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Pray for Mexico!

Pray this week for Pastor Brian and the team of church planting pastors serving with him as they host over 200 pastors and other church leaders from around Mexico, Honduras, Peru, and the Dominican Republic this week in El Fuerte, Sinaloa for a three day training conference as well as post conference activities with their church planters in Mexico and Peru.

Pray for three of the church planters that Pastor Brian is assisting: Samuel in Lima (Peru), Guiancarlo in Paracas (Peru), and Javier in Tepic (Mexico).

Pray for Brazil!

We are excited for 2022 for ministry, but we are also excited for our family life in 2022. This month should be the arrival of our second grandchild—Josiah Johansen. Joshua and Emma would appreciate your prayers.

We are thrilled to have Pastor Gersom spend some time with us in Aracaju. He is praying about church planting on the foreign field. Pray for wisdom, faithfulness; and direction for Pastor Gersom in where to serve for the future. 

Women’s Bible Study

Women of all ages and stages of life are invited to our 11-week study of Proverbs that begins in mid-January. We’ll be
using Kathleen Nielson’s book Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom as our study guide, and it is available for purchase in the
Resource Center through January 2. Click here to sign up for our evening class, which meets at 7:00 on Thursdays,
January 13-March 24, or our morning class, which meets at 10:00 on Fridays, January 14-March 25. Childcare is available
during the morning class for a limited number of children age 5 and under.
Come grow with your sisters in Christ as we fellowship together around the Word of God!

Service Opportunity for Women and Teens

Looking for a way to serve the Lord with gladness in the New Year? Here’s an opportunity for a few women who are
members of Countryside and a few teen helpers:

We are offering childcare during our women’s Bible study on Friday mornings for children age 5 down through infants
who can sit on their own. If you are available on one — or more than one! — Friday morning (9:45-11:45) during our 11-
week study January 14-March 25, please prayerfully consider letting the Lord use you to enable the moms of these
children to participate in class. Cheryl Frisch would love to answer any questions you may have!

Pray for Mexico

Praise the Lord for Pastor Brian Warne and his wife Danyel as they celebrate 35 years of marriage as of 12/31. Pray for their ministries to continue as they serve alongside local church leaders in Sinaloa, Mexico and as Brian trains pastors across Mexico and Peru.


Men, it is time to register for the Ironmen Summit at Flint Hills Bible Church in Emporia, Kansas. The Summit will be on January 22, 2022, but it will fill up quickly. This theme is “Character is King” and Pastor Mike will be one of the main session speakers. Carpooling is available and is always a wonderful time of fellowship. Click this link to register or for more information.


You can participate in worship through giving in four ways
Drop in in the contribution boxes located at the rear of the auditorium
– Give online at
– Drop it by the office during the week
– Mail it to PO Box 3652, Olathe, KS 66062


Pray for the Johansen family to be able to finish the construction on their house as the final details are taking a long time to finish with the Christmas season and supply shortages.