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Saturday, June 10, 2017

GoFundUs Please...

Well, it is official, we have prayed, did our homework, talked with contractors, etc, and now believe it is time to take the next step through the door that God has opened before. We have asked all of you to pray and seek the face of God for direction in helping us to raise the funds to both buy and fix up this property for our home and mission to the surrounding community and beyond. Now the time has come to see what God will do.  We have a GoFundMe page up and running, the link is Please check it out and please help us out in this next adventure.  We look forward to whatever God has next for us.  Please check back for regular updates.  Thanks so much and God bless.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Through the next door...

Hello everyone and happy June!  Yes, we are now half way through 2017.  My how time flies by as we travel further down this road of life.  Four years ago I never would have thought I would be walking across the stage at Moody church to shake hands with the president of Moody Bible Institute to receive my diploma but what do ya know, I am now a college graduate!  Look out world!  But really, life passes us by so quickly that we don't have time to sit idly by and fret about tomorrow, "for so do all who live to see such times, but that is not for us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

And so we move forward. A few weeks or maybe a month or two ago now (again, time flies) we mentioned to all of you that we were still interested in serving God either foreign or domestic, or a combination of the two, and that we were looking at the purchase of a building to use as a home/mission community center for Jersey Shore.  Well we have been talking with contractors, electricians, environmental removal services for possible asbestos, etc.  We have made many phone calls, and returned some.  And we believe that God is keeping this door open.  We are growing very excited for what our path continues to hold.

So what is the point?  I am glad you asked.  We are asking you all to pray, pray about giving.  In a week we are going to pray, and as long as the door remains open we will be launching a GoFundMe page to begin fund raising to purchase this building. For those of you who missed this news please see "New Dreams and New Plans" posted on 4/10/17. There is even a picture of the building we are hoping to purchase.

Now to put some details this building has sat empty, except for a large amount of trash, for the last several years, at least about 5.  There is a lot of space that just needs some TLC.  But there is also a lot that needs to be repaired, updated, or down right replaced. Without giving too much away and because we don't have specifics just yet, only estimates, we are looking somewhere in the ball park of 300,000. Yes that is in US dollars, and not in Monopoly money.  But praise God we serve the Creator of the world.  He owns it all already so nothing is beyond him.  This is just initial start up, and not what we will need in monthly support to keep the building up and running for ministry.  But one step at a time.

We know that this all may be a bit overwhelming to some of you but we are asking that you please pray. We believe strongly in this as we have always believed that God has a mission for our family. But just as when we served over seas so too here we could not move forward without our family of friends and prayer warriors. The battle is not over yet, God still has more he has called to hear his word, but "how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" Romans 10:14-15. Please consider helping us to go and reach those who have not heard, or have heard but maybe just need a push in the right direction.

Again, we will be setting up a GoFundMe page in about a week so please be praying through this next week how God can use you to be a part of this mission and we will let you all know when the page is posted to donate. If anyone wants more info please either leave a comment in the comments section of this post, or on our Facebook, or through our email if you know it, we will try to reply as soon as we are able. Thank you again and may God be praised for all he has done and is going to do, to him be the glory and praise. Thank you all for stopping by and reading our blog. God bless you through your week. Talk to you soon.

The Bierlys

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Dreams and New Plans

Well it has been a long time.  We have not put an update, a bit of news, or even a short hello on here for quite some time.  I hope this fixes our silence.  As some of you know we are still here in central PA living each day and hopefully "blooming where we have been planted."  It can sometimes seem hard to do this when there are days where it feels as though we are flowers in a drought, but through it all God as always proven himself faithful even in our doubts. Praise God our faith is not dependent on our strength.

To give a little back story for those who may not know we moved up here a little over four years ago to continue to follow our dream of raising support to move back overseas as missionaries. Since we are still here this did not obviously happen, and only God knows why, but here we remained and here we tried to bloom.  Lia became connected to the home-school group that meets on Fridays, the boys did what little boys do best, play, get dirty, and beat each other up with lightsabers, and Nate went back to work as an EMT and started to volunteer as the youth group leader in our church the Mountain View Christian and Missionary Alliance. This is how we have tried to bloom, but this also is what brings us to where we are today.

Through ups and downs and turnarounds we have been looking still to the mission that God has called us to, the preaching of his Word to the world around us and the making disciples of the next generation to follow him. In times past this was focused on our love for backpackers, and to this we still hold, travelers are a continually neglected mission field. But the next generation in this country are also being overlooked, and ignored to where now only 4 percent of the millennial generation hold to a biblical world view. This is how we lose the church folks, when our youth walk away from God, and it is never more than one generation away.

So what does this mean, what am I saying? Well in short, we have found a building, and not just any building, an old run down church, a former house of God. It is right here in Jersey Shore and it is ripe for the taking to make it a house of God once more, but this time not as a new church, but as a safe house, a home, a way for those who are seeking God to find him, and hopefully become plugged into a church, or at least a family of believers where they can find the God their heart is seeking for. This building, though, was also once a school, complete with classrooms. To sum up this building is around 18,000 square feet of space! Imagine the possibilities.

So the question still stands, what am I saying? I am saying this, help us. We are looking to buy this building and turn it into a home, for us, but also for the community, someplace where the youth can come and hang out instead of be on the streets with the ever growing heroine problem in our area, or a place where a wandering traveler far from home may be able to find a warm and comfy bed for the night, or even where the seeker can find God waiting for him in the pew of the old sanctuary of the church. But this mission is too big for just us, so we need help. We need God's people to help buy the building, we need God's people to help fund the running of the building, and we need God's people to help fix up the building. We need you to pray, "Lord, how can I help, how do you want me to help, what can I do?"

All we are asking right now is for anyone who feels like God may be placing on their heart a burden for this mission to please let us know through the comments section of this post, or through an email if you know it. For reasons of privacy I am not going to put our email on this post, I hope you understand. Please let us know what you think, and please pray for this ministry. Thank you for reading and may God bless you.