May 23: Paul & Denise DeVall, Glendorado, MN
“The Country Church,” as Glendorado Evangelical Country Church is called in the area, is in central MN. The church has a heritage of over 100 years in the community, but it has been opened and closed several times during that time. It was reopened the last time during the 1990’s and was on the verge of closing again when they decided to ask for leadership from Village Missions. Denise & I arrived in Glendorado in April 2008. Primarily a farming community, many people are involved in crop farming of some type. Many who are not “full-time farmers” farm part-time. Being only about an hour from the Twin Cities, many people commute into “the cities” to work. Pray that God would open the doors to visit with people in the community and to share Christ. Pray that as we seek opportunities to minister to this community, people would be receptive to the Gospel and respond. Pray as we decide how we as a church can minister effectively to the growing number of families with young children that have begun to attend our church.