Archive for October, 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

For Our Praying Friends

prayer-requests1Dear Praying Friends:

“Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.” W. S. Bowdne

Please pray for the spiritual heath of Village Missionaries. Pray that each one would enjoy a vibrant, intimate relationship with the Lord.

Please pray for the Northwest Mini-Conference taking place this week in Ocean Park, WA, October 25-26. Brian Wechsler will be there.

Praise for the great interest shown in Village Missions by students at the Moody Missions Conference. Brian Wechsler, District Representative John James, and Village Missionaries Jeremy Sarver and Phil Rownd represented Village Missions. The seminars they presented were very well attended and many stopped by the display. Pray that God call many workers into the harvest fields of North America through these contacts.

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

October 31: Jeff & Troy Ann May, Broadbent, OR

MaysLocated in a beautiful valley on the South Fork of the Coquille River, Broadbent is an unincorporated area consisting of the church building and a post office, six miles south of the town of Myrtle Point.

With the closure of two large mills in the past 20 years, overall population in Coos County is in decline. Employment opportunities are extremely limited and many high school graduates go away to college, returning only to visit their parents.

Our church is a wonderful group of retired seniors with an appetite for the Word of God and a concern for the lost. Pray that God would bring young families to the church and the current members will continue to grow in God’s grace.


Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Duane & Holly Scheidemantle, Monitor, OR

Scheids-Oct-21stThis primarily agricultural area in the Willamette Valley also serves as a bedroom community to Salem and Portland.
There is a large Hispanic population due to the farm work, and also a high Russian population in the surrounding area.
Please pray for wisdom for our church body as we look to minister to the people in this area. Please pray for open doors for developing relationships with those around us. Please pray for strength and health for those in the church family.


Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

As You Pray This Week

prayer-requestsThank you for sharing in prayer and praise to the Lord! We’d like to share the following with you this week:

Praise: Brian & Carole Wechsler and Vern Wilkinson, Northwest District Representative, had a great opportunity to represent Village Missions at Missions Fest Seattle. Brian taught two seminars and Vern taught one. There was much interaction with folks by our display. Pray that God will firm up the connections made at this Missions Conference.

Praise: Brian has made several connections with Barnabas Group organizations in various locations. He will be speaking to one group in November and another in February. Please pray for further opportunities and that God will use this to create greater awareness of Village Missions and greater involvement.

Please pray for the Moody Missions Conference taking place this week. Brian Wechsler, District Rep. John James, and Village Missionaries Jeremy Sarver and Phil Rownd will be representing Village Missions. Pray for good contacts with students and that God will call several Moody students into Village Missions.

Please pray for new missionaries and for the finances to support them.


Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

October 17: Travis & Jennifer Cochran, Cusick, WA

Cochran-TWe’re in eastern WA, in a small valley that primarily supports hay farming, cattle ranching, and logging. We’re an hour north of Spokane and an hour south of the Canadian border, right next to beautiful Pend Oreille River. Cusick and the neighboring community of Usk have a combined population of about 300. The paper and logging mills, K-12 school, and large wellness center on the Kalispell Indian Reservation across the river also provide jobs. Many people are out of work, however, as the area is very economically depressed, but during the summer months there is an influx of retired RVers and recreational guests at many local RV parks and Christian camps.

We celebrated one year of marriage in June and one year at this, our first field, in September! Pray as we continue to grow in our own relationship and in relationships with people in this community.

We continue to seek the Lord for the kind of outreach He wants us to do. We had a pretty good response at various children’s outreaches this summer, so pray as we continue with AWANA Kids’ Club this fall and as we seek ways to reach out to the teens in the area.

Pray also for our adult studies, and continued unity and strength of leadership on the church board. We’re excited to see what the Lord has in store for the future!


Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

October 10: Paul & Lauren McIlroy, Blodgett, OR

McIlroy-Paul-LaurenLocated just off Highway 20 in the beautiful Oregon coastal mountains, Blodgett is usually identified by its country store and a few surrounding houses – the only readily visible sign of a town. This makes outreach difficult as most of the homes are tucked into the forest and not easily accessible. The small local school is the most frequent gathering place for community activities, but it is only K-4th grade. Logging, one of the main industries here, is struggling since the downturn in the housing market began.

We would like greater opportunities for outreach in the community. We hope to develop contacts to families through the school with Release Time and other school events; to men through our Sportsmen’s Breakfast and possibly with the volunteer fire department; and to women through our Ladies’ Night Out, a tri-annual evening featuring special speakers on topics that interest the local ladies.

We also have a Wednesday evening Kids for Christ program and adult Bible studies in the fall and spring. Pray that these activities will give the local community opportunities to hear God’s Word and be discipled.


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