May-June 2021 Newsletter

May-June 2021

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We strive to be... A community of people who lead others to Christ and make a difference in our home, church, neighborhood, workplace and world | Mathew 5:13-16 Missions Ministry

Missions Ministry Dan Monson, Missions Pastor Dale Dimitroff, Missions Leader 763-270.6412 DanM@NRF.Life

Jesus on the River Retreat - July 9-11 Storyteller: RobWatlov, Executive Director Legacy Fishing Retreat Legacy Fishing Retreat Ministries has hosted the “Jesus on the River” Retreat, once per year since 2013, in Chamberlain, SD. This retreat was inspired by a vision God gave to Travis Vaad, our brother in Christ. The purpose of this retreat is to specifically reach the Native Indians and others of the Chamberlain, SD area for the Lord which had been a spiritually dark area for years. Jesus on the River has always been a family retreat that has wel- comed families from around the United States, including MN, SD, WI, MT, TX, OH & CO to worship the Lord together with the Native Dakota & Lakota Indian families of the Chamberlain, SD area. God has blessed us with good turn-outs each year, up to 75 people at a time, of which about half of those attending are Native Amer- ican Indians. We eat together, camp together, fish together, sing together, worship and fellowship together from Friday afternoon thru Sunday with a worship and baptismal service and potluck lunch. Jesus has showed all of us how important it is to form relation- ships with each other and with Him! Over the years, 40 people have been baptized at the Jesus on the River Retreats, and at least half of them are Native Indians. On Sunday, we had a worship service at American Creek Camp- ground in Chamberlain, SD that touched the lives of many for Je- sus including one Indian grandmother, one Indian young adult, two Indian children, one daughter fromTexas and one SD grand- mother in a wheelchair; they all decided to get baptized that day! Praise the Lord! But God was not done yet, because during the baptisms, a mother from a family of four, not part of this re- treat, who was sitting on the rocks by the shore line, watching the baptisms take place, decided that she wanted to be bap- tized that day too! God is so good! It has been a great blessing to be part of this Holy-Spirit-led retreat for the past 8 years. Jesus on the River lights up the fire of my spirit every year! We hope YOU will join us this year in supporting the “Jesus on the River” Retreat to reach those God Loves with the Sav- ing message of Jesus. If you would like to come along and help out at the “Jesus on the River” Retreat this year, July 9-11, please contact Rob Watlov.

To participate in the fundraiser for “Jesus on the River” this year, we are asking people to buy a special “Jesus on the River” t-shirt for $20, that will be given to an Indian child or Indian family member at this year’s retreat. Purchase shirts at legacy- May God bless the missions heart of NorthRidge Fellowship! Food Distribution Serving Opportunity Storyteller: Diane Kondratuk We are looking for volunteers to help with the distribution of food from CROSS to be taken to Mobile Hope Park for the residents there. The distribution takes place every Thursday during the summer; serving time is 1:30-4:00pm.

Volunteers will be required to lift food boxes that can be fair- ly heavy at times. You may also need to drive the van from CROSS to Mobile Hope (5-minute drive). This is a great op- portunity to get involved with two of our local mission part- ners! Contact us if you’re interested.

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