Jim: Hey everybody. How you doing? Jim Johnson here. Coming to our Knee Mail family asking you to pray for a church in Killdeer, ND. On the western end of North Dakota. We have an oil boom town; it has a lot of young families. We are here at Sunday morning worship at the end of the year we gathered at Hope at the High Plains Community Center. I’m here with Dan Aichele. Dan, can you take a minute to introduce this church?
Dan: We started meeting on Sundays here, every Sunday in June. This church plant has really been supported by not only Home Missions but also our local district of churches in Western North Dakota and Eastern Montana. We have really been blessed by that support. Like I said, we have been meeting every Sunday since June. We meet here at this facility. They are very gracious to us. We look forward to what God has in store for us.
Jim: This morning we were reading from a Scripture passage in Matthew 2. While Dan reads the passage, you take a look at the building, the church. The community center is a great place to start a church. We had a wonderful group people here today. So Dan, read us from Matthew 2: 8-12.
Dan: “And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.” After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.”
Jim: So let’s pray for this family. We are going to pray the Aichele family. Bethany and Dan live here. Dan is a bank president in this community. We have a couple of other families also. The Scott family and the Olson family. Let’s just have a word of prayer.
Father God, we bless you for this congregation. This new church that’s starting. This body of Christ, free and living. Growing in the Lord. Lord Jesus, you are doing a new work here, Lord God. You’re expanding your family. We pray that you would reach families in this neighborhood, in Killdeer, ND, in this town and the area around it. Lord Jesus, would you bring the gospel of Christ to this neighborhood, to this community. And do a new work and build a new congregation. Growing and strong right here in Killdeer, ND. We bless you Jesus and thank you. Amen.
Thanks for coming together with us on this Sunday. It’s great to have you hear. Let’s keep praying for this congregation and the other prayer requests that you see at the end of this Knee Mail. See you later.
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