Archive for September, 2010

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

October 3: Laurie & Marjorie Goertzen, Rose Prairie, BC

Goertzens-9-28-10This rural community in northeast BC is near the northern edge of the Peace Country, the last agricultural frontier in Canada. In addition to farming, ranching, and outfitting (guiding hunters), the logging and oil industries are major components in the local economy. We thank God for the growth and discipleship taking place in our church family. Please pray that as a Body we would keep on loving and living the truth. Pray that we would be faithful to communicate the truth in Sunday school, youth group, Awana, Bible studies, and our various seasonal evangelistic outreaches. Pray that we would continue to build relational bridges and share Christ with our neighbors and coworkers.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

September 26: Jason & Kathi Berga, N. Lansing, NY

Bergas1Commerce in this area is primarily dairy farming, a coal power plant, and Cargill Salt Mine. Only five miles from Ithaca and Cornell University, on the longest of the Finger Lakes (Cayuga), we have some of the most amazing waterfalls. Pray for our church as it grows. Several new families have come over the past year, and the church has needed to transition in several areas of ministry. Pray that God would continue to bring not only people that need to hear the gospel, but also mature believers who will be a part of the work here in North Lansing.

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

September 19: Joseph & Margaret Giesbrecht, Willow River, BC

GiesbrechtsWe’re in the Upper Fraser Valley in the northern interior of BC, about 30 minutes from Prince George, which is known as the northern capital.

Willow River is a small community in a rural area that was once a thriving logging community. The scenery is beautiful with many lakes & rivers, lots of wildlife, and the Canadian Rocky Mountains only an hour down the road.

People living another 45 minutes to an hour up the valley are served by this church, which is celebrating 90 years of God’s faithfulness this year – 42 of those with Village Missions.

Pray for God’s guidance, for His continued grace and mercy on our community, our summer barbecues as we invite the whole community to join us for lunch on Sunday after church, our 90th Anniversary celebration, God’s blessing on the unions in two weddings this summer, and spiritual growth in our church family.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

September 12: Tom & Sandy Morris, Arago, OR

Morris-TArago is a small community of about 150, five miles west of Myrtle Point, OR. There is very little industry here, just a few dairy farms and some logging. It is very beautiful country with mild temperatures year-round.

We are about ½-hour from the coast, so we do get our share of wind. In the winter the whole Coquille Valley tends to flood from the large amount of rain. Many fields and roads are under water for long periods. The plus side to that is that the fields are rich in minerals for farming in the summer, and there are multiple water fowl in the flood waters all winter long. Many of the farmers even put up duck blinds on the flood lands for hunters.

Please pray for wisdom as we deal with many hurting families. Drugs have invaded this area with a vengeance. Depression is also a major issue, as well as unemployment, which is very high for the whole Coos County.

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