RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:
The PVF HERITAGE PROJECT THAT INCLUDES THE HERITAGE "BARN" NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION TO BE WHAT WE NEED IT TO BE: Why don't you support that with the thousands you spend on a trip to Norway that lasts only a week or two at the most, so that our golden legacy of faith and traditional values in a Scandinavian setting can be preserved, restored, enhanced, and shared with the younger generation and the whole community round about? You are missing out on a tremendous blessing if you do not join in now--that is a fact. You are also aiding the secularist-humanist, anti-Christian society and culture of America and the West to push our forefathers' wonderful faith and values into the dustbin, while the materialistic, godless, pleasure-seeking, selfish, relativistic culture grabs the younger generation and turns them into strangers where God and all the things of God are concerned. Forget about our Scandinavian heritage--that is reduced to a few Scandinavian pastries and a Norwegian flag or two stuck on a birthday cake! We've lost everything really that made us Stadems and Holbeks, authentic people of faith in God and sacrifice for the strengthening and spreading of the kingdom of God in our families and in our country. We really cease to be true spiritual descendants of Oline and Sjur/Sjvert Olson Stadem and Bergit, Katrine, and Andrew Holbek and become children of the lost world instead. Is the latter end what you really want? Then, if not, support your priceless godly heritage and spiritual legacy on PVF all you can, every way you can. Teach your grandchildren and great-grandkids about your mother and father, your grandparents, and what they stood for. Show them pictures, take take them to reunions instead of DisneyWorld or Sea World, get them involved in rebuilding what our forefathers and foremothers bequeathed to us. The time is now, not later. Later, who knows? You may not be here any longer to make a difference in your children's lives and in the lives of the younger generation.
"When he came to his senses, he said, '...I will set out and go back to my father'..."--Luke 15:17-18 (NIV)
The prodigal son, a young man who thought he knew better how to live his life, finds himself at the bottom, lower than the pigs he serves. In this hour of defeat comes hope. He remembers the father who loved him. He remembers a man who treated even his servants with dignity.
He determines to humbly return to his homeland and ask his father's forgiveness. In the distance, down that narrowing road toward the farm, stands his father. He has been waiting and watching a long time for the lost son. He stands excitedly waving and shouting, "Welcome home my son!"--Jennifer Bocke
(Note: If you look very carefully to the right, up the winding road, you will see the waving figure of his father!)
"Why can't a bicycle stand upright alone? Answer: It's two tired!"
"Where do you find an ocean without water? Answer: On a map."