As You Pray This Week
Dear Praying Friends, Please continue to be in prayer for the Williams family as they mourn the loss and celebrate the homegoing of Alton Williams. Altonand Jackie started serving with Village Missions in October of 1959 atHauser,OR. From there they went to Burley, WA from June 1963 to June 1970. They served next inApplegate,ORfrom July 1970 to August 1977. In September of 1977, they started serving as District Representatives in our Southwest District until June of 1991. Altonserved on the Board of Village Missions from 1992-2007. Thank you for praying for the Graeagle Conference. Missionaries had a blessed time of fellowship and good instruction in the Word from Village Missionary Joe Murrell. We are extremely grateful to the GraeagleCommunityChurchwho hosted the conference and District Representatives Walt and Rosanna Jacoby, who worked so hard to minister to the missionaries. You can see pictures of the conference by clicking on this link. More pictures will be posted in the next few days. Please be in prayer for Brian and Carole as they travel to two staff conferences next week. They leave Monday for a mini-conference at the Pend Oreille Bible Camp (eastern WA and northernIdaho) and then from there Thursday for the Green Bay Bible Camp nearKelowna,BC. Pray for safe travels for the Village Missionaries and their families and a time of encouragement and refreshment. Please pray for Tim and Gwen Griffiths as they travel fromScottsbluff,NE, to Lava Hot Springs, ID, to attend the mini-conference. Pray for safe travels for the Village Missionaries and their families and a time of encouragement and refreshment. Please pray for wisdom for the Village Missions Employee Benefit Board (U.S.) as they begin planning for health coverage for missionaries for 2014. A meeting was held with our consultants on June 17 and then we will be receiving a premium bid from Blue Cross late summer or early fall. Obviously, many organizations are currently dealing with challenges in providing health care to their employees. Many additional fees are mandated starting in 2014 by Obamacare. Currently, our churches pay $1216 per month per couple/family-churches that cannot afford this amount are helped out by Village Missions. It puts significant financial pressure on both our churches and Village Missions. Pray for the transition of our new District Representative, Greg Petrie, as he moves from a church to an administrative role. He will be servingWashington,IdahoandAlaska. Pray Lennie and Roy Adrian as they put the final touches on conference preparations. Pray for safety for all as they travel across the country to attend conference. In the past some have experienced problems with their vehicles, or have had minor accidents. Pray for God’s hand on each family. Conference is June 27-30.