As I have shared before, there is no way for me to describe the dynamic of God’s activity in Fallon. It is one of those places where you know you are on the “front lines” of the battle and where Jesus is at work. Life and ministry through the Fallon Church of the Nazarene is happening all day, every day, and in ways that you have to see for yourself. A large part of what God is doing in the community of Fallon is through the church’s Out of Egypt Food Pantry and Thrift Store. This ministry now operates mainly out of a warehouse that is becoming increasingly well known in the city of Fallon, in the county, and surrounding area. Seventy volunteers come to help each week with the food pantry, which served over four hundred families the week we were there.
This is a group of people that is truly seeking in the Word and depending upon Jesus for everything. You have to come to Fallon ready to keep up with them, and it is a refreshing experience as we not only had services at the church but also got to share in life with this amazing group. I will say again what I have said before: you have to come to Fallon to see it for yourself! Carey and I finished the week in Fallon with weekend revival services at the Stillwater Indian Church out on the Paiute-Shoshone reservation. This was the third consecutive year for this, and the fruit of that was evident. We again saw tremendous response to the Word, and I was especially moved by some of the testimonies of the effects of the Word in the lives of some of the people there. They were so gracious to us and fed us so well! My heart is full of thanks for the people of Fallon and on the reservation. Thank to all of them for the way the Jesus is working through them to have an impact on our lives. My son and I continue to be shaped through these relationships.