Nick & Millie Hennemann
Nick and Millie were married in 2010. They have six children: Peter, Vivienne, Gemma, Louisa, John, and baby due in March 2019. On December 5, 2018, the Hennemanns were commissioned by the Lafayette Diocese to serve as foreign missionaries for the next two years. Their first post is in northern Costa Rica where they serve primarily Nicaraguan refugees.
Previously, Nick served a spokesperson for the Oregon Department of Forestry and a business and estate planning attorney. Millie has a background in theology and is the Hennemanns’ home executive officer.
At one point, Nick discerned becoming a diocesan priest and Millie discerned a vocation to religious life. Although they ended up meeting and getting married, that call to share the Gospel and serve the poor did not fade. As the children started getting older, Nick and Millie asked themselves how they could respond to that call with their family.
A spark would always go off in Millie’s and Nick’s hearts when they heard about foreign missions, hearkening back Millie’s time working with Mother Teresa and her order and Nick’s bringing food and clothing to the poor at different times in his life. They talked about taking the kids on a short mission trip someday, but agreed that the children were still too young. However, after meeting a family with young children serving with Family Missions Company, the Hennemanns learned they too could be missionaries now. They visited FMC on a Come-and-See weekend and felt the Holy Spirit working – asking them to follow the desire of their hearts and use their education and work experience to spread the Gospel and serve the poor in foreign missions.
“The harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few.” – Matthew 9:37
Please pray for the Hennemanns over the next two years and everybody they will encounter in service. They ask our Lord to bless you and fill you with grace for every sacrifice you make to support the Hennemanns as they seek His will and do His work.
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