January 9

Three Missionary Stories

David Katcher (left) and John Crimmins are two of the fIve people who joined the Missionary Company in Evansville this year.

by Chris Meehan

Photo: Mary Timler

Blessed Are the Sorrowful

The blonde-haired woman who answered the door was in her 50s. Patty was quick to say she was a Christian, and she spent the next 30 minutes pouring out her sorrows to three Evansville missionaries: John Earhart, Joe Maguire and Mary Timler.

Two of her children had wrecked three different cars, and her third child was in prison. Her water and electricity had been shut off. “To top it all off, three weeks ago the hearing in my left ear started to go bad. It’s like it’s blocked up, but I’ve been too busy to think about it.” Read more.


Now, everyone who comes with any regularity to the Black Rock prayer meeting has been prayed with to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. That’s pretty exciting.


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has called us to be a people, a body, a community, brothers and sisters in him.


Yesterday evening the Evansville mission team went caroling, along with nine children from the neighborhood.