About a year ago Kevin Raihala posted an announcement of the LSN project in Hibbing. This last year saw the “market place” side of things developing with the opening of Rock “n” Rollers Salon and JJ’s Coffee and Ice Cream parlor. LSN events followed. Our music venue , Vinyl 10:38, opened thanks to the direction of Chris Mannenga. What a great start! An assortment of live musical genres have been presented both in the cafe and in the developing conference/event center. Let’s continue to pray for Chris and his family as they have moved on to a church plant in Virginia, MN…and that God will provide workers to take the venue to the next level. LSN, has to date hosted a number of activities including Worship Ablaze and currently is presenting The Truth Project and Hillsdale College’s Intro to the Constitution and Constitution 101. Other events are in the works.
Organizationally, Kevin Raihala has graciously accepted the role of LSN facilitator for the next 2 years. I will be focusing on the School of Ministry for a season. Others in the network are taking up new roles and will be weighing in during the months to come. Relationships with a growing number of brothers and sisters from the midwest to the east coast continue to develop. Risen Savior in Chicago (led by Dan Bawinkel) is increasing its participation. Fellowship with the Canadian Coalition of Apostolic Ministries is developing. We were sad to see Dave Ballard and the House of Refuge in Duluth depart from LSN, but we wish them God’s blessing upon their future. Now may be the time for you to join the network or get more involved. Check out the related link and other portions of the LSN site’s on-going development. Blessings to all.