March 2017 Steve DeFord

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Col. 1:16-17

Thank you for your continued prayer and support of the ministry among the native Americans. Forty years ago Mom and Dad packed up us boys and headed west to begin ministering among the Navajo. God has proven Himself faithful day after day.

During the past several weeks He has again blessed here at Hualapai Baptist Church. In February Evangelist Andy Gleiser and his family were with us for a week of special meetings. Brother Andy has been here a few times now. And we were again blessed by his ministry in the Word and in song. The highlight of the week was when one young man accepted Christ as his Saviour. Several gave testimony of how God used the messages in their lives and how they have appreciated watching Brother Andy grow in the ministry.

Please pray for another man who received Christ a couple of weeks ago. He has struggled with a number of issues during his life. We are hopeful he will be admitted to the Reformers Unanimous House in Rockford, Ill. He has a great desire to know God’s deliverance from addiction and oppression. We have many obstacles to overcome, but know God is able to bring him true deliverance.

A quick trip to the east coast gave me an opportunity to see our son, Josh, and to stop through Indianapolis and report to one of our supporting churches.

We are reminded that Christ created all things and He is in control of all things. This knowledge gives us the faith and courage to continue on for as many years as our precious Lord chooses to give us. And we look forward to taking that journey with your faithful prayers and support.

For God’s Glory,
Steve De Ford

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Steve De Ford July 2016

Lamentations 3:24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Greetings from sunny Arizona!

We finished an unusually dry July with some much needed rain. But the late rain was just one of the many blessings we received from the Lord this past month.

Early in the month several of our juniors attended camp in the cool pines of northern Arizona. One of our youngsters received a scholarship from our church in order to be able to attend. Another one of our youngsters surrendered her life to Christ this year! All of them had a great week at the Bill Rice Ranch West Branch.

Later in the month we held VBS studying the life of Joseph. We averaged 49 youngsters each night; and best of all two young men were saved! Our church folk did a great job again this year running every aspect of Vacation Bible School.

As July 31st was the fifth Sunday of the month our youth group took on most of the responsibilities of our morning worship service. They made announcements, took up the offering, covered the nursery and Sunday School classes, as well as sang a special during the service. Then our youth leader, Cleve, preached the morning message.

Thank you for your continued prayer and support of our family and this ministry. It is truly our pleasure to serve our Lord and represent you here on the Hualapai Reservation!

For God’s Glory,
the Steve De Ford family

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