Jan 4: Doug & Glenda Campbell, Chetwynd, ON

Chetwynd is basically a rural road near Burk’s Falls (about 1000 people), between Orillia & North Bay, in the ‘Near North’ of Ontario. Our church and parsonage are on Chetwynd Rd, just outside of town. The church has been here a long time but is a new VM field. Primarily a tourist/recreation area, we’re only […]
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GREENACRES, OR

It’s really fun being at a church for a long time. We get to see how people grow in their relationship with God and with one another. A lady in the church accepted the Lord a little short of 2 years ago. She had lived in the community for years but wasn’t “very religious.” Anyway, […]
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December 28: Mike & Gayle Stiener, Manton, CA

Manton is 45 miles southeast of Redding, and just south of Shingletown. We’re in the foothills near Mt. Lassen. The Manton area has about 600 people and consists mostly of retired folks and working folks that commute to Redding or Red Bluff but struggle due to gas prices. We are the only church in town, […]
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MAZAMA, WA

While waiting for his ride home from Awana, I talked to an 11-year-old who had questions about church. “Is it a sin not to go to church?”  “No,” I said, “but it’s a place where we can learn more about Jesus and also get encouragement.”  “When is church anyway, and what do you do?”  “It’s […]
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A Note from a Poor Widow

We often receive wonderful notes in the office.  One such note made me think of the story of the poor widow in Luke 21:1-4. Dear Brian, I’m writing to thank you for sending “Country Matters.”  I love the stories–you see, my little country church was closed for many years until Pastor Paul and Mary Lou Canady […]
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December 21: Tyler & Misty Larson, Bethany, KS

Bethany is a rural church in north-central KS, about an hour south of the NE/KS state line. We’re approximately 11 miles from the nearest town. Despite being so far from a town, we have an incredible children’s ministry, with about 50% of the congregation under 18 years old! The people here are predominately farmers. Please […]
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Willow River, BC

My father very unexpectedly passed away November 26, only 10 days after discovering that he had cancer. I had four days with my dad in the hospital – all good days. I saw the Lord bless my dad, my family, and me and in so many ways in those last four days that I have […]
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December 7: Jeremy & Mindi Sarver, Volga, IA

We’re located in the picturesque hills of northeastern Iowa, in a town of 250 people. Farming – particularly dairy farming – is the main occupation. We’re in our third year here, and are thankful God has placed us at Calvary Bible Church. Our newly formed youth group has about 12 kids, with only 2 from […]
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Camp Creek, OR

We had our Thanksgiving celebration on November 23rd, and God blessed with over 220 people in attendance! It was a powerful worship service, filled with music, testimonies, and a definite “attitude of gratitude” for God’s goodness to us. We followed up the service with a delicious Thanksgiving dinner – it was an amazing day! Out […]
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Help Village Missions with a GoodSearch!

Village Missions just received a gift of $74. This gift is remarkable in that it came from GoodSearch. Once I learned about GoodSearch and then designated Village Missions as the recipient, I started using it like any other search engine. You can make it your homepage or you can install a GoodSearch toolbar. The results […]
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November 30: Franklin & Lynette Knoop, Balsam, MN

About 100 miles northwest of Duluth, this is an area of mainly logging and tourism, near the iron mines of northern MN. Pray that we, through our Awana children’s program, would reach unchurched families in the community. Pray that we would continue to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. […]
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CHARLOS HEIGHTS, MT

The mother of a lady here is dying of cancer and is resigned to that fact. Her daughter led her to Christ while she was in the hospital. We met for lunch to discuss her funeral arrangements, and ended up visiting for two hours. I was able to clarify some aspects of her new belief […]
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