An Approach That Transcends Culture

When I began this series on Village Missions’ gut check four months ago, many troubling signs existed in the economy, yet few realized that an economic collapse was coming.¬† It appears our country and perhaps Canada is headed toward a severe recession.¬† Individual Village Missionaries will experience a severe decline in their retirement savings. ¬†Families […]
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Gut Check: a test or assessment of courage, character, or determination-Part 3

Any organization exists and serves at God’s pleasure. For reasons not known to us and perhaps not having anything to do with us, He is free to decide that Village Missions has finished its course. But it will not be because Village Missions is not doing a valuable work in fulfilling Jesus’ promise to build His church. I know that in my “gut!”
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Gut Check: a test or assessment of courage, character, or determination-Part 2

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.
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Village Missions’ Gut Check

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.
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