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Christmas at Hustletown Community Church

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Christmas at Hustletown Community Church

By Lori Thompson, who serves with InFaith in Minnesota

One tradition on our field that is part of our ministry at Christmas is to have a candlelight Christmas Eve service at our little country church, Hustletown Community Church. Part of what makes it different from other candlelight services is that we light the old oil lamps that are on the walls. It is the only time during the year that they are lit. Continue

Reason Enough

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Reason Enough

By Jon Sousa, who serves with InFaith in Oregon

In July my wife and I took a mission trip to Mexico to encourage two families in two different states, as they are trying to reach people for Jesus in their towns. Lupe and Leti, whom we sent from our church as missionaries to their hometown, farm a small plot of land. Generally, they depend on the rain to water their crops, but when there is no rain, they have a way to irrigate using a community reservoir. The first irrigating of the year is an especially labor-intensive job that can take three or four days to complete. Continue

Strengthened Faith

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Strengthened Faith

By Lee Bailey, who serves with InFaith in Oregon

I have been closely involved with a local church in Redmond, Oregon as advisor and interim pastor. I was blessed to witness the Lord work in this church through raising up a new interim pastor, who will become the regular pastor. The Lord has used this man to soften hearts, heal wounds, provide finances, and reestablish this church on a firm footing. I had not had the faith to believe these things would ever happen. Continue

Writing Their Stories

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Writing Their Stories

By Ken Toews, who serves with InFaith in South Dakota

We spent four months of weekly released-time classes discussing two short verses in Matthew 7:13-14, which discuss the broad and narrow roads. We talked about which road we are on at birth and why (original sin). We discussed whether someone could jump from one road to the other and then go back again (security and assurance). We talked a long time about how to know which road you were on and why (salvation). We learned about the need to share with those on the broad road how they also could join us on the narrow road (missions). We looked up Scriptures on how we can pray for those who are on the broad road. Continue

Unscripted Ministry

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Unscripted Ministry

By Duane Stixrud, who serves with InFaith in Washington

Life and ministry during the past few months has truthfully been like none other for Debbie and me. Virtually every day has been a stretching and faith-building mixture of seeking to advance the gospel here in northwestern Washington all the while caring for Debbie through weekly chemo treatments, neo-adjuvant cancer therapies, surgery, and now a continuing biological therapy and daily radiation. Continue

Having Coffee

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Having Coffee

By Ken McCune, who serves with InFaith in Idaho

We are experiencing a strange phenomenon here in our town. It is difficult to get new people to congregate or commit to anything other than party-type get-togethers, except that Lori keeps meeting with ladies who are excited to “go have coffee.” Continue