If you like most people, you want your efforts in life to count for something. 84 years later thriving churches are found hidden in the jungle where medical missionary Dr. William Leslie ministered to tribal people. Land for the Vanga mission was first cleared in 1912 Story By Mark Ellis
After crossing the Kwilu in 1912, medical missionary Dr. William Leslie went to live and minister to tribal people in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After 17 years he returned to the U.S. a discouraged man – believing he failed to make an impact for Christ. He died nine years after his return.
But the Lord Stood with me and Gave me Strength… 2 Timothy 4:17
The Lord helps you in your weakness and gives you strength to face situations, people and things from becoming more powerful than you can handle. He says, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
When you can’t face something with your physical or mental strength, you can when you reach for Jesus hand through you friends and family standing in the gap for you. When God is by your side (through your family) you’re not alone!
The U.S. Forest Service will be hosting a 75th birthday party for Smokey Bear on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Kurth Memorial Library. Free festivities will include coloring, story reading and visiting with Smokey. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.