McCUNE, KS

We are privileged to serve a congregation of folks who love the Lord and desire to make United Chapel a lighthouse in the middle of the Kansas prairie. We’ve been working on making contacts with families in nearby communities, and one Sunday we had a family with four children attend!  Hallelujah!  We ask the Lord […]
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March 2: Russ & Linda Richardson, Sauvie Island, OR

Where the Willamette & Columbia Rivers meet – just 12 miles from downtown Portland, Oregon – you will find Sauvie Island. The island is about 17 miles long, 9 miles wide and is shaped like a flying goose, which is appropriate since most of the island is a wildlife refuge, with the rest being agricultural. […]
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The Spiritual Battle and Prayer

To prepare for Village Missions’ celebration of sixty years at staff conferences, Lisa West has been digging through the archives.  She found the first issue of a publication called “Village Missionary,” the forerunner, I believe, of what became Tempo Magazine and now is Country Matters.  This first issue was dated January 1956, only eight years […]
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VENANGO, NE

We showed Dr. Jack’s (Canady) video on prayer as part of the message one Sunday.  Then I challenged the people to pray for more Village Missionaries, to pray for Nebraska Village Missionaries to be put into the harvest, and to pray for one friend/neighbor to share the gospel with; 17 people responded, and quite a […]
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February 24: Tim & Fern Wyrick, Ridgway, MT

Carter County, MT, is in the very SE corner of the state with a population density of about .4 people/square mile. Ridgway is our community, covering about 400 square miles and representing about 65 people. People here are ranchers with some farming thrown in. Basically they raise cattle and sheep and do just enough farming […]
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PENHOLD, AB

We had an interesting call from a neighbor who works at the local airport. She said that they had some students from India taking flying lessons. One of them was a Christian and was upset that he would not be able to attend church, because where he was staying (a town one mile from us) […]
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February 17: Jim & Brenda Harkabus, Lakehead, CA

Canyon Community Church is located on the I-5 Corridor, 25 miles north of Redding, CA. Situated in the mountains on Shasta Lake, Lakehead is primarily a recreation/retirement community whose population of 2500 expands to 10,000 during the summer vacation months, with campers, boaters, hikers, and fishermen. The local school closed, ending a Bible Release Time […]
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Called to Be a Shepherd

Dr. Al Mohler has written an excellent blog titled “Has God Called You?  Discerning the Call to Preach.” I commend it to anyone who might be wondering whether God is calling you to be a pastor.  I would place more emphasis on the shepherding aspect of pastoral ministry (see my previous blog post), but overall Dr. […]
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When the Parade is Over

Village Missionary Bruce Swan wrote, “Another family in our church lost a son, killed in Iraq.  This makes three families in our church.  It was a horrible ordeal for the family to go through; they experienced such a deep loss for their son, their only son.  I was called to be with the family when […]
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WYTOPITLOCK, ME

It was such an awesome opportunity to have a young man come to me and want to know all about what salvation is and what it means.  He came and talked with me and I encouraged him to give the church service 3 tries and then see what God does.  As he kept coming to […]
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February 10: Dean & Rochelle Denlinger, Horsefly, BC

Horsefly is located in the Cariboo Forest District in British Columbia. Within an hour’s drive from here in all directions, we can be in either almost rain forest, to high alpine mountains, to a desert with actual cacti! Situated in the foothills of the mountains, logging, ranching, and tourism are the main sources of income. […]
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CEO, Professional, Preacher, or Shepherd?

In some ways, the transliteration of the word “pastor” from the Latin has been unfortunate. It gives freedom to define the role of “pastor” as something other than a “shepherd” – the meaning of the Greek term translated in English as “pastor.” For some, then, the modern role of the pastor must be “C.E.O.”  He […]
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