Archive for December, 2010

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

January 2: Robert & Stephanie Melotti, Tonto Basin, AZ

MelottisTonto Basin is a high desert, retirement community, located about 1½ hours NE of Phoenix. The nearby lake attracts many seasonal visitors; over 1000 live here year-round.

Our biggest, most recent prayer request is for more leaders. With a congregation of about 50 and a few key leaders moving out of town, we’re looking to the Lord to shore up this leadership need. We also need more education and classroom space. Pray God gives us wisdom to minister to people inside and outside the church in this community.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

December 26: Mel & Shari Ternes, Hickox, PA

TernesHickox is two hours south of Rochester, NY, on the border of NY and in the center of northern PA, at the tail end of the Appalachian Mountains.

We live in a rural area of about 400 people, give or take. The people here are pretty self-sufficient and community minded.

People are excited to come to church and are telling their friends! Our son-in-law said that he wanted to be back from their anniversary trip because he wants to be at church. The men are meeting together and holding each other accountable, and prayer is becoming the center of our ministry with a prayer meeting/fasting scheduled for once a month. People want to serve and are concerned for the lost and reaching the community for Christ. A lady and her son accepted the Lord recently and have been faithful ever since. We started a ladies’ Bible study because they wanted to; it’s not something that we are forcing or encouraging.

The whole spirit is different, and after 12 years in the desert, it is awesome to see. Pray for continued growth for those that are attending, wisdom to know where God wants us to minister in the community, and souls to be saved. Pray for protection from the enemy and his schemes.

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

As you pray this week

prayer-requests1Dear Praying Friends:

As we celebrate Christmas, please pray for Village Missionaries who share the peace of Christ in the midst of hurting relationships and broken homes.

Please pray for successful outreach as many churches make opportunities to reach their communities.

Pray that those without Christ would understand the true purpose of His coming to earth and accept Jesus as Savior.

Thank you for your faithfulness. We are grateful that you are a part of our Mission family.

Have a Blessed Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

December 19: Riley & Susan Wilson, Pickstown, SD

WilsonsPickstown was built by the government in the 1940′s to house people that were building a dam on the Missouri River. It now has a population of 168, of which most are retired. There are a lot of campers/fishermen in the summer – hunting and fishing are very good.

The church building was built by the government the same time as the town. It will hold about 150 people; we average about 30. It is a great place to live! Pray that the people here would be good witnesses. Pray for SS and worship service attendance. Pray for our SS, currently the teachers are Susie and me. Pray God would give us wisdom.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends:

Our work must be born in prayer, watered by prayer, guarded and protected by prayer and the worker himself ever steeped in prayer, and hidden behind the supernatural working of an almighty hand.–A. B. Simpson

We thank the Lord for the way He has moved friends like you to pray for and give to Village Missions. We are grateful that you are a part of our Mission family.

As we celebrate Christmas, please pray that our Village Missionaries would have many opportunities to comfort those who are hurting and speak God’s truth into the lives of those who need to hear it.

Please pray as Brian presents Village Missions to the Barnabas Group in San Francisco early next week.

Thank you for praying!

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

December 12: Jimmy & Nevey Francisco, Chichiltah, NM

FranciscosWe’re about two hours from Albuquerque. We minister to our own native people, the Navajo Tribe. Alcohol and drug abuse are high, DWI fatalities are frequent, domestic violence is prevalent, and poverty is high.

Pray for Nevey for continued recovery from recent surgery. Our church building and parsonage are in great need of repairs (electrical, plumbing, insulation, heating system, and the list goes on). Classrooms are needed for our children’s ministry. Pray for our congregation for spiritual growth, and our community for salvation.

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