Archive for August, 2009

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Chip & Laura Farnsworth, Munden, KS

Farnsworth-Aug-25Munden is a small rural farming community in north central Kansas. The people here are financially very poor. The area is also losing significant population with the school going through consolidation three years ago, and we are hearing talk of another consolidation with another school district. Our area is in need of some sort of employment that would keep young people here after they grow up. The younger people need to mature spiritually. We have a very active Awana group with about 40 kids, but we have trouble financing it.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

August 23: Terry & Jane Baskin, Grindrod, BC

Baskin-Aug-18Grindrod is in south central BC, in the lush green Shuswap River Valley. There are dairy farms, seed crops, fruit orchards, and vineyards, but there is also a fairly high unemployment rate due to lack of industry and a drop in the Canadian lumber business. Many folks come to this area for the mild climate and slower pace of life. Our church was built in 1918 and is a drawing card for some folks because of its “little country church style” and friendly atmosphere. As pastor, I have been very encouraged by the involvement of so many of our folks in our 3 weekly Bible studies. What a joy to see their hunger and thirst to know God better and walk more closely with Him. Jane and I would greatly appreciate prayers for our family, that we would glorify the Lord in serving Him here, and that we would reach out and share the Gospel message with the many folks around us who are without Christ. Pray for God’s wisdom and gracious provision for our need for more meeting space, especially to accommodate children’s ministries.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Village Missions Prayers

Pray for the mini-conference happening this week at Camp Fircroft in Oregon.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

August 16: Dale & Suzanne Bussinger, Elk Mound, WI

Bussinger-Aug-11Our field is located about an hour east of the Twin Cities near Eau Claire, WI. The church building, Amy Chapel, is out in the country surrounded by farmland, dairy farms, woods, and open prairie. The church people come from farms, small towns, and larger towns. This work can trace its beginnings back to the 1880s. On July 12th we moved into a new building, “to the praise of His glory!” Please pray for the adjustments needed to feel at home in the new building. Pray for the relational dynamics of going from a small space to a much larger space. Pray that, above all, the Gospel would be proclaimed, lived, loved, and shared by this small part of the Body.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

August 9: Tom & Karen Douglass, Absecon, NJ

Douglass-Tom-Karen1Galloway Township is 96.9 sq. miles, with over 31,000 people, located about 10 miles west of Atlantic City. Thousands of people in the surrounding area work in the casino industry or are associated in some way with it. The church recently dealt with some internal challenges and has grown through it. Pray for continued growth numerically and spiritually, that God would fill the church with people that love each other, and for a desire to reach others for Christ. As people begin their fall schedules, pray that attending church regularly will be an important part.

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