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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