Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pray for Ruby Hanson's brother

Please pray for my brother Frank Gerdom.  He has cancer.  There is a mass at the bottom of hi esophagus.   And a spot on his lung.  Will know more tomorrow after they do a PET scan.  Thank you.  He lives in Harvey Iowa around Knoxville.


Our Houston Churches Need Your Help with Disaster Relief!

Our Houston Churches Need Your Help with Disaster Relief!
We have all watched the news and seen the devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought to the greater Houston area.
During the ordeal Steve Jones, President of the Missionary Church, and Jose Mendez our Cultural Ministry Director and Houston District Director, were in daily contact receiving updates. The national office has continued to be in contact with Jose Mendez and the leaders of our churches to determine the best ways to assist.
In the past few days we have been able to assist in getting the necessary documentation in order for three of our churches to become centers for distribution of food and other resources in their neighborhoods. Already ten pallets of supplies have been unloaded at one church with more to come.
Missionary Churches in Texas like River City Community Church have already been able to get some much needed equipment and assistance to some of our Houston area churches. Work teams have already been active and others will be going in the next few weeks to assist.
But our churches need your help. Several churches had one to two feet of water in their buildings causing damage to air conditioning units, office equipment, flooring and portions of walls. Some of these churches are far from normal flood zones by as much as 50 miles so they do not carry flood insurance and will receive no help in flood related damages.
There is also opportunity for our churches to minister to those around them. That's why they are opening their doors for people unable to return to their homes and are providing distribution of food and other necessities. Our churches can use your assistance with this as well.
We need to help, and we need YOUR help to do it!
Steve Jones is urging ALL of our churches to collect offerings or to donate immediately from your church's resources to aid our hurting churches in the Houston area. Each person can give directly. Every dollar you send will go directly toward hurricane relief as our brothers and sisters in the Houston area struggle to regain their footing, and not one dime will be used for any other purpose!
We have set up two options for giving:
1. Emergency Assistance to Houston-area Missionary Church Pastors and Churches (Account #T-135)
We want to help our godly brothers and sisters who have lost so much, including church buildings in immediate need of repair.
2. Emergency Community Assistance (Account #T-132)
Our local churches will funnel immediate relief to the communities in which they are located, enabling them to rise to the occasion, bringing the love of Christ to their own neighborhoods. Our own churches will distribute not only food and resources, but also the gospel as they develop relationships with needy people in their communities. While all of us admire the efforts of the Red Cross and others to do large-scale disaster relief, imagine how the Lord could use the opportunities our own churches have to build relationships while providing relief to lost people in their own mission fields!
When giving, please indicate on the check and paperwork the exact amount you want to go to Account #T-135 or Account #T-132 (which will be administered through Houston-area MC churches). Any donations without an account number designated will go to community assistance rather than direct relief for our churches.
Contributions may be done by sending a check to:
Missionary Church, PO Box 9127, Fort Wayne, IN 46899
or online at
where you can give by credit card and indicate in the Additional Note section how you want your funds designated.
Continue to pray for our Houston area brothers and sisters. Pray also for those in the path of Hurricane Irma. Early reports from Puerto Rico indicate some wind damage, areas of flooding with power outages. The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Florida will all be experiencing the effects of Irma in the next few days.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Support for Houston Flood Victims

From the Desk of Franklin Graham

BGEA Deploys Crisis-Trained Chaplains to Texas Hurricane Harvey Disaster Area

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
— Psalm 46:1 (ESV)

Dear Friend,

My heart goes out to the people of South Texas, as the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey grows worse by the hour. As I write this, floodwaters continue to rise in many areas, and more than 50 inches of rain are possible by the end of the week.

Our Rapid Response Team chaplains are already there ministering to families near San Antonio. Approximately 250 crisis-trained chaplains are ready to provide emotional and spiritual care to people reeling from fear and loss at some of the hardest-hit locations in the coming weeks. Please pray for the millions who are enduring this terrible tragedy.

Will you also pray for the Texas National Guard, the military, law enforcement, first responders, and local leaders who are working so hard to help during this crisis?

May God richly bless you,

Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham
President & CEO
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

P.S. Your financial support enables us to train and deploy these chaplains at a moment's notice to the front lines of crises like Hurricane Harvey.

A ministry of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201

Saturday, August 12, 2017

John Hansen in hospital

Pray for John, he's in a hospital in Des Moines with some kind of neurological issues. He's very weak and can hardly walk. tests are pending

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Larry Jones, update

The doctor has taken Larry off "chemo" because of the terrible side effects that almost took his life. As his body sheds the chemo, he's been feeling a lot better and was even able to mow the yard this week.

Larry has been in contact with other cancer centers and (so far) they all feel there's little can be done. It's a very rare form of cancer which no doctor knows much about. He had a CAT scan (yesterday?) and now has 2 spots of cancer on the lungs, which is an indication that the cancer is traveling in the body and could wind up in other organs.

Larry is on a natural product that may help, but more than anything, prayer is where his and our greatest hope lay. Larry says "Keep on praying!" And that's just what we need to do... keep the prayers a comin!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Prayer Updates - July 5

Jilisa McIntyre broke her fibia (small calf bone) playing Tag in last week's VBS. She will have surgery soon (date not yet set)

Larry Jones is continuing to have "chemo" for cancer

Jamie Grider will have hip replacement surgery on July 11

Pray for the children who attended our VBS  will grow in the Lord, and stay faithfully His, forever

Prayer for our church's finances that every need be met, that our members will faithfully and generously support the ministry of Harvest Fellowship

Pray for this Sunday's Service (and every time we meet), that the Lord would be glorified, that our members grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord, that we each give witness to the saving grace of God, that the lost be saved and the devil defeated