Archive for July, 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

July 29: Tom & Rebecca Gerbrandt, Gwynne, AB

Gwynne is in a very picturesque valley. There is a recreational lake close by and a small ski hill. Our people range from farmers, truckers, teachers, and oil field workers. Most people are involved somehow with the infrastructure of the oil business. Gwynne is halfway between two larger cities.

We praise God for the people of our church who are totally concerned for the welfare of our community people and chose to keep our little church open to help meet their needs. We wish to see others come to Christ and learn of His love. Please pray for our children’s ministry with Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. Please pray that we as a church would be aware of every opportunity to share our faith with others in our area. Please pray that our church will remain in harmony one with another and that God would be blessed by our efforts.


Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

Please pray for Village Missionaries and their communities as a number struggle in the summer heat.

Pray especially for Springview, Nebraska, as Village Missionaries Sam and Mary Courts are heavily involved in fighting surrounding grass fires.

As Sam writes, “Pray for patience for all those who are serving both on the front lines and behind the scenes. When we get tired, it’s really easy to be impatient and get short-tempered. It gets harder for us to think straight, too, so we do dumb things, which in this case can be deadly! LORD, POUR PATIENCE, KINDNESS, AND GOODNESS BY YOUR SPIRIT INTO US AS WELL AS YOUR STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE.”

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

July 22: Dan & Caroline Enns, Cedar Creek, MO

Tucked in the hills and hollers of southwestern Missouri we are thirty driving miles from Branson. We are not a town but a community surrounded by a lake. Our area is filled with vacation homes with about three hundred year-round residents. Pray that God would add to our number by bringing people to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Ask God to encourage and mature the believers and to give them a love for their neighbor. Ask God for new ways to reach into the community with the Gospel of Christ. Please pray for our Ladies’ Bible Study, as it reaches women outside of our church.


Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

Thank you for praying for the Summer Connection Conference in Rexford, Kansas. Over 100 Village Missionaries and their children attended the conference. Missionaries had a wonderful time renewing ties, being refreshed and renewed, worshipping, sitting under the teaching of God’s Word, and eating! Because of budget constraints we have eliminated help toward the costs of these conferences next year, but pray that the Lord will provide for these much needed get-aways for our Village Missionaries.

If you would like to see pictures of the Summer Connection Conference in Graeagle, CA, please click on this link. Pictures will be posted soon for the conferences in Lava Hot Springs, ID, Kelowna, BC, and Rexford, KS.

Thank you also for praying for Brian and Carole’s visit to our field in Cotopaxi, CO, served by Village Missionaries Bill and Mary Korf. We were very warmly received and had a great time fellowshipping with this vibrant church body.

Thank you also for praying for the visits to Colorado Springs. Some plans unexpectedly changed but Brian and Carole did have the opportunity to present the ministry of Village Missions at Widefield Community Bible Church.

Ken and Barb Schubert


This church is attended by Village Missions’ retirees Ken and Barb Schubert. We are grateful for the opportunity they created to visit their church and present the ministry of Village Missions.

Assistant Director Mike Jones requests prayer as he and his wife Judie get settled into their home in Omaha. Pray that Mike will be able to maintain good communication with the office.

Praise God that our missionary at Oakley, KS received great news that his cancer remains in remission.

Pray specifically for Dan and Caroline Enns as they are in the Spotlight this week. They are deciding how to best care for an aging parent

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

July 15: Rob & Linda Dore, Yale, WA

Located in SW Washington near Cougar at the foot of Mt St Helens, Yale residents can be long-time families, retirees seeking a mountain retreat, or younger families who commute the 40 to 60 miles into Vancouver, WA. Three dams form lakes which step up into the mountains, drawing heavy recreational use in summer months. As the only church in the community, we are getting new, younger families wanting to grow and participate.

We ask for prayer: that our saints here will understand how the Lord wants to use our church to minister to these families; that Summer Camp will draw many youth to Jesus Christ; that our congregation will see the spiritual needs of their neighbors and reach out to them; that the Servants Bible School which began last winter will be used by the Lord to train workers for full-time Christian service.


Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

Please be in prayer for Brian and Carole as they continue travel in western Kansas and Colorado. Please pray for the mini-conference in Rexford, which started Monday evening and ends Thursday morning. Pray for a dessert function in Colorado Springs Saturday night to present the ministry of Village Missions. Brian will also present the ministry of Village Missions at the Widefield Community Bible Church Sunday morning.

Please continue to pray as Village Missions makes the transition from our self-funded plan to a group plan with Regence Blue Cross. We will switch plans August 1. Pray especially that our seriously ill missionaries would have a smooth transfer over to the new plan. Pray for the finances of the churches we serve as well as Village Missions as we experience an increase in the premium of about $200 a month. This will be a challenge to many of our churches.

Please be in prayer for Assistant Director Mike Jones as he works with the District Representatives on a couple of missionary placement issues that are critical. Also, we are need of more churches to serve. We are at a point where the lack of churches makes placement more difficult and limits our ability to make a good match. Pray that the Lord will direct churches to Village Missions for leadership.

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

Praise the Lord for good Village Missions’ conferences in Lava Hot Springs, ID and Green Bay Bible Camp near Kelowna, BC.

Please be in prayer for Brian and Carole as they travel to Colorado and western Kansas starting Saturday, July 7. Brian will be preaching at Cotopaxi Community Church, a field served by Village Missions in Cotopaxi, CO Sunday. They will then travel to Rexford, KS to attend a Village Missions’ mini-conference. Please be in prayer for the missionaries and their families as they attend this conference. Then they will be back in Colorado Springs for additional meetings through the next weekend.

Please pray for Village Missions, Village Missionaries, and the churches we serve as we transition from a self-funded health plan to a “fully-insured” plan. We praise the Lord that the coverage is quite comparable with our old plan-especially for Village Missionaries who are experiencing serious health issues. But the premium increase will be a challenge both for Village Missions and for the churches we serve. Our Village Missions Employee Benefit Board will be closely monitoring the situation. Pray for patience for all as we navigate through a constantly changing health care system. Also pray for understanding that this change enables us to continue health coverage for several ill missionaries-without full cooperation we wouldn’t be able to do so. Please continue to pray for our ill missionaries.

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

July 8: Tony & Cathy Bittner, Skykomish, WA

Less than 200 people call Skykomish their home, but those numbers swell at times because many of the houses in the town serve as recreational cabins for skiers and hikers.

Skykomish School District has a population of around 600 year-round residents, and the school presently serves approximately 40 students from pre-school through 12th grade. Most of the community is beyond school age. Only a few businesses provide services and jobs are scarce. Many of the residents travel great distances to work each day, or are underemployed.

Pray for continued spiritual growth for those individuals in the community who have made a commitment to follow Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Pray also for individuals that are seeking truth about life and what happens after death; Scripture promises that those who seek will find. We would also love it if the Lord would send more families with children to the Skykomish area.


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