Village Missionaries and the Indian Civil Servants

A friend of mine recently gave me something he had copied from Peter Drucker’s classic work, “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices.” Drucker has been a particular favorite of his, ever since he studied under him at Claremont. I was struck by the similarities between Village Missionaries and Drucker’s classic description of the Indian Civil Service. The […]
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Ed Allan Retires as Chairman of Board of Village Missions U.S.

After forty years of faithful service, Ed Allan retired from his position as member of the board of directors and chairman of the U.S. Board at the spring 2011 meeting. Ed has served on the U.S. Board of Village Missions since 1971 and as chairman since 1991, when Rev. Walter Duff stepped down as chairman. […]
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God’s Call and Village Missions

Colossians 1:25-27 He passed by our display, scarcely noticing the brochures, pens, and sticky notes. Stuart needed to get to class and besides, he knew after graduation he was going on to seminary. He ignored the inner voice that told him to pick up a brochure. He walked further toward class. Again, the whisper, “Pick […]
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Photo Journals of Village Missions’ Events

I have recently posted pictures on Facebook that will allow you to see what is happening in Village Missions, both in the U.S. and Canada.  Here are the links and a brief description. You can copy and paste the link into your web browser or simply click on the link. Village Missions’ Candidate School Spring […]
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Thoughts on Old Videos

As I watched portions of the tapes being recorded, it was as if a portion of our life passed before me. My kids were young and cute when the videos started (eight and four years old) and I had darker hair and more of it!
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Missions Conference at Pierceville Federated Church, Pierceville, Kansas

The greatest joy I have as Executive Director is traveling to one of our churches to meet the people, visit with our Village Missionaries, and see first-hand what God is doing.
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"Charity Hunt" for Village Missions

I was not only thrilled at this unique way to raise money to keep country churches alive but also to visit the church at Blue Mound-coming alive once again through the ministry of Village Missions.
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Village Missions Selected as a "Shining Light" Ministry

Although ultimately we know that our recognition or lack thereof will come from the Lord, we are grateful for this recognition from a well-known organization that assesses the accountability of Christian ministries.
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The Church Getting It Right

We found a dedicated Village Missionary couple named Ray and Martha Bell and a church family that was willing to accept us, love us and minister to this strange couple who had traveled across the country not sure of where they were going and what they would find when they got there.
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Trip to Alberta

Then, over the weekend, Carole and I had the privilege of visiting our field in Alder Flats, AB, where Sam and Mary Hayford serve. Sunday we traveled to Rich Valley, AB to preach and to visit Village Missionaries Chris and Naomi White.
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Mini-Conferences Minister to Missionaries

These conferences, generally organized by the District Representatives, have been made possible by Peace Haven Ministries, local churches, and individual donors who recognize the need for missionaries to get away for a time of renewal and refreshment.
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The Anniversary That Almost Wasn’t

However, it was an anniversary that almost wasn’t, for in 1982 the church, like so many rural churches, came perilously close to closing.
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