Bob Mattern & Blake

On Sunday, a first-time visitor named Blake came forward to Pastor Derek. He said he was moved by the service. Derek got to know him and then asked him, “Are you a follower of Jesus?” Blake said, “No.” Derek asked, “Would you like to be?” Blake said, “Yes, I would.” Bob Mattern was next to…

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Christmas Shopping

I was Christmas shopping for my wife.  The manager of the store asked how my business was going.  She was particularly interested in where we found “seasonal employees,” those that came in to work during our busy peak season.  I shared when we are need of employees at any point of the year, we pray.  And God provides…

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On a Business Trip

I was travelling earlier this month and met up with a few colleagues from around the country.  One was from Las Vegas and I asked him about the recent tragedy there and how the community was recovering.  He said the incident remains in the forefront of the community’s mind but more importantly his family was impacted.  His daughter had two…

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Talking with Dennis

Recently, we visited some good friends. The daughter of these friends is a follower of Jesus. She’s been dating a great guy named, Dennis, who is not a follower of Jesus. During our visit, I kept asking God for an opportunity to get to know Dennis better and have a conversation about faith. God provided…

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