Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The 2010 Crop Walk was held on Sun. April 18 at First Congregational Church in McGregor. There were approximately 18 walkers of varied ages. Even some quite young folks participated. Also, the director of the Iowa Crop Walk showed up to walk with the others. It was a perfectly beautiful day for the walk. The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect. God was certainly smiling on this years Clayton County Crop Walk. God bless all who walked or helped behind the scenes to support this years walk.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The painting of the sanctuary is underway. The crew of Kautman's painting are in the midst of bringing a fresh new color scheme to our walls. We welcome Spring with a new look.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
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Friday, April 2, 2010
Here is a portion from their site about their mission:
The Venture Expeditions community empowers people to benefit the world and discover their souls through adventure-driven humanitarian efforts.
Our Mission in Action
Over the past two years we have partnered with Blood:Water Mission and organized the Ride:Well Tour, a cross-country cycling tour that raised close to $300,000 to provide clean water projects, clinics and educational opportunities for our friends in Africa. Team members walked away from the tour with a new perspective on life and a desire to do more for people in need.
Benefit the World
Exploited, displaced, impoverished, orphaned… the stories of injustice compel us to design adventure expeditions and innovative campaigns that result in needs being met, restored dignity and hope in Christ. Through our work, we tell stories of injustice, mobilize active support, partner with organizations that affect change and work to establish sustainable "injustice-prevention" projects throughout the world.
Discover your Soul
“We love because it's the only true adventure…” stories of injustice help us identify with the depth of Christ's compassion and enlist us in a life of adventurous and symbolic struggles in which we work to overcome mountains of oppression. The compelling zest of adventure inspires us to intentionally design expeditions and innovative campaigns that shape our life and faith in Christ.
Statement of Faith
We believe that God exists and desires to interact with us on a daily basis. Our program centers on discovering God at work in the world and in us. We adhere to the Nicene Creed, the Bible and teachings of Jesus Christ. We work with multiple denominations, but are not affiliated with any particular denomination.
We believe that Christ offers hope and change for all people. We desire to live out the biblical mandate to “seek justice, encourage the oppressed, and defend the cause of the fatherless" (Isaiah 1:17).