Archive for January, 2011

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

January 30: Dave & Kathy Possing, Hokah, MN

Hokah, population 614, is in a beautiful area along the Mississippi River on Hwy 44, six miles from the Apple Capital of MN and surrounded by bluffs, trees, valleys, and hills. We’re a bedroom community to Lacrosse, WI, where most people work.

This is a real family church and we are blessed to have over 100 call this their home! Please pray for all our activities: After School Kids’ Club, SonDowners teen Bible study, Friday Niters youth group, and various weekly Bible studies. Our desire is to continue to be a LIGHT in the community and to look for opportunity to share the Gospel with those we come in contact with.


Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

The greatest of all ministries is not eloquent speech, or munificent beneficence, or profound wisdom or untiring work, but the still hour, the touch of faith, the whisper of prayer, the silent ministry, that moves the hand that moves the universe.
–A. B. Simpson

Please pray for our upcoming spring candidate school and for wisdom as we process the approximately ten applications we have received.

Pray that God will provide opportunities for Village Missionaries to be blessed by the fellowship of friends and fellow workers in these long winter days.

Pray that God will encourage Village Missionaries with the knowledge that you care about their spiritual and emotional well-being.

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

January 23: Dick & Pam Bosworth, Hinkley, CA

Hinkley, in the ‘High Desert’ 15 miles west of Barstow and 75 miles north of San Bernardino, essentially has no ‘town,’ but is spread over a large area of desert. Sometimes it’s difficult to even find where people live!

As in many small rural communities, the people are very independent, making building relationships difficult. Drugs & alcohol are prevalent, a constant threat to family and community relationships. The primary employers are the Army & Marine Bases, Deep Space Tracking Center, Borax Mine, and related services.

Pray that Hinkley Bible Church will be a beacon of truth and stability as we try to demonstrate Christ’s love and His power to change lives.


Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

As You Pray This Week

Praise for the two Associate couples and one intern that went through Village Missions’ orientation last week. Associate Village Missionaries are retired couples who fill in on an interim basis until a permanent couple can be assigned. You can learn more about this program here. The intern couple will be serving in Kettle Falls, WA. You can learn more about this program here.

Pray for Brian and Carole as they travel to Pierceville Federated Church in Pierceville, KS, for their mission conference. Pierceville has been served by Village Missions since 1956. Director Emeritus Dr. Jack Canady once served on this field. The theme of the mission conference is “How Shall They Hear?” Please pray that believers will be challenged and God glorified at this conference.

Pray for wisdom as we process the approximately ten applications we have received for Candidate School.

Praise the Lord for the good response we received in year-end giving. Our fiscal year ends in June but we ended the calendar year in a strong financial position. Thank the Lord with us for His provision that enables us to keep country churches alive!

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

January 16: Patrick McAloon, Nashwaak Bridge, NB

This rural area (300-500 people) is ½-hour from Fredericton, the capital of NB and its government center. Many from here work in the city. Many used to work in the forestry industry, but that’s changed the last 4-5 years.

There’s one main road through our community from the Miramichi to Fredericton. Two nursing homes are here; many younger families have moved to the city over the years, leaving an older population. I teach grades 8-9 Bible at a Christian School in Fredericton. Pray that I may remain faithful to Him who has called me into the ministry.

If it is God’s will, pray He’ll bring someone into my life to help me in His work. Pray for the younger couples to surrender to God’s will for their lives and see the need to be involved with a local fellowship of believers.


Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

January 9: Charlie & Rhonda Hargrove, Wishram, WA

HargrovesThis small community, about 300 people, is on the east side of WA, on the mighty Columbia River. The town was founded to house workers for the railroad. In those days, over 1000 people lived here.

A store, hotel, restaurant, laundry, bar, post office, barber shop, and a small cafe in a caboose served the needs of the town. Now, only the bar and post office remain. The K-12 school of 70 students is the largest employer.

The church has grown in numbers as people grow in their relationship with Christ Jesus. Pray that we’ll be able to reach out to the younger generation of kids. Pray that those coming to know the Lord will grow to maturity in their relationship.


Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

As you pray this week

prayer-requestsDear Praying Friends:

Please pray that many would come to Christ, churches served by Village Missions would move toward spiritual health, and our Village Missionaries will be encouraged in 2011.

We thank the Lord for God’s provision for Village Missions in 2010 and trust Him for His supply in 2011.

Pray that God would call many to serve with us in 2011-we continue to need missionaries!

May we gain a deeper understanding of His grace and a deeper trust in His sovereignty in 2011!

Thank you for praying!


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