Take Back Black Friday Projects

by Cathy Nelson We have the opportunity to make a big difference in two really different ways this year with our Take Back Black Friday initiatives. The funds will be split between Mission Gate’s Promises of Hope Ranch in Troy, Missouri, and Trinity Video Seminary. Promises of Hope is a facility to meet the needs of women who accepted Christ in prison from Women’s Eastern Reception and Diagnostic Center in Vandalia, at Chillicothe Correctional Center and local jails. In

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Partnership Transitions or When Did We Quit Going to Germany?

by Cathy Nelson This year was the end of our partnership with Dresden, Germany. Why, after 26 teams, did we stop? Well, because partnerships are a two-sided thing, there are two sides to this issue.  One was that they are doing so well! They have a large church for Germany, with 400 in attendance. They are considering whether they can go to three services or not. Besides the two daughter churches they planted before we connected, they have another

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Points of Interest

A New Venture in Serving Carman Trails: As you know, First Free has been partnering with Carman Trails Elementary School at various levels. We have become aware of the needs of certain students who do not have enough food over the weekend, and we have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors. Rather than collecting food items for Circle of Concern, we will now do so for the Carman Trails Partnership Backpack Program.

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Prayer for Missions and Missionaries

Pray for the Search Team for a Mobilization Pastor/Director to lead Outreach. Pray for wisdom and strength for Laura and Cathy as they coordinate the Outreach Department. Pray for D&S as they have recently deployed to an undisclosed country. Pray for their transition, their boys, and their new baby (due at the end of 2018!). Pray for Ryan and Shannon Potter as they make plans to return to the States from serving with Samaritan’s Purse. Please pray for our missionaries

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