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The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship America will be meeting on Saturday November, 7th at MT ZION CHURCH, 414 Lincoln Avenue SE beginning at 8:00 a.m. Use the entrance adjacent to the North parking lot. Coffee and donuts will be served. Come and join in on the worship, testimoniesand fellowship with the men and women for this time of refreshing in the Lord. We will observe all Social Distancing recommendations as well as other recommendations.
Our guest speaker will be Wilson Yazzie was born and raised in Chilchinbeto, Az on the Navajo Reservation. He was moved away from home at the age of four to attend Indian Residential School. While trying to learn English, he was punished if he spoke the Navajo language.
After he graduated from Phoenix Indian high school, he joined the Marines and served two terms in Vietnam. Upon returning from Vietnam he worked at Chilchinbeto day school where he met his wife Lynne. They moved to Elk River, MN where they got married in June of 1969. He worked at Mainline Trophies for many years, where he excelled at engraving and building beautiful awards and trophies.
Wilson and Lynne adopted Wilson’s little brother, Mark, after their father passed away. Wilson then moved on to Northwester Bell telephone where he worked as a lineman. Their daughter, LaRee, was born during that time. He struggled with PTSD and alcoholism through it all and that caused him and his wife Lynne to separate for 3 years. After they reconciled he worked back at Mainline Trophies during the day and the Anoka school district as a custodian at night. Wilson’s granddaughter, Anneke, was born December 1st, 2000 and she gave him such great joy. It was a promise to her that led him to seek treatment of PTSD.
March of 2019, the Lord led Wilson back to Vietnam with the Christian humanitarian group, Vets with a Mission. When he left Vietnam all those years ago, it was a war torn country with so much suffering. This time he was able to go back with a group of doctors, nurses and Vietnam Veterans to help provide medical care for those in need. He had worried about the people of Vietnam for many years and to be able go back and help them, make friends with a General he once fought against, and attend a wonderful Easter service has helped to heal his soul and ease the PTSD symptoms. His mind is clear, he has less fear and paranoia and is more open and trusting of people. Wilson likes to keep busy and making and selling Navajo jewelry is his hobby.
The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship America will be meeting on Saturday October 3rd at MT ZION CHURCH, 414 Lincoln Avenue SE beginning at 8:00 a.m. Use the entrance adjacent to the North parking lot. Coffee and donuts will be served. Come and join in on the worship, testimoniesand fellowship with the men and women for this time of refreshing in the Lord. We will observe all Social Distancing recommendations as well as other recommendations.
Our guest speaker is Philip Rose from Bemidji. He and his wife recently moved here from California to be closer to their son, Paul, who is Pastor at Bemidji First Assembly in Nymore. They have 3 sons, all of whom are Pastors, and 14 grandchildren.
Philip accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in a Fox Hole in Vietnam. He told the Lord that if He would get him out of this Foxhole in Vietnam alive, that he would serve Him all of the days of his life, God did and Philip has served Him ever since.
He served in the military for a total of 25 years including the US Army from 1969- 1972; 3 years as a Combat Engineer, 1 year tour of duty in Vietnam, and served 8 months in Germany as well as in manyother countries. From 1986-2008 he served in the Air Force at March Air Force Base in Moreno, California: 2 tours of duty in Kuwait and Kryquestan, worked with the Secret Service on Transportation in Support of a Presidents Wife, assembled weapons including bombs, laser guided bombs, tested missiles and ejector seats for fighter planes.He retired in 2008 as a Chief Master Sargent, E-9.
From 2009-2014 he worked as a Security Guard at a High School in California.
He also taught Adult Sunday School for 7 years, Junior High Kids Klub for 4 years, and
attended Chicago Bible College to be a Marriage Counselor.
Come on Saturday October 3rd to Mt. Zion at 8:00 a.m. for a time of fellowship with fellow
Christian men and women. You will be informed, refreshed, challenged and blessed.
Jason Riggs, Field of Operations Captain in Beltrami County
Devin Barrett is the leader of a evangelistic ministry called eternally king ministries. A young evangelists and a construction worker In the local area of Bemidji MN. He has been married for 3 years and has his first little one on the way. Devin has grown up in Bemidji and has been involved with groups in the past such as YWAM and most recently Christ for all nations.
"Hope was not in my vocabulary," said Mark Little Elk, a SD Sioux from Rosebud. As a young man he struggled with the challenges of drugs, alcohol, and gang involvement that are all too common for Native American youth. Suicide and death were not only common, but seemed inevitable to Mark. He did not expect to live past 40. Mark stated that he "saw many jail cells and even more funerals." Mark wanted to experience the true happiness that hope could bring.
Tragedy and loss were defining characteristics of Mark's life. He lost 3 brothers, had a girlfriend killed in an auto accident, lost his best friend to suicide, and then lost his mother. To cope, Marked turned to the bottle and became a hardened alcoholic. He was filled with anger, rage, sorrow, unforgiveness, guilt, and hopelessness. The ultimate anguish can came when Mark's cherished 14-year-old daughter was bullied so badly that she took her own life.
In his own words, Mark continued "on a blind search toward a dead end. He eventually found himself locked away for drinking and driving. With no way to self-medicate, he had to realistically reflect on his life. The heaviness of his sin and guilt were overwhelming. But God was working in his heart and Mark cried out in his hopelessness to the only one with the power and authority to free him...the Lord Jesus. It was in this concrete cell where the Lord laid upon Mark's heart his true identity...a child of the living God, known to Him from the womb and chosen before the foundation of the world. Mark realized that he changed that day. As a child of God, it was time for him arise up and discover what God wanted him to do.
Mark enrolled in a rehabilitation program and began to immerse himself in Scripture. By God's grace, he completed the program and then had to figure out what the Lord had next for him. Formerly a successful tattoo artist, Marked wanted to attend and art school in Santa Fe. He was offered a full scholarship, but through different people and situation, Mark felt called to study at Mokahum. He has completed his year of discipleship training and stayed in Bemidji the summer of 2019 to help children at a Christian camp. At the camp he served, witnessed, and ministered to others. Mark is excited about his second year of training at Mokahum. Mark continues his artwork through different mediums, including beading, painting, and drawing. Not his work below, particularly of the beautiful girl with 5 butterflies around her. The girl is Mark's daughter. She became an organ donor before her death. The butterflies stand for the five people who were abel to live because of generosity. Mark has met 2 of the organ recipients and wants to meet the other 3. It has been a long time of healing fo make and those he as met. It was hard for Mark to give up his princess, but because of her thoughtfulness he knows that 5 other fathers do not have to experience the loss of their child. Mark doesn't know what the future holds or where he will be led, but one thing he is sure of..he has found the hope that he was looking for. Better stated, hope has found him. That hope is in the matchless blood and righteousness of His Lord Jesus Christ.
Guest speaker was Justin Hoover from Bemidji.
Our guest speaker is Tim Pomp from Bemidji. Tim is married for 36 years to Catherine and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. He currently serves as the Fill-In Pastor at the Goldpine Living Center in Bemidji. He has also Pastored churches in Virginia, MN, Grand Haven, MI, Brookings, SD, and Casper, WY.
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