Archive for May, 2013

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

June 2: Jim & Lynette Karg, Harlan, KS

There is not much left of the town of Harlan these days, but just north of town along a white rock road, a small church family still gathers in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This farming/ranching area was hit hard by the drought this past year. There are several small towns within a 15-mile radius with small businesses which serve a gradually declining population. The spiritual needs are overwhelming!
Pray that God will open to us a door for the Word in this community and that the Word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified. Pray that the Lord would revive His church from spiritual drought – beginning in our own lives!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

Judie and Mike Jones head to Illinois next week to visit family and their supporting church in Lansing. They would appreciate your prayers as they encounter family that do not know the Lord.

 

Mike Jones covets your prayers as he processes applications and placement of missionaries.

 

Pray for continued safety for our District Representatives as they wrap up their visits to churches and missionaries, and for wisdom as they encounter difficulty.

 

Pray for Brian and Carole Wechsler as they take some time away to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Pray that the time will be refreshing.

Please pray for Roy Adrian as he speaks at the fundraising banquet in Meadowbrook. Pray that God would give them a good turnout, and that his message would resonate in the hearts of those who attend. We need to build our base of monthly donors.

 

Tim and Gwen Griffiths made it back from Sherman, Texas, and promoting Village Missions at the Lifelight Festival.   They were able to connect with many new contacts, possible candidates, and try out the new promotional materials.   Pray that God will continue to stir the hearts of people that they came across.

 

Thank you for praying!


Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

May 26: Mark and Bonnie Canady, Meridian, ID

Ten Mile Community Church is located in Meridian, Idaho, with farm fields on one side of our church building and the capitol city of Boise on the other – this area is called the Treasure Valley. We have a wonderful mix of farmers, construction workers, government employees, teachers, and white-collar workers; it is a true ruburban area. This is a wonderful place to live and to serve the Lord.
The Lord has been bringing a lot of families to our fellowship the past year; please pray as we minister to these wonderful folks, that they would feel welcomed by the “old timers”! Pray also for each generation that fellowships with us, as we desire to reach the Treasure Valley with the Good News of the Gospel.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

Praise God for the good board meeting held in Dallas, OR, at the International Service Center.   We thank God for the godly men that dedicate their time to lead Village Missions.

 

Roy Adrian will be the keynote speaker at the fund raising banquet in Meadowbrook, AB. Please pray for him as he prepares.

 

Pray for Tim and Gwen Griffiths as they travel to Sherman, TX, to promote Village Missions at the Lifelight festival May 24-26.   Pray that God will give them many opportunities to present the work of Village Missions.

 

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

May 19: Stephen & Karen McNally, Mattawamkeag, ME

We’re just 25 miles from the base of Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine. It’s about a mile high and 65 miles north of Bangor, the nearest city. Population is about 1000; years ago it was much larger, but with the wood mill and the grammar school closed, people have moved away. Most work in the paper mills in Lincoln and Millinocket, in the wood-related industry.

In  spite of the slow growth from the recession, we are holding our own, and God is blessing the work. Village Missions came here about 11 years ago, as did we, and we have seen the Lord do many wonderful things. We started with 12 people, and now average 40 or so. Pray for the work here, that the church folk would grow spiritually in the Lord, and we would see new families begin to come again.

We have started a special time of prayer on Wednesday mornings for a spiritual awakening/revival. Pray that the area around us would know we stand for the truth, and that we preach the Word and love the people. Pray that the different church ministries would be used of God to bless the people in the church and community. We want to be a good testimony to all around us.

Pray for Karen and me; we’ve had some serious eye problems, but now we are doing well. God is so good.


Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

 

Please be in prayer for U.S. Board members as they travel to Dallas for meetings May 16-17. Pray for great wisdom as they, among other things, approve the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. We praise the Lord for the way we have seen the Lord provide but a big unknown (not to the Lord) is the bid for healthcare premiums we will received in September from Blue Cross, our current provider of health insurance for Village Missionaries.  Another major item is a revision to our Statement of Lifestyle and Morality to make clear our stance regarding marriage and drugs that become legal.  We also will be recognizing retiring board member Doug McGraw, from our field in Pierceville, KS, for 21 years of service on the board.

 

Judie and Mike Jones will be in Iowa doing an orientation for a couple who will be starting a one-year internship with us. Pray for them as they process everything they will be hearing and then for their support raising before placement is made.

 

On June 1, 2013, Village Missions Canada will be holding a fundraising banquet in Red Deer, Alberta. It will be held in Lincoln Hall, which is in very close proximity to a VM Church called Meadowbrook. Please pray for Roy Adrian as he prepares to speak at that event.

 

Thank you for praying!


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

May 12: Terry and Martha Major, Pierceville, KS

Pierceville Federated Church is 15 miles east of the largest city in SW Kansas (Garden City). Pierceville consists of two elevators, 30 houses, and the church. About half of the church attendees are farmers and ranchers, but many people commute from Garden City to attend, and we have a good number of retirees.

Pray for the completion soon of our gymnasium complex, and its use in our outreach to children and teens; for new attendees to feel at home in the fellowship and make PFC their church; for effective outreach to families in the area through our teen and children’s ministries; for our VBS outreach the end of May; and for God’s leadership of love to be evident over all our programs and in the lives of all His people.


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends,

 

Please be in prayer for board members and administrative staff as they prepare for the annual U.S. board meeting on May 16-17.  Please pray for safety in travel to these meetings and wisdom as various matters are discussed and decided.  We praise the Lord for our godly board members and their commitment to Jesus Christ and the ministry of Village Missions.

 

Mike and Judie Jones are praising God since they found out this week that they will be grandparents for the seventh time, sometime in September. (Their son Michael and his wife Nora.)

 

Please pray for Mike’s administrative assistant, Lisa West, as she recovers from surgery on her hand. This is where texting could come in real handy on the computer. J

 

Pray for decisions as we find a replacement for our Northwest District Representative who is retiring this summer.

 

Pray that the Lord will lead more communities to contact us for leadership. We have very few open fields at this point which makes placement a bit more complicated.

 

Mike and Judie are praising God for the good trip to New Mexico last week to our Navajo church at Defiance. Pray for Jimmy and Nevey Francisco as they deal with some family issues.

 

Lennie and Roy Adrian will be traveling home from the Northern Village Missions Church conference. The Pine Pass can be difficult this time for year and we ask you to pray for safety as they drive over this high mountain pass – especially in the form of good weather. No snow! J


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