The Open Word, an email devotional ministry founded in 2009 by Pastor Mike Temple of the Grand Forks Church, sends subscribers a daily message with a spiritual application that is both thought provoking and uplifting. The idea for an email devotional came to Temple, then pastor in the Bowman/Bison/Dickinson district, as he was conducting a devotional radio broadcast by the same name every weekday morning. He began sending the emails as a way to optimize his connection with his listeners. Readership has now grown to include subscribers from across the U.S. “I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be trusted in bringing spiritual thoughts to so many people,” says Temple.

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Author Jacquie Biloff is communication director for the Dakota Conference.