May 9: Mark & Rebecca Bueckert, Ryley, AB
Rebecca and I, and our 4 children [Jesse (7), Kathryn (3), Hannah (2), and Nicole (1)], have served in Ryley for 2.5 years. Located about an hour east of Edmonton on Highway 14, this rural village has about 450 people. It is mainly a farming community with some local industry including a regional landfill, a hazardous waste processing facility, and a coal mine. A number of people also work in the oil industry or commute to the city for work. The Good News Community Church has been in Ryley for 31 years and has a very strong Awana children’s ministry and youth program. Pray as we minister to the young families moving from the city to our village. Pray as we seek to build relationships with these families and strive to introduce them to Jesus Christ. Pray for our Awana program, for many children to turn their hearts to the Lord. Pray for our Youth Group as we seek to present the timeless truth of the gospel in a culturally relevant way. Pray for our small group Bible studies and adult Sunday school ministry as we seek to reach entire families with the Good News.