If the Church Had Closed

What if the church had closed?Normally we do not look for churches that need our help.  We have a hard time filling the churches that find out about us on their own.  Some churches have waited a long time before receiving a missionary.  How I petition the Lord of the harvest for workers in the […]
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Poestenkill, NY

We held our SonFest in September as scheduled, regardless of the rain forecast.  It poured down rain all day (in buckets!), and still about 70 people came out to enjoy the good Christian music and the food.  We praise the Lord for the Gospel given out and the attentive ears that were listening.  The seed […]
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November 2: Ed & Ruth Peters, Garrington, AB

With the Rocky Mountains visible in the distance and the feel of the prairies all around us, the rural environment surrounding our church offers much to those who enjoy outdoor activities. Garrington Community Church is located in the middle of a farming/ranching area, and a growing number of oil/gas wells. We are about an hour […]
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New Gloucester, ME

A mother and her two children recently began attending Sunday school and the morning worship service. When asked what prompted them to come, the mother replied that it was an outreach flyer in the community inviting kids to VBS. When she called to get information about it, she sensed that it was something her children […]
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October 26: Danny & Amber Mason, Unity, OR

Unity is in eastern Oregon; the church building and parsonage are located just at the foot of the Blue Mountains. We are able to experience all the seasons, and every one is beautiful. The main vocations of the people are logging, school teaching, and ranching. We thank the Lord that He has a little group […]
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Tumalo, OR

We are finding that it pays to keep our focus on the Bible and avoid controversial doctrinal arguments and politics. A number of new people have been in church over the last couple of months, and some have told me that we are one of the few churches around the area where you don’t get […]
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October 19: Ray & Carla Berry, Wetmore, KS

Wetmore is in the northeast corner of the state, 45 miles north of Topeka, our state’s capital. Our community has about 360 people and is nestled in wooded draws and rolling plains. There is some farming in the area, but most of the people commute to work in other areas. We have enjoyed our short […]
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GWYNNE, AB

We are having water pipes put into Gwynne. The work crew is having a terrible time accomplishing the work. However, Tom has befriended several of them, and realizing they had nowhere to go for breaks, he has opened the door of the church to them and put on coffee every morning. As a result of […]
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October 12: Terry & Martha Major, Pierceville, KS

Pierceville is 15 miles east of Garden City, right along US 50 and the famed Santa Fe Trail. Pierceville consists of two grain elevators, around 35 homes, and the church. The area has both irrigated circles of grain & alfalfa and non-irrigated farm ground, as well as pheasant farms and the dry Arkansas River. Pierceville […]
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Gut Check: A test of courage – Part 3

Any organization exists and serves at God’s pleasure. For reasons not known to us and perhaps not having anything to do with us, He is free to decide that Village Missions has finished its course. But it will not be because Village Missions is not doing a valuable work in fulfilling Jesus’ promise to build His church. I know that in my “gut!”
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