In Mark 16:15, Jesus told His disciples to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." (NIV) Valley View Assembly of God firmly believes that The Great Commission is a mandate for all Christians.
In 2022, the proceeds raised during the 100 Mile Garage Sale went towards our work in Eswatini!
Valley View AG handed out free coffee, water, cookies and bananas to those enjoying the Spring Flood Run!
Trays of fruit and cheese were sent out to Lincoln High School and Bluff View Elementary School for our local teachers to enjoy during their Parent/Teacher Conferences!
Community Thank You's
AWANA kiddos delivered "thank you" posters to local businesses to simply thank them for all they do - each and every day! We are very fortunate to live in a community that offers a nice variety of products. Our local businesses not only strive to keep costs comparable to larger towns, but offer quality products as well. We thank them for their wonderful dedication and continued services to our community. Again, we wanted them to know we appreciate them!
Some of the businesses included: Kwik Trip, Fresh Market, Big Bear Pizzeria, Family Dollar, Subway, Ace Hardware, Huettl's Meat Locker, Burger King, and Lakeside Barbers. We look forward to extending more "thank you's" to other local businesses in the future, as each and every shop/service in our community is valued!
Valentine's Day Dinner
We had a great time celebrating Valentine's Day with our church family last week! What a blessing to get together and learn more about one another playing a fun game of HOWDY Bingo! (And of course enjoying a delicious meal!) Thank you Sheila and Crew!
Operation Christmas Child The Valley View Assembly of God church family recently packed 145 shoeboxes which are now on their journey to a boy or girl who will receive a gift and hear about the greatest gift of all - Jesus. We had so much fun gathering and packing gifts this year.
Operation Christmas Child is one of many ministries of Samaritan's Purse founded by Franklin Graham. We have participated in this missions opportunity for many years. For most of the children, this is the first gift they have ever received. These shoeboxes are distributed by local pastors and missionaries. After receiving shoebox gifts, children are invited back to participate in a 6 week program, The Greatest Journey. Through this 12-lesson course, which includes Bible stories and Scripture memorization, they learn how to follow Christ in their daily lives as they share Him with friends and family.
Eswatini We recently had an opportunity to help Rev. Mathokoza Simelane in Eswatini, a pastor who works with missionaries that Rev. Mark and Anjali Jones, missionaries that we support. The well pump had stopped working and needed to be replaced. Through our missions giving, we were able to send the funds necessary to provide them with a brand new pump. They now have clean water for their community! Below is an email from Rev. Mathokoza Simelane and some photos. To God be the glory!
Good day Mrs Sheila Olander!
This is Rev. Mathokoza Simelane from the Kingdom of Eswatini. I got your email from the Jones family who are missionaries to Eswatini.
I can't explain how happy and thankful I am to you and the church for the gift of love you sent me. You may never know how important this is to a rural pastor in Eswatini. Many rural churches don't afford the salary of the pastor because its membership is mostly comprised of people who live below the poverty line. In order to survive in ministry we often do small income generating projects, such as agricultural projects, etc.
Please pass my sincere thanks to the church. I have attached pictures of what has been achieved through your gift.