Minnesota Trip

Posted by Sandy


Family, Friends, Partners and Visitors:

We appreciate your interest in Word in Life Ministries. LaVern and I usually take three trips a year to all the Mission Teen Centers. We are teaching on Who the Holy Spirit is and what are His Gifts. This year I had a unique learning experience. I became one of the residents at Mission Teens to experience what a resident would actually go through to become closer to God and learn to stay free of their addictions. I enrolled in Midwest Mission Bible Training Center in Cresco, IA January 29, 2018. I was there for a total of 4 months. I was educated on their chain of command and what that was all about, how they live together, and help each other out to stay free. It was very enlightening to say the least! The experience has made me see what needs they really have and how to become a better teacher.Since I was gone from January to the end of May, I had a lot of catch up to do when I got home. We are still working on our web page so please be patient with us. I was also trying to get Youtube up and active, but because of circumstances that were out of our control we weren’t able to get that accomplished this year. We do plan on putting that on the agenda next year.

People ask me all the time what this ministry does, and I would like to take the time to share that with you. As a partner to this ministry, we call you every quarter to pray for any of
your needs. If LaVern and I don’t do it personally one of our trained volunteered staff will be calling you, and they are more than qualified to pray with you for any circumstance. We value all our volunteer staff, without them and our partners we could not exist.

Some of our goals are to be able to put the Gifts of the Spirit and Who the Holy Spirit is on Youtube. We would like to continue publishing books. Our partners help with this cost so we can give them to all the missions free when we visit them. Another goal we have is to be able to pay off Mortgage loans that some of the Missions have. They are
working at being debt free. Being financially free is so liberating and helps you use money that comes in for other causes like building more centers. Word
in Life Ministries believes they are a big part of helping spread the news about the Mission so more of these Missions can be built. We would like to see one in EVERY state including Minnesota! It seems like a tall order, but not for God. For with God, nothing is impossible.

If you feel God calling you to join us on this crusade and free people of addictions, please join us and together we can bring about great results for the kingdom!

In His love,


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Michigan Trip

Posted by Sandy

In September LaVern and I took off on our Michigan trips. We left Minnesota September 9th and got to our first Mission which was in the upper peninsula of Michigan in a small tucked away city called Gaastra. Mission Bible Training Center in Gaastra was so excited to see us come. They are doing a great deal of remodeling and finished the deck of the apartment we stayed in. We taught on who the Holy Spirit is and His gifts. I also got to visit with the AED and learned what they were planning on doing. They were getting ready for their upcoming banquet and were all excited about that. The banquet is when all the residents that went through the mission and graduated during the past year get their certificates and share what the mission did for them. It is a very exciting event for all of them, including the teachers because we know we had a vital part to play in their training. Partners do too because they send Vern and me.

Our next stop was to visit one of the newest centers called “The Lions Den,” It is in Roscommon, Michigan. The scenery was incredible. (You can see pictures on the NEWS tab in the Missions document.) We came when they were having a yard sale and they were doing quite well on it. At the Yard Sale, they not only give people lots of treasures, but they pray for peoples needs. It was very encouraging to see how they handled their Yard Sales. It was quite amazing how the town came together and donated so many nice items to furnish the living facility.

Vern and I taught on “Who the Holy Spirit is” and the “Benefits of Speaking in Other Tongues.” Several got filled with the Holy Spirit and others who only watch said they felt a presence like they never experienced. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman, but when you start to speak about Him, His presence fills the place. It was a very refreshing time! You made it happen and we so appreciate you all so very much!

Love & Prayers,


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Upcoming Trip

Posted by Sandy

It is our last trip of the year for the Burdick’s. We will be heading out on October 24, 2018. We will be visiting 5 Missions on this trip. Our first stop will be at Set Free MBTC in Greenville, KY. Our second stop will be at Savannah MBTC in Savannah, GA. Our third stop will be at Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Our fourth stop will be at Genesis MBTC in Newport, AL; and our last stop will be at House of Hope MBTC in Brazil, IN. LaVern said we will be putting well over 3,000 miles on our van. That Blue Town & Country has been a blessing and gets us to our travels safely and comfortably. We praise the Lord for that!

Please take a look at the Missions document under the NEWS tab, I have put some pictures of some of the centers we have been to previously for you to see. We will be going to two new ones, which will be Savannah, GA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. After completing this tour, we will have covered all 19 centers in 4 years. We thank the Lord for our partners, friends, and family that they have made this possible.

We are excited to see what God will do at these missions. We will be speaking on the Person of the Holy Spirit, and WHO HE IS, and then we will be sharing about the 9 gifts of the Spirit. Who can operate in them, how we can yield to them, and the purpose of the Gifts. It is a very interesting subject, so if you know anyone that lives near those centers, let them know that we will be in their area and invite them to come and enjoy the teachings. It is free to the public. Just contact the Mission that is nearest you and you can get their phone number from their website at they will let you know when we will be there and the times.

If you would like to donate towards this trip, you can on-line or mail your donation to Word In Life Ministries, PO Box 203, Rochester, MN 55903. We are a faith base Ministry and you can receive tax deductions when you donate towards this mission. We appreciate your interest in Word in Life Ministries and believe we are good soil to invest in. We help set the captives free as the Holy Spirit uses us out of pure obedience.

We would love to hear from you and your testimonies on what the Lord has done. If you have any prayer requests, please don’t hesitate to call us, we would love to pray for you.

Blessings to you and your families,


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