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,

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pray for our national conference

The "Shift National Conference" is July 10-13. Jon Brenneman and I will be attending. This is our denomination's most important gathering, meeting every two years. With it just 4 weeks away, the Missionary Church is calling for a  24/7 week of prayer, July 3-10. Would you join us by signing up for just a one hour time-slot? Simply go to and pick a slot.

If you like, you can connect with others who sign-up for the same slot or so that a church group could participate via conference call or a web site called ZOOM. Our church can meet as a group to pray or individuals can sign-up to pray. The important matter is that we cover this conference in prayer. Prayer guides will be sent to participants. Let's trust God for a move of His Spirit in our midst.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Prayer Needs this week

Larry Jones begins an intensive and extensive chemotherapy for a rare form of bone cancer--beginning today

Today is the start of this week's Youth Camp at the Timber Lakes Camp; Next week is Children's Camp. June 26-30 is our Community Vacation Bible School, in conjunction with the Shambaugh Methodist church. Let's pray for a real 'move of God in these camps and at the VBS for for many to be saved

Comfort for the Hoskins' family in the loss of the family's matriarch, Thelma Hoskins

Jamie Grider is to have hip replacement surgery

Sharon Morgan had thyroid cancer, which was removed but other "spots" being tested. Richard Morgan is having painful tightness in his calf muscles

Norm Blaisdell has a number of health issues; congestive heart, mobility problems, and other things

Over top of everything, let us pray for the Glory of God, the coming of His kingdom, the witness of believers, the salvation of the lost, the transformation and growth of His church. Pray for the outpouring of His Spirit upon us all that we may love Him, obey Him, and bring glory to Him

Friday, May 12, 2017

John Hansen, health problems

Pray for John who's in the Clarinda Hospital (Rm 205)
He has a separated rib and a lot of side pain
He also has colitis and Drs. are check for cancer

Urgent need for Children's Camp workers

The Children's Camp committee is in need of your help. Because of the number of children registered for camp we are in need of additional staff to allow us to have adequate supervision throughout the week. With camp starting one month from today, we are feeling the pressure of recruiting those needed workers. Would you please announce to your people that we are looking for about 7 more female workers (adults or older teen) and 3-4 more male workers (adults or older teens)?  Would you also consider talking directly with those you feel might do a good job in this role and encourage them to seriously consider this opportunity to impact young children for Christ (bulletin or verbal announcements have limited effectiveness – a personal contact is much more effective).
Anyone who feels led to help at camp should contact Kendra Blackwood (402/595-0731 or right away. However, they also need to send in one of the staff application forms so that we can get t-shirt sizes and permission to run a background check.  By the way, if you already have adults or teens who are planning on helping at camp, please have them send in a staff application form if they have not already done so.
In about a week we will be sending out a list of all the campers who have registered so that you can have that information as you make plans to transport your kids to camp
We are excited about this summer's children's camp and we believe that God is going to use this event to significantly change the lives of all who attend. Thanks for your help in promoting camp and recruiting workers.
Have a blessed day!
Dave Miller

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thelma Hoskins, visitation and Celebration of Life service

Thelma's visitation is this FRIDAY 5-7 with the Celebration of Life service on SATURDAY 10am, both at Harvest Fellowship. Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery. Luncheon​ to be served, back at the church

Here's the online details:

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Thelma Hoskins, passed away

Surrounded by family, with her gaze upon the Lord, and the bright hope of eternal life, Thelma has passed from this life unto the next.

Let us pray for God's comfort upon those she leaves behind

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Health concerns

Jamie Grider, May 8 left hip replacement

Thelma Hoskins, recovering from a # health issues

Ryan Potts, intestinal troubles. Possible Celiac disease

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Heather Burkhalter, shingles

Heather has shingles again for the fourth time-this time on her face so far. Her one eye hurts so we are hoping it does not affect the eye.--Prayers appreciated thanks

Rick Lilly, stroke

As you may have heard, it appears that Rick Lilly suffered another stroke over the weekend. Below is the text that Penny posted on Rick's Facebook page yesterday. I know that they would both appreciate our prayers.

-- Andy

* * *

Update on Rick...For all those who have had him in your prayers and heart! He is on the other end of the chaos and we are working on recovery. Saturday he was not feeling well and I took him to UNMC... after much discussion the residents finally took me serious that he did not follow the normal patients manifestations for stroke... He is very fortunate that he has little physical damage but has to rewire expressing himself and writing.. however he can understand and read. So thus I have to make up for his Facebook savvy of which I am not as proficient lol. He will be at the Madonna house for 10 days for specialty rehab which will help him recover the fastest. So if you text him it might be awhile before he can respond ... and I will try to become more proficient on FB... 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thelma Hoskins UPDATE

After being hospitalized for low sodium, then in rehab, Thelma contracted pneumonia and ended up back in the hospital. Complicated by arrhythmia, she was taken to a hospital in Lincoln. She is now stable and on her way back to the Clarinda hospital... let's keep her in our prayers

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pastoral search -- Dodge City, KS

Jeff Turner, senior pastor at our Dodge City church announced his resignation, effective roughly at the end of May. (Jeff will begin serving a church in a sister denomination in Sioux Falls, SD.) I'm writing you with two requests.

First, would you and your churches make the pending leadership change a matter of prayer? As you know, such transitions are key moments in the life of a church. Please pray that God will reveal the man of his choosing.

Second, you may be aware of good potential candidates for this position. They may or may not be credentialed in the MC. If not, they would need to be (in your estimation) able to be credentialed with us. If you have such men on your radar, would you ask them to send me their resume? 

I'll be meeting with the leadership of the Dodge City church next weekend. After that meeting, I should have a better idea what kind of leader they're looking for. In the meantime, I'd appreciate your prayers and any help you might provide in the search process.


-- Andy Petro (District Superintendent)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pic(s) of the Month - Schilinski Family in Cameroon

Serving the Lord in Cameroon... Reaching the lost and needy.

Up and rolling again!

The rains have finally come to West Africa after a long 4-month dry season. It is wonderful to not have dust everywhere anymore and we're grateful for cooler days and evenings. It's a bit like the equivalent of spring as everyone has starting planting their farms, grass is turning from brown to green, and trees and bushes are sending out fresh buds and branches. It is one of our favorite times of the year in Cameroon. 

Praise the Lord the container is out and at Helping Hands Children's Home! Finally, after a 17 and a half hour drive up to Bamenda (less than 200 miles) we had a great celebration!  Jake, the staff, and kids have been busy organizing everything inside.  We are excited for the Vineyard Hall to soon be completed so many of these items inside (books, desks, windows, ect.) can be used.  Thank you to everyone that prayed, donated, and sent us words of encouragement during the two weeks it took to get the container out of the port. This is the 5th time Jake has dealt with the port and got a container out. This was by far the easiest. 
Praying and praising God for the arrival of the container
Pulling down the wall to get to all the things inside of the container
We realized that we hadn't put this in an update yet, that we had only posted it on Facebook. In January we had mentioned we were welcoming Marvin into Helping Hands Children's Home. He was a 14-year-old orphan who was in the final stages of AIDS and severely sick. The doctor fear that if he went back to live with his sister he would not live long. He was only in the orphanage for three weeks (and half of that time was spent in the hospital), but he had been welcomed with open arms into the Home; he already had a special place in all of our hearts. Sadly, Marvin went to be with his Savior February 12th due to liver failure. The doctor had made his rounds an hour before and all seemed well but then he rapidly declined. We rejoice in the fact that he's finally pain-free and has a new body in heaven. Born with a HIV, Marvin's short 14 years here on earth had been filled with much suffering and heartache. It is a startling reminder to us how much need there is in Cameroon and how we should continue to reach out to those in need with the love and light of Jesus.
The strikes are still on going in our region and the SW region. There are still no schools or internet. At least one day a week is mandatory "ghost town" where all businesses are closed, no taxi's moving around, and everyone is expected to remain inside their home. Good news though, we have found a company that could set up a satellite dish in our yard that provides us with slow, expensive internet but at this point we feel that it is worth it. It has been challenging to run a ministry without internet; trying to coordinate with the head office, staying in contact with partners, working out logistics with future volunteers, checking our bank in the States, etc. not to mention staying in contact with family. So for now we have internet again, PTL! Please keep Cameroon in your prayers, it is a difficult season for everyone.
Lastly, because of the ongoing strike we have made the decision to close Faith Bible School indefinitely. For the last 3 months, Win Our Nations has been paying rent and two full time staff with no income from students. We will be moving out of the premises this month and our secretary is on leave for now. Our coordinator will be staying with Win Our Nations to help out with other aspects of the ministry. We hope as soon as the strikes are over that the Bible School can start up again. Please continue to pray.
Thanks again for all your prayers and support as we see the work continue in Cameroon.  We know that God has great plans for this year. 

Till Next time,
The Ski Clan ><>
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Update from the Schilinski Family in Cameroon, Africa.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Burkhalter apartment fire

Pray for Heath and Verginia and family who lost everything in a fire last night. Praise God, everyone is safe

Monday, March 6, 2017


A number of ministries have called for 3 days of prayer & fasting for our nation, from sundown on Wednesday evening, March 8 through the evening of Saturday, March 11. This is to coincide with the beginning of Purim, sundown on Saturday.

Purim is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people, during the time of Esther (Est 9:20). Just as Esther and her maids fasted 3 days and God intervened to save the Jewish people, so is this a call to intercede for our nation.

No doubt, our nation is in great turmoil since Trump was elected president. Witches have banded together to curse our president, and well as all that is righteous. Protests and oppositions are happening at many levels. Operatives in government agencies are sowing chaos and undermining the unity of the American people. AMERICA IS IN A SPIRITUAL BATTLE, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Eph 6:12).

The enemy is stirred up and has provoked those under his influence. So this is a call to WAR, to come before the Lord, to call upon the mighty name of Jesus, and to pray for break-throughs in the heavenly realm… to pray the enemy's plans to be thwarted, for "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as in heaven," and to pray for God's grace and blessing to be upon us—we need it! We need Him!

No man, government, or president, can save this nation. To the Lord alone, we look. So, this is your invitation to armor-up, to join the battle, and to pray and fast (as the Lord leads), this Wednesday evening through Saturday evening. Join us?

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Various Health Concerns...

Sharon Morgan has surgery tomorrow morning at 9:30am, to removed part or all of her thyroid gland. Though cancer is suspected, once the thyroid is removed, the threat is gone.

Thelma Hoskins is still hospitalized with breathing difficulty

Deb Baldwin and Adam Randolph have Bronchitis

Some of our members are experiencing colds and the flu

Let's pray God's healing touch over all these issues!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thelma Hoskins, back in hospital

Thelma was hospitalized a couple weeks back, having trouble breathing. She was treated and sent to rehab. Yesterday, she was back in the hospital with low sodium. She's very weak and is discouraged by this--let's keep her in our prayers.

Monday, February 20, 2017

April 22, 12pm -- Breaking Chains Spring Music Festival

Located on the grounds of Calvary Chapel, Maryville, MO
24770 Interlude Road, Maryville, MO  64468

Come for day and enjoy these amazing artists and fellowship for the whole family!

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Groups Performing: Crossing Fire, Calvary Chapel Bible College Band, Theody, Jame Green Band, J.C. Dirks, We are Vessel, Adelaide, Highroad, Aaron Ray, Tiffany Sink, Shonlock, Manic Drive, with special guests, Speaker-Author Logan Merrick, and Passion Painter

Volunteers Need: (12) stage crew loan-in, load-out; experienced help with sound/stage, and people to run the Merchandise tables (see Pastor Scott if interested)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Michael W. Smith, concert

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Sharon Morgan, surgery

Sharon will have surgery on her thyroid, Feb 28 to determine if there's cancer. Let's be praying for a clean bill of health... and peace to her and the family, during this time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thelma Hoskins,update

Thelma is doing much better today and to be released. PTL!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Thelma Hoskins, in hospital

Pray for Thelma who is having some difficulty in breathing and is being treated at the Clarinda hospital

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Heather (Kitty) Burkhalter, prayer

Kitt will be going to Omaha tomorrow I don't know if you have seen the commercials about the IVC filters or not.They are to break up blood clots. She has had hers in more than 3 years. These filters have caused problems for people and she is going to have hers taken out.It is starting  to move where it shouldn't. Please pray

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ed Straight, with the Lord

Edward Straight, age, 80 of Maryville, Missouri, formerly of Shambaugh, Iowa, entered into peace Monday, January 23, 2017 at Village Care Center, Maryville, Missouri. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2017 at Moffat Grove Cemetery, Guthrie County, Iowa with Jeff Cummings officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2017, at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in Moffat Grove Cemetery, Guthrie County, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Southwest Iowa Humane Society.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nina Moore, cancer

Be praying for Nina who has cancer and will extensive surgery, January 30th. She will likely be in post-op recovery for about 4 days,  at Methodist Hospital in Omaha

Friday, January 20, 2017

Shawna Nelson Ganaway

Shawna Nelson "grew up" in our church and was with us into her teen years. Now married, a young mom, and living in Louisiana, she is diagnosed with colon cancer. Today, she had her colon removed. Surgery went well and she is in recovery and doing well... let us pray she be cancer-free and a speedy recovery

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Changes to Wednesday Night’s Kids Quest

For now, we are suspending Kids Quest until a new leader is in place. First, we are asking prayer for God to raise up the needed leadership, rather than attempting to "fill slots," because Jesus taught us to "pray for laborers for the harvest." It is our hope that soon, we will be back up-and-running, and yet, we must be patient and wait upon God's timing. In spite of the hold on mid-week children's ministry, we are still laboring to impart the life of Jesus into our kids through Sunday School and Children's Church. Your understanding and prayers are requested.