A Tough Week

Hello Family and Friends!

This week has been a tough one for us leaders at Reaping the Harvest Ministries. We have faced several setbacks and disappointments, but we are still trusting that God has the best for us in mind!

Here is what we have been up to….

  • July 2nd we had our Community BBQ! We grilled about 150 hot dogs and 50 hamburgers! We had a splendid time building relationships with others within the community!
  • July 3rd marked the start of our food drive! We handed out food to those in our congregation. We reached about 40 people total and hope to reach another 10-30 in the coming weeks! We are excited that this will be a monthly thing we do!
  • July 6th through the 8th we were supposed to have our first VBS for our community. However, due to severe building damage, it was not safe not healthy to have the kids inside the building. We are hoping that the building is ready for tomorrow’s service!
  • July 7th a building that we had been hoping to buy went to auction. Unfortunately we did not with the bid to buy the building. We are now seeking out what the next steps are for this ministry as it grows.

Here’s what we will be up to in the next week…

  • Rachel will be participating in a VBS that her mother does each year in her backyard.
  • Ben will be participating in a VBS at Abundant Life Community Church for the week!

Here is what you can be praying for….

  • We are beginning the early stages of a youth program to minister and disciple the younger generation. Please pray for guidance and wisdom as to the best way to go about this.
  • Please pray for us as we look to move down into the city of Cleveland. We are currently looking for individuals to partner with us financially to raise a few more hundred dollars each month so we may rent an apartment in the community we are serving.

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful encouragement and prayers! Be sure to enjoy the media below to see and hear more about what we are doing in Cleveland!

This is our 2nd podcast about our mission work in Cleveland. We hope you enjoy a little bit about what we are doing and life in general! God bless!

Source: Missions in Cleveland – Missions in Cleveland – Episode 2

Enjoy this Ministry Video Compilation from this past week!

Here is a slideshow with some pictures for you to enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “A Tough Week

  1. We are so sorry to hear of the challenges you have faced this week, but it seems you are going forward, which is good.   Blessings,Jim and Ruth

    From: benrachblog To: jimruthkieffaber@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, July 9, 2016 1:27 PM Subject: [New post] A Tough Week #yiv7504277755 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7504277755 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7504277755 a.yiv7504277755primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7504277755 a.yiv7504277755primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7504277755 a.yiv7504277755primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7504277755 a.yiv7504277755primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7504277755 WordPress.com | benandrachelcraig posted: “Hello Family and Friends!This week has been a tough one for us leaders at Reaping the Harvest Ministries. We have faced several setbacks and disappointments, but we are still trusting that God has the best for us in mind!Here is what we have been ” | |

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  2. Thanks for the update .. it’s wonderful to have the video + slide-show to see part of what’s happening!We continue to pray for you both, and will be asking for guidance for the youth ministry and apartment. Love you both!!Dad Schlea

    From: benrachblog To: randyschlea@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, July 9, 2016 2:27 PM Subject: [New post] A Tough Week #yiv0147470637 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv0147470637 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv0147470637 a.yiv0147470637primaryactionlink:link, #yiv0147470637 a.yiv0147470637primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv0147470637 a.yiv0147470637primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv0147470637 a.yiv0147470637primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv0147470637 WordPress.com | benandrachelcraig posted: “Hello Family and Friends!This week has been a tough one for us leaders at Reaping the Harvest Ministries. We have faced several setbacks and disappointments, but we are still trusting that God has the best for us in mind!Here is what we have been ” | |

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