THANK YOU to Rasmussen Ford!

We would like to extend our appreciation to Chris at Rasmussen Ford for his help in getting our Bridge van back on the road! They generously donated tires for the van as well. Our vans and bus are vital, practical aspects of The Bridge ministry, and we are grateful for Rasmussen Ford’s continued partnership and […]


Tulip Center has been moved!

Today was the big day! Bob and Natalie’s house has been moved, and it will soon be ready to function as the 3rd neighborhood center of The Bridge. Tom Mader with Heartland Building Moving did an excellent job! More pictures to come this week at our blog: Front Porch, Inspired


New Developments for The Bridge’s Summer Camps

Plans are being made for summer 2014, namely for the middle school summer camps. There will be some changes this year and new developments! SONS OF HONOR will now be held August 13-16, rather than in June. Also, what was formerly called “SUMMER SIZZLE” will now be split into two separate camps for girls. This […]


BVU Spring Intern, Tou Xiong

Tou Xiong is a senior at Buena Vista University, and he is currently interning at The Bridge for the spring semester. Tou is a communications major. He has been helping organize The Bridge’s volunteer database and entering information on our new software program. This will help us to better follow up and track our volunteers, […]


“My New Retirement!” {by Jill Engelmann}

By Jill Engelmann My husband, Bruce, and I have lived in the Storm Lake area our whole lives, and we have watched it change drastically right in front of our eyes. As most of you know, Storm Lake has around 30 different language groups. It seems to us that the Lord has brought the nations […]


Recent Accident Causes Damages to Bridge Vehicle

Last week, Jay went to Omaha to pick up Josue from the airport and on the way home had an accident. Thankfully, everyone was fine, but The Bridge’s main van sustained significant damage. As many of you know, The Bridge’s vans and bus get a lot of use, so being down one vehicle is difficult […]

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Snacks Needed!

After school tutoring and activities for BridgeKids is in full-swing at Seneca and Park Centers. Donations of healthy snacks for the kids are always appreciated! Ideas include: apples, bananas, oranges, granola bars, carrots and dip, peanut butter and bread, etc. Thank you!


Introducing a new blog: Front Porch, Inspired

Reflections, updates, and lots of pictures are posted weekly by Jay & Anne (Seneca Center), Renato & Nellie (Park Center), and Bob & Natalie (Tulip Center) about life in neighborhood ministry. Feel free to check it out, subscribe, and leave a comment! We love to hear from you. www.frontporchinspired.com


2014 Theme: Christ Alone, Cornerstone

By Jay Dahlhauser, Director I’ve done a lot of building over the years. Just recently, while I was building the Habitat for Humanity house, I came to realize again the significance of laying a good foundation for the construction of the rest of the home, namely the foundation corner. As we built, we always needed […]


All the way from Honduras {Welcome Josue!}

Josue is a missionary from Honduras who has come to serve at The Bridge and to learn English. His dad is a missionary with Christ For the City International, the parent organization of The Bridge. We are excited to have Josue here for the next 6 months, and we are looking forward to working together! […]