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focus on praying for and with the youth. We prayed for families, schools, organi- zations and clubs that impact our youth. One evening was set aside for the junior youth and one for the senior youth of our church who were invited to join us and share their needs. It was challenging and rewarding to listen to their perspective, hear their prayers, and pray for guidance. Te words of Psalm 78:4 have become our standard: “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders” (Psalm 78:4 NLT). Sue Hoy, Correspondent

Faith Evangelical Bible Church Henderson, Nebraska Michael Fink, Pastor A “Breakthrough” winter Bible confer-

ence was held February 20–21 led by Jeff Anderson, author of Plastic Donuts and Divine Applause. His challenge to each of us was to seek a “breakthrough” in our walk with God to know him more deeply. Our high school youth group enjoyed a “Bacon Bake-Off” for the super bowl on February 7. Tey also participated in the Dare 2 Share event in Lincoln, Feb. 19–20. Alice Decker, Correspondent

Christian Fellowship Chapel Winnipeg, Manitoba John Harwood, Pastor Te Awana Grand Prix was run in

February aſter a two-year hiatus. We are thankful for the increased attendance which allowed for this. Our pastor’s sermons from Philippians

have challenged us that circumstances which feel like chains to us can indeed re- sult in furthering the gospel if we adopt the proper attitude. Another apt reminder was that our prayers do have an effect on the ministry of others. Pastor John continues to urge us to become a people passionate for the Lord and for prayer. Linda Edwards, Correspondent

Heartland Bible Church Lincoln, Nebraska Scott Hecht, Pastor “Heartland Heartbeat” is a new monthly

publication produced and edited by Bob Mitchell. It contains current news, coming events, devotionals and other information for the Heartland family. Special events include a delightful

Christmas Eve service and a Sunday school breakfast on Dec. 28. A potluck meal on Jan. 31 helped us become better acquainted with some folks who are new to our fellow- ship. At this time we were also introduced to Ty Betka, who is now on staff as our new youth leader. We welcomed him to our fel- lowship and we pray that God will prosper his ministry with us. Trudy Reimer, Correspondent

Evangelical Bible Church Dallas, Oregon Jerry Franz, Pastor We filled 206 shoeboxes to send to chil-

dren around the world through Samaritan's Purse “Operation Christmas Child.” Women's Ministry held their annual

“Candlelight Dessert and Boutique.” Tis wonderful evening gave us a good way to share the love of Christ at Christmas with our friends and neighbors. Te Youth Group added to the same

weekend with their annual “Chili Feed” to earn money for their mission trip next summer. Te chili aficionados could also shop the WM boutique. Our church worked with Polk County

Resources and the Salvation Army to host the “Adopt-a-Family” program. As one of the participants, Women's Ministry provided giſts and a food basket to help a family of five. Our activity center was full of similar baskets. Many families in our community were blessed. Men's Ministry, under a new team, is

preparing events for this year for men to be inspired and to enjoy times of fellowship. Tey kicked off with a well attended “Foot- ball” night and chili cook-off. As a church we will be praying for this ministry to grow.

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Awana held its annual Grand Prix. Te

kids love this car race and look forward to it every year. Many families whose kids are in Awana do not attend church, so this is a great way to reach out to those families. Our Missions Committee is preparing a

team of four individuals who will travel to Bolivia in May to help one of our missionaries. Vicki Kibbey, Correspondent

Crosspoint Bible Church Omaha and Bennington, Nebraska Don Pahl, Pastor Crosspoint Bible is hosting the Perspec-

tives class, which is open to the community. Te class runs for four months, meeting weekly, and is designed around the follow- ing four perspectives: Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each perspective highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose. Te class has been known to have a life-changing impact on those who participate. Responses to the class thus far have been very positive. We hope to find a way to develop this as a curriculum for churches to use — we could reach so many more people with some great perspectives on the Christian world movement! Our annual “Hearts for the Harvest”

missions weekend is set for early March. Dr. Mike Schmidt, chair of Grace University’s Intercultural Studies Department and As- sociate Professor, will speak on “Removing Our Cultural Bias from the Gospel.” Our congregation will also have opportunity to interact with guest missionaries who are here that weekend. Tis year our women’s retreat is in con-

junction with Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live” event in Omaha in April. Our women can choose to just attend the event itself, or to stay overnight in the hotel to spend time with other women from our church. Baptisms: Five in January and February Sherrie Lindsey, Correspondent

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