November 1, 2016
The youth group at Pine Valley Community Church worked in unusual circumstances and demonstrated the power of a country church to reach unremembered places.
Posted In: Country Matters
December 18, 2008
We often receive wonderful notes in the office. One such note made me think of the story of the poor widow in Luke 21:1-4. Dear Brian, I’m writing to thank you for sending “Country Matters.” I love the stories–you see, my little country church was closed for many years until Pastor Paul and Mary Lou […]
September 9, 2008
Remarkable results have occurred over the sixty years that Village Missions has served the Lord. I can’t help but believe that God has gathered this small band of faithful men and women to continue to do remarkable and unexpected exploits in the spiritually darkening countries of the United States and Canada.
July 31, 2008
This “gut check” also causes me to examine whether I am fully convinced that God has more for Village Missions to do. The next years will be difficult years for us. As director, will I have the “courage, character, or determination” to do what needs to be done? It will be a “gut check” for all who say they believe in keeping country churches alive, requiring much more “courage, character, and determination” than in years past. It will require people to pray earnestly and give sacrificially.
November 13, 2007
The Christian blogosphere is abuzz with reaction to Willow Creek’s revelation that spiritual growth in their church has been less than satisfactory. Village Missionary Steve Hall originally directed my attention to a blog at “Out of Ur.” Attendance at programs in the church did not translate into changed lives. Much of the reaction falls in […]
October 1, 2007
This summer Village Missions began serving the Navajo Nation. We accepted Albert and Katie Johnson as Village Missionaries and began providing salary support to them as they serve the Twin Mesa Bible Church. The Twin Mesa Bible Church is located near Kykotsmovi, AZ. I tried to find the actual location of Twin Mesa on Google Earth, […]
September 28, 2007
I have joined Facebook! My kids were shocked that I took such a radical step into their world. Caleb wrote on my wall (A wall, as I’m learning, is a place to post comments), “HAHA my dad is on facebook… 🙂 love ya tons.” Sarah wrote “Yeah! You are in! Love you tons! Gotta go, […]
July 25, 2007
Here we were happily engaged in ministry, when unexpectedly, someone opposes us. We don’t understand why because the cause of Christ is so right and we were so sincere in wanting to advance His kingdom. After the initial shock, we have examined our motives and behavior to make sure that our sinful behavior was not […]