Jones May 2022

Dear Friends & Family,
Thank you all for your prayers and in faithfully supporting the work God has called us to. The last few months have been a little challenging for my family and I, but they have reminded us to trust God more and lean not on our own understandings. Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all the ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

During the first week of February,  I contracted COVID and quarantined for 2 weeks. It was not fun. We did not cancel any of our services. I just asked that anyone showing symptoms of sickness stay home. During those two weeks, I was able to bring in a few preachers to come fill in for me. On February 22nd, I was able to go out visiting and minister to a few folks. Every Wednesday, my family and I have the priviledge to minister to the Cocopah teens. God is working on these Cocopah teens. Please pray that they will surrender to the Lord’s will.
During the last month, we have had several opportunities to counsel and encourage a few Cocopah families as well.
On, Saturday, Feburary 26th, my family and I took 5 teenagers from the Quechan side out door knocking with us. I was excited to see them out and about passing out Gospel tracts to their own people! 
During the month of March, we were able to have a Bible study with one of our teenagers who is called to preach. His name is Justin. He is 13 years old. He comes from a home that wants nothing to do with God in their home. Please pray for this young man and his family. We have a Native Grandmother who comes to our church every Thursday with her grandkids named Ms. Bernita. She only comes Thursdays because she is the piano player at the Quechan Nazarene. She is in her 70s and grew up Nazarene her whole life. She has said to me that she loves our church and if there was someone to play the piano for her over there, she would gladly start coming to our church every Sunday. Almost everyone who attends our church is Nazarene or grew up Nazarene most of their lives. They are coming to our church because the kids love learning the Bible in my wife’s class and they love how welcoming we are. Almost all of the 12-16 adults that attend our church have their doctrines mixed with the Nazarene theology and/ or Native spirit worship. I have been teaching them about Salvation, Eternal security, abiding in Christ and the local church. In the next few months, I am going to teach on the idea of Spiritual warfare. Please pray that God will open their eyes to the truth. We have had several come to myself and my wife with questions. 
During the month of April, we had our largest attendance at New Haven Baptist Church. There were 41 in attendance! This was on Sunday, April 17th for our Resurrection/ Anniversary Sunday. It was a great day as we looked back at our first ever service via video. We started NHBC with 5 first time visitors, a few local pastors, and friends from other churches.
God also gave my wife and I the opportunity to witness to a lady and help her receive medical care due to Cellulitis. She was in the hospital, but when she recovered both she and her grandson attended service!
My family and I are rejoicing over the fact that the Lord has allowed us to serve on the reservations.
     Some of you might be wondering why we are late sending out our May prayer letter. Back in February, after months of prayer, God led my family and I to leave Faith Baptist Church as our sending church in Yuma, AZ. 
We love  Faith Baptist Church and we are indebted to them for all the years of ministering to us personally and loving us! 
For the last few months, we have been in prayer for a new sending church.
     On May 8th, True Light Baptist Church in Los Lunas, NM voted to be our new sending church. We are now under the leadership of Pastor Matthew Wootan. Pastor Wootan has been serving the Lord for over 25 years and we have known each other for almost 20 years. 


Thank you all again for your love,  prayers, and financial support! 

Prayer Requests:
Salvation: Many are confused by dreams and seeing spirits. Please pray that they will come to know the truth. Ivan: new contact with questions. 

Spiritual growth: Teenagers Justice, Airus, and Jazmyn (for wisdom with life’s circumstances and for strength to live for Christ on the reservation. Justin (teenager who is called to preach.) Jonathan (teenage boy), Julie (new convert who has mixed Catholic/ New Age theology). The Golding family, the Straws family, the Ramirez family, and the Robinson family.

Upcoming Events:
Mother’s Day on May 8th, Teen Revival on May 14th, Neighborhood Bible Time on June 12th- 17th, Jr. Camp on June 20th- 24th, Teen Camp on July 11th- 15th and Vacation Bible School on July 21st- 23rd. 

Personal Prayer Requests:
Lydia’s lungs, Samuel’s future, my in law’s health (Pastor Mike and Dawn Veldhuis), wisdom, dissernment, and for us to keep our eyes on Jesus. 

Sincerely,
The Jones Family
(928) 315-5057
Colossians 1:18

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Jones March 2022

Dear Praying Friends & Supporting Churches, This year, it has already been a huge blessing to see some of our church attendees grow in the Word. We have several families and van children coming on a weekly basis. Praise the Lord for that!!  The first reason for this letter is to let you know that New Haven Baptist Church is doing well with a core group attending! The second reason for writing this letter is to ask for financial help to help keep our church going. We are still a new church plant, and our people are still getting to know us and learning to give. We receive monthly support from churches and friends and we receive just enough for our personal needs and our monthly church bills. However, we do not receive enough for our end of the year bills like Auto insurance for the church van, property insurance, and other surprises like plumbing and sewer issues. We need $4,460 ASAP to help with these costs:State Taxes $260Auto insurance $1,000Property insurance $1,600Bathroom Repairs $700Registering the church in California $1,000(New Haven Baptist Church was Registered in Arizona last year because we had no property in California when we started the church. Since we now own a property in California, we have no choice but to Register in California.) If you cannot help by giving, then please keep us in your prayers! We love you all! Sincerely,The Jones Family Missionaries to the Native Americans Colossians 1:18
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Jones Feb 2022

February 2022 Prayer Letter
Dear Family and Friends,
The past few months have been busy but blessed! We thank you all for your continued prayers for us!     In the month of November, we have seen 1 young man answer the call to preach and we were able to have 4 visitors at New Haven Baptist Church! We were also able to begin Bible studies with 2 young men and an adult lady.          At the end of the month, we had a Thanksgiving Meal to help us to get to know each other as a church and to encourage those without family nearby.     In the month of December, we hosted/attended a week long Native Revival. Pastor Saunders from Mt. Powell Baptist Church preached and his church family brought special music for 2 days of revival at New Haven Baptist Church. We were able to have a meal after each service, and a Quechan lady was kind enough to make Native Tacos and Stew!     We then attended a 3 day revival at my father in law’s church (Cocopah Bethel Baptist Church) where we had special music from other churches, 3 Native preachers, and food. Everyone had a great time!           We had a special group come down from Lodi, CA (Big Valley Bible Baptist Church )  that brought special gift boxes for the Christmas party scheduled for the end of December. They were gauged towards boys and girls of each age range. We are so thankful for their willingness to come down! Not only did they bring the boxes, they also assisted in passing out Tracts, helping to clean the church, and providing nursery toys! We were blessed that week!    On Sunday, December 19th, we had our New Haven Christmas party and all of the children were able to get a box! On December the 22nd, we had our Cocopah Christmas party and were able to give out the rest of the Christmas boxes.     In January, we had a high attendance of 28! Then towards the middle of the month, we had a few in our church contract Covid. We sanitized, cleaned, and kept the church doors open for services for the ones who did not have Covid. Towards the end of January, I contracted Covid and my wife had a stomach bug.     Thankfully, Bro. Ronnie Henderson and his wife were able to fill in the pulpit for me and Pastor Tom McConkey of Liberty Baptist Church in Yuma, AZ filled in for me on a Thursday night when I was down. Praise the Lord it only lasted a few days with no lasting complications!     Some are asking how we are ministering to New Haven and Cocopah Bethel Baptist Church. Our current schedule is on Sundays we do Sunday School & Sunday Morning Service from 10 a.m. to noon at New Haven Baptist Church in Winterhaven, CA.     Then at 5 p.m., we help pick up a van route for the Cocopah church. Then at 6 p.m. we assist Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis in any way possible during the Evening Service.On Wednesdays, we help pick up a van route and lead the Cocopah Teen Class. On Thursdays, we have our 6:30 p.m. Mid-week Service.     Please pray for us and our church as we move forward. Thank you! 
God Bless!

Prayer Requests:
Salvations: Quechan reservation, Ayla, A.J., Denisia, Marley, Airus, Jerry,  Jalen, Felix, Phoenix, Evan, Richard and his younger brother, Darrell, Vaughn and his family

Spiritual Growth: Justin (called to preach) Loren, Tyler, Lilly, Roxanna, & Alex, Justice, Jazmyn, Mya, Kayla, Vincent, Ammon and Jonathan 

Health: Lydia, Samuel, & Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health, Alivia (5 year old girl at New Haven) Gastrointestinal appointments and heart issues, Jonathan (12 years old) with heart issues.

Personal: Wisdom, strength, Samuel’s future, health, and pray for us to reach our goal  of 100% support. 

Ministries: Visitation, Cocopah Teen Ministry, van ministry, children’s ministry and New Haven Baptist Church.

Thank you all again for your prayers and your sacrificial giving!
                        Sincerely In Christ,
            Jacob, Lydia, and Samuel Jones
        Missionaries to the Native Americans
                     Cell: (928) 315- 5057
                     Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto.”
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Jones December 2021

Dear Family and Friends,

     My family and I hope you all had a great Christmas! God has been faithful towards my family and I (Jacob). This year was exciting! God provided $35,000 for us to purchase our land and property, New Haven Baptist Church got started, we experienced our first VBS on the Quechan Reservation, began Bible studies with the Teen boys and men, and have seen God work in great ways! We have seen several Natives come to Christ, a teenage boy was saved and called to preach, we have had the opportunity to baptize 2 teenagers, and we have had up to 30 people in attendance. To God be the glory! On the Cocopah Reservation, my family and I are continuing assisting the church with Sunday nights and Wednesday night services. On Wednesdays, my wife and I have the opportunity to run the Cocopah Teens for Christ Class. A lot of the teens have been so neglected by family that a lot of times they wonder if God even  exists. We are going through a series called “Be All You Can Be” (Luke 9:23). I go through Bible characters who were used by God and teach them what each characters had to do in order to be used by God. We had several come to Christ this year! Please keep these teens in your prayers! They have no one to care for them.

This year has been exciting and with all the things God is doing, we know Satan is working. Continue to pray for us as we minister to the reservations and nearby areas! 
As many of you know, my wife contracted Covid-19 in the middle of October. Although she still struggles with her lungs due to “post Covid syndrome,” God has been good and spared and preserved all 3 of us! We thank you for the prayers from many of you on our behalf!

God has been so good to us! We need to show our thankfulness by serving Him through our local church.

Here are a few goals we have for 2022

* We keep pressing forward in getting the gospel to the Cocopah and Quechan reservations.

* Try to get into the Quechan school.

* Minister more to the teenagers.

* Try to get fully supported.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me back.
“So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” 
1 Corinthians 3:7.
God is the one who grows the church. We are just to follow His leading. 

We want to thank everyone for your prayers and financial giving. We appreciate your time and sacrifice . 

Take Care and God Bless
Sincerely In Christ,
The Jones Family Missionaries to the Native Americans. 
Cell: (928) 315- 5057
Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com

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Jones November 2021

Dear Family and Friends,
      We want to thank you all for your prayers and your sacrificial giving these last few months! 
During the month of August, we were able to move into our new building. It’s a blessing to know we have a permanent place to meet for services. I feel unworthy to Pastor this church. God has been so good to my family and I! I can’t thank God enough for counting me faithful in putting me into the ministry. 
During the month of August, we were able to see 9 visitors attend New Haven Baptist Church! We were also able to have our first activity in our new building! We hosted a Hawaiian BBQ and a great time was had by all!
On August 27th, we were able to have our first Teen Activity for New Haven Baptist Church! We all went bowling and fellowshipped together.

At the end of August, we had our monthly Cocopah Teen event, which was a bowling event. Eight teens attended. Most notably, we got an opportunity to minister to several of our girls, who opened up to us about physical and emotional abuse they had experienced on the ride home.  We listened, cried, and prayed with them. Please PRAY that God will give them a reason to keep living despite their trauma.
The month of September was quite eventful!
A lady named Fawn started attending the church and has since been faithfully coming. Please pray that she will soon understand salvation! On September 5th, God allowed a young man named Isaac to join us as an intern at New Haven! He has assisted us with song leading, Sunday School, and the Thursday night Kid’s Club as well as many projects around the church!
September 5th-9th, Bro. and Mrs. Kaunakaff, Missionaries to Russia, helped us construct a nursery area and beautiful Pastoral office!! They were such a blessing and help to us! We now have a safe area for toddlers to play while the kids’ class is being taught!
On September 11th, we were able to take the Teens from New Haven and (Cocopah) Bethel Baptist to a youth conference hosted by West Branch at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Phoenix.
Praise the Lord we had one Teen accept Christ as his personal savior that day! The group was encouraged in their walk with the Lord during the preaching and had a great time during competitions!
On September 24th, we were able to host a Kid’s Nacho Night at New Haven for K5-5th Grade. The kids ate nachos, watched a Veggie Tales movie about God’s love, and played games at the church. We had 8 children attend. 

October was both eventful and challenging. At the beginning of the month, one of the teens from New Haven (who had recently accepted Christ) asked if he could help with cleaning the church building. He has been doing this faithfully every chance he can get! Praise the Lord for Justin’s desire to grow in Christ!
October 3rd, we had our first Baptist Sunday! Two Teens were baptized and two parents visited!
On October 8th, we had our Cocopah Teen Activity. The Teens played Capture the Flag and enjoyed pizza and snacks. We had 7 Teens attend!
More recently, we had a team from West Valley Baptist Church in Woodland, CA come out and redo the Kid’s Room with drywall as well as helping us drywall the auditorium!! The group ran out of time, and we were unsure of how to complete the work. God miraculously brought a man named Joseph to our property who happens to be a skilled drywaller and painter! We are so thankful that God sent us skilled laborers! 
Towards the end of October, Pastor and Mrs. Veldhuis tested positive for COVID and on October 23rd, Lydia tested positive for COVID as well. Thankfully, Samuel and I remain asymptomatic. Pastor and Mrs. Veldhuis are steadily improving. We thank you all for your prayers for Lydia! Her oxygen has been a bit low but is stabilized. She has been able to get treatment at home and via her Dr. She was also able to get the Regen-Cov infusion. She is slowly and steadily improving. Please continue to pray for her!
Please continue to pray and consider helping us with financial support as we move forward
 reaching Native Americans for Christ. 
God Bless!

Prayer Requests:
Salvations: Mariella, Satori, Ayla, A.J., Denisia, Marley, Airus, Jerry,  Jalen, Felix, Phoenix, Evan, Richard and his younger brother, Darrell, Vaughn and his family, Izadiah, Mitchell, Miracle, Lilah,  Millie, Rosie, Jazmyn, Cheryl, Fawn, Damin and others.

Spiritual Growth: Molly, Loren, Tyler, Lilly, Roxanna, & Alex, Justice, Jazmyn, Mya, Kayla, Vincent, Ammon, Lance and Justin.

Health: Lydia, Samuel, & Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis COVID.

Personal: Wisdom, strength, Samuel’s future, health, pray for the funds to come in for us to fix our church van air conditioner. And pray for us to reach our goal  of 100% support. 

Ministries: Visitation, Cocopah Teen Ministry, van ministry, children’s ministry and New Haven Baptist Church.

Thank you all again for your prayers and your sacrificial giving!
                        Sincerely In Christ,
            Jacob, Lydia, and Samuel Jones
        Missionaries to the Native Americans
                     Cell: (928) 315- 5057
                     Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto.”

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Jones Family May 2021

Dear Family and Friends,
      We want to thank you all for your prayers and financial support these last few months. We hope you are all doing well!
These last few months, Jacob and miss Lydia has started back doing in person displeship, teen activities,  pick ups for church and preparing to plant New Haven Baptist Church in Winterhaven,  CA for the Quechan tribe. Our support level is at 93%. We are praising God for His goodness towards us.

During the month of February, the reservation was not open. So, we continued with online service. While I (Brother Jacob) was not able to minister much to the Cocopah. I started doing a lot of door knocking in Winterhaven, trying to figure out the how we could speed up the process in purchasing the new building in WInterhaven, studying and preparing sermons.
Towards the end of March, We got news that the Cocopah and Quechan reservations opened up for us to pick up people for church. On April 9th, we had our first Teen Rally in a year. It was fun and exciting to see all 12 teens come back to church. We had a blast!! I gave an devotion. We had games and food. 
On April 18th, we had our grand opening at New Haven Baptist Church. We had 7 people from the local area who came out to our grand opening service. What a blessing!!
Please, continue to keep us in your prayers!!

For the ones who do not support us, we would ask you to pray about doing so. For those who are unable to support, thank you for being our warriors in prayer!
God Bless!

Prayer Requests:
Salvations: Mariella, Satori, Ayla, A.J., Denisia, Marley, Airus, Jerry,  Jalen, Felix, Phoenix, Evan, Richard and his younger brother, Darrell, Vaughn and his family, Izadiah, Mitchell, Miracle, Lilah,  Millie, Rosie, Jazmyn,  and Cheryl
Spiritual Growth: Molly, Loren, Tyler, Lilly, Roxanna, & Alex, Justice, Jazmyn, Mya, Kayla, Vincent and Ammon

Health: Lydia, Samuel, & Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health. Pray for the Cocopah families who have gotten COVID- 19 that they will recover soon. 

Personal: Wisdom, strength, Samuel’s future, health, purchasing the new building in WInterhaven, CA. We are still waiting for the Winterhaven Church of Christ to update there LLC so they could sell us there building. And pray for us to reach our goal  of 100% support. 

Ministries: Visitation, Cocopah Teen Ministry, van ministry, children’s ministry, New Haven Baptist Church and New Haven Food Bank ministry.

Thank you all again for your prayers and your sacrificial giving!
                        Sincerely In Christ,
            Jacob, Lydia, and Samuel Jones
        Missionaries to the Native Americans
                     Cell: (928) 315- 5057
                     Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto.”

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Jones February 2021

Dear Family and Friends,

      We want to thank you all for your prayers and financial support these last few months. We hope you are all doing well!

These last few months, Jacob has been traveling to raise support. Our support level is at 95%. We are praising God for His goodness towards us.

During the months of November, December, and January, Jacob travelled to 4 states and had the opportunity to present at 6 churches. These churches were a huge blessing!
As the month of January ends, we are officially done with full time deputation! It was a fun and rewarding experience, but now it’s time to get to work.
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, Jacob has been doing Bible studies through Facebook and our YouTube channel for the Cocopah Teens and the Quechan people. We have a few watching but pray that more will do so. Lydia has been writing letters, contacting people, and mailing out devotionals and Gospel materials to the Cocopah ladies. Please pray for several who have relapsed into substance abuse.
We are hoping and praying that the Reservations will reopen soon. There are a lot of Cocopah contacting us about church requesting that we pick them up for service. Unfortunately, we are not able to pick up anyone for church until the COVID-19 cases on the reservation go down. This has been heavy on our hearts. Please continue to pray with us that they will reopen soon!
Also, keep our new church plant (New Haven Baptist Church Quechan in Winterhaven, California) in your prayers!
We want to specifically thank everyone who gave towards our building fund! We were able to raise over $50,000 for the purchase of the building and repairs. Praise the Lord! In two weeks, we should own a building!!! We can’t wait to see how the Lord uses this new church to reach the lost for Jesus Christ!
While starting this new work, we will continue working with the Cocopah Teens and assisting Pastor Veldhuis as well as having a Sunday afternoon service for the New Haven church plant.
For the ones who do not support us, we would ask you to pray about doing so. For those who are unable to support, thank you for being our warriors in prayer!

God Bless!

Prayer Requests:

Salvations: Mariella, Satori, Ayla, A.J., Denisia, Marley, Airus, Jerry,  Jalen, Felix, Phoenix, Evan, Richard and his younger brother, Darrell, Vaughn and his family, Izadiah, Mitchell, Miracle, Lilah,  Millie, Rosie, Jazmyn,  and Cheryl

Spiritual Growth: Molly, Loren, Tyler, Lilly, Roxanna, & Alex, Justice, Jazmyn, Mya, Kayla, Vincent and Ammon

Specific Prayer Requests: Kayla, Vincent, Desiree, Elena and their families as they continue their spiritual and physical recoveries in Phoenix. The kids and teens who are struggling with their home lives. Also pray for comfort for the Thomas family with the homegoing of one of our oldest and most faithful Cocopah church members.

Health: Lydia, Samuel, & Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health. Pray for the Cocopah families who have gotten COVID- 19 that they will recover soon. 

Personal: Wisdom, strength, Samuel’s future, health, helpers to come and help us with the repairs on our new building, and for us to reach our goal  of 100% support. 

Ministries: Visitation, care package ministry, online Bible studies and pray for the new online Bible study with the Quechan people.

Thank you all again for your prayers and your sacrificial giving!

                        Sincerely In Christ,

            Jacob, Lydia, and Samuel Jones
        Missionaries to the Native Americans

                     Cell: (928) 315- 5057

                     Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com

Colossians 1:18

“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto.

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Jones Family January 2021


Dear Friends In Christ,
Here is an update on the building project: 
We have been able to raise $23,090! Praise the Lord!! We can see the Lord at work and we are excited! This week has been awesome! We have received over $14,000 from churches and individuals! We recently discovered that we will need to do some repairs to the building before we have a grand opening. We need to do a little bit of electrical work, some dry walling, and a few other things. The building inspector said there will be repairs that need to be done on the building, but over all it’s in great shape. Our first priority is to purchase the property. Every Saturday night, we will be giving an update on what has been given during the week and how close we are to our goal. Thank you all who have given financially and are praying for us!
Feel free to share this with your friends. Thank you!

Intro…
As some of you know, we are currently working with the Cocopah Native Americans. Our goal was to have a church started in Winterhaven, CA bordering the Quechan reservation in October 2020. We want to reach Winterhaven,CA and the Quechan reservation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Winterhaven, CA and the reservation combined have a population of between 5,000 to 10,000. The Quechan Tribe are very traditional.The elemental Quechan beliefs involve a spiritual power derived from special dreams and a continuing interaction with souls of the dead. It is our job to introduce to them the true and living God.   Lord willing, our goal is to have the grand opening of New Haven Baptist Church on February 14, 2021. However, we do not have a location in which to meet. The building shown below is owned by an independent Church of Christ. In March of this year, I (Brother Jacob) was in Winterhaven looking at the cost of renting a building for the future church plant in the area. I came upon this church building and asked the members how much they would charge for us to rent it once a week. They said they are not interested in renting it out, but they were interested in selling the building to a church. In June, I asked if 60,000 would be a fair amount. They dropped the price to $40,000 and now they dropped the price to  $35,000. The Church of Christ only has 3 members at their church. We are asking churches to help us in purchasing this building. If 100 churches give $370 each, we would be able to raise the funds. If 200 churches give $185 each, we would be able to raise the funds. If you would like to give, you could make the check out to New Haven Baptist Church and send by mail: 513 East Country Club Drive Apt D, Yuma, AZ 85365 or through PayPal newhavenbaptistwinterhaven@gmail.com We appreciate your prayers and your sacrificial giving!Sincerely,
The Jones Family Missionaries to the Native Americans 

Cell: (928) 315- 5057
Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com
Web: newhavenbaptistwinterhaven.com II Corinthians 4:3-4“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto.”

4921 East Winterhaven Drive, Winterhaven, CA 92283
Building Cost: $35,000
Closing Cost: $2,000
Total: $37,000
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Jones

Dear Friends In Christ,
Here is an update on the building project: 
We have been able to raise $9,280! Praise the Lord!! We can see the Lord at work and we are excited! This week, we were able to hire an independent building inspector to look at the building before we go further with our offer to purchase. He mentioned that the structure of the building is good, but that one part of the building needs another 4 ton AC unit and possibly some insulation. This means that a little work needs to get done before we have our grand opening. Our first priority is to purchase the property. Every Saturday night, we will be giving an update on what has been given during the week and how close we are to our goal. Thank you all who have given financially and are praying for us!
Feel free to share this with your friends. Thank you!


Intro…
As some of you know, we are currently working with the Cocopah Native Americans. Our goal was to have a church started in Winterhaven, CA bordering the Quechan reservation in October 2020. We want to reach Winterhaven,CA and the Quechan reservation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Winterhaven, CA and the reservation combined have a population of between 5,000 to 10,000. The Quechan Tribe are very traditional.The elemental Quechan beliefs involve a spiritual power derived from special dreams and a continuing interaction with souls of the dead. It is our job to introduce to them the true and living God.   Lord willing, our goal is to have the grand opening of New Haven Baptist Church on February 14, 2021. However, we do not have a location in which to meet. The building shown below is owned by an independent Church of Christ. In March of this year, I (Brother Jacob) was in Winterhaven looking at the cost of renting a building for the future church plant in the area. I came upon this church building and asked the members how much they would charge for us to rent it once a week. They said they are not interested in renting it out, but they were interested in selling the building to a church. In June, I asked if 60,000 would be a fair amount. They dropped the price to $40,000 and now they dropped the price to  $35,000. The Church of Christ only has 3 members at their church. We are asking churches to help us in purchasing this building. If 100 churches give $370 each, we would be able to raise the funds. If 200 churches give $185 each, we would be able to raise the funds. If you would like to give, you could make the check out to New Haven Baptist Church and send by mail: 513 East Country Club Drive Apt D, Yuma, AZ 85365 or through PayPal newhavenbaptistwinterhaven@gmail.com We appreciate your prayers and your sacrificial giving!Sincerely,
The Jones Family Missionaries to the Native Americans 

Cell: (928) 315- 5057
Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com
Web: newhavenbaptistwinterhaven.com II Corinthians 4:3-4“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto.”

4921 East Winterhaven Drive, Winterhaven, CA 92283
Building Cost: $35,000
Closing Cost: $2,000
Total: $37,000
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Jones November 2020

Dear Family and Friends,

      We want to thank you all for your prayers and financial support these last few months. We hope you are all doing well!

These last few months, Brother Jacob has been traveling to raise support. Our support level is at 82%. We are praising God for his goodness towards us.

During the months of August, September and October, Brother Jacob has traveled to 9 states and has the opportunity to present at 23 churches. All the churches were a huge blessing! Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, Bro. Jacob has been doing Bible studies through Facebook and our YouTube channel for the Cocopah Teens and the Quechan people. We have a few watching but pray that more will do so. Lydia has been writing letters, contacting people, mailing out devotionals and gospel materials to the Cocopah ladies who are struggling at this time. We are hoping and praying that the reservations will reopen soon. There are a lot of Cocopah contacting us asking about church and if we would pick them up for service. We are not able to pick up anyone for church until the COVID-19 cases on the reservation go down in numbers. This has been heavy on our hearts. Please… pray that they will reopen soon! Also, pray for us that we would be at 100% support by the end of this year. For the ones who do not support us, we would ask you to pray about doing so. For those who are unable to support, thank you for being our warriors in prayer!

God Bless!

Prayer Requests:

Salvations: Mariella, Satori, Ayla, Jay, Denisa, Marley, Aris, Jerry,  Jalen, Felix, Phoenix, Even, Richard and his younger brother, Darrell, Von and his family, Izadiah, Mitchell, Miracle, Laila, Millie, Rosie, Jazmine  and Cheryl

Spiritual Growth: Molly, Loren, Tyler, Lilly, Roxanna, & Alex, Justice, Jazmyn, Mya, Kayla, Vincent and Ammon

Specific Prayer Requests: Kayla, Vincent, Desiree, Elena and their families as they continue their spiritual and physical recoveries in Phoenix. The kids and teens who are struggling with home life. Pray also for comfort for the Thomas family with the homegoing of one of our oldest and most faithful Cocopah church members.

Health: Lydia, Samuel, & Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health. Pray for the Cocopah families who have gotten the COVID- 19 that they will recover soon. 

Personal: Wisdom, health, protections, traveling safety and to reach our goal  of 100% in support by the end of the year.

Ministries: Visitation, care package ministry, online Bible studies and pray for the new online Bible study with the Quechan people.

Thank you all again for your prayers and your sacrificial giving!

                        Sincerely In Christ,

Jacob and Lydia Jones Missionaries to the Native Americans

                     Cell: (928) 315- 5057

                     Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com

II Corinthians 4:3-4

“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto.

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Jones August 2020

August 2020 Prayer Letter 
Dear Family and Friends,
      We want to thank you all for your prayers and financial support these last few months. We hope you are all doing well! Currently, Jacob is traveling to churches to help raise support. He is also doing online Bible studies for the Cocopah teenagers and for the Quechan people near Winterhaven, CA. Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Cocopah and the Quechan reservations are closed to outsiders. We are only allowed to drop off care packages to the Cocopah people, and the Quechan are completely shut down for the time being. We are doing all of our services online through Facebook and our YouTube channel. Lord willing, we will be able to go back to having in person services very soon.      During the month of May, we were learning a lot about how to record videos and playing and posting them on social media. We had gotten permission from the tribe to be able to make visits on the Cocopah reservation while it was still closed. We gave our church attendees bread, Chick tracts, devotionals, Bibles, and helped some with groceries. At the end of May, we looked at our support level and saw that more than 50% of our supporting churches had not sent their support for the previous two months. We sent an email to our contact list and asked if they could help us financially. We had great responses! We want to thank the Lord first for moving in many of your hearts to give! Secondly, we want to thank you all for giving and praying for us! We were able to pay our bills and put money away for emergencies. Thank you! 

   During the month of June, Jacob was able to get back on the deputation road. He went to the state of Colorado and got to preach and present at 5 churches. Towards the end of the month, we had two new churches pick us up for support! Praise the Lord! When Jacob was not traveling, he would visit the Cocopah people with Pastor Veldhuis. Lydia was able to encourage the Cocopah girls to live for God and counsel. She was also able to send a few of them devotional books and Bibles. We continued throughout the whole month with online Teen and Ladies’ Bible studies. The Lord is still working in hearts! 

During the month of July, we have continued our Bible studies online, visited the Cocopah people, written letters to a few of them, and headed out care packages with Gospel materials. The people seem to enjoy when we come visit them and drop off the care packages. After the second week of July, Jacob got back on the road. He had the opportunity to present and preach at 10 churches. While he was traveling, Jacob continued to have Teens For Christ Class online on Tuesdays and he started an online Quechan Bible study on Thursday, July 16th. He sent out invites through the postal service to tune in every Thursday for New Haven Bible Study- Quechan. We have had 4 Quechan people watch the service! We are rejoicing over that!!! Please continue to pray for the media ministry. Lord willing, very soon we will to able to meet together and have church! We had one new church take us on that month for support as well! Praise the Lord! ​

Prayer Requests:
     Salvations- Mariella, Satori, Ayla, Cayden, Airus, Sherry, Stanford, Sylvia, Mary, Joe, Jessie.
Spiritual Growth- Molly, Loren, Tyler, Lilly, Roxanna, Alex, Edward, Justice, Jasmine, Mya, Kayla, Vincent
Health: Lydia, Baby Samuel, Sherry with possible tumor; Mary, Edward, and  Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health. Pray for the Cocopah families realize the need for Christ, for protection with this virus and to stay out of trouble
Personal: Wisdom, health, protections, traveling safety and raise the funds we need to be full-time on the field. Our support level is 76%! Praise the Lord!  We’re praying that we will the at a 100% by the end of the year.
Ministries: Reopening of the reservations, visitation, care package ministry, online Bible studies and pray for the new online Bible study with the Quechan people.
Thank you all again for your prayers and your  sacrificial giving!



                        Sincerely In Christ,
Jacob and Lydia Jones Missionaries to the Native Americans
                     Cell: (928) 315- 5057
                     Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com

II Corinthians 4:3-4
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, 
should shine unto.
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Jones Family May 2020

Dear Family and Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. These last two months have been different for all of us! We all have had to make changes and with those changes struggles have come our way. I would not be sending out this letter without praying about it. During the month of March, our support level dropped 20%, in April our support level dropped 32%, and now in May, our promised support level dropped 53%. I know we all have had to cut back, but at the same time God’s work needs to go on! We are in need of financial help. If you can give, we would greatly appreciate it! If not, we understand. We love you all! 

Here are some prayer requests we have at the moment:

*Pray that the reservations will reopen. Praise the Lord, there are no cases of Coronavirus on the Cocopah reservation. 

* Pray for the kids and teens in our church. A lot of them are getting into trouble. A lot of them do not have someone to love them. We only get to see them for a few minutes each week. We give them care packages and tracts, but they need that social interaction with us. 5 minutes a week is not enough. 

* Pray for a Cocopah lady named Elena we’ve been able to reach through online ministries who is living away from here. Her fiance has liver issues and they are both battling to stay sober. 

* Pray for a Cocopah lady named Desiree who reached out over our church Facebook page for Bible studies via correspondence

* Pray for our online services. We are doing everything by the way of the internet. President Trump declared churches to be essential and our Constitution gives us the right to worship freely, but on the reservations, they are a sovereign nation and it’s the Tribe’s call on us having service. On Monday, June 1st, the Cocopah leaders will be deciding on if they should reopen in June or postpone the opening. Please pray that they will reopen. As I mentioned before, there are no cases of Coronavirus on the Cocopah reservation at this time. 

*Pray for us financially. We were at 74% promised support. Our support level went down by 53% this month. If you would like to help, you can send support directly to us or to our Mission’s finance office. (Both are listed below)

Thank you so much for your continued prayer for us and for your generosity!
In Christ, 
Jacob, Lydia, and Samuel Jones

Colossians 1:18 “And he the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

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