A chance meeting on a flight from Atlanta to Fort Wayne resulted in a story about Jim Hocking, founder of Water for Good, on a northeast Indiana news site, kpcNews.com. Columnist Grace Householder caught sight of Hocking’s trademark hat and knew there must be a story. Below is a portion of that story. Click here for the complete article. (Water for Good is a cooperating ministry in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.)
Water for Good helps rebuild pride, integrity
His hat made me think he might have an interesting story.
One of the last travelers boarding the March 23 flight to Fort Wayne from Atlanta was wearing field clothes.
Shortly after the plane took off, I learned his journey had begun 2 1/2 days earlier in the Central African Republic, known as CAR.
Jim Hocking is the founder of Water for Good, a ministry based in Warsaw. He has spent most of his 62 years in Africa, and will be returning in early May.
His trip to Warsaw began with nine hours on the terrible roads connecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (across the river from Central African Republic) to Uganda; the next morning he got up early to meet with the governor of that region.
After meeting the governor he flew on MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) to Entebbe, Uganda, and spent the day in the airport before leaving for Brussels, then to Atlanta, then to Fort Wayne.
Hocking is a second-generation missionary. His father, in addition to doing youth leadership training throughout the U.S., founded three seminaries in Africa; all three are still functioning.
Click here for the complete article.