Sharing the Hope of Christ with Others

By Lee Ranney Steph Tebbe was involved in Wooddale Student Ministries during her school years. Taking part in different mission trips and training laid the foundation for her interest in reaching others with the hope of Jesus. “My senior year of high school I performed on the mime team in Guatemala,” Steph said. “That performance […]

Your Name is David

David Boro, a Wooddale partner, came to faith in Jesus Christ as a result of his wife being healed from a brain tumor in 1982. The doctor told him to take his wife home to die in peace. At that time he was encouraged to pray to the “one true God.” So he got rid […]


By Barb Zeller Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38 Growing up on a farm, a successful harvest paid the bills and provided for the upcoming year. There was an […]

Pastor Dale’s Personal Prayer Model

The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,[a] but deliver us from the evil one.[b] Matthew 6:9-13 Pastor […]

Strength and Growth…God’s Way

By Yolanda Hunter If you don’t know much about the process of getting stronger physically or building muscle, the first thing you should know is that it causes pain. Yes! Pain. Lifting weights to build strength and size requires you to break down the muscle fibers and cause injury. Yes! Injury. Then the muscle goes […]

Building Spiritual Muscle

By Barb Zeller There it was in black and white: my fitness assessment. Looking my personal trainer in the eye, her good questions prompted soul-searching answers. For the next six months, my trainer used my words to keep me motivated, accountable and encouraged. She offered tips on nutrition, working and resting muscle groups—and most importantly—the […]