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Missions, The Church

Reaching the Lost Costs a Lot of Money!

April 26, 2011 • By

You may have already heard that God has called my family and me to plant a new church, in the Quad Cities, called Mercy Vineyard ChurchWe believe that the greatest form of evangelism today is church planting and we’re excited to partner with God in bringing in a harvest in Northwest Moline/Northeast Rock Island.  There, we will be reaching out to the working poor of our community to meet their spiritual and physical needs.  We have a long way to go and a short time to get there and we are asking you to partner with us financially and through your prayers.

Our vision is to see a large, multicultural, multigenerational, multiplying church reaching, teaching, and releasing to make God famous and expand His Kingdom on the Illinois side of the Quad Cities. Our first Sunday morning service will be held on September 18th.  Our goal is 300 in attendance and our launch team has been working hard to invite friends, coworkers, relatives, and neighbors.  We believe many will come to know Jesus and we’ll do whatever it takes to introduce seekers to Him.

We have been blessed and sent out by The Vineyard Church of Davenport with their full support.  The majority of our launch team is from there and we carry with us many of their values and their philosophy of ministry.  It’s a wonderful culture of being the hands and feet of Jesus to our community.

To make this happen, we need to raise $72,000 as quickly as possible; $15, 650 for marketing, signage, and print materials, $12,000 for sound, lighting, and video equipment, $15,000 for facilities, and $30,000 for administration.  We have so far raised $20,000 but still have $52,000 to go to make this happen in a way that speaks excellence, caring, and commitment to the community we are reaching out to.  Would you please commit to a large, one time financial gift or a monthly gift to Mercy Vineyard Church for 18 months?

Giving can be done by mailing a check to Mercy Vineyard Church P.O. Box 1654 Moline, IL 61266 or online at  Financial supporters will receive monthly newsletters to keep them up to date with what God is doing through our brand new church and inform them of urgent prayer needs.

If you wish to speak to me personally about the Mercy Vineyard Church and how you can be a part, please email me at and I would be honored to share, in greater detail, the strategy for launching this new work.

Running Hard After God,

Lee Bezotte

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Giveaway, Missions

Messenger Bag Winner Revealed!

July 22, 2010 • By

Thank you everyone for participating in the latest giveaway!  I so appreciate everyone who committed to praying for Ireland!  There are many wells of revival in Ireland and I’m praying for them to be uncapped.  What a wonderful spiritual heritage they have and I believe it can happen again!

As promised, my son Hudson had picked a name at random and we’re announcing the winner right here and now.

Thanks again for participating.  Don’t forget to subscribe because there WILL be another one!

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Giveaway, Ireland, Missions

Another Messenger Bag Giveaway!

July 20, 2010 • By

Hey friends!  Remember the Messenger Bag Giveaway I did last month?  (Check it out.)  Well I’m giving away another one!!

I’ve been selling these bags for years to raise money for Irish missions.  From time to time I like to give one away.  Why?  I’m really hoping that the person who uses it will be reminded to pray for God to move in Ireland.

Why Ireland?  Check this post out and don’t forget to watch the videos.  They’re great!  Also, check out my Ireland Missions page.

So what do you have to do?  The rules are the same as last time.  Just post a comment on this post and tell me what you’d use it for.  School?  Work?  Books?  Your laptop?  The other thing you’ll have to do is click that little retweet button on the left and tell your friends.  That’s it!  At the end of the week, my son will randomly pick a winner from the comments section and I will reveal the name of that person in a blog post with instructions on how to claim your new bag.  If you’re worried that you’re going to miss the post that reveals the winner, there’s a subscription link at the bottom of this post. (Or click the RSS button at the top of the page.)

If you don’t win (and even if you do) consider buying a bag from my eBay store.  All profits go to support Irish church planters.  Thanks!

Here’s a picture of that awesome bag.  Don’t forget to pray for Ireland!

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