July 22 – Josh & Xio Gard, Wetmore, KS
Wetmore is in the northeast corner of Kansas where we have rolling hills and lots of trees. It is a beautiful area with many farms. The farms are a mixture of dairy, beef, and various grains. Our community is only about 350 people but we have a school, library, and even a public pool. Our town is very community-oriented and is a great place for families and children. We are also only about 15 miles from Holton, a town with a Wal-Mart, and only about 40 minutes from Topeka, the capital. Our biggest ministry for the last two years has been our weekly after-school program. This year we averaged about 35 children a week ranging from 3 years old to 6th grade. Our program has taken many volunteers and a lot of money. We will be changing to a new program next year. Please pray that the children and teachers will enjoy the new program and that the children will truly learn about the Lord and be changed by our efforts. Please pray also that we will be able to reach the parents of the children involved in our program as many of them are otherwise completely unchurched. In addition to our after school program, please also pray for our high school youth group. It is very small and struggles at times. Please pray for the salvation and spiritual growth of those involved in it. Also, please pray for the unity and growth of our church body as a whole.