing: A program that has the hope of taking root and lasting for many years and generations to come requires a sustaining investment to ensure its longevity.

Annual Operating Expenses: $100,000

Project Costs: $15,000

I’m up for the challenge! Please email Genia at gcarter@missionservices.ca to donate.

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