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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Jones May 2020

May 2020 Prayer Letter 
Dear Family and Friends,
     Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support these last few months. Currently, we are holding off on deputation until the summer time due to the COVID-19 virus. We are ministering to Natives by having online service, dropping off care packages, and encouraging them through social media. Lord willing, we will be able to come back to church and have church the way the Bible tells us to do. (Hebrews 10:25).

     During the month of February, we were in the states of Texas, Florida, and Georgia. During the first week of February, Lydia and Samuel needed to stay home and rest a little bit while Jacob went to present in Texas for a week and a half. While preaching and presenting in southern Texas, he found that there was a church that was having their mission’s conference in the area. He decided to attend because he wanted to hear good preaching- not knowing that God was leading the pastor to have him as part of his conference! The church was very kind and giving and the Spirit of God was moving in hearts- including Jacob’s. After Texas, Jacob went home to be with his family and join in the 3 day Cocopah revival meeting. The guest speaker was Evanglist Joe Doyel from California. God was working in hearts! There was one salvation (Salvador) and a lady came to Pastor Veldhuis and told him that she needed to get a few things right with the Lord. Pastor Veldhuis prayed with her and she is on fire for the Lord! Her name is Lorie. Please pray that she stays close to God. This revival meeting was a huge encouragement for the Jones and Veldhuis families. After the revival meeting, Jacob was joined by Lydia and Samuel and drove back to Texas for a meeting and then drove to Florida for a meeting and to see Lydia’s extended family. After Florida, we presented at a church in Albany, GA. They were kind and down to earth. We loved that! The month of February was a great month for our family. One Cocopah got saved, another one gave her life to the Lord, we had a lot of generous givers, and we picked up 4 new supporting churches. God is so good! 

During the month of March, Jacob traveled and presented at 5 churches in the state of Colorado. On March 1st, Jacob presented at two churches. One in Elizabeth, CO and the other in Gypsum, CO. On March 3rd- 5th, he attended a Home Church Planter’s conference in Englewood, CO. for the first time. He didn’t know many people, and it was a great opportunity to be able to meet new pastors and other church planters throughout the United States. It was encouraging to see pastor and indviduals giving thousands of dollars towards church planting works. The preaching was wonderful and convicting. It was just want he needed! As a result of the conference, we were able to pick up 4 supporters! After the conference, that following Sunday, Jacob presented at 2 other churches in Thornton, CO and Fowler, CO. Both churches were a blessing!

On March 9th, he was traveling back to Yuma. While he was travelling home, there was word on the news about the COVID-19 virus’ spread throughout the U.S. When he called Lydia, she told him that her doctor said she had to isolate. If she got the virus she would not survive. Jacob prayed for God’s direction and help in knowing  what to do and how to handle this matter. A few days later, we got calls from churches that had to cancel with us due to the virus. Jacob prayed even more and after much consideration, decided that we will not be travelling until June. We had a few Bible clubs on the Cocopah North reservation and one on one discipleships during the middle of March.
By the end of March, we decided to just send out care packages and have online church livestreaming. We do not like this one bit but we were relieved to know that this was only going to go on for a short time. 
On March 28th, we celebrated Samuel’s first birthday. We are so thankful that God gave us him. We had a fun time with him!
In April, we spent a lot of time together as a family. Jacob did a lot of studying and we sent out care packages to the members of the Cocopah church. Please pray for Bible believing churches throughout the world. Everyone in the world is being affected by the COVID-19 out break. We need to get the gospel out asap. People are fearful, struggling finacially, and have no hope after death. They need the Lord Jesus Christ! Let’s pray for one another and call friends and family to give them the gospel over the phone or via the internet. Our job in spreading the gospel does not ever stop! Lord willing, this virus will go away and churches will be able to meet together. 

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 and Amon, Lorie and Salvador. Health: COVID-19 cases, Lydia, Baby Samuel, Sherry with possible tumor; Mary, Edward, and  Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health.Pray for Present Ministries* Bus
* Bible Clubs* Children’s
* Teen* Seniors* Soul Winning * DiscipleshipPray for Future Ministries * Bible studies on the Quechan reservation (Lord willing Oct. 2020) In a few weeks, I will be giving you all more of update on planting New Haven Baptist Church in Winterhaven, CA. Keep churches in your prayers daily please! Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”  Currently, there are over 1.6 million Native Americans in the United States and 562 distinct, sovereign tribes. Many of these tribes struggle with substance abuse and poverty and have no Gospel witness. Please pray with us that God would help us plant churches and that He will send more laborers into the Native American field located right in our backyard.
 Personal Needs That more churches will take us on for support. As of now, we are at 74% of our support goal.  Thank you all who give and pray for our needs! Upcoming Events 

Lord willing…June
2nd Highlands Baptist Church Boone, CO
3rd Fountain Independent Baptist Church Fountain, CO
7th Crystal River Baptist Church Carbondale, CO
14th Cross Road Baptist Church Buckeye, AZ
22nd- 26th Junior Camp week at West Branch in Williams, AZ

July 
6th- 10th Teen Camp week at West Branch in Williams, AZ
12th Heaven View Baptist Church Arizona City, AZ
15th Faith Baptist Fellowship Church Villon, AR
19th Liberty Baptist Church Trenton, MO
22nd Lighthouse Baptist Church Rock Island, IL
26th Assurance Baptist Church Inglewood, OHWe want to thank you all for your prayers  and financial support!Take Care and God Bless Sincerely In Christ,Jacob and Lydia Jones Missionaries to the Native AmericansCell: (928) 315- 5057Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.comII 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 March 2020

Dear family and friends,

As you all know, the Corona virus outbreak is happening in America and the world. I also know that this viral outbreak has affected every church in some way. It might be affecting fellowship gatherings, causing low church attendance, dealing with health problems in your church, and people fearing the unknown.  As we deal with these things, we all need to remember that God is in control. We need to remember that we are commanded to walk by faith and not by sight. (Heb. 11:1; Romans 1:17). This is a time we need not to doubt God but need to all be doing our part in helping with this situation. We need to pray for one another, encourage one another, help one another and trust God with everything that is going on. I love this verse, Proverbs 16:20 “He that handles a matter wisely shall find good; and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.” Reading this verse helped me with my judgement in making this decision. Due to this virus and the safety of my family (especially my wife who has a low immune system) I believe that it is best for my family and I to hold off with deputation for now until the summer. Lord willing, the heat in the summer will help slow down the spread of this virus. We are now 72% supported. Praise the Lord! At this time, I am planning to spend more time with my family, studying the Bible more, helping the members of our Cocopah church, and doing more one on one Bible studies. Keep us in your prayers as we pray for you all. Take Care and God Bless You AllSincerely, The Jones family Missionaries to the Native AmericansCol. 1:18(928) 315-5057
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The Jones family February 2020

Dear Family and Friends,

We want to thank everyone so much for their prayers and financial support these last few months! Thankfully, my family and I were able to travel together! We were able to present at churches in the states of New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, California and Louisiana. It’s been very busy these last few months. Thank you again for all your prayers. We have seen God meet with us at many of these meetings.

During the month of November, we had meetings in Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana.

On November 1st- 3rd, we got to attend a Mission’s conference in Catalina, AZ as a family. The people were very kind and generous. It was a fun and exciting conference! We thoroughly enjoyed it.

On November 7th- 9th, we had our annual Native revival at our church. We had Navajo preachers travel down from the Gallup, NM area to preach for us! It was a time for all of us to get our focus back on God. Living in this world, it’s easy to lose focus on our job as Christians. We had a great turn out! A few people came to church that normally do not come. Praise the Lord!

From November 9th- 25th, Jacob went alone to present at churches in Texas, Louisiana, and northern Arizona while Lydia and Samuel stayed behind due to the elevation where the meetings were held. Praise the Lord God protected Jacob on the road!

On November 29th, we had a teen bonfire at the church. We had pizza, drinks, & marshmallows to roast. Lydia told a Bible story and Bro. Jacob gave an application. We had 9 teenagers that attended this event. Everyone had a great time! Please, keep these teens in your prayers. These kids are raising themselves. Many of their parents are alcoholics! Some get beaten and most are neglected and left to fend for themselves. It is our job to show them the love of Christ!

During the month of December, we took a break from traveling and spend the month focusing on the Cocopah tribe. We did Bible clubs, individual discipleship, Teen class, and helped host a churchChristmas party.
On December 5th, we had a Bible club and a few kids came to Brother Jacob and asked him if there really is a God. Brother Jacob explained that there is a God and He has a son who came to earth for us. He went through the Romans Road with them, but the kids said that they were not ready to pray yet. So, we are praying that they will understand salvation and come to know Christ. The kids that come to the Bible club love it and are faithful in attendance. Their excitement is such an encouragement to us!

On December 22nd, we had a Christmas party for the whole church! We had about 45 Cocopah people come. Pastor Veldhuis told the Christmas story and gave a invitation. After a meal, everyone who attended got a Christmas bag with candy, fruit, a toy, and a gospel tract. Everyone had a great time! It blessed our hearts to see these kids open these gifts because we know that a lot of these kids get nothing for Christmas.

In January, we presented at churches in New Mexico & California.
On January 9th, we had a conference in Deming, NM and were greatly encouraged by our time there! On the 12th, Jacob was able to present the ministry in Temecula,CA. From the 19th-26th, we were able to present at 6 more churches throughout California.
On 27th, our family came down with respiratory infections. Jacob drove back to Yuma to drop Lydia & Samuel off so they could recover. Lydia’s parents are watching over them while Jacob continues to meetings in Texas. Lydia and Samuel will rejoin him in 2 weeks. Please pray for our health to recover!

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 and Amon.

Health: Lydia, Baby Samuel, Sherry with possible tumor; Mary, Edward, and Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health.

Pray for Present Ministries

* Bus
* Bible Clubs

* Children’s
* Teen

* Seniors

* Soul Winning

* Discipleship

Pray for Future Ministries

* Bible studies on the Quechan reservation (Lord willing Oct. 2020)

Currently, there are over 1.6 million Native Americans in the United States and 562 distinct, sovereign tribes. Many of these tribes struggle with substance abuse and poverty and have no Gospel witness. Please pray with us that God would help us plant churches and that He will send more laborers into the Native American field located right in our backyard.

Personal Needs

That more churches will take us on for support. As of now, we are at 50% of our support goal. We lost a little bit of our support due to churches and individuals having a lack of funds.

Thank you all who give and pray for our needs!

Upcoming Events

February
2nd-Marion Baptist Church in Marion, TX
5th- Grace Baptist Church in Porter, TX
9th- Grace Baptist Church in Iowa Park, TX
16th- Cornerstone Baptist Church in Orange, TX & Grace Baptist Church in Sulphur, LA
20th- Vision Baptist Church in Cumming, GA
23rd- Pine Bluff Baptist Church in Albany, GA

March
1st Bible Believers Baptist Church Elizabeth, CO & First Baptist Church Gypsum, CO
3rd- 5th First Baptist Church in Englewood, CO
8th- Horizon Baptist Church in Thornton, CO & Pitkin Avenue Baptist Church in Fowler, CO
15th-18th: West Coast Baptist Church in Oceanside, CA
19th- 22nd: Valley Bible Baptist Church in Espanola, NM
25th- 29th: Gateway Baptist Church in Dewey, AZ

April
1st-Northland Baptist Church in Flagstaff, AZ
3rd-5th Calvary Baptist Church in Muleshoe, TX
8th Littlefield Independent Baptist Church in Littlefield, TX
19th- Blessed Hope Baptist Church in tenino, WA & Orting Community Baptist Church in Orting, WA
29th- May 3rd Faithway Baptist Church in Belington, WV

We want to thank you all for your prayers and financial support!

Take Care and God Bless

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 January 2020

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
Email: jacobjones6064@gmail.com

11 Corinthians 4:3
“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”

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Jones July 2019

Dear Family and Friends,       We want to thank you so much for your prayers and financial support these past few months! We had quite a few special financial gifts given to us. We want to thank you all!
    Thankfully, my family and I were able to travel to a few churches together. Mostly during the month of June. We have been to churches in the states of Arizona, California & Texas. 
    It’s be fun and busy these last few months. Thank you again for all your prayers! We have seen God do some amazing things because of your faithful intercession!
    You may have already heard some of the following news on social media, but for the ones who haven’t heard here is our update for the last 3 months.
    During the month of May, my wife and I spent most of our time trying to help our son get a schedule down. It has not been easy. Most of you parents know and have experienced this. We started Bible clubs on the North Reservation again. It has been a blast!! The few kids we have love learning Bible stories, having contests, & singing Christian songs! We have been going through discipleship with 6 teenagers and 2 adults as well- usually once a week. Towards the end of May, I had an opportunity to preach and present at a missions conference in Flagstaff, Arizona.
     In June, My family and I traveled to Texas for two weeks of the month. I got the opportunity to preach and present at 6 churches. It was a new experience for us traveling with a newborn son! During one church service, I was able to present the gospel to 2 young adults that both got saved! Praise the Lord!
     When we returned home after travelling, we had Bible clubs, Discipleship, Teen Frito Bowl Night, Junior Camp week (West Branch in William’s, Arizona) as well as presenting our work to a church in Queen Creek, Arizona. It was a long and busy month for us, but to God be the glory, We got to witness many Cocopah kids make awesome decisions for the Lord at Junior camp!
      During the month of July, we had Teen Camp (West Branch in Willams, Arizona). It was a blessing to see the kids get involved and have a fun time at camp. The next week, we had Neighborhood Bible Time. During that week, we saw 4 salvations! A special request to pray for Emon. He is a 13 year old who just got saved during NBT. He has shown a different spirit since his salvation. Please pray that he will continue to grow in his new faith. 
 The following week, we were able to present at a Missions conference in Corona, California. The people there were kind and loving towards us. Please continue praying for souls to be saved and for us as we minister to the Native Americans.
                 
Up Coming Events:

August
Independent Baptist Indian Mission Inc. Conference 1st- 3rd
Presenting at 3 churches in New Mexico
Bro. Jacob’s ordination service 23rd

September
West Branch Youth Conference 7th
Presenting at 5 churches in the states of West Virginia, Ohio and New York.

October
Capture the Flag Teen Activity
Presenting at 4 churches in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and New Mexico. 

Bible clubs & Discipleship classes that we do on a regular basisFuture Ministry Goals:     One of our main goals is to help assist Pastor Veldhuis at  Cocopah Bethel Independent Baptist Church. In the future, we also desire to plant a church on the Quechan reservation and establish other ministries as the Lord leads us to start in order to reach Natives for Christ. Please pray that God would begin working in hearts and would open doors in order to allow us to reach these goals.     Currently ,there are over 1.6 million Native Americans in the United States and 562 distinct sovereign tribes. Many of these tribes struggle with substance abuse and poverty and have no gospel witness. Please pray with us that God will send more laborers into the Native American field located right in our backyard.
 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, Sherry with possible tumor; Mary, Edward, and  Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health.Personal Needs:
     That more churches will take us on for support. As of now, we are at 51% of our support goal.
Pray that the Lord will provide for our needs. 

Praises:
      In June, I had the opportunity to lead two young adults to Christ while my family and I visited a church on our way to a church in the evening where I was going to preach! God has given us a healthy baby boy (Samuel), He has helped in healing my wife after her c- section, protected us while on the road, and provided for our every need, He has answered our prayers with the kids and teens in making Spiritual decisions for the Lord and He has given us meetings for the next couple months! God is so good!
Thank you for all your prayers and financial giving towards our work!

                        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 May 2019

Dear Family and Friends,       

We want to thank you so much for your prayers and financial support these past few months!
    Due to Lydia’s health, we have limited ourselves to part time deputation.
    It has been a roller coaster ride these past few weeks, but through it all God has been good to us!
    You may have already heard some of the following news on social media, but for the ones who haven’t heard here is our  update for the last 3 months.
    During the month of February, Bro. Jacob travelled to New Mexico and all through Arizona to present the ministry. When not travelling, he stayed with Lydia at the Ronald McDonald Home in downtown Phoenix. He had the opportunity while driving on the Navajo reservation to see new sights and meet new Native pastors.
He went through both rain and snow during his trip, but was very thankful for God’s protection while travelling on the weekends!  
    We would like to thank the Aguilar Family, the Stenger Family, the Gifford Family, and the Wilbur Family for staying with Lydia while Bro. Jacob travelled.
    Throughout the week, Bro. Jacob cared for Lydia, set up future meetings, and worked on a sermon series on Proverbs for the teen curriculum. He and Lydia kept in contact with people from the Cocopah reservation via social media.
    We knew the month of March would be a challenge due to Lydia’s pregnancy complications and Samuel’s birth.    “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path.”Prov. 3:5-6    Through the challenges we experienced, God has tested our faith in Him.
     Bro. Jacob was able to present at 3  churches in Arizona and one in southern California. We would like to thank these churches for being extremely flexible and for allowing him to come and present.
    During the month of March, Lydia was suffering from preterm labor, shortness of breath, and high uterine fluid. The specialists told us that Samuel looked good and that they wanted Lydia to carry him to 37 weeks because she was stable.
    On March 27th, Lydia was admitted to the hospital and induced at 7 a.m. Bro. Jacob, Pastor and Mrs. Veldhuis, and Mrs. Wilbur were there. She was given Pitocin via I.V. and a catheter to help speed labor.
    Throughout the day, the contractions grew stronger and she was given an epidural. By that night, she was dilated to 10 cm. She contracted all night, but her water hadn’t broken so they broke it early the next morning.
    Lydia’s specialists had determined that a vaginal delivery was safest, and she labored throughout the day. However, the Dr. discovered that her pelvis was small and after hours of pushing,  Samuel wasn’t progressing through the birth canal. Her epidural also failed and the anesthesiologist didn’t realize it. She was finally rushed into an emergency c-section.
    Samuel Jacob Jones was born at 2:43 p.m. on March 28, 2019. He weighed 7 lbs 4 oz! We were so excited to finally see our baby boy face to face!!
    While recovering from the c-section, Lydia was monitored for blood clots and heart problems. After 4 days, she and Baby Samuel were cleared to go home.
    On March 30th, Lydia was discharged and she and Bro. Jacob were able to go home to their apartment in Yuma after 3 months of living at the Ronald McDonald Home. It was so exciting (and nerve wracking!) to take our baby boy home for the first time!!
    The next day, we noticed Lydia had severe leg swelling and shortness of breath. She was taken to the hospital in Yuma. There, they gave her IV diuretics. After 4 days, the Drs. found that she’d suffered heart failure during the c-section and had lost a lot of blood. Lydia lost 22 lbs of fluid and felt much better!
    Her heart is recovering extremely well, but her Drs. say she cannot travel for the next few months due to a high risk of blood clots.
    Due to Lydia’s health, and Jacob caring for she and Samuel, we feel that he should hold off on full time deputation until they are healthy enough to join him on the road.
    In the meantime, Jacob and Lydia will be working with Cocopah teens and adults doing discipleship, Bible clubs, Wednesday night teen class, and other activities.
    In April, the Jones family had a great time attending Resurrection Sunday as a family! Pastor Veldhuis spoke on the resurrection and there was plenty of food!
    Please continue praying for souls to be saved and continue praying for us as we minister to the Native Americans.
                 Future Ministry Goals     One of our main goals is to begin a couples class at Bethel Independent Baptist Church. Another is to start the H.O.P.E. addiction ministry. In the future, we also desire to plant a church on the Quechan reservation and establish other ministries as the Lord leads us to start in order to reach Natives for Christ. Please pray that God would begin working in hearts and opening doors in order to allow us to reach these goals.      Currently ,there are over 1.6 million Native Americans in the United States and 562 distinct sovereign tribes. Many of these tribes struggle with substance abuse and poverty and have no gospel witness. Please pray with us that God will send more laborers into the Native American field located right in our backyard. 

 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, Sherry with possible tumor; Mary, Edward, and  Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with general health.Personal Needs:
     That more churches will take us on for support. As of now, we are at 51% of our support goal.
These next few months, we will be a little tight financially due to only being on part time deputation as well as the limitation of presenting to only nearby churches. Pray that the Lord will provide for our needs. 

Praises:
      On February 20th, God provided us a van for deputation and ministry activities. Thank you for your prayer and financial giving towards the van. 
Lydia and her safe delivery.
Samuel is in good health. 
Bro. Jacob safety while traveling.
The Lord has been so good towards our family.
Thank you for your prayers!

                        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 February 2019

Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support these last few months. Currently, Jacob is on full time deputation. It’s been an exciting and busy time for us! There is a lot going on with the Jones family.
During the month of November, Jacob flew to Texas to present at 5 churches in southern Texas. He spent 2 and a half weeks staying with his parents in Beeville, TX. There, he presented at nearby churches. Jacob got to see and catch up with his parents.

On November 11th, Roxanna and Alex made the decision to dedicate their daughter, Miracle, to the Lord at Bethel Independent Baptist Church. On November 30th, Bro. Jacob and Mrs. Veldhuis (His mother in-law) planned a teen bonfire.They had hot dogs, chips, water, and roasted marshmallows. Jacob preached on “How To Be Born Again?” The teens listened but did not make a decision about salvation. Please keep them in your prayers.
In December, Jacob presented at 3 churches. Two churches were located in California and one church was in Arizona. Jacob and Lydia got to spend more time together and help out at their church (Cocopah Bethel Independent Baptist Church) in Yuma, AZ. On December 8th, they had an all church Christmas bake day. It went well and they had a good turn out. Mrs Veldhuis told a story on Jesus’ birth.

Pastor Veldhuis, Jacob, and a few church members helped pick fruit. They put about 15 pieces of fruit in each bag with a little bit of candy and a Gospel tract. The church handed out these bags on the reservation. Churches are not allowed to door knock but they are allowed to give out free bags of fruit.

All throughout the month, Jacob and Lydia went through discipleship with a couple of teens and adults. On the 31st, the church had a New Years celebration. This celebration included preaching, fireworks, games, and food. We had a fun time!

During the month of January, Jacob traveled throughout California presenting their ministry. He was able to present at 6 churches during that month! He had a wonderful time presenting and fellowshipping with pastors and others!

For the next few months, Jacob and Lydia will be living at the Ronald McDonald Home in Phoenix so that her doctors can keep a closer watch over Lydia and little Samuel. Lydia’s lung function has remained stable, although her pulmonary pressure has a higher risk of increasing as the pregnancy progresses. Please pray for God’s protection for she and Samuel as she has been experiencing some preterm contractions. Thankfully, they were able to be stopped each time before they progressed into labor.

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.

Deputation Goals for 2019:

On July 29th, we started full time deputation. We have traveled over 15,000 miles on the road. As of now, we are at 48% of our support goal. These past few months have not been easy. Traveling 15,000 miles, dealing with car repairs, my father in-law’s cancer, and Lydia’s pregnancy complications with baby Samuel on the way are some of the trials we have faced. Despite all of this, God has been good to us. He has helped us emotionally, physically, and financially these past few months.

We want to thank you all for prayers for my family as well as those of you who send your monthly support. Continue to pray for us as we try to wrap things up on deputation. We are trusting that God will provide enough funds for us to stop deputation July 1st of this year. Please consider helping us reach our goal financially!

Future Ministry Goals

One of our main goals is to begin a couples class at Bethel Independent Baptist Church. Another is to start the H.O.P.E. addiction ministry. In the future, we also desire to plant a church on the Quechan reservation and establish other ministries as the Lord leads us to start in order to reach Natives for Christ. Please pray that God would begin working in hearts and opening doors in order to allow us to reach these goals.

Currently ,there are over 1.6 million Native Americans in the United States and 562 distinct sovereign tribes. Many of these tribes struggle with substance abuse and poverty and have no gospel witness. Please pray with us that God will send more laborers into the Native American field located right in our backyard.

Personal Needs:
That more churches will take us on for support. As of now, we are at 48% of our needed support.
That God will provide for a ministry vehicle or the money to purchase one. We are looking into purchasing a $3,500 to $4,000 car.

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
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Jones November 2018


Dear Family and Friends,
     Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support these last few months. Currently, Jacob is on full time deputation. It’s been an exciting and busy time for us! There is a lot going on with the Jones family.

     During the month of August, we presented at 9 churches, continued Teen discipleship off and on with the Cocopah, and had our monthly teen activity.

     For the monthly activity, if our teens attend church three times a month, they are allowed to attend the activity. This month’s activity was a trip to Pizza Hut. We had 8 kids that attended!


      We presented our burden throughout New Mexico and Arizona. It was beautiful to see the sights as we traveled! Through generous donations, we were able to get a 5 liter oxygen concentrator to allow Lydia to travel with Jacob for part of the month. God also provided funding for a wheelchair when she was less able to walk.

     Discipleship has been going well! We are going through a teen discipleship book called “Love, Dating and Marriage.” Jacob is working with two teen boys named Loren and Tyler. Lydia is working with two teen girls named Mariella and Molly. We are seeing them learn more about God’s love and how we are to keep pure for marriage.

     In the month of September, we had the opportunity to present at 6 churches throughout Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. We had a great time! We got to see family and friends as well as exploring the sights in those states.  

    On the 8th, Pastor Veldhuis took a few of our teenagers to the Arizona Regional Youth Conference in Peoria, AZ. They had a great time! We also continued discipleship with the same 4 teenagers from August as well as 1 Cocopah young adult.


   On the 28th, we had our monthly teen activity which consisted of an open house/taco night at our new apartment.


We also found out that Lydia is pregnant!

     At the end of September, she was told that she can no longer travel because of the risk to her and the baby. It was decided that she would stay in Yuma and help with the work here while Jacob continues to travel.


     During the month of October, Jacob traveled throughout New Mexico presenting our ministry He was able to present at 10 churches during that month! From the 25th- the 27th, Bethel Independent Baptist Church (The Cocopah church where we are serving) hosted a Native Revival with three Navajo guest preachers and a meal every night. We had a special program for 1st-5th graders, and childcare for infants-4 year olds.

     We had a great attendance and the preaching was well received. We had one young man accepted Christ for salvation that week!
 On the 27th, right after the Native Revival, we had our monthly teen activity where we played Capture the Flag. and Jacob was able to give a message on “Walking With God” All went well.

These last three month have been exciting and busy…

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 Millie with knee/back issues; Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis with
general health.

 Future Ministries: 
Begin a couples class, H.O.P.E. addiction ministry, plant a church on the Quechan reservation and other ministries that the Lord leads us to start in order to reach for Natives for Christ.

Personal Needs:
That more churches will take us on for support. As of now, we have 6 churches supporting us and three that will vote on us in the month of November.That God will provide for a ministry vehicle or the money to purchase one.That God will provide Gospel tracts $180 Supplies for Baby Samuel

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 them.”

 
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