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The Shrivnauths

Noel & Charlene 
Gretel, Elsie, & Nolan 


July/August 2017 update from the Shrivnauths family, our missionaries to Guyana:

In July and August when our attendances go down because of school break, God still blessed with 111 saved and 15 baptized in the church and its ministries. 

Our VBS was a tremendous blessing.  It was absolutely remarkable how God worked.  A total of 690 attended for the three days ranging from ages four to eighteen.  Forty-seven received salvation.  We are following up on each one and trying to reach others in their families for Christ.  The VBS theme was simple – “My son, give me thine heart.”  God worked mightily each day, especially on the third day.  Over 100 teens made wholesome decisions to stay pure, get involved in church, and allow God to use them.  Several of them made decisions for full-time service.  We had a skit about the True Heart, Evil Heart, Young Christian, and the King.  Each day the Evil Heart tried his best to get Young Christian to do wrong and to disobey God’s Word.  The True Heart tried to persuade Young Christian to listen to the voice of the King.  Finally, Young Christian decided to listen to the voice of the King.  In doing so, his reward was true riches and heavenly rewards.  On the final day, a big treasure chest was given to him.  It was filled with gold and precious jewels.  This was one of the best we have had.   

We are gearing up next month for our mid-October faith promise mission conference.  It is always one of our most anticipated events in the church.  I love world missions and the opportunity it affords to give more to reach the lost around the world.  Until that time we are staying in the vineyard keeping busy with the harvest.  Please stand with us and thank you for persistently praying for us.