UPDATED NEWS ON THE RIALS FAMILY
Thank you for checking out our page! After 25 years, Sheila and I are retired from full-time overseas missions, but are still involved as volunteers in the US and abroad. See below for the latest info, and how you can join with us in prayer and upcoming church-building trips in Belgium and elsewhere.
This was our family photo taken just before we returned to Russia, in about 1998.
This was taken in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1985 as part of our regular Friday night outreach on the streets of the city. I was the youth pastor. You get a prize if you can find me in this photo! (1985)
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Kerby and Sheila Rials
418 Strathmore Rd.
Lansing MI 48910
TEL: 517 708 9166
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Sheila and I served as interim pastors of Oil City Assembly of God (near Mt. Pleasant MI) for seven months (until January 2021) when a pastor was found. We enjoyed this ministry very much. We are now in the planning stages of starting a new church in the Lansing area (Millennium Church). Our website is up: www.millenniumchurch.info. I serve on the board of Endeavor House, a ministry to recovering addicts and alcoholics, and I am also in the midst of writing a new book. Sheila and are both thrilled that both are sons are living in the Lansing area now. It's a miracle that we are all together again.
AVAILABLE TO SPEAK AT YOUR CHURCH
I am still doing speaking when needed. I will be speaking March 21 in Jackson, March 28 in Saline, in May in Oscoda at the Assembly of God church there, and I preached Jan. 31 at Harrison First Assembly of God in Arkansas.
BASTOGNE CHURCH IMPACTED BY COVID
The church in Bastogne has been heavily affected by Covid. Also one of our key leaders has been battleing cancer, another died, and another has retired and is moving. Fortunately the church we helped plant in nearby Arlon, which has 200 members, has agreed to take on oversight of the Bastogne church. Members attend virtually via video. Pray for our leaders. THANK YOU.
My friend Doug Sharp, author of the book, "The Revolution Against Evolution", has been working with me to expand and develop a Christian publishing company, Looking Glass River Publishing. We are in the process of setting up a website and marketing two new books as well as others I have written. I am also helping pastor Dave Williams get his book, "Pacesetting Leadership", published in Russian.
BASTOGNE CHURCH BUILDING PLANS
We have raised, thanks to you, about $75,000 total to buy land for the first-ever protestant church in the city of Bastogne. This includes the money the church has saved ($23,000) and the money we have raised with your help (about $52,000). The $23,000 is held by the church in Arlon (nearby) for the Bastogne church. The $52,000 is held in the Belgian Field Fellowship account. If the church for whatever reason does not buy land or a building, then the $52,000 will be used as decided by the AGWM leaders and the Belgian Field Fellowship. We all feel this is the best plan. It covers all the contingencies. Our goal remains, of course, that the Bastogne church will continue to grow and that they will find the land needed for the building. SEVERAL US churches are ready and willing to come over and help build this church. We will keep you all posted as to progress.
CHRISTIAN CABLE TV UPDATE
My partner in this ministry is Daniel Costanza, who is pastor of the Assembly of God church Christian Center in Brussels (Rhode Ste. Genese), Daniel told me has written both of the cable networks (Proximus and VOO) and has gotten no response from either. He has since contacted a church member who works for VOO. We are also planning on getting support for this request from the national synod of Protestant churches and others. Please pray. The battle is not over.
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Click the link below to download FREE booklets such as: "Does God Exist?", "Protestants: who are they?" and others in languages such as Russian, Dutch, French and English: