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Italy Mission Trip

I just returned from a mission trip with five other pastors on a trip to Belluno, Northern Italy.  It was a great trip! Hopefully, this photo blog will give you some sense of our trip.  Here are the six of us on a plane in St. Louis ready to depart: There was a lot of […]

2017 Quad Cities Mission Trip

A team of 16 from 3 churches just recently returned from a Quad Cities’ mission trip.  Here’s a brief report.  Our team was given an overview of what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_yJsG6ZLz4&feature=youtu.be We began by painting part of a church replant.  It was a long good day of doing something tangible for this church and great […]

2016 August El Salvador Trip

We just returned from our August mission trip and we had a great experience!  A team of 12 from three churches left to minister in two locations in El Salvador.  If you would like a quick video of the trip click here: 2016 Aug El Salvador Trip Here’s just a brief summary of what we […]

Prayers for El Salvador Trip

We have a mission team going to El Salvador, July 30 – August 6.  We will do similar work to what our team did June of 2015.  If you would like to see a photo blog of that June trip click here: El Salvador Medical Clinics Please keep these 12 in your prayers:  Jim and […]

2016 VBS Cave Quest

We had a great year of Vacation Bible School!  So grateful for 127 children and 57 volunteers who were enrolled this year!  Our theme was Cave Quest:  Following Jesus the Light of the World. Grateful to Justin Osborne for directing: The kids had a great time of worship! We had special volunteers: Did we mention that […]

Bless the Lord

“Bless the Lord” Pastor Mike’s message from the FCC Thanksgiving Service November 24, 2015 Text:  Psalm 103: 1-5 Introduction:  Turn in your Bibles to Psalm 103.  It’s hard to believe its Thanksgiving season, but here we are and I think we really need it.  There is so much angst and worry these days, that it’s […]

Good Trip Training Pastors

The last two weeks, we had three pairs of pastors from Missouri teach pastors in three regions of El Salvador.  One group met in Chalchaupa and studied the 2nd half of the New Testament.  The teachers from Missouri were Jensen Petersen and Matthew Tanner (and Frank their translator!).  Here are some pictures from that good […]

Training for Pastors in El Salvador

Today, two pastors from Missouri left today for Chalchuapa, El Salvador, to teach the 2nd half of the New Testament to a group of pastors.  Next Monday, I will leave with three other pastors for El Salvador.  We will teach in two different locations.  Preaching 1 will be taught in Sonsonate and New Testament 1 […]

10 Year Katrina Anniversary

It’s hard to believe but the 10-year anniversary of Katrina is this weekend.  It’s the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.  I can’t add to what will be written about the personal and corporate loss the New Orleans area experienced.  It was devastating.  But…I do remember being drawn to New Orleans and just being a […]