Christmas on the Prairie December 3-4, 2022 in downtown Lexington!


Dec 2, 2022

The Pastor’s Piece – December 4, 2022

I have never understood why women love cats. Cats are independent, they don’t listen, they don’t come in when you call, they like to stay out all night, and when they’re home they like to be left alone and sleep. In other words, every quality that women hate in a man, they love in a cat.

Nov 29, 2022

Hurricane Ian Rips Florida; FCFI Disaster Relief on the Ground

On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida as a category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 150 mph, causing a massive storm surge, inundating the coastal areas near Fort Meyers, Cape Coral, all the way up to Sarasota and beyond.

Nov 28, 2022

Prayer Guide – December 2022

For God, who said, Let light shine out of darkness, made His light shine
in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God
in the face of Christ, (2Corinthians 4:6). Our inner light that refl ects
Jesus in our hearts should shine on our faces. We pray to be the light
of Christ in a dark world. 11/29-12/01 Greater Peoria Farm Show,
Peoria, IL, Dennis Schlagel

Nov 27, 2022

The Pastor’s Piece – November 27, 2022

With the rise of self-driving vehicles, it’s only a matter of time before we get a country song where a guy’s truck leaves him too.

As I write this, my wife and I are in southwest Florida where Hurricane Ian struck in late September. They say it was the worst hurricane in Florida’s history. I guess I wouldn’t argue that much, except, how do they know?

Nov 23, 2022

Fall Mecum Tractor Auction: Sold!!

The Fall Mecum Tractor Auction ran from Thursday, November 17 through Saturday, November 19, 2022, in East Moline, Illinois at the Bend Expo Center.  Two fully restored John Deere garden tractors converted to mini 4020s were donated to the Fellowship of Christian Farmers, International were auctioned last Saturday morning at 10:00.  RFD-TV broadcasted the event.  FCFI was blessed with the sale of these tractors, donated by Don Miske.  Don also donated a full size 4020 last year to benefit FCFI.

Nov 20, 2022

The Pastor’s Piece – November 20, 2022

When my boss asked me who is the dumb one, me or him? I told him everyone knows he doesn’t hire dumb people.

My first paying job other than working on my parent’s farm was working on our neighbors’ farm. I was just a little guy, only about 10 or 11 years old at the time.  My brothers and I got the job of picking up rocks in the neighbor’s field for 50 cents an hour. That was real pay that we were real happy with. One of us would drive the tractor pulling the wagon between the young corn rows while the other two of us walked on either side of the wagon picking up stones within about a 20 foot swath.

Nov 11, 2022

The Pastor’s Piece – November 13, 2022

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. There are several reasons, but one of the main ones is that growing up on the farm, Thanksgiving always was a celebration of the end of the work year. All those long days and nights in the field working, all the effort spent worrying about the weather and the crops and walking the fields. All the work it took to gather in the harvest – it was always a celebration when we got done.

Nov 7, 2022

RFD-TV Interviews Bill Brown at the Sunbelt Ag Expo

RFD-TV Interviews Bill Brown at the Sunbelt Ag Expo

FCFI Area Leader Report – Jeff Goss November, 2022

For the first time since covid hit, we were able to minister at the Northern Nation Navajo fair in Shiprock, New Mexico at the end of September and the beginning of October. Since the Navajos got hit hard with covid, I wasn’t sure how big the crowd would be at this fair. I believe this may have been the biggest crowd I have ever seen at the Navajo fair. Myself and several other people set up a booth inside the Fairgrounds in Shiprock where we passed out Wordless bracelets and walking and yard  sticks as well as Operators manuals and other Gospel tracts.

Nov 4, 2022

The Pastor’s Piece – November 6, 2022

Being in the profession that I am in, when meeting strangers, their reaction to me can be all over the board. My profession can either be a conversation starter or a conversation killer. When hearing that I am a pastor some people clam up and hardly say a word. One time a young couple showed up at our front door on a blistering winter night after having car trouble. I offered them a ride to their destination where they could get the necessary help they needed. It was about a 40 minute drive.

Oct 31, 2022

Prayer Guide – November, 2022

Now these are the people of the province who came up from the
captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had
taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah,
each to his own town, (Ezra 2:1). These people had to be able to
prove they were descendants of Abraham to have full privileges
of a Jew. We pray our lives refl ect our heavenly Father. Please
pray for John, a young father with liver cancer.

Oct 28, 2022

The Pastor’s Piece – October 30, 2022

“Signs, signs, everywhere are signs, talking about the signs and they’re breaking my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” So say the vocals to the song “Signs.” According to YouTube, “Signs”, by Canadian rock group The Five Man Electrical Band (formerly The Staccatos), was written by lead vocalist Les Emmerson. It was released as a B-side single in 1970 from their “Good-byes and Butterflies” album and then re-released as an A-side single in 1971 where it reached #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart who ranked it as the No. 24 song for that year.