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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Help needed at Timber Lakes ASAP -- time sensitive

Our district superintendent, Andy Petro, sends this message: 

As you probably know, Timber Lakes Camp suffered extensive storm damage over the past week, with trees and tree limbs down all over the property. Randall is in great need of timely help. Someone has donated heavy equipment and their time and expertise through Sunday evening, but Randall desperately needs some additional help to take full advantage of that equipment. 

Would you, or  a work team from your church, be able to help between now and Sunday? Again, I can't stress enough that time is of the essence! If you can help, please let Randall know immediately. 

Thank you!

-- Andy

Friday, June 16, 2017

Larry Jones update

After Larry began 'chemo' he became very dehydrated and weak. Today he was transferred to Kansas University Hospital. He has a blood infection and the kidneys have issues... keep him in your prayers.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Encouragement: Jesus is Winning!

As we reach the mid-point of 2017 what is God saying to us?
 
There is an overall sense that change is speeding up in all areas of life across the globe, and in ways that are unprecedented. I am convinced that we must look at all of these things from the broader view of what God is doing across the earth, constantly encouraging ourselves of the rapid advance of the kingdom into the final unreached places of the world.
 
In 1974, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association convened a global gathering in Lausanne, Switzerland. The discussion was the Great Commission. Eighty countries of the 240 in the world sent delegates, which was a great achievement at that time. Ralph Winter stood up at the conference and talked about "unreached people groups." It was a new concept to almost everyone.
 
Today, just 44 years later we are able to interact with Christian leaders from every country of the world. We have been able to find all of the unengaged, unreached people groups. We know the following about each one:

·    Is the scripture available?
·    Is there a Christian witness?
·    Is there any growing church movement?
·    Is there gospel content available in audio or video formats?
·    Are there full or part-time Christian workers?
·    The primary languages they speak?
·    Religious background?
·    Geographic location?
 
Together, we are rapidly moving towards engaging every people group on earth!
 
Let's remind ourselves that we are in the midst of the greatest mission's thrust in church history! There are more believers today than there has ever been, the Bible is available in more languages than ever before. There are moves of God in not only every country of the world, but soon every state and province. In some countries, kingdom movements are down to the city level, even every neighborhood.
 
You and I have a key role to play in this extraordinary time in church history. We are on the front edge of this global Great Commission advance. In the midst of our busy daily lives, we need to see the bigger picture, "Jesus is winning!"
 
Your friend and co-worker,