Our prayers in Northern Nevada have been answered. On September 16, 2018; Pastor Joel Heckendorf answered the call to be Missionary at Light of the Valleys Lutheran Church in Reno, Nevada. Pastor Heckendorf has been shepherding the Lord's people for 18 years and will be arriving in Reno from Immanuel Lutheran Church (Greenville, Wisconsin). Pastor Heckendorf will be joined by his wife, Mary. He also has three children, one is currently attending college in Minnesota, and two are currently attending preparatory school in Wisconsin. Please continue to pray for Pastor Heckendorf and his family as they proceed with making this great transition in their lives.
To quote Pastor Heckendorf concerning this call: "As we looked at Psalm 146, a new favorite of mine, we were reminded that we can say, “Hallelujah” no matter the circumstances, because the Lord reigns. The Lord is in control."
“Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, my soul. I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live... The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.”
~ Psalm 146
In the photo from left to right: Alyssa, Caleb, Connor, Mary, Pastor Joel Heckendorf