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Please be praying as Ames leadership has been praying and considering some major ministry initiatives for quite some time now.  One is a ministry called, “Operation: Send Me” which comes out of Isaiah 6:8 where the prophet Isaiah responds to God’s question, “Whom shall I send?” by saying, “Here I am, Lord.  Send me.”  This ministry, formerly known as “Missions in the City”, would be designed to host groups for missions trips to Saginaw, MI!


Another major ministry initiative in consideration is a new full-length Christian movie project, called “Greater”.  Jesse Karls has written the now copyrighted script, and God has already provided a $10K grant through our district of UMC’s.  The church has approved the purchase of a high end video camera and conversations are going forth with plenty of prayer and planning.  Back in 2009, Ames released its first full-length movie in a few local theaters and have since given away nearly 800 copies of the ministry DVD to non-profit organizations!  It is estimated that more than 20,000 people have seen the first movie.


Thank you so much for your continued support of the many ministries of Ames.  God continues to use your generous support and partnership in great ways for His glory and the furthering of His kingdom!  Your participation means way more than you probably realize.  If you or someone you know really has a heart for ministries like “Greater” or “Operation: Send Me”, please inform Jesse Karls.

Rev Logo 2014

Josh Duby, high school student from Ames, designed the 2014 version of the Revolution Student Ministries logo.  Lydia (Passeno) Carr designed the one that had been used for the past 7 years.


Heidi Claus, pictured here receiving a new bike from the Ride Ministry at Ames, has been clean for more than 60 days and counting.  She has become active at Ames and wants to live her life for God more and more every day!

Drive Ministry

Milestone around the corner: Computer #248 was given away through the Drive Ministry at Ames after church on December 15.  Student leaders are considering some sort of celebration when computer #250 is given away!


Every Wednesday Ames sponsors a Tutoring program for 6th through 12th grade students, followed by a mentoring program called, “Steppin’ Up”.  The Tutoring Ministry is in its 8th year and has anywhere from 12 to 20+ students showing up each week.  If students show up without any homework, they are either given academic attention by a personal tutor, computer software, or receive teaching in the culinary arts from Pat Hascall, and recently, have the option of learning to sew from Jackie Konesko.  Pictured here is Jackie teaching Jaeda how to sew stockings to be given to people at the VA hospital.


The congregation at Ames was blessed, once again, by the Restored to Glory dancers.  Sue Passeno leads a team that invests spiritually and Biblically into these girls every week which is manifested in praise to God through beautiful dance!

Stone School

Stone Elementary School is still in need of more Mentors/Tutors.  Talk with Jesse Karls if interested.  It requires one lunch per week when you can make it to meet 1 on 1 with a student in need.

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