Once we are finished here in Lake Havasu, we will return to the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully, by that time we will have raised enough support to be assigned to a church. We are seeking prayer support as well as some financial support. If you desire to partner with us in prayer please let us know and we will put you on our prayer letter list. If you should feel led to support us financially please notify the home office at:
Northwest Independent Church Extension
4113 Bridgeport Way W
P.O. Box 64750
University Place, Washington 98464
Our job will be to assist IFCA churches. We may go as trouble shooters, interim pastor, pulpit supply, or whatever a church might need. Some churches are in danger of closing their doors because numbers have dwindled and they cannot pay a pastor. We could then go as their interim pastor and not be a financial burden on the church. This is exactly what we are doing here in Lake Havasu. We are quite excited about our future as this has been a dream of ours for quite some time.
Our boss is Bob Rodgers, Executive Director of NICE. He's a NICE guy too.
Meet the new boss ----Bob Rodgers
The Regional conference was a great time of fellowship with friends we have not seen in some time and we made some new friends. The speaker was Dr. Steve Wilt, from FIM (Fellowship International Mission) and he spoke of "Beautiful Feet" from Isaiah 52:7 and Romans 10:15 which read, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!"
While in Astoria we had an afternoon to explore the city. We hooked up with our friends Allen and Merry Grogan, Merry is the daughter of Dean and Barb Towne from our church in Klamath Falls. They were great tour guides and took us to "The Column" which is a tall narrow tower with a spiral staircase which had 164 steps. Once on the top we had a perfect view of the Columbia River and the most dangerous inlet in the country. We also went to the Maritime Museum and got to tour the Columbia Lightship.
On the top of the Column with our friends Merry and Allen. Notice how windy it was up there.
Please continue to pray for Bethany Bible Church in Lake Havasu City. There is still much that must be done and I am working very closely with the leadership. I will begin a leadership training class next week to train the men of the church on what is required in a church leader. We will be using the book "Real Men Lead." Dayle is beginning a women's Bible Study on the 11th and will also be training one of the gals in the church to take it over.