Midwest Review

Midwest District of the Missionary Church Newsletter

September 2020

New Pastor for Lincoln Northeast

It gives me great pleasure to let you know that Lincoln Northeast has extended a call to Nathan Schmidt to become their next senior pastor. The Schmidts will be arriving in the United States from Bolivia on August 28. They will need to quarantine for two weeks. Then, after a few weeks with family, they will make their home in Lincoln.

Pray for them as they juggle various logistical challenges, including international travel and finding a place to in Lincoln to live.

Pray especially that God will prepare the way for a season of great spiritual fruitfulness as Nathan begins to shepherd the flock at Northeast and equip those entrusted to his care to reach their community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your prayers offered on behalf of the Lincoln church.

Schmidt Fundraiser

God has given those of us in the Midwest District a wonderful opportunity to be a blessing to Nathan and Amy Schmidt, as they transition to Lincoln Nebraska after serving the Lord in South America. Nathan will begin serving as senior pastor of Lincoln Northeast Church on October 1.

As you might imagine, Nathan and Amy are incurring some significant costs as they establish a new home in the US. We would like to help defray some of those costs by encouraging the churches and people of the District to give to a special fund set up for their benefit.

Here are specific instructions on how to give. Go to northeastmissionary.org and click on the “News and Online Giving” tab on the left pane. Then click on the “Give Online” button. (Please note that the donor will be charged a small ACH fee of $0.25.)

If you wish to donate “offline,” please mail a check (payable to the Northeast Missionary Church.) Write in the memo line “Schmidt Family.” Mail the check to

Northeast Missionary Church

3333 N. 66th St. Lincoln, NE 68507.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Pastors and Wives Retreat

This year's Pastors and Wives Retreat is being held in Newton, KS on September 22-24.

The registration form is attached below.

Payment is due by September 15.

So don't dawdle!

If you have any questions, you can contact Julie Quinlin at 316-288-1981.

District Youth Retreat

We are very excited to have the opportunity to host a camp for your students this fall! This November 6-8th we will gather together 6-12th grade students from across the district at Timber Lakes Camp for our “Uncommon” camp. We look forward to what God has for us this fall and to our time with your students! Let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

Registration information is available online https://faithmissionarychurch.org/camp.

In Christ,

Adam DeMike and the Midwest District Youth Team

Adam DeMike

PO Box 334

Weeping Water, NE 6846


MWD Pastors Prayer Retreat

This year’s MWD Pastors Prayer Retreat will be at Timber Lakes from November 29th -December 2nd. It will begin with gathering together for a meal at a TBD restaurant and conclude with brunch on Wednesday morning. It is free to all Licensed Pastors in the MWD.

The goal is simply to give you a designated time to separate from normal responsibilities to refresh and seek the Lord on behalf of your own welfare. That may look differently for each of us so we have a relaxed agenda that will serve your purpose.

This year we do plan to spend more time together watching several sessions from the Prayer Awakening Conference featuring Dave Butts. Dave ministered at SHIFT 2019 and is a good man and minister of the Lord. He will challenge and bless us in our efforts in the arena of prayer.

The Lord’s promise is

you will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart.”

His blessing awaits.

Thank you note from Millers

Marybelle and I want to thank all of our friends and co-workers in the Midwest District for the delightful card shower that we received last week. It was so encouraging to read your words of appreciate and encouragement. It was also a delight to receive the gift certificate from the district for a Branson Getaway. I'm not sure when we will use this generous gift, but I can assure you that it will be in 2021 so that we can see the presentation of "JESUS" at the Sight and Sound Theater and we will enjoy every minute we are there. We can't thank you enough for being so thoughtful.

We are gradually getting settled into our new home, but as we develop relationships in our new church and community, we realize how much we are going to miss our friends and "family" in the Midwest District. All of the pastors, people and churches in the district have been part of our lives for 47 years and God has blessed us so much because of your friendship and influence. We truly count it a privilege to have served with you and we can assure you of our prayers in the days ahead.

May God continue to bless each pastor and congregation in the Midwest District. We look forward to hearing about the good things that God is going to accomplish through you as you faithfully serve Him,. If you are ever in the Goshen area, feel free to give us a call---we'd love to hear from you.

Thanks again for your kindness and generosity!


Dave and Marybelle