July 1: Marshall & Hellen Faulkenberry, Red Cloud, NE

The Republican River Valley is in south-central NE, 8 miles north of KS and 18 miles north of the geographical center of the contiguous U.S. Congregational Bible Church has been in Red Cloud for nearly 140 years. Red Cloud’s population has declined over 45% (1,750 in 1950 to just over 950 today). The Republican River […]
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Dave & Cindy Fraher, W Bethel, ME

I’ve had opportunity to meet several families on my travels between the parsonage and the church. I’ve begun to ride my bike and am able to stop and visit with anyone I see. It often can take an hour or more to ride less than 2 miles! One week I met a 94-year-old man who […]
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Village Missions Changes Health Care Coverage

Summary: Village Missions has chosen to suspend its self-funded health plan and purchase a fully-insured group plan from Regence BlueCrossHistory of Self-Funded Plan: Nearly two decades ago, because of rising health insurance costs, Village Missions decided to develop a self-funded health plan.  This plan succeeded in providing adequate coverage for our missionaries serving in a […]
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June 24: Donnie & Patty Kruse, Lave Hot Springs, ID

We’re located in SE Idaho and are a tourist destination because of our “World Famous” hot springs. Since we have a wide variety of people coming, we have a variety of cults here. It makes for a great opportunity to witness of the grace of Jesus Christ, but it also makes it a spiritually dark […]
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As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends, Thank you for praying for the Graeagle Summer Connection Conference. It was well attended and the missionaries left refreshed and renewed in ministry. We are especially thankful for the Graeagle Community Church in hosting this conference. I hope to post pictures of the conference soon. Please now be in prayer for the […]
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Doug & Leanne Clark, Nisland, SD

We had a family from Colorado here for six days, helping us do landscaping at the church.  This was a great encouragement to us.  They run a free pastors’ & missionaries’ retreat home, and I asked him to share about this ministry with the congregation.  Some of the numbers that he shared regarding pastors leaving […]
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Church Revitalization and Our Cherry Tree

We bought a cherry tree about five years ago.  We only have a small lot but we love cherries, and I like to grow things.  We waited until the fall when the few rejected trees at Rite Aid were on sale.Our poor tree struggled to survive.  Deer ate most of its branches and leaves while […]
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June 17: Matt & Stephanie Van Gorden, Bruin, PA

Nestled in Petroleum Valley about equal distance from Erie to the north and Pittsburgh to the south, Bruin is a small town with a changing population. Our area is economically depressed and the elementary school in town is closing after this school year, but we do still have a bowling alley, a small trucking company, […]
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As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends, Please pray for a mini-conference taking place in Graeagle, CA this week. Pray for safety as the missionary families travel and that they will be refreshed and renewed. Please continue to pray as accepted candidates continue to raise personal support and prepare for appointment to churches. Please continue to pray for the […]
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Dick & Pam Bosworth, Hinkley, CA

What a glorious day in the Lord! I had the privilege of baptizing five people, and then got to dedicate a young family with five children to the Lord. To top that all off, we then shared in the Lord’s Supper. What a special day. Oh, after that, we had a spaghetti feed to help […]
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June 10: Terry & Jane Baskin, Grindrod, BC

Grindrod is a fairly quiet, little dairy farming and retirement community at the northern tip of the Okanogan Valley. There are many lives here, which are broken and empty as they are “lived out” in spiritual darkness. The village itself is composed of an elementary school, a feed mill, post office, saddle shop, corner store, […]
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As You Pray This Week

Dear Praying Friends, Thank you for praying for the Red Deer Donor Dinner! God answered prayer. Two weeks before the dinner we only had about six reservations but the reservations started to come in as you prayed and seventy attended the dinner – more than last year! We were able to raise about $14,000 at […]
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