July 28, 2017


Please cover Janelle Keller in prayer for her upcoming itinerary. She left early in the morning on July 27, to go to Chicago for our FFHM board meeting.

I wanted to give you a rundown of my schedule so that you know where I am but also so you know how to be praying: 

  • On Friday, I’m meeting with Peter, Rod and Matt to work on some goal setting and planning for the coming years of the ministry. 

  • Saturday is our board meeting all day. Grant us wisdom and direction for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. 

  • On Sunday, I will visit Messiah Lutheran Church in the Chicago suburbs. They have supported us for years. I will be doing the sermon at three services that morning. 

  • Next Saturday, August 5, I’m flying out early morning to go to Mjorud Family Bible Camp in Montana. I will be speaking three times during the camp – once with teens, once as an hour long intro to the ministry and once as a mission spotlight in an evening service.   

  • After camp I’m going to be with the Malcolm family in Lolo. They are hosting an evening in their home on Saturday with people who are interested in the ministry. 

  • On Sunday I’m speaking in the adult Sunday School class about the ministry, and I’m doing a 10 minute intro to the ministry in their two services. And then that afternoon I’m flying back and will get in to LA around midnight. 



Jan Holter was living with Dave and Audrey Taylor in Costa Mesa, CA at the inception of His Ministry. She later married Carl and extended the first invitation to Chuck and me to minister in her home church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Morris, IL.  Later she scheduled our itinerary in Illinois and Wisconsin. Jan is facing a critical situation.  She is to undergo surgery in the immediate future for a tumor in her kidney. She needs a miracle. Carl Holter serves on our U.S. board. 


Carrie Irving, FFHM board member, was in a very serious car accident. Only the grace of God could have spared her life. The vehicle was totaled. While being examined they discovered swelling on her brain. They’re believing God for a miracle! The Irvings are in the process of moving to Idaho.   


There was a wonderful outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the kid’s camp hosted by the Mission Church. Thank you for praying. Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit this would just be another camp. More to follow in September’s newsletter.


Larry and Olive Kieler have made countless trips to the Mission.  They recruited young people from all over Canada to join them on an adventure that would change their lives forever.  Larry has been suffering with major heart problems for a number of years.  He will undergo surgery this week. Please pray for a total recovery. 


Recently I, Charla, had a minor stroke. I am back in the office and under excellent medical care. Thank you for all those that pray. 


Please continue to pray for the Bible Institute’s outreach in the remote regions of Oaxaca. 


Although we don’t have a picture to accompany this prayer request, please pray for Theresa Vanderkooi,, who has cancer throughout her body. Theresa is Pete Van Dyken’s sister. The Van Dykens have prepared our Thanksgiving dinner for many years.