Friday, January 29, 2010

Missionary Support, January 2010

We had to take a little hiatus from our intense focus on support raising since we a) moved when I was 38 weeks pregnant and b) gave birth to Adelaide and c) got through the holidays.

What's so exciting to me is that we're diving back in and I think both Jesse and I have a wonderfully renewed passion for meeting with brothers and sisters and sharing about what God is doing on the Yakama Reservation and our great and glorious vision of how things could be if we receive enough partners in ministry to send us. We have a few creative ideas that we are pursuing and are privileged to be the missionaries supported by our children's Sunday School program at our church this quarter. We get to travel to the different classrooms and share with His little ones about the great need for the little ones just a few hours away from us. We are now at a little over 25% of our monthly support pledges and the number continues to grow as we schedule meetings, make phone calls, work on communication with folks who are already supporting us, etc. We have had an awesome week of meetings and are continually humbled and surprised at who decides to partner with us.

We also received some beautiful news this week from the Granberrys who are already at work on the Rez. One of the men we have been lifting to the Lord for salvation for a few years now vocally committed his life to Christ in the past week. Another family we have been praying for indicated to Chris they are praying that their son/nephew/grandchild will walk in his footsteps as a Christian pastor on Indian Reservations. There are times when the situation on the reservation feels so hopeless and then Christ pierces the darkness with a ray of His brilliant light and the darkness scatters. We so long to be there in person as workers. The fields are truly white for the harvest and the Christian workers are so few among the Native American people group. This is an upcoming year of hard work and transition for us but we continually preach to ourselves that it is so worth it to be part of the revival we believe the Lord has in store for the Yakama Reservation and beyond.

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