This little town at one time housed over 1200 people. The railroad was the largest employer. It had two gas stations, two cafes, and a hotel along with a store and a bar. People went to work at all hours of the day and night. ‘Call Girls’ would seek out men wherever they happened to be – even coming into the church to get them. These call girls worked for the railroad and would locate the men to tell them when to report for their train. Through mergers and automation, very few people here now work for the railroad. The bar is the only remaining commerce. We still have the school, post office, fire department and the church; 324 of us continue to call this home. Our congregation averages around 35, unless you count potluck Sunday – then it’s a little higher. We have some great cooks!
We have been blessed to see the Lord at work in the lives of people here. He has brought some out of addictions, rescued others from a broken past, and brought prisoners into freedom – both physically and spiritually. How great to see the transformation He makes. Pray for us as we reach out to those here who don’t yet recognize their need for salvation. Pray that we would have the opportunity to share the work and love of Jesus with them. Pray He would open the eyes of their hearts that they may see the truth of His Word.