We are located in a long, narrow valley in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, just NE of Vancouver, WA. The Lewis River flows through this valley, and the three hydroelectric dams on the river make for three beautiful lakes backed up behind them. Between the lakes, the Cascades, and Mt. St. Helens, this area draws many hunting, fishing, camping and hiking enthusiasts. That makes our local economy very seasonal in nature. There are lots of people here in the summer, and very few the rest of the year. The church is made up of retirees and younger families who commute to the Portland/Vancouver area for work.
Pray for the youth and children’s programs that run throughout the school year. Pray that we will be creative in reaching these young people with the Gospel message. Pray that the Contenders Discipleship Initiative will be effective in discipling and in preparing God’s people for service in His kingdom work. Pray for those who are working to finish the rest of the courses so that they will be available in a timely manner. Pray that we as a church will stay focused on sharing the hope we have in Christ during these troubling and divisive days.