Important update..... Due to the forecast and the repairs being done to the usual walking trail, the Currie Out of the Darkness Walk will now take place completely at Breezy Barn. Those who walk, we will walk the perimeter of the property and those who want to stay warm and enjoy Luther C. Talks as our speaker, lunch, silent auction, and fellowship can do all of that inside the barn. Registration begins at Breezy Barn at 9am on Saturday! Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone at Breezy Barn on Saturday!
Please join us in the 5th Annual Out of the Darkness walk at the Breezy Barn
Over the past four years approximately $40,000 has been raised to help suicide prevention programs from our little community with a big heart!
Registration will begin at 9am at the BREEZY BARN with a short program with Luther Talks, Statewide Tribal Truth Suicide Prevention Coordinator at Minnesota Department of Health at 10am with the walk to follow. There will be a Silent Auction and a Free Will Offering Meal UPSTAIRS at the Breezy Barn and check out the Suicide Prevention Race Car on display.
If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please let one of the committee members know.
Thank you for your support!
MFU disappointed by USDA secretary’s comments on small farms, calls for fair prices
ST. PAUL – Earlier today, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue said at the World Dairy Expo that he didn’t know if small family dairy farms can survive as the industry evolves and that “in America, the big get bigger and the small go out,” according to the Associated Press.
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU), a grassroots family farm organization representing a diverse array of agriculture, is disappointed in the secretary’s comments on this matter. This follows not long after Perdue’s controversial statements at Minnesota Farmfest.
“We have a Secretary of Agriculture who, just under two months ago, insensitively joked that farmers are ‘whiners,’ and now is saying that small family farms can’t survive the industry,” said MFU President Gary Wertish. “It’s incredibly frustrating to hear things like this from someone who’s supposed to represent all family farmers. The ‘get big or get out’ business philosophy hasn’t worked. Rather it has caused consolidation in the agriculture industry that’s driven too many family farmers off the farm and hurt rural communities.
“If the USDA really supports the whole of American agriculture, they must drive policy making that earns family farmers a fair price and keeps them on their land, no matter what size they are.”
National 4-H Week
Slayton, MN (09/30/2019) — The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Murray County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country̶from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities̶are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.
Murray County 4-H will be celebrating 4-H week by encouraging our youth and volunteers to wear the fair t-shirts donated by Murray County Corn and Soybean Growers and their checkoffs.October is the start of the 4-H year and we ask our youth every year to encourage their friends and family to experience all that 4-H has to offer.
New this year Murray County 4-H will be partnering with Murray County Central schools to offer a Robotics Club.Working with youth in grades 2-6 we will help those involved learn about engineering, coding and programming.STEM is an area that is growing daily and we are continuously looking for new ways to introduce it to our area youth and encourage their interests.
In Murray County, more than 250 4-H youth and 100 volunteers from the community are involved in 4 H.
One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week every year is 4-H National Youth Science Day, which sees hundreds of thousands of youth across the nation taking part in the world’s largest youth-led STEM challenge. The exciting theme for this year’s challenge is Game Changers, which will run throughout October. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, Game Changers will teach kids coding skills through fun exercises including gaming, puzzles and physical activity.
To learn more about how you can get involved, visit http://www.4-h.org/.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/4H.
By: John Stenen
Jesus delegated great authority to those who are His followers. (Luke 10:19). This authority concerns our authority over Satan and his demonic spirits. We Christians are to keep them in their place which is under our feet. (Ephesians 1:19-23). Jesus said that the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy and Jesus gave us authority to resist the devil and cause him to flee from us. (James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8-9 & Mark 16:15-20).
Many Christians have never been taught that we have such authority when we use the all-powerful name of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His power is still available to us today.
When a traffic officer holds up his hand to stop our vehicle – we stop. Why? It’s not because he has the power to stop us, he has the authority to stop us. If we do not stop he has all the power of the government behind him to stop and apprehend us and we do not want to mess with all that power. Well, the same thing is true with us. If we are living clean and walking in righteousness before God and man, and evil spirits come to steal, kill, or destroy in our lives – don’t blame God! Use your God given authority to resist the demonic forces and command them to leave you and your family. “Satan walks about as a roaring lion”, said Jesus, “seeking whom he may devour.” The sad truth is that he is devouring many individuals and families, bringing great destruction. Satan is afraid to face any Christian who lives by faith and understands their authority in the name of Jesus. Because the ‘power’ behind us is Jesus Himself, the devil and evil spirits do not want to mess with Him again, since He defeated them so soundly at the cross and His resurrection.
Jesus still watches over His Word to perform it. Do as Jesus did to defeat Satan every time – He used faith-filled words and said, “Satan, it is written…..” What kind of words are you and I using?Fear, doubt, and unbelief? Or, words speaking faith in God’s Word, and faith in the name of Jesus. Read the third chapter of Acts and see what I’m talking about. Jesus came that we might have life, and life more abundantly. (John 10:10).