2017 May 7 Announcements

Our monthly collection in May will be for the Apostolic Christian Counseling and Family Services. Some of their services include:

·         Individual counseling for Marriage, mental health, raising children, addictions etc.

·         Mentor training and development

·         Seminars on a variety of topics

·         Bible studies available for group or individual use.

·         Printed material on many areas including, Parenting, grief, emotions, marriage etc.

There is going to be a blood drive at Goodfield Fellowship Hall today (Monday May 8) from 1-6 pm.  They are looking for donors of all blood types.

HarvestCall sewing will be held Tuesday from 9-noon. Babysitting will be provided, and all are welcome. This will be our last meeting until September. Please join us!

You are invited to a double walk through bridal shower for Sis. Allison Hinrichsen and Bro. Zach Sutter and Sis. Brenna Waibel and Bro. Ty Taufer on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It will be in the center room at the Goodfield Fellowship Hall. Please bring $5-$10 and a grocery item or paper product.  If you have any questions contact Sis. Rhonda Zeltwanger.

Apostolic Christian LifePoints will be giving a presentation Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 pm at the Goodfield Fellowship Hall. The purpose of the presentation is to update you on the services they provide, the ways the Lord has blessed it and their current needs. Everyone is invited. LifePoints is a mission of the Apostolic Christian Church and they encourage you to come and learn about what you are supporting.

We are very thankful to announce that Nate and Angie Hartman and Jacey Hoekstra are at peace with God and man and are ready for baptism. Please pray for them and encourage them during this most important time in their life.  If you have any words of encouragement or concerns, please contact them. We are so thankful that God is still patient and calling souls to repentance.  We are tentatively planning to have testimonies and baptisms the weekend of June 3 & 4.

The following is a communication from Apostolic Christian HarvestCall:

Given the interconnectedness and loving concern of our brotherhood, no doubt most of you are aware of the tragic accident which claimed the life of Sis. Janella Zimmerman, who along with her husband Bro. David and their two children, ages 4 (Orrin) and 2 (Cassia) served as missionaries at Hospital Lumiere in Bonne Fin, Haiti.

This message relays all the current, verifiable information we have:

David is the son of Bro. Paul & Sis. Loretta Zimmerman of Forrest. Janella was the daughter of Bro. Charles & Sis. Charlene Gerst of Mediapolis.

While on vacation in the Dominican Republic on May 6, the Zimmermans were involved in a serious car accident near Santa Domingo, which took Janella’s life.

There were two passengers in the other vehicle; a male driver has died and a female passenger remains in the hospital. Specific details about the cause of the accident are not known at this time. We urge brethren to be cautious about spreading information obtained through media, email, or word of mouth about the accident until all the facts are verified.

David and the children were treated for minor injuries and released from separate hospitals in the Dominican Republic, boarded flights for the USA, and at this time, should now be back in the States.

Janella’s body will be returned to the U.S. later this week following the completion of repatriation requirements of the Dominican Republic.

During this time of grief, HarvestCall is doing everything possible to care for the grieving families and missionaries who are mourning the loss of a wife, mother, sister, teammate, and friend. The coordination of care for the Haiti missionary community is beginning. The local Forrest and Mediapolis churches will be ministering directly to the families.

Please pray  

•For the family as they grieve and mourn the loss of their dear wife, mother, daughter, and friend

•For our shepherd brothers Marvin Dotterer and Jon Schmidgall who along with the home church families will be loving and supporting David, his children, and the families involved.

•For our missionaries in Haiti who ministered alongside of David and Janella

•For the family of the deceased man in the other vehicle involved in the accident

•For HarvestCall’s Caribbean leadership team as they lead and support through this situation

Our intent is to post regular updates to HarvestCall’s Facebook page as verifiable information emerges, rather than fill up your email inbox. (Note: you do NOT need to have a Facebook account in order to view our page at facebook.com/harvestcall.)

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite (crushed) spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Psalms 34:17-19

In Christ’s love,

John Huber

Executive Director