Cherry Tree

Prineville Christian Church
August 2021 Newsletter

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1 John 4:7-12


7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.


Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

11 Dear friends, since God so loved us,

we also ought to love one another.

12 No one has ever seen God;

but if we love one another,

God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

Give this a go:  google two clips on you tube.

  1. Ann Kiemel’s conversation with a cab driver.

  2. God loves you and I love you by Stoneleigh kids.


You will be blessed, You will be a blessing


See You in Church,



Be a Step in the Staircase

My wife sent me a story the other day about husband and wife missionary team that went to Africa in the 1920s.  While it was a long article it got me thinking I wanted to share some thoughts about it.


If you want to read the whole article, it is at the Harvestime Church website “The story of Aggie”


But here is a short version of it.


In 1921 two couples from Sweden David and Svea Flood and Joel and Bertha Erickson went to the Congo to work as missionaries.

They were unable to go into the villages because the chiefs didn’t want any outsiders in for fear that their gods would be angry and the only real contact the had was through a little boy who would bring them eggs and chickens.


While they were there Svea gave birth to a daughter and shortly died due to malaria. That broke David and he left his daughter with the Erickson’s and turned his back on God thinking that he took everything from him.


Fast forward several years and he is reunited with his daughter and finds out that the little boy they ministered to had become a missionary and evangelized to over a hundred thousand people in Africa.


Sometimes our grand plans seem to fall short in our eyes, what we thought would be huge fire turns out to be only an ember.


Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus tells us to go make disciples, and sometimes in that prosses we only make a step in their journey to know Christ.


But God can use that step to make a staircase.