Will You Be My Friend?

Brian writes about joining Facebook and what his ultimate purpose is for it. More than connecting with old high school friends, Facebook can be used to strengthen churches and proclaim the gospel.
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WISHRAM, WA

Many opportunities exist for witnessing here in Wishram.  Rhonda and I have adopted a routine of stopping to talk to nearly everyone we meet. Some of these conversations have opened up further avenues of friendship and discussion. We’ve taken many of the youth from town to camp and then held VBS. Both were very successful […]
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September 30 – Raul & Teresa Corona, Avenal, CA

Avenal is located in the Central Valley of California, the most important agricultural area of the U.S. For this reason, Avenal is mainly populated by Hispanic immigrants (95% of the total inhabitants) that work in the fields. Church services are mainly in Spanish for adults, bilingual for youth and children. Recently, 215 people are the […]
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Wonderful Encouragement

This blog is under construction so that soon people will be able to post comments directly. I received this wonderful e-mail from retired Village Missionary Jim Scanlon. Jim and Delores will soon be serving in Friant, CA as Associates.  Our Associate Program allows retired missionaries or even layman to serve our churches on an interim […]
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September 23 – Tommie & Karen Owen, Tensed, ID

We are about 50 miles south of Coeur d’Alene, on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation. To the west is a treeless plain called The Palouse, and to the east are the rolling foothills of the Bitterroot Range. There are about 90 people in our town! Along with folks from other small towns nearby, our church averages […]
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Much More Than E-Fundraising

Recently I attended probably one of the best seminars I have ever attended (no hyperbole) on fundraising – sponsored by Mission Increase Foundation. Here are a few ways what I learned relates to rural ministry…
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On Having Cancer

I am writing this article while on vacation at Russ Wayland’s wonderful cabin in northern Washington called the “Refuge.” Two days ago, I learned that I have prostate cancer.  I have not met with the doctor in person yet.  He told me on the phone that it was a small, non-aggressive form of cancer.  I […]
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GALENA, AK

I’ve been visiting a disabled man that we run errands for. I’ve discovered that once I get to know people, the way they act and talk makes more sense. He never directly asks a question – instead, he makes a statement that he expects me to respond to, and he appreciates that I respond from […]
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September 16 – Rob & Debbie Hoffman, Gold River, BC

Gold River is an isolated community, set in the heart of a lush, mountainous rainforest on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Logging is the mainstay of the economy, but secondary industries are beginning to develop, including a power plant. Please pray that God would continue to build up the men in the church and […]
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DOUBLE ADOBE, AZ

Praise the Lord for the 8 children that were baptized on August 12.  We were so excited because all but one came through our children and/or youth program. Most decided to be baptized during VBS. One teen girl had wanted to for 3 years but her parents wouldn’t allow it. She talked to them again […]
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September 9 – Eric & Dawn Anderson, Bowdoin, ME

Located in mid-coast Maine, Bowdoin is a town trying to remain small while everything around us is growing quickly. Pray for our future children’s ministry as we look into starting an AWANA Club. Pray for the men of Bowdoin, that they would come to know their place as the spiritual leaders in the family, the […]
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