NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE
The deadline for submissions for the August Newsletter is Monday, July 23. Please get your news into the office no later than Noon. Newsletters should be ready for pick up on July 25.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
The Wednesday morning Bible Study is open to all members of the church. Everyone is welcome to join us at 8:00am as we study God’s Word. Bring your Bible, and feel free to bring your breakfast with you.
DENNIS AND ROSE BERGSTRAZER
Dennis & Rose Bergstrazer will be our guests at the morning worship service this Sunday, July 22. Come to church to hear about the amazing work they are doing on the other side of the world. Following the morning worship service there will be a brief reception in their honor in the Fellowship Hall.
Dennis and Rose Bergstrazer are missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship, serving in Indonesia. Fourteen years ago, Dennis and Rose had the privilege of opening and living at a new base in Timika, Papua. From its inception to its realization, God has blessed this endeavor. Now that this base is established, the church leaders in Timika confirm that its strategic location has been successful in multiplying the effectiveness of their work in building God’s Kingdom in that area.
Dennis and Rose were the only missionaries in Timika, and one of a few western families who speak Indonesian there. This has allowed them to quickly make friends and see doors open for ministry outside the normal realm of MAF service.
Tribal languages in Indonesia are nearly as numerous as the larger islands of that vast country. In an effort to connect with the villagers at each landing site, Dennis tries to learn at least a few words of greeting in each language. As he does this, he is reminded of Revelation 7:9-10, and looks forward to the day when he will stand with Indonesian believers before the Throne of Grace and add his voice to the choir in worship to the Lamb.