Archive for May, 2008

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

June 1: Bill & Vicki Devena, Bliss, ID

Bliss is a small town of around 300 people, located on I-84 near Twin Falls, in the southern part of the state. The land is high desert, but some of it is irrigated and used for farming and dairy cattle. Please pray that we will be able to bring people of different backgrounds together in the name of Christ. Pray for effectiveness in sharing the Gospel and discipling believers in ministries to all age groups: AWANA for the children, youth group meetings, home Bible studies, outreach to the elderly, and a rest home ministry. Pray that as a local church, we will grow in fellowship with God and with one another, and will appear as lights in a dark world in need of a Savior.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

May 25: Joe & Karla Beard, McCleary, WA

beards.JPGMcCleary has a population of 3000 and is about 20 miles west of the state capital of Olympia, making it an easy commute for those who work in the city. Because of its prime location, the town should continue to grow. McCleary is also home of Simpson Door Factory and annually sponsors the Bear Festival. McCleary Community Church is centrally located in the town, and we have an average attendance of 50 people. We praise the Lord for new people coming to the church and for the spiritual growth taking place in the lives of those attending. Pray for the Vacation Bible School that will be taking place in June or July. Pray that we would have plenty of help and that the Lord would fill our building with boys and girls who need to hear the life-changing story of Jesus.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

May 18: Paul & Glenda Burns, Burley, WA

burns.jpgBurley is on the Kitsap Peninsula, between the growing communities of Gig Harbor and Port Orchard. With our new worship center and remodeled Christian Education building, we are poised for significant growth. Pray that God will help us raise up spiritual leaders to equip His people for every aspect of ministry in the church and our community. Pray for our church leadership as we cast the vision and motivate God’s people at BBC to step out of their comfort zones with the love of Christ, and put Matthew 5:16 into shoe leather in the coming year: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

May 11: Nick & Marian Castillo, Mohawk, OR

castillos.jpgMohawk is 7 miles from Springfield and 12 miles from Eugene, home of the “Ducks” at the University of Oregon. Mohawk Valley was featured in the old movie “Shenandoah” and is just as beautiful today, hosting several covered bridges and small farms. Mohawk Community Church is strategically positioned at the main crossroads. We send a mailing to over 900 homes in the Valley. Sixteen years ago the church was voting to close the doors due to a lack of spiritual leadership and dwindling attendance. Village Missions was contacted and full-time leadership was provided! Today we are praising the Lord for the raising of a new sanctuary/multi-use building that is about 1/3 finished. Pray for needed funding to complete our building project. Praise the Lord for the majority of our members who are reading scripture and journaling each day. Pray that more will be involved. Pray for new visitors and young people to be drawn to the Lord and to our fellowship.

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