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Click to see photos of the funeral, reception, and mom’s house.

Can Funerals Be Good? I’ve been to a few funerals that were really good, and Dad’s is now among that list. While we will all grieve at his loss, we don’t grieve as the the world does. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 says “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.” Here are pictures of dads “good” funeral. We love you and will see you soon. -John

Click HERE or the picture on the left to see photos of the funeral, reception, and gathering at mom’s house afterwards.

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He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. (Matthew 28:6)

Do YOU believe it?  Do YOU believe what God says? The Bible foretold of our Saviour Jesus way back in Genesis 3:15.

Do YOU believe it… Just as He said?  There is a sad, growing trend, to dismiss Genesis as fact, even in many our our Bible preaching churches.  We have decided to believe fallible man’s opinion rather than infallible God’s Word.  If you don’t believe what He said about our Saviour in Genesis, why would you believe it in Matthew?

So, do YOU believe it?  Just as He said?  He is not here; He has risen!

Happy Resurrection Day.  It happened JUST AS HE SAID, starting from Genesis.

– John

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We went to a wedding recently.  The wedding ceremony was at the St. Helena Cathedral in Helena, MT.  It is such a beautiful building.  Afterwards, we went to the reception.  Here are a few pictures of how serious we were.  Click one to see larger views.  No, the bubble eater is not me! 🙂

– John

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We spent Easter at home this year. Easter is always a good time of the year, as we remember what Jesus did for us.  If you don’t know what Jesus did for us, here it is in a nut shell.

  • God created man in a prefect world
  • The first man and women rebelled against God and brought sin into the world.  All have sinned and rebelled ever since.
  • The penalty for sin is death – physical and spiritual – eternal separation from God
  • God loves us so much, that He doesn’t want to be separated from us, though no sin can be in his presence
  • God took it upon Himself to come to save us from what we are powerless to do.
  • He was born a man – a sinless man.  He was killed for our sin, and suffered the consequence of our sin
  • It didn’t end there,  He also overcame death and rose to new life, so those that believe in Him will also be raised to life after we die.

We will all be resurrected when He comes again.  Those who put there trust in Him will be raised to eternal life, those who continue to rebel against Him will be raised to eternal damnation.

He doesn’t desire that ANY should perish.  He loves us so much, He wants us all to choose Him and Life.

Click to see more from Easter 2010

What will you choose?

Please, don’t take my word for it, read it your self in the Bible, from the beginning to the end, and …. BELIEVE!

Click on the picture to see a slide show of us coloring eggs and having a good time.

The youth of our church did a small “human video”.  Click play and watch the video.

– John

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Click for a photo slide show of the 2010 Missions Banquet

On March 20, Neighborhood Assembly had its annual Missions Banquet. Our guest speaker as Rick Allen, National Coordinator for the future Church Transformation Network.

Our missions emphasis this year is Missoula’s Teen Challenge.  Our church has partnered up with Teen Challenge to support their cause.

Click the photo to see a slide show from the Missions Banquet.

– John

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Our church had the Montana Mens’ Encounter in late February. Reggie Dabbs was our main speaker.  Reggie has a powerful ministry to youth and the testimony of what God has done in his life is awesome!  He also plays a mean saxophone.  I took a short video, and here it is…

– John

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It is amazing! Performers can come out at half time and disrobe, and there is hardly a whisper heard about it. Talk about a mothers love for her son (before and after he is born), and all hell breaks loose… literally. Hell does not like messages of hope and life, and it is showing in the media, in the feminists, and the liberal left. All these people who are crying out against it have not even seen it yet!  We have to remember though, that they are not the enemy. For our war is not against flesh and blood, and these poor souls are confused and deceived. Lord, open their eyes to see The Truth, and The Truth will set them free!

All the controversy is around a commercial by Focus On The Family.  Some information from Focus is below.  The actual commercial won’t be available until it airs during the Super Bowl.  A handful of private individuals put up the money for the ad, and Focus’ general fund was not tapped.  God bless you Focus, and God bless America!

– John

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Focus Action Update™
Feb. 5, 2010

Watch Turn Signal Online Video This week: The whole country is talking about the sanctity of life, thanks to an upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring star quarterback Tim Tebow and his mom.

Watch this week's video.

Dear Friend,

By now you’ve likely heard about what’s been called the most controversial ad to appear in the Super Bowl in many years–a Focus on the Family® spot featuring Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, sharing a message of “celebrate family, celebrate life.”

For the past two weeks, major television networks, news outlets and even Saturday Night Live have jumped into the dialogue. We’ve been accused by a few organizations of being anti-woman, intolerant, divisive, and spewing hate. But what’s most amazing about these charges is that they’re based entirely on conjecture–none of our critics has yet seen the ad! (Beginning on Sunday, after the game, you can access the ad on FocusOnTheFamily.com.)

In responding to these charges, Focus President Jim Daly has had the chance to share the true message of this ad in interview after national interview–and the sheer volume of coverage for our message of celebrating family and life has been worth far more than the cost of the ad itself.

Besides that, the media, in covering the controversy, has conveyed many more details about the difficulties surrounding Tim’s birth than we’ve been able to put in one 30-second ad. From the beginning, our goal has been to stimulate a discussion about the beauty of life and a mother’s determination to bear that life. Wow, is that conversation ever happening.

This week’s Focus Action Update online video discusses the Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad. We’ll tell you what inspired the ad–and how God miraculously provided the resources to produce and air it. Go here for our special report on the Super Bowl ad.

A “win-win” already!
The Super Bowl is the single biggest TV attraction of the year. What better way to reach what many estimate could be 100 million people with a life and family-affirming message? People seeking help with their marriages or children will see a message of hope during one of the biggest family gatherings of the year.

Please join us in prayer this Sunday during the Super Bowl that those people who need help with their families will contact Focus via our toll-free phone number, (800) A-FAMILY (232-6459) or visit FocusOnTheFamily.com. I also hope you’ll forward this message on to your friends so that they’ll know to watch for the ad and know why we aired it.

For faith and family,
Tom Minnery
Tom Minnery
Senior Vice President, Government & Public Policy

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On November 28, there was a party helping Missionary Mary Ballenger celebrate her 70th birthday. Mary is a Missionary to Africa and is the Academic Dean at the West Africa Advanced School of Theology (WAAST).  It was a very nice time giving honor to this fine servant of God who has dedicated most of her life in His service.  Click HERE for more information on WAAST.  We love you Mary!

Click the picture to see more from the party.

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I’m very late posting a fun evening the kids had at a Harvest Party that First Assembly of God church hosted last Halloween.  Click the picture to see more.

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Carol was able to participate in the Christmas Choir at our church this past Christmas.  Alia was also able to be in part of it with the Missionettes from church.  They all did such an awesome job.  Now that our children are getting older, we have more time for this type of fun thing. Click a picture to see a larger view.

-John

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