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'Man with a mission' at Faith Church Sunday

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gary Thies
HOLSTEIN - A man with a mission is coming to Holstein to share his message on Sunday during Bible Study and Worship at Faith Lutheran Church's temporary home at Lohff Schumann Memorial Community Center.

You won't want to miss "Old Missionary" Gary Thies talk about how God provides "real miracles" for us each day. Following a simple supper and fellowship at 4:30 p.m., Thies will lead an Adult Bible Study at 5 p.m., to which everyone is warmly welcomed. He will focus on the amazing story of God's power found in the book of Numbers, chapter 11, and entitled "Are the Lord's Arms Too Short?"

"What a joy to share with everyone our God can do ANYTHING. Yes, even use an old bar to call his people together," said Thies, referring to Faith's purchase of a building on Holstein's Main Street that formerly housed a bar and restaurant. The congregation plans to move into their new church home by Easter, but until then continues to meet at Holstein's community center at 301 Lohff Schumann Dr.

Thies, a former banker, is director of Mission Central, located in rural Mapleton, which provides support for missionaries around the world. Last year 41 missionaries came to the Mission Central barn to present their stories. "It's truly a miracle place," Thies said.

All are invited to gather at Lohff Schumann, just off Highway 20, on the south edge of Holstein, starting at 4:30 p.m. for supper and fellowship on Sunday, March 20. Following the 5 p.m. Bible Study, worship begins at 6 p.m. Thies' message will be entitled "Preach to the World," and his special children's message will focus on how people of all ages are missionaries.

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