Please mark June 12 on your calendar for a one day garage sale being held in the church gym to benefit our missions fund. We have been able to help many from our congregation and in the community with this special missions fund. It receives money through personal designated gifts, memorial gifts, offerings, and now a garage sale. We have recently given to the Options Pregnancy Center, short term mission trips by members of our congregation, Frontier students, and friends of MBC.
We need your help in collecting items for our garage sale. As you are doing your spring cleaning, please lay aside items to donate to the garage sale. We would like you to pick up labels in the office and mark everything with a price. We will have the gym set up with tables so you can put your items out. This can be done on Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11, (Noon until 7:00 p.m.) Members of the missions committee will be there assist. The doors will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, and close at 2 p.m. All items that remain will be donated to local ministries.
Dan and Ilona Anderson, Seth, Joel, and Isabella
Dan and Ilona Anderson, former pastor of MBC, live in Loveland, CO, where Dan is president and CEO of Kingdom Way Ministries. A concise mission statement for KWM is “Helping Marketplace Leaders Thrive in Life, Business, & Ministry.” Dan says, “In essence our ministry incites and outfits leaders in the marketplace to live out the fullness of what Christ intended when He invited His disciples into a world-changing calling when He said, ‘Follow me!’ ”
Here are a few of things going on at KWM:
“I’ve never lost my passion for the local church and to come along side to encourage, help, equip pastors. The WorkLife Connect ministry was started by me about 4 years ago as an outreach ministry of the church I am a part of in Loveland. Our vision is to start more of these through other churches, get churches involved by hosting our events – which gives them an opportunity to invest in their business leaders.”
Some ways to pray for Kingdom Way Ministries are 1) wisdom and resources to expand their team, 2) God’s direction for future ministry plans (round table discussion groups, an on-line group for pastors and business leaders in Trinidad and Tobago, an invite for Dan to go to Liberia for a Pastor’s Conference the end of 2021), 3) God’s favor as launch regional events (upcoming workshops June 9, 11 and event on June 12), 4) that many would come to Christ this year.
On a family note Seth and Joel who are about to turn 20 are finishing their first year in the Navy. Seth is in Groton Bay CT, learning to handle all the electronics on a submarine. Joel is in Monterey, CA, studying Arabic and receiving other training to be a linguistics/intelligence specialist. Isabella is 13 and will be going into 8th grade next year. She is creative, loving writing and music. Dan and Ilona will celebrate their 30th anniversary in May. Ilona is “an incredible helpmate and supports me in the ministry in numerous ways. Including having about 12 couples over for dinner this Saturday. . .” Please be in prayer for the Anderson family that the fullness of God’s work be completed in and through them.
A written note of encouragement can be mailed to the Anderson family at 3694 Fletcher Street, Loveland, CO 80538 or an e-mail can be sent to Dan.Andersonkw2@gmail.com . Thanks for praying for Dan, Ilona, Seth, Joel, and Isabella.
Nate, Julie, Katelynn, and Macie Lewis
Nate and Julie Lewis, Katelynn and Macie serve with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Nate is the West Central Area Director in Nebraska with a new office at 1400 W 22nd Street, Suite C in Kearney, NE.
The vision of FCA is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Its mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. Integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence are the values FCA embraces. FCA’s strategy is to pursue its vision and mission by ministering “To and Through the Coach.”
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is having their Panhandle Legacy Dinner 2021 on May 2 at the Gering Civic Center. Neal Jeffrey, former All-American quarterback at Baylor University and quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, will be the guest speaker.
During the 2020 Pandemic FCA went virtual for many of their activities. They encouraged ministering to one another through hashtags, social posts, online videos, and video conferencing. The FCA Team initiated a day of prayer and fasting. Online huddles and workshops helped them stay connected. Virtual camps were used to engage with coaches and athletes. Conversations about racism were held to discuss the need to renounce the sin of racism and to cultivate greater diversity within FCA.
Please pray for Nate, Julie and the girls as they prepare for another busy summer of ministry. Katelynn is just finishing up first grade, and Macie Joy will turn two in June. A note of encouragement can be sent to them at 1305 E 16th Street, Kearney, NE 68847 or Nate can be e-mailed at email@example.com.