Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ministry Highlite - Barron Church

Frank and Linda Distad, AMF missionaries in Trego, WI have a unique church ministry that Cindy and I finally got to visit recently. After our Area Fellowship in Wisconsin we spent the night with the Distads and the next day attended their church in Barron, WI. Unlike most churches the majority of attenders at Barron have special needs. It is a church geared toward the disability community. A very unique ministry!

There aren't a lot of people at Barron Church (although
many members were unable to attend that day) but they
give new meaning to quantity vs. quality!

Frank and Linda Distad work very hard to make each Sunday
special for the congregation. Frank delivered a practical and engaging
message on the 23 Psalm.

Frank's simple but practical message kept the attention of all!

They even let me share a little but I received much
more from them than they did from me!

There were many special numbers, individual responses
to Christ, during the service!

This is my kind of worship team! Check out that smile!

It was a priviledge to be prayed for because my
birthday happened to be in the month of May!
Check out the cool Larry the Cucumber
I got for our fridge!! Sometimes it is the small
gestures of love and acceptance that make the
biggest differences!

Area Fellowship - Northern Wisconsin!

Well it's been a while since I've posted but that is because we have been extremely busy with ministry! One of the neat things we get to do each year is treat our missionaries to a day or two off at what we call area fellowship. It's a chance to relax, fellowship, share information and get to know each other as AMF family better! Our recent area fellowship was held for our missionaries in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota plus one family from Northern Michigan. We had a great time together (at least Cindy and I did!). We were also fortunate to have our new Executive Director Ridge Burns with us and were able to get to know him better! Here are some pix from the weekend!

This Area Fellowship was held at Camp Chetek on Chetek Lake.

Always a great time for fellowship!

Ridge gives us a "graphic" perspective on AMF!

Worshipping together!

Ridge gets "schooled" at Carpet Pool by
an AMF Missionary Kid!

A great weekend with great Missionaries
who are serving the Lord everyday in the
North-Central Region of AMF!!!