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Prayer Meetings Jan 1-13

Hi RVC Family, 


I hope you're all having a good end to 2018. As mentioned Sunday morning, we will be holding prayer meetings every day for the first two weeks of 2019! At this point we have Monday the 7th and Thursday the 10th covered and plan to have the final one at the building on the 13th, but the rest of the days are open.


Please contact me (Hans) at hstennesspidahl@gmail.com or 608-385-6325 if you would like to sign up for an evening, letting me know which dates work for you! Start times between 6 and 7:30 would be best with meetings last 1-1.5 hours. It would be good to have different focuses throughout the two weeks, so please let me know if there is a ministry or focus you are passionate about praying for!


Please contact me by Tuesday, December 18th so we can make a schedule!


In Christ,



Great News from Healing Love Ministries!

Dear RVC family:

Thank you for keeping Healing Love Ministries in your prayers! Yesterday we received the call from the lawyer that we have been approved as an NGO by the Salvadorean government!!! Praise the Lord!! This is such a milestone since we had been praying for this approval almost all of 2018, and it actually took less time than what we had expected. We now need the approval of the Salavdorean IRS (2-3 months) and Salvadorean Child Protection System (4 months) in order to start operations there!  


We have also reached our goal  of 2 years worth of financial support to place a fatherless child in a salvadorean substitute family!! Last week we were able to make a video call with our potential substitute family and we found out that they have experience working in orphanages in Costa Rica and Honduras earlier in their marriage. It is such a blessing that the Lord has brought to us people who has a heart for orphans!! We still need to wait on the other 2 approvals that I mentioned above, but we're still in awe in how the Lord is putting all the pieces together...and we get to be part of this miracle!! To Him be all the Glory!


We will share more details in our newsletter, but can't keep the excitment of such good news to ourselves!

Trevor & Erika Barlow





International Christmas Party!

Hey RVC fam,

So this saturday, our neighbors at Mt. Olive Lutheran are hosting their annual Christmas Party for internationals! They in need of volunteers, table hosts etc. This is a great event. Where they hand out bibles to everyone and have a meal and explain why Christmas is so important. If you have some time to take part it would be great. There are usually 200+ internationals, so it's a great way to meet some people who live in our neighborhood. if you want to volunteer, then you can sign up here:  http://bit.ly/imasVol if you know of any internationals they can register here: 




Kids Hand-me-downs-swap

Hey RVC MOMS!! Bring the hand-me-downs that your kids have outgrown and swap with other moms that have the sizes that your kids need!! You can also bring toys and children's books that your kids have lost interest in, and either swap with other moms or donate for our RVC Mom's playgroup.
Date: Saturday December 8th
Time: 9:00-11:00 am
Place: RVC fellowship hall
**We'll have a cup of coffee for you too!!**
Erika Barlow


'Tis the Season...

RVC, Let's join the herald angels in singing good news of great joy!!!  Let's go caroling!  We are so excited to continue this tradition, but in our new church-home's neighborhood!!!  Bundle up tight, and come one, come all - even if you don't like singing. We want as many smiling RVC faces as possible for this outreach event.  There are alot of elderly people in our immediate neighborhood, so they would especially appreciate seeing the joy of the holiday season in children's smiles, so bring the whole family!  

We'll meet in RVC's parking lot (at 6:30pm on Sunday, December 16th), divide up into teams, and go door to door, spreading holiday cheer and the love of God.  After the teams have reached all their assigned houses, everyone is invited to the Atwood abode for seasonal refreshments and fellowship.

Feel free to contact me or Preston with any questions or suggestions!  prestonandemily@gmail.com / 682-300-3548 (Emily) / 608-520-3555 (Preston)