Posted in: Prayer Spotlight
Date: January 7, 2014
prayingindarknessWe thank the Lord for all those who gave generously to Village Missions at year’s end, and, of course, throughout the year.  We are still tallying the results in both the U.S. and Canada but it appears that Village Missions ended the year in a strong financial position. One prayer I have for the coming year is that our partners in praying and giving will realize the difference they are making in people’s lives all across our two countries.  2014 will probably be filled with its share of bad news but the good news is that the Good News is being heard in many communities where otherwise there would be no church.  If you ever happen to be discouraged in the coming year take great encouragement by the eternal good you are bringing to people’s lives. Report on Contender’s Discipleship Initiative: Videotaping of the first class, Bible Study Methods and Bibliology, has been completed atMachias Community Church.  Please pray as the sessions are rendered into a form suitable for distribution and as web page design is begun. We are in the final stages of processing formal applications for our spring candidate school.  The next stages include background checks, reference forms, and interviews in the home by the District Representatives in the candidate’s homes. Please pray that God will use all aspects of this process to call people to serve in the forgotten communities of our two countries.  As of now, we have received six applications, with perhaps a few more on the way. Please pray for Brian as he travels Wednesday, January 8th to Arizona to attend the ANAM (Association of North American Missions) Southwest Regional Conference.  On Wednesday Dan Wuthrich, a Village Missionary serving in Mayer, AZ and former attorney will present “Handling Conflict While Avoiding Litigation” and “Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling.”  The conference will continue all day Thursday and Friday.  Brian will also be visiting donors to Village Missions while in Arizona. Mike and Judie Jones will be doing an orientation this week with a young couple entering our internship program. Pray for wisdom and discernment for both them and us as we present our philosophy of ministry. Pray for another young couple raising support so we can place them in on the field in a internship. Pray for complete healing for Brian’s Administrative Assistant, Lisa West, who has had carpal tunnel surgery. We are in a busy time of application processing and ‘mouse’ use. Roy Adrian writes, “I praise God for our missionaries, serving the Lord in remote places, often (usually) far from family and friends – and I praise God for the many who support them personally, and those who support them through the Mission itself. I am thankful for Bill & Lorna Powell, and Henry and Marilyn Vandermeer, who offer personal, hands on support. Happy New Year – and may the blessing of God be upon you as you walk with Him.”
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