Eric Wenger

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:37-38, NIV). My wife, Carrie, and I have three daughters, a son, and a son through marriage. We enjoy building relationships by serving in our community, engaging in mission trips and getting involved in a variety of athletic endeavors. Our entire family is thankful for the opportunity to be part of River of Life as we go on mission with Jesus together. Our family was sent to Omaha in January of 2021…

Learn More

Lanessa

Lanessa Lehr

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13; This verse reminds me God is always with me, whether in worship or my day to day life.  I have been involved in the music ministry of River of Life since 1983. At an early age I enjoyed playing the piano and singing in the children’s choir. At Benson High School I sang in choir and was a percussionist in the band. It was then I began to play the organ, playing for services and accompanying the adult choir. Presently I lead music for…

Learn More

Tonya Waite

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the word of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 This verse reminds me that growing the Kingdom of God is not always pretty, easy, or joyfully accepted. but I do it anyway because it is what I am called to do. I have served as the custodian at River of Life since 2016 and secretary since 2017. I have also been active in youth ministry and have served as a member and Omaha North Zone President of Lutheran Women Missionary…

Learn More

Joseph Haggas

Joseph Haggas

Psalm 84:10 (ESV); For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. My life has a long history of being troubled with alcoholism, drug addiction and criminal activity. Upon being released from jail, I could be found on the streets looking for drugs and trouble. I was looking for something that would leave me feeling accomplished and satisfied. I would often find myself exhausted and worn thin in the world. The last time I was incarcerated I was…

Learn More