Dear Family and Friends,
My family and I hope you all had a great Christmas! God has been so good to our family. God has allowed us to have a son (Samuel) even though the doctors discouraged us from trying to have children, paid our bills, protected us on the road, and thanks to His goodness, has allowed us to reach 70% support! To God be the glory! This past year has been exciting and challenging for our family. I’m sure everyone has had their challenges in 2019, but God has helped all of us through these challenges. “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Hebrews 13:5 KJV
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 2020.
* Ending deputation before October.
* Begin assisting the Veldhuis family full time by October. We will be continuing Wednesday night teen class, and help with the maintenance of the property.
* Begin a Thursday night Bible study with the Quechan Tribe and the Winterheavan, CA residents when we complete deputation.
The Quechan Tribe is located 30 minutes from the Cocopah Tribe and they are located right outside of Yuma, AZ. Winterhaven is a small town of 400 people. The kids in Winterhaven attend school with the Quechan school district so the people of Winterhaven are not frowned upon by the Quechan.
The Quechan have a population of between 5,000- 10,000. They are very traditional in the Native way-even more so than the Cocopah people. 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.
Keep us in your prayers as we go minister to them. Later down the road, we will be have Sunday service during the mid-day. When we do that, we will be calling the mission New Haven Baptist Church. In no way will we be leaving the Cocopah church to start the Quechan church. The Quechan church will be a ministry of the Cocopah church until it is self-supported. When the church is self supported, we will be praying for someone to pastor that church. I believe that churches should be producing other churches if they are able.
When we get closer to the end of deputation, we will be sending letters and emails out to churches to let everyone know of our needs in beginning the Quechan church. Please keep us in your prayers as we begin the work. 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
11 Corinthians 4:3
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”