The Misunderstood Missionfield

by Staff Writer Makenzie McNeill From April to October 2020, I uncovered many challenges that rural and remote communities experience across Canada. From food insecurity to alcohol and substance abuse, the small towns that dot this massive country’s landscape often deal with their struggles alone, mostly forgotten by an ever-increasing urbanized society. And in a …

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Tom & Kathie Peyton, Mingo, KS

We have been pastoring this wonderful, loving congregation at Mingo Bible Church for 10 ½ years. Mingo, which varies in population from 12 to 20 people, is officially listed as a ghost town. The church, consisting mostly of farmers, retired people, and some of other occupations, is located about 10 miles from Colby, in northwest …

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Poverty in Rural Canada

We continue our series, “Struggles in Small Town Canada,” highlighting problems faced in rural North America. Makenzie McNeill discusses the topic of poverty in rural Canada. A Univeral Problem Poverty has taken many forms over the centuries and across civilizations. What it looked like to be poor at one time period in one cultural context …

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Paul & Glenda Burns, Burley, WA

Burley Bible Church is located on the beautiful South Kitsap Peninsula.  Many commute to work in Tacoma, Seattle, and to the Bremerton Naval Shipyard and Keyport Submarine base. We have our own Christian School, preschool – 12th grades. The church has sent out many missionaries over the years and ¼ of our offerings go back into missions. It …

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David Wright, International Service Center – Dallas, OR

I enjoy serving Village Missions as Accountant in the finance department, supporting Jim Cross and Robin McAllister. I also serve as a bi-vocational pastor of a small Evangelical church here in Dallas, Oregon, which has an emphasis on recovery ministries. PRAYER REQUESTS: Pray for my wife Pam, who is fighting breast cancer. Pray for her healing …

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