Go Where You're Needed - No Matter How Small

    Rev. Francis Asbury Riggin wrote, “Our monthly visits were kept up until the interest justified increased services to two Sundays each month.  Before I pass from humble service with the 5 on the first Sunday, and to show the importance of even so small a beginning, two of those 5, I have just mentioned, were our ardent friends and advisers and so fostered our work that we were able to prolong our visits and increase the number.                


    Rev. George Logan said that he was expected to spread himself over a circuit of 1,500 sgr miles, but felt that he was not adequate to cover the area but thinly … He began with 3 preaching points, but his circuit soon included 6 or more additional communities. 


- Information from the Book:  When Wagon Trails Were Dim, 

A collection of historical accounts of Montana’s circuit riders - (L) Brother Riggin / (R) Brother Logan

Go Where You're Needed - It Doesn't Matter How Small The Population Is

A Living History Event can illustrate through what happened locally in your community's passed, reflections on God's heart...

"For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.  What do you think?  If a man has a hundred sheep, 

and one of them goes astray, does he no leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?  

And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.  

Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should go astray."    Matthew 18:11-14  

  • Brother Anderson

  • The Trail can be lonely

  • Study & Prepare / word of truth

  • Time for Praying for the people

  • he has prepared his heart

  • Entering a busy community

  • the sound of worship

  • bringing good news!

  • the children love him

Thoughts for Application in Your Area

- Is there a community in your region that does not have a Christian gathering?      

- Was there ever a point in the past, that they had a church there?        

- Are there memories locally of when there was a church there?        

- Why did the church close, or when did they cease to gather as a group?

- What types of  community gatherings are there presently?        

- Are there Christians living there now?        

Really dig.  Do your research.  Read anything that you can find on this particular community.  Sometimes regional history books will talk about how particular communities came to be.  You might be surprised by what you can find out through simply reading local history.  Sometimes an article might mention the name of the first preacher, or when a church was built and what the church was called.  You can keep pursuing helpful information from there.