December 29: Isaac & Bethany Pederson, Cedar Creek, MO
We are in the Ozark Mountains of MO, about 15 miles as the crow flies from Branson. It is mostly a retirement or recreational community of around 600 people, most of whom are settled around Bull Shoals Lake about 5 miles from the church. There is a fire department, but very few other connections to the community. We have been here since July, and have been very blessed and welcomed by the friendly people at the church. There seem to be many spiritually mature people here. There are, however, almost no youth or young adults and we would love to see the church grow in that way. We would also like to find more opportunities to meet people in the community.