Bob & Val Hultslander
Serving with Biblical Ministries Worldwide in Los Angeles
Bob and Val Hultslander have two children, Nathanael and Naomi, who are now grown, married, and raising their own families. They have been with Biblical Ministries Worldwide for over 20 years.
From 1993 to 2002 they served as church planters in Chihuahua, Mexico. Since 2002 they have served in Los Angeles, CA in a BMW ministry to deaf and deaf-blind individuals.
The place of their ministry is called Commission on Compassion. It is an apartment complex with 34 units, which are rented to deaf and deaf-blind. At present, they have 16 deaf-blind residents and 8 deaf. Seven BMW missionaries staff this ministry and live in rented apartments in the same complex. On property they have a chapel, which is used on Sunday for church, a dining room, and a commercial kitchen for evening meals.
Part of their ministry includes being sign language interpreters and drivers/guides to assist residents. On Sundays they interpret in the church service. Each deaf-blind person requires his own interpreter.
Bob & Val also offer discipleship, counseling, and personal Bible studies to the residents.
Bob & Val stay very busy with this ministry! Bob is head of maintenance on the buildings, grounds, and inside apartments. He preaches once a month in church and is responsible for work teams that help. Bob also heads up a Spanish adult Bible study in a local church. Val's responsibilities include: hospitality as she and Bob house the groups that come, working with the residents with their "in home" needs such as cleaning, baking, cooking, etc., and helping in both the office and dining room. God has also given them opportunities to teach sign language classes.
Their overall vision for this ministry is to see God work through the relationships they have opportunity to establish with both the saved and the unsaved deaf and deaf-blind that live in the complex. These relationships become a bridge whereby the gospel can be shared to the unsaved and encourage and disciple those who are saved.