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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

A Church Dies

A small church in our community closed down on Easter Sunday. We helped the pastor and his family load up their moving trailer the second week of June.  It was sad to see him leave – he was a good friend.  We are thankful for the times we see good attendance at Sunday school & worship service. We’re never sure exactly who is going to attend from week to week, but we’re thankful for the opportunities our Lord provides. 

~ Jim & Lynette Karg


Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Kids Liven Up Harlan Church

We have been blessed with many children in church services lately, a blessing which brings its own set of challenges. There are a few young children who have trouble sitting through the service and we have found ourselves doing an impromptu nursery some weeks during the message. We are so grateful to have to work through this challenge – not too many years ago there were few, if any, children in this church.

 

 

We still need to find an appropriate way to address this need on a regular basis. The board gave their approval to go ahead with plans to begin a Wednesday pm. children’s ministry starting in the fall. We will be starting a “Kids 4 Truth Club.”

 

~ Jim & Lynette Karg


Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Rounding Up Lost Sheep

Several people who left during the time the church was without a pastor have returned to the fellowship. We celebrated the Lord’s Table together as a body, after learning that they had not done so since 2006! Many unsaved visitors have come to church, especially on Fellowship Dinner Sunday, and have heard the Gospel presented.

We’ve made contact with many souls around the Harlan community. I met a woman at the rest home here who was interested in talking. She came in and listened as I shared the scriptures with a former church attendee who lives at the rest home now. I challenged this lady to consider her relationship with God. I also visited with an unsaved couple from the little community of Cedar (west of Harlan). The husband had a stroke 5 years ago and the wife takes care of him. We started to talk more about God and Jesus. I am hoping that the Lord will open the door of their hearts.

~ Jim & Lynette Karg


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