The community is invited to join the Harvey County Homeless Shelter board and staff, as well as New Jerusalem Mission missionaries and staff, by gathering for a farewell reception in honor of Julie and Ian Johnson, missionaries with NJM.

The come-and-go reception will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Homeless Shelter staff quarters.

Light refreshments will be served.

The Johnson have served at NJM and HCHS for many years. They were instrumental in starting HCHS.

Because of visa issues, Ian departed America last spring, but Julie has been here with her daughters getting things in order as one of her daughters recently started attending a local community college.

Those who are unable to attend the reception may send cards to Julie at: Julie Johnson, c/o New Jerusalem Missions, 209 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.