June 23: Jeff & Nydia Black, Halsey, OR

Posted in: Prayer Spotlight
Date: June 18, 2013
Halsey is in the Mid-Willamette Valley, in the beautiful farm pastures of Linn County, “The Grass Seed Capital of the World.” Our town is a little over ½-square mile with a population of 917. Nearby is the large Georgia-Pacific Pulp Mill, and the Union Pacific train rolls through town almost hourly. Our church is next door to the Central Linn Elementary School (K-6, 332 students) and just over a mile from Central Linn High School (7-12, 294 students). Because of our central location between the major cities of Eugene, Corvallis, Salem, and Portland, we are also a bedroom community for many commuters.
Grace Bible Community Church has been steadily growing in size as we add more services and outreach activities. At the start of last year, we had a faithful core of about 18 regular attenders. Attendance is now reaching into the 40s and we’re looking for greater opportunities to reach young families with children. Please pray for our leadership that we might have the wisdom and grace to effectively reach this large segment of our town population. We would also ask prayer for more workers to help in all aspects of our growth planning as we seek to “be fruitful and multiply” according to God’s grace.
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