Todays edition of the Bismark Tribune has a article about our ministry in Watford City as well as the expanded effort being made by the Faith UMC church in Williston to reach those in need. I hope you get a chance to read the article. We’re thankful for the press and exposure because we believe it will take a lot of people working together to reach all of the people who are needing help. It seems overwhelming at times. We just have to remember that God is more than able to provide everything we need to touch these people with the love of Jesus. The link is: http://Bismarktribune.com/news/
Thank the Lord for the new computer provided for us. Our old one was 6 years old and counting and getting slower by the day…even slower than us!
I haven’t yet figured out how to get my pictures on the new one set up, and that drives me bonkers! So I’ll try to paint word pictures that that you can see without a picture.
Kathie and I rang the bell, played her keyboard, and sang for 4 hours Tuesday night at the local Cashwise foods store for the Salvation Army. We met a lot of neat, caring, giving people.
We have had calls from local folks wanting to give coats and blankets, which we need and are grateful for.
We have been sorting and refilling the mobile free thrift center for next Tuesday when we will be set up at the food pantry from 2-4 pm.
We are currently working with a local group who is collecting gifts for kids in need in the Watford City area. They have asked us to distribute these gifts to children that we know are in need this Christmas season. What a blessing that will be to those families!
Also, it appears that there will be a article on our mission in the Bakken coming out in the Bismark Tribune this Saturday in the Faith section. When we are sure it’s there we will post a link on our website and FB page.
God Bless and keep praying that we find and help the people in the Watford City area that need it the most.
The end of our first post on the new computer…Yeah!!!
Our hearts and prayers go out to those who are living in campers that are not equiped for this kind of cold. In reality, none of the campers are built for this kind of weather. We ask that you pray these folks are able to keep warm and safe. We want to make sure we are reaching the people that need the help the most.
We have been able to help a man who lost his housing to a fire several nights ago. We gave him bedding, blankets and some clothing. We will also help him with kitchen items when he has a new place to live. We were glad we had the items to help him. We also have been able to help several more who needed heaters.
We are in real need of more mens winter wear, boots, coats, coveralls, gloves etc. We also could use some more new small heaters. If you are able to help with any of these items, please let us know. God Bless…and pray for warmer weather!
Jim and Kathie
The weather is cold…very cold, it’s snowing and blowing with more in the forecast. The weather changes, but people whose lives have them in a state of need goes on and on.
This evening we were set up at the food pantry site in Watford City, ND. We were able to help people with coats, hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, caps, gloves, warm socks, snowpants, boots, heaters, toaster, crock pots, blankets, outdoor mats, bath towels, lamps, can opener, mugs, frying pans….and the list goes on. It’s amazing what you can pack in a 29 foot camper.
Each of the items selected went to a family or person with a need, and we were able to help them and let them know we love them and God loves them. They were most appreciative. A couple gals with families came in with just hooded sweatshirts on (it was 7 degrees and the wind was blowing). I asked where are your coats? They said we’re from New Mexico, it doesn’t get this cold down there, we don’t have any. Now they do. We actually picked up a couple living in a camper who had no way to get to town to get food from the pantry or coats and boots they needed. Car breakdowns and other issues had them in a desperate place, and we were able to help them. This is just two of the stories from tonight, there are more, always more.
Thanks to all of you who donated coats, blankets, kitchen utensils and other items that we were able to give people tonight to help meet their need. God Bless You! Thanks to those of you who have supported us financially, making it possible for us to be here helping people in Jesus name.
Jim and Kathie
Tuesday, December 3rd The Mobile Free Thrift Center will be set up at the First Lutheran Church from 5-7 pm, the same time the food pantry is open. If you are in need of coats, blankets, hooded sweatshirts, warm socks and some kitchen items, come by. We would love to help you get the things you need to keep warm this winter…Pass the word!