Each year Crossfire Ministries celebrates a Harvest celebration featuring a key international speaker from an affective missions ministry. On Sunday, Sept. 20, Reverend David Ogren will be the special speaker at the 10 a.m. worship service in the conference room adjacent to MVP Health Club, 515 E. Division, Rockford. The public is cordially invited to attend this service. Special music will be provided by Crossfire’s worship team, led by Pastor Judy Hemmila. Chili, cornbread and pie will be served for lunch following the service. Ogren has pastored four congregations over the past 35 years. He pastored two churches on the West Coast in Washington and two congregations in the Midwest. He has been married for 37 years to Colleen and is the father of three children and the grandfather of four. While pastoring Philadelphia Church in Seattle, Wash., from 1996-2007, Pastor Ogren served as the missions director for International Russian Radio and Television (IRR/TV). After he resigned his church in 2007, IRR/TV asked him to be the U.S. and Canadian representative for this mission’s ministry. He now travels throughout North America casting vision for IRR/TV and ministering to pastors and churches. IRR/TV is a nondenominational, modern mission’s organization which focuses on taking the Gospel to the nations of Russia, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The tools of television, radio and the Internet greatly enhance the fulfillment of the Great Commission of Christ. To achieve the goals of reaching these different people groups, IRR/TV produces evangelistic radio programs, television programs, videos and literature in 20 languages. In 2005, IRR/TV received the National Religious Broadcasting International Ministry Award during the 62nd Annual Convention in Anaheim, Calif. Missions are the heart of God for all people groups in our world today. This service will help you understand how the Gospel of Jesus Christ is communicated in a different culture. Pastor Ogren will inspire and challenge you to make your Christian witness relevant in the world which you live. Don’t miss this opportunity.
The public is cordially invited to share in a special service honoring Jesus Christ in the wrestling career of Jason Brew at Crossfire Ministries on Sunday, May 3. Brew had an outstanding high school wrestling career at Sparta High School, where he became the state champion in his weight class in both his junior and senior years. He went onto wrestle at Olivet College, where he achieved the following accomplishments: two-time NCAA All American, two-time national finalist, held the school record of 177 takedowns in his senior season, All American scholar, 134 career wins, two-time Mid-States Conference wrestler of the year, two-time Ohio Northern University Invitational Outstanding Wrestler and three-time champion, two-time Wheaton Invitational Champion, and Wrestler of the Year. Brew has used his wrestling ability to create a platform to share his faith in Jesus Christ. He has wrestled in Siberia, Moscow, China, Mongolia and Central Asia with Athletes in Action. He and his father Lance will share their testimonies at the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, May 3 at Crossfire Ministries. Crossfire is located in the meeting room adjacent to the MVP Health Club on the northeast corner of Wolverine Blvd./Northland Dr. and 10 Mile Road in Rockford. A DVD will be shown of Brew’s wrestling career. Pastor Keith Hemmila will conclude the service with a message entitled “Heaven’s Award Ceremony.” Food and refreshments will be served in the foyer after the service.