December 27: John & Candy Adams, Hauser, OR:

Hauser is seven miles north of Coos Bay. The economy of the area was once driven by fishing, shipping, and timber; as those industries diminish, tourism and recreation on the Oregon Dunes become more prominent. Many area families struggle financially, and hope is in short supply, so people are constantly moving in & out of […]
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Jason & Kathi Berga, N Lansing, NY

Well, again, another year ends. When I look at both the good and the bad throughout this past year, I simply see what Paul describes in Ephesians 6 as a spiritual battle. All of the events, in one way or another, are indeed a spiritual struggle. In Isaiah 54:17 the promise isn’t that there will […]
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December 25: David & Pam Whitehead, Rockaway, OR

Rockaway Beach is located on the north coast of Oregon, 15 miles north of Tillamook. The population is about 1200; because we are a tourist town, ½ to ⅔ of the homes are vacation rentals. Consequently, this transient aspect does affect our church life. Rockaway Community Church has been here since 1913 with a building […]
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A Message From the Director

Have this attitude in yourselves, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a […]
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REDLAND, OR

Every December we organize a family caroling night at the church. We first meet for a chili and cornbread dinner around the fireplace and then head out in one large group down our street and carol door-to-door. This year some last-minute schedule conflicts bounced the date around until we finally settled on an evening that, […]
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Black Friday and Christmas

Philippians 2:5-8I started thinking about these verses when I heard some of the news reports involving “Black Friday.” I heard the story of one woman who “pepper-sprayed” several others, in her rush to get a good deal. In other locations, several were trampled, many were arrested, and people pushed and shoved to get the bargains […]
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December 18: Sebeka, MN

Located in north central MN, an area of lakes, woodland, and farmland. Blowers Chapel is eight miles from the closest town, which has not much more than a gas station, post office, and a bar. God is at work, as they recently celebrated the baptism of four individuals. The church family loves to gather around […]
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As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends, Please pray for Village Missionaries who are often called upon to minister to hurting people in the midst of the holidays. Ask the Lord to provide an extra measure of grace to those who are separated from family by both long distances and the demands of ministry. Please pray for applications to […]
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GORHAM, NY

On November 11th we had a Veterans’ Dinner as an outreach and had 42 attend. The Word was shared, we had special music, and the Awana Youth served. It was a real blessing for all involved. And, on November 20th we had a Thanksgiving Service with a Harvest Dinner following. Two were baptized and five […]
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December 11: T.J. & Melodie Telfer, Broadview, SK

Broadview, a town of about 600 with a high percentage of retirees, is on the Trans-Canada Highway, about 100 km west of the Manitoba border and 150 km east of Regina. Broadview’s history is rooted in the railroad; our town serves as the East/West Division for the Canadian Pacific Railway. There are also many farmers, […]
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As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends, Please continue to pray for Village Missionaries Mac and Julie McCallum in Helix, OR, who are presently ministering in the stabbing death of a friend and father of a family who live across from the church in Helix. Buddy Herron was honored in a memorial service conducted in Pendleton, Oregon, on Monday. […]
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Northfield, ON

We are very excited about our clubs in the three public schools. This is a perfect way to meet parents and families interested in God. At the first of the year we were not sure if one of the schools would let us continue, but because of God’s gracious answer to our prayers we are […]
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