Sunday, June 19, 2011
Don't forget everyone if you have read our blog or kept up with us remember that the address now is. exciting things are happening here and we would love for all of you to keep up with it!

New Website, New Blog, and great news

Monday, September 20, 2010
So it has obviously been a while since we have updated this blog. Our apologies, but we have been working on a new website and new blog. Our new website is and you can check our blog under the community tab. We will try to keep that up to date.

On another note. Sojourn Church is officially meeting every Sunday at 5:00 in the Fisher's basement. We have 8 members and are really excited about what God is doing in our church. It has been a busy year with lots of ups and downs, but God is directing our path and we see His hand at work all around us.

We will be keeping this blog active, but our main blog will be connected with our website. Thanks for all your support and prayers as we have been on this journey. If you get a chance send us an email to know you are watching the blog.

Hitting the ground running...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

We have a busy and exciting week coming up here in Fargo. Tomorrow we will be welcoming a group up from Bowling Green, KY. They will be helping us with some upcoming events we are having as we move closer to starting Sojourn church. This week in particular you should definitely join us if you can for one, or both of these events:

Sunday Oct 4th @ 5:30 pm: Picnic in Island Park near the Gazebo

Wednesday Oct 7th @ 6:00pm: Coffee Night at the Downtown Library, Main Meeting Room

Sunday will be our last picnic of the season, given that it doesn’t get too cold. We will be starting up the grill once again to share some burgers and brats with our neighbors and to let people know more about the church. We will also be having a coffee house on the following Wednesday for those that could not make the picnic, we hope to use this time to share and answer questions you may have about Sojourn. The following Sunday, October 11th will be the big day. We will be having the first meeting as Sojourn church. We would love for you to join us. It will be at 5:30 at 302 9th Street South Fargo (right behind the WDAY building. We will be eating and experiencing what Sojourn is all about. If you have any questions about any of the events give us a call 701-205-2699 or email us at or Look forward to seeing you next week.

Monday, September 14, 2009
wow everyone our dinner party was so much fun and some great friends came we could not have asked for a better turnout..

What's in a name

Saturday, September 5, 2009
Well we have been holding off to make this announcement but it looks like there is no time like the present. Mission Fargo will be changing it's name I know this sounds confusing but we will walk you along every step of the way. When Abby and I lived in Louisville we were introduced to the name Sojourn from the Church we attended. We were so blessed, challenged, taught man the words we could insert here but all that to say it was an incredible year there. So as we have been thinking in recent months about starting the Church things starting to move along we have thought about the name MissionFargo and while it was and still is appropriate for the mission we are on it is not really descriptive of who we are. Sojourn really is, as a Christian I have a dual-citizenship, it's like my older sister she was an American girl but born in Africa she was a citizen of both places essentially. We as those who follow Christ are citizens of two places. we are at home here but this is not our ultimate home our true home is with Christ. So Sojourn Fargo is born, now we won't call it both names but for the purpose to differentiating online we have both names. Website is forthcoming etc.. Also we will soon publish some logos for you guys to see, and let us know what you think about it. Please forgive the typos my editor is out of town!

we're still here

Thursday, August 20, 2009
I think I have some grey hair, yes yes I am only 26 but I think I have grey hair. It has been one wild and crazy summer. 3 summer missionaries, 3 mission teams, minus one job added another a second church planter on the field, baby visitors and a lot of great strides for Mission Fargo we are still here!

We have seen some great things happen and we are making a few changes but everyone will be excited to know that we are going to have our first public service the second week or October. YAY this is going to be huge. With 150+ people coming to our last event and a lot of the personal contacts we made really wanting to explore more we are going to have our first service time.

So please be in prayer for and with us, a personal update is coming soon to a mailbox near you!

The eagle has landed...

Saturday, July 25, 2009
Actually we (Jeremy and Pam) landed in Fargo two months ago. It has been a bit of a whirlwind, from mission teams, picnics, job searching, and the like. Needless to say, blogging has been put on the back burner for me (though Pam has embraced it full force check out her blog).

So here is a quick update.
  • We left our apartment in Nashville on May 19th to head to my parents home in Lawrenceburg, KY.
  • After spending a few days in L-burg, we head out, with Pam's mom Becky, for Fargo, meeting up with our three summer missionaries in Louisville.
  • After a few exciting experiences and close calls, we landed in Fargo May 23rd, and moved in to our awesome apartment the next day.
  • Since then we have been on the search for jobs in the community, Pam has had a few interviews, but nothing really panning out too much. I have had two interviews and finally this week was offered a job at OfficeMax on 13th Ave S. I start next week with training.
  • We have had two groups brave the 1100+ miles to come to Fargo and help us. The Bridge of Spring Hill came in June and Rich Pond Baptist from Bowling Green just left yesterday. Both groups totally blew us away with there service to the community and to us.
  • After a long week of working in the community, the Bridge helped us put on our first public event in Island Park, allowing us to meet 50+ people in our community.
  • Just a few days ago, the group from Rich Pond helped us with our second community picnic at which we met over 100 of our neighbors. Such a great time with some really neat people.
  • In addition to all this, we have had three amazing college students working alongside us. Randall, Katie, and Jen have been such a source of encouragement, assistance, and momentum for us this summer. Sadly we sent Katie off yesterday and will soon say our goodbyes to Randall and Jen as they head home in a couple of weeks. It has been an awesome summer.

There are so many more things to share, but I think that is enough for now. It is exciting to think of what's next for us on this journey. I hope to do a much better job at keeping everyone up-to-date.

did you ever see such a sight

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
2 weeks ago a team from a little town just south of Nashville, the team was comprised of member of the Bridge, a wonderful Church that Abby and I went to and served at while in Nashville. It was so good seeing old friends and connecting with new ones. This was our first full scale mission trip and we are so thankful to the bridge for being so understanding of how we are all still figuring this whole hosting groups thing out.

We connected with some wonderful people in the city by serving with Social Justice groups, handing out fliers, and in general seeking out people to serve and love on. We threw a picnic for the downtown hawthorne neighborhoods on Wednesday night and saw an amazing turnout of diverse people that none of us had ever met before. The team was phenomenal they served and loved on people humbly and with a sacrificial spirit.

A special thanks needs to go out to Jeremy and Pam Robinson, Jennifer Whitley, Katie Lewis, and Randall Rearden, without these guys there is no way we could have done it. The spent 12+ hrs a day leading, serving, working, tirelessly to do what they could to make the trip a success for Mission Fargo and the Bridge. There are a lot of great pics on facebook and different Bridge members facebook pages.

On an ending note Mission Fargo has fallen on some tough financial times. We have been terrible about updating supporters in recent months so we very much apologize for not keeping you up to date on what is going on here but we are calling anyone who believes in the calling of Mission Fargo we humbly ask you to give if the Lord would have you give.

Please send your tax deductible donations to
Temple Baptist Church
2801 Broadway N
Fargo, ND 58102
Memo line- Mission Fargo John and Abby Fisher

We are so thankful that the Lord has made it possible that almost 100% of the funds donated to Mission Fargo goes straight to the ministry. We are so thankful that the Lord has provided us a livable income to that we can equip other to do ministry, we can ourselves, and we can directly impact people where they are.

Thank you for your gifts and support thus far and we look forward to working with you even more in the future.

"It's Summertime"

Tuesday, June 23, 2009
A funny thing has been happening to me over the past year, I keep thinking I am busy, and then the next thing happens. HA. I can be heard using the phrase, and I thought I was busy then....

This summer thus far has been one of the most challenging, difficult, busy, hard, rewarding, needed, amazing, wouldn't have it any other was times of my life.

Jeremy and Pam and here the three summer missionaries are here and mission teams are coming and going and there are so many times I feel like I am just trying to keep up. But in the midst of it all some amazing things are happening. We had our first public Mission Fargo event and ti went spectacular, we have been expanding our reach by great lengths through the labor of the summer missionaries and also the Robinsons. We have connected with tons and tons of people people and we are seeing the Lord work his will in spectacular ways!

late dec back in 63'

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

They're here, yes my friends our Summer interns and the other church planter are finally here. I want to take a chance to introduce the three of them. I asked them to say a little about themselves and I will add some to it.

On the left is Katie Lewis, Katie and I go way back she was a middle and high schooler when I was volunteering and working at Living Hope In Bowling Green.

"My name is Katie Lewis and I just finished my second year at Western Kentucky University, majoring in exercise science, in hopes to do something with physical fitness and training after graduation. After hearing about summer missions in Fargo, North Dakota I was torn because I wanted to be apart of two very different mission opportunities - go back to Camp Vesper Point in Tennessee and work with the Fishers and Robinsons in North Dakota. After much prayer, God gave me a peace about serving in Fargo. It was definately God becaues I had been so torn about how and where to spend my summer off from school. I knew I wanted to spend it being apart of a ministry and I felt God's call on my heart to join with Mission Fargo for the summer. I am looking forward to this summer and excited to see how God will use me and grow me up as His daughter in Christ. This summer, I hope to spend time delving into the Word of God in study, apply it more to my life, and minister to others through Christian love and service."

In the Middle in Randall Rearden, ,Randall was personally mentioned to me by a great friend of mine, Matt Haste, through many conversations etc I saw that this was a guy i wanted to work along side and we extended and invitation to join with us this summer.

"My name is Randall Rearden and I have just finished my sophomore year at Western Kentucky University. I am currently majoring in Broadcasting with a focus on Radio and Television Operations and hold a job back in Bowling Green at Christian Family Radio. My journey to Fargo has been coming for a long time. I know that God has called me to serve Him on the mission field. I was hoping to return to Camp Vesper Point or to East Asia for the summer, but God closed the door on my plans and laid on my heart the people of the Dakotas after a trip to Fargo during spring break. I would absolutely love to see Mission Fargo reach out to numbers of people in the area with the gospel and change the cultural views of who Jesus really is. I hope that this summer provides ample amounts of opportunities for me to serve the people of Fargo and to learn about long-term missions under missionaries here. I would also hope and pray that I may grow in leaps and bounds in my walk with the Lord and to learn more about His will on my life."

And on the right in Jennifer Whitely, I met Jennifer when she came to minister with us this past spring break. Through a blizzard the possibility of Abby and I having a baby at any time and the craziness of joining life us she wanted to return.

"My name is Jennifer Whitely and I recently finished my freshman year at Western Kentucky University where I am majoring in Communication Disorders to be a speech pathologist. Along with this career I have been called to be a missionary. Since this calling, I had always invisioned myself being in a third-world country, sharing the gospel in a foreign land that had never been reached. However, when visiting Fargo during my Spring Break, God really opened my eyes to the need for Christ that people have within my very own country. After hearing about Fargo and even getting to experience the culture myself, God has placed a burden upon my heart for Fargo. While I am there, I hope to be used by God by sharing the good news of Chirst and furthering His Kingdom to the people of Fargo, as well as growing in my own personal relationship with with Christ."

These three are going to be living like with us, like us and apart of from us this summer. They raised part of their support for the summer, they are also going to be working part time jobs to make a little extra cash and also to minister to others. Jen is living with Abby and I, Katie at the Medfords and Randall at NDSU. Just from spending time with them over the last few days I have been blown away by their commitment to follow Christ and touch others. They are a lot of fun and so excited about the task they have embarked on!

Welcome Jen, Katie and Randall we are so blessed and excited you are here with us.