The Good Shepherd is Calling us to The Oil Rush

Prayer for Unleashing New Life

I will pray daily for the Holy Spirit to:

Break through to renew and revive our churches, unleashing new life

Empower our clergy and lay leadership to proclaim the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection power and promise

Transform and boldly use us, without limits, delays, or excuses, to reach and make new disciples of Jesus Christ and to transform the world

Work through me to raise the dead to new life

I pray for this in the precious and holy name of Jesus. 

Posted on March 11, 2013 | archives

Oil Rush Ministry Plan

Stories from the Oil Rush

 
CRAMPED, CRAMMED, CROWED:  RAISING FOUR BOYS IN A SKID HOUSE  Story and photo by Laura Candler

North Dakota’s oil boom has forced many fam­i­lies to make tough de­ci­sions. Shan­non Atwell is liv­ing proof. Shan­non re­cently moved her four young boys from their farm in Mis­souri to a cramped trailer near Willis­ton, North Dakota. The boys’ fa­ther moved there over 2 years ago to work in the oil­fields, and the fam­ily fi­nally de­cided join him. This is Shan­non’s story.

LISTEN TO SHANNON'S STORY

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There are many women who are quite invisible in our communities. They have come here with their men and families and have little to do with the community. There is a real wariness on their part, and in some ways rightfully so. Communities can claim to be welcoming, but the reality can be quite different.

 

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SHANE OSBORNE:  IT AIN'T WORKING OUT SO GOOD
Story by Todd Melby. Photo by Tina Foreman

Shane Osborne arrived in North Dakota looking for work. He found it. But housing in oil country is so expensive he's living in a trailer. Osborne spoke to Black Gold Boom producer Todd Melby about his life. 

LISTEN TO SHANE'S STORY