Stonecroft Ends Financial Support for Village Missions

Stonecroft Ministries notified us recently that financial support for Village Missions will end effective March 31, 2009. This will result in a loss of income to Village Missions of $40,000 per month.
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Long Stays in Little Places

But in a day when pastors on average change churches every five to eight years, is it possible that we’re part of the problem, too?
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March 1: T.J. & Melodie Telfer (Interns), Garrington, AB

We’re in the Calgary recreation area, with a gorgeous view of the Rockies on the western horizon; the rolling landscape is dotted with stands of poplar and evergreens. Most folks are in farming or the oil/gas industry. Our church just celebrated its 50th anniversary, and we minister to a growing congregation of 90-110 on an […]
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CARON, SK

In January we celebrated 14 years of God’s goodness to Caron Community Church. People have received Christ as Savior, marriages have been restored, and families have begun journeys with God that have changed their lives. We thank Him and pray that His will be accomplished and His name glorified!   John & Sara Duerksen
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February 22: Duane & Joan Waite, Wesley, ME

Wesley is in Washing County, the most eastern county in the U.S. It’s in “Blueberry Country” with a freezer plant less than ¼-mile from the church. Logging & mill work are the basic industries. Raking blueberries and making Christmas wreaths provide seasonal work; however, the blueberry industry is becoming more and more automated. The high […]
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HILLSIDE, OR

We just had a funeral for a dear friend of mine. He sat to my right for the last 5 years in my Sr. Bible study in town. I had the privilege of seeing him come to know the Lord and grow in his Christian walk. The Lord called him home at 87 years old. […]
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February 15: Frank & Lynn Puffer, Land O Lakes, WI

On the state line of the northern border of WI and the Upper Peninsula of MI, the town’s name was once (appropriately) State Line. This resort area has about 1100 permanent residents; summer residents increase the numbers considerably. Any outdoor activity imaginable can be enjoyed here in any season. A special challenge in this area […]
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VALLEYFORD WA

One of our neighbors suffered a stroke and, living alone, ended up in a nursing home. She has short-term memory problems, but her speech was not affected. During my visit with her, I said, “I know you are a Buddhist, but may I pray for you?” She grabbed my hand and began to weep. “Oh […]
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February 8: Hans & Elly Timmermans, Marysville, BC

We’ve ministered in this four-season resort area since May 2008. Forestry & tourism are the main employers; both are suffering from the economic downturn. Recently 5 people were baptized, which was very encouraging. We also started Sunday school recently, after 15 years without it.  New people from the community come to check us out regularly, […]
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Quaker Street, NY

I’ve started a Sunday school class for new believers called “Knowing Christ.”  There are 3 attending that. Also, Kim had an opportunity to talk with a young woman after church; she is a new believer & wants to talk and has lots of questions. We pray that God will give Kim wisdom & the right […]
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