November 3: Gary & Patsy Semenyna, Wasa Lake, BC

Wasa Lake is in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, with the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. The area is a virtual playground with golf courses, lakes, fishing, hiking, bike trails, and skiing in the area. The main industry in the area is forestry, as there is a pulp […]
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As You Pray This Week

Brian will be traveling to Edmonton, Alberta, on October 30 to attend Village Missions Canada District Representative meeting and the board meetings.  Please pray for safe travel for all those involved.  Please also pray for wisdom, especially as we address the need for recruiting as well as some financial challenges.  Also, please pray for Brian […]
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Nathan & Adalyn Pittman, Pine Creek, MT

Our church is located 12 miles from the town of Livingston, so visitors usually come our way by invitation from others – not by simply observing our facility. One such visitor showed up recently with her children. After the service, the mother approached me and very candidly asked, “I’m lost, what would your church say […]
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Your Country Prayer Matters

Please pray for ongoing wisdom for our Village Missions Employee Benefit Board as they meet with our health consultants regarding the options and premiums for the health insurance we provide Village Missionaries.  With some adjustments to our coverage, it appears that we might not have a premium increase or a small one. We are still […]
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Franklin & Lynnette Knoop, Balsam, MN

We are located approximately 100 miles northwest of Duluth, MN. The main industries in the area are tourism, logging, and the iron mines. Please pray that always, and in all things, Christ would have the preeminence (Colossians 1:18). Thank you for praying.
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Terry & Martha Major, Pierceville, KS

One of the ladies in the church has a burden to get the generations of women together to share and grow. Three generations of her family hosted a “Three Bears Tea”  to talk about “bearing one another’s burdens”. It was a good start for an important discipleship/mentoring ministry. We also received five people into church […]
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Richard & Ellen Hayes, Raymond, CA

I continue to teach for Moody Bible Institute’s Distance Learning School. I’m teaching a Theology I class beginning October 22, and an ongoing self-paced class on the book of Genesis. Several students have been made aware of the ministry of Village Missions through this opportunity. 
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The Rural Church—Missional Community?

Missional ChurchesSo many of the churches we serve are missional. They just don’t know that’s what people call it!  Suppose rural churches realized that they are missional and started building on this inherent strength of theirs!  It would not take any finances or other resources. They simply need to realize that we are to help each […]
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October 20: Nick & Marian Castillo, Mohawk, OR

We are located in Western Oregon, six miles from Springfield and Eugene. Our beautiful valley includes logging industry and a few ranches and farms. Many have “hobby farms” but work in town. Our area, with its covered bridges and the Mohawk River, was the filming place of the old Jimmy Stewart movie “Shenandoah.” Mohawk itself now […]
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As You Pray This Week

Brian will represent Village Missions at the Moody Bible Institute Missions Conference October 15-18, along with Village Missionaries Phil Rownd and Jeremy Sarver.  Please pray for good contacts with students and that God would call some to serve with us.   Please pray for Brian and Carole as they travel home from the celebration at […]
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Keith & Lynda Brich, Oak, NE

A young mother in town had surgery. Her children come to Sunday School, and play with our children during the week, but she and her husband do not attend church. It was supposed to be an outpatient surgery, but she ended up staying a couple extra days, so Lynda and I visited her. She is […]
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October 13:Ed & Ruth Peters, Garrington, AB

We are located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains (a great view most days), surrounded by hay, grain, and cow/calf farms, and many oil/gas wells – about an hour north of Calgary. Garrington Community Church and the parsonage are on a 5-acre parcel next to the highway, surrounded by barley and hay fields – […]
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