Archive for March, 2008

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

March 30: Rusty & Mandy Blessard, Renovo, PA

blessards.JPGRenovo is located in North Central Pennsylvania just west of Williamsport, the home of the Little League World Series. Renovo is a small community situated in the midst of thousands of acres of State Forest land. Wildlife is abundant here, along with plenty of outdoor activities. There is no local industry other than a small medical center/nursing home. Most locals travel anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours to their jobs. Our church’s front door opens up to a beautiful view of the west branch of the Susquehanna River and the endless mountains that surround it. It is breathtaking during the fall and after a snowstorm. We pray for people’s hearts to be changed and for the desire to serve and worship Christ daily to replace the desires of the world. We pray that our little church would be a light in this community that others would be attracted to. We pray for God to continue to empower and strengthen us to minister the love of Christ to all that we meet.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

March 23: Greg (Mac) & Julie McCallum, Eddyville, OR

mccallums.jpgEddyville is located between Corvallis and Newport, on Highway 20. This is a logging community that consists of a charter school for grades K-12, a post office, a mushroom farm, and our church. There are 220 kids in the school; sports and any school activities bring our geographically widespread community together. I (Mac) coach football and basketball for the high school boys. Please pray for our Good News Club and our basketball team. Also, join us in praising the Lord for bringing us to self-supporting level!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

March 16: Stan & Cathy Primer, Rancho Tehama, CA

primer-s.jpgRolling hills, grass, and oak trees characterize this isolated northern California community, nine miles west of Interstate 5 and halfway between Red Bluff and Corning. Rancho Tehama is a growing community of 3000-plus residents comprised mostly of retirees and lower income families. Almost all employment is off the “Ranch,” as it is referred to by locals. We are grateful for God’s faithfulness in regularly bringing new people to visit in our services. PRAY the new people will feel wanted as the church body reaches out to them in meaningful ways. PRAY for the salvation of those needing the Savior. PRAY for the weekly youth and children’s ministries. PRAY for willingness on the part of the church to assimilate new people into the fabric of church ministries and relationships.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

March 9: Joseph & Margaret Giesbrecht, Willow River, BC

giesbrechts.jpgWillow River is a small community of 200 with mixed occupations, such as logging, farming, and those that commute thirty minutes to Prince George, known as the capital of northern BC. The scenery on the drive from Prince George to Willow River is very scenic, with many trees, a few smaller farms, a one-lane bridge across the Willow River, and a glimpse of the mountains in the distance. Our claim to fame in Village Missions is that we were the first Village Missions church started in Canada, and will be celebrating our fortieth anniversary in 2008! Please pray that God would touch and change hearts to accept Christ, and bring healing to the hurting. Pray for our Bible study and Sunday school class. Pray for our family: Lynnelle, grade 12; Daniel, grade 11; and Timothy, grade 8.

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