Month: December 2014

Merry Christmas from Bakken Oil Rush Ministry!


We’re taking several days to be with family and rest. As we have reflected and talked about the last year in Watford City, we have a deep sense of appreciation for what the Lord has done and how you folks have been a blessing to us.

At our Christmas Celebration last Saturday,  we shared how the Christmas message is about love and giving. “God so loved the world, that he gave us his Son.”

Because of how God has loved us and given us the free gift of salvation, we can’t help but reach out to people and share the love God has shown us through giving back to people in need, just as people have reached out to us when we were in need.

Many of you have also given to help us, and others through your volunteer help, prayers, and financial donations.

We say a heartfelt thank you for all you’ve done and how you’ve stood behind us.

We look forward to 2015 and loving and serving the needs of folks in the Watford City area.

Merry Christmas!

Jim and Kathie Konsor

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry


Bakken Oil Rush Ministry, the Mobile Thrift Center is having a Christmas Celebration on Saturday December 20th at 5:30 pm at the Presbyterian church, (where we park the Mobile Thrift Unit).

The church is located 3 1/2 blocks east of Carquest.

We will have special Christmas music by Kathie and myself, a Christmas carol sing-along, reading of the Christmas story and then supper with Christmas goodies.
We will also have a special, “shopping mall” for kids. We will hand out tickets for the kids and they will be able to pick out a present for themselves.
We think this will be a terrific evening, lots of fun, fellowship and honoring the Christ of Christmas.
We will keep the program short so that the evening will not get long.
We want you to come. We want to be a blessing to you and your family.
Please respond if you can come and how many are coming. It will help us plan how much food to prepare and how many presents to have.
Either way…please come.
We look forward to seeing you!!
Jim and Kathie
Bakken Oil Rush Ministry
P. S.  extra presents have arrived…kids may get two…bring your kids. These are new, unwrapped presents. The kids will get to pick!!

Merry Christmas from Bakken Oil Rush Ministry!


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We would like to take this time to thank you for your support this past year and to let you know what your support has accomplished.

We have now helped over 500 families through our ministry here in Watford City. This is well over 1,500 individuals. Amazing!

We have given away over 10,000 items, of which over 1,000 have been winter coats to help those who didn’t have one. We’ve also given away hundreds of pairs of gloves, caps, winter boots for all ages, blankets, heaters, bedding, snowpants/coveralls, the list goes on.

The bottom line is, hundreds of people are warmer and safer today, because you and I cared enough to get involved and help meet the needs of people moving to the “Bakken”  from all over the country and 20 countries outside of the U.S.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”  Luke 2:14

Our hearts are warmed by your concern, prayers, donated thrift items and monetary support. God Bless you all!

Jim and Kathie

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry

P.S. Tax deductible contributions can be made to Bakken Oil Rush Ministry through the donate tab at the top of our webpage or by mail to Bakken Oil Rush Ministry, P.O. Box 2901, Watford City, ND 58854. Any financial help would be much appreciated at this time. Thank You!

Community meeting for Bakken Oil Rush Ministry tonight at 5:30

The followup meeting discussing support for the Bakken Oil Rush Ministry and the Mobile Free Thrift Center is tonight, December 9th at 5:30 at the Civic Center, (across the street from the Post Office) in Watford City, ND.

Discussion will be on any progress in finding a building for the ministry to operate out of, enlistment of volunteers, funding for the meals we put on from time to time, and progress in raising money for the continuation of the ministry in Watford City.

If you have ideas, are interested in the ministry we are doing in Watford City, please come.

We appreciate the support and the concern. Thanks!

Jim and Kathie Konsor

Bakken Oil Rush Ministry

Followup meeting regarding support for Bakken Oil Rush Ministry is set

The followup meeting regarding community support for the Bakken Oil Rush Ministry has been changed from Thursday the 4th of December to Tuesday the 9th. Neither the Sanford room or the civic center were available for the 4th.

The meeting will be held in the Civic center, (across the street from the Post Office) at 5:30 on Tuesday the 9th.

We will be discussing any progress on finding a sorting and storing location, ways to financially support this ministry and how to find and better use available volunteers.

This meeting is open to all interested individuals who are supportive of this ministry, both personal and business.

Please pass the word along. We hope to see you there.

Thank You.