The Advantage and Disadvantge of a Rural Church Pastor

Here is the great advantage and disadvantage of a rural church pastor.  We have the great, perhaps huge advantage, of being able to demonstrate the credibility of our message through our personal lives. Yet, our huge advantage is a huge disadvantage if we do not unswervingly seek the glory of God.
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AVENAL, CA

Our hope is in you, Lord! It is so wonderful how this little church has grown into a great and faithful family. God has promised us that as our faith grows, so will our family, and the activities in our congregation are wonderful. The talent of sharing the Word through women’s and men’s services has […]
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April 22 – Craig & Shelley Curtis, Camp Creek, OR

Camp Creek is just east of the Eugene-Springfield area, in a beautiful valley along the McKenzie River. Although we are located near the city and have many people who work there, we’re still a country church. Ranching, farming, and a small amount of logging all take place in our area. Please pray for God’s wisdom, […]
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BROWN COUNTY, IN

We began our spring Good News Club this month at the local elementary school, and we still have the weekly Pioneer Club here at Cottonwood Christian Church. Almost 50 children have been meeting for that program! It was a delight one week to see a child eagerly grab his Bible and bounce back to his […]
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April 15 – Sean & Jani Carney, Newell, SD

Newell is a farm and ranching community just about 40 minutes north of the Black Hills in South Dakota. These farmers and ranchers have experienced several years of drought and many work other jobs to make ends meet. Lives are very busy, but the sense of community is strong. Please pray with us as we […]
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CUSICK, WA

The Awana Program is down, but the little children that come are very focused on their workbooks and are learning the Biblical concepts and Bible verses. One little gal from a non-Christian home started coming in October, and has finished her first Sparks book. She is such an inspiration to all.  Paul & Evelyn Brandon
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April 8 – Mark & Rebecca Bueckert, Amaranth, MB

Amaranth is on the west side of Lake Manitoba, about an hour drive north of Portage la Prairie. This is a community of farmers, cattle ranchers, and commercial fishermen. There is also a strong aboriginal community with a large reservation only a mile from town. This gives the added challenges of multicultural ministry. Pray for […]
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OAK, NE

Things are going well, and we’ve had many opportunities to share the Good News with others—pray that there would be much fruit. We’ve also had a newlywed couple start coming to church. Steve & Shawna Matthews
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APRIL 1 – Mark & Donna Archer, Clinton, OH

Valley Community Church is located outside of Akron in northeast OH. Our area is a mixture of farm country and suburbanites who work in Akron and Cleveland. Many think they are good Christians but are trusting in religion. A general desire to know and follow the Bible and attend church is greatly lacking. Our church […]
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LENWOOD, CA

We had two teenage girls choose to follow the Lord in baptism just recently, and a young girl accepted the Lord. Please pray for strength in their walk and the Lord’s direction in their lives. The Lord has been doing some extremely exciting things here in Lenwood; however, we have also been experiencing some intense […]
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March 25 – Henry & Marilyn Vandermeer, Nukko Lake, BC

Nukko Lake is situated north and west of Prince George, BC. It’s in an area of logging, ranching, and farming, and close enough to Prince George for some people to commute and work there. It’s a beautiful area of many lakes and mostly forests surrounding those lakes. We’ve had steady growth over the past years […]
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CEDAR RIVER, MI

We were able to have a couple over to our house for lunch, and it was a very enjoyable time. During the course of our conversation, the husband said he would be retiring in a year or two and that when he retired, he desired to put a lot of his time and energy into […]
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