Sondergaard December 2019

Dear Praying Friends & Family,
Merry Christmas! We trust you had a blessed time with your family and friends.

Family Gatherings:
During Thanksgiving we spent time with Paul’s family in California with his family. For Christmas, Naomi’s parents drove from Wisconsin for a visit.

Blessings and Prayer Needs:
We had a simple Christmas service this year. The children played bells, sang two specials, and quoted Isaiah 53:5-6. The theme of the program was “Wise Men still seek Him.” Our desire is that each one would truly seek the Lord Jesus above all else.

This past Sunday, we had 11 children in Junior Church! It seemed most were misbehaving and not listening during Naomi’s lesson on Joshua and Caleb. But, after the lesson they kept asking thoughtful questions on Heaven, Hell, salvation, and sin.

Alex wondered if he was really saved since he still does wrong things. After the service, Naomi talked to him about his salvation. He said he is saved so Naomi then explained forgiveness of sin and living for the Lord. Please pray that the children would have tender hearts to God’s truth.

Please pray for Martha, an elderly lady in the church. Her husband Carl just passed away. We were able to visit Carl in the hospital and pray with him shortly before he died. What a reminder to live for Jesus and knowing for sure where your loved ones will spend eternity.

Please pray for deliverance from the control of sin. Many of the people here are held in Satan’s grip. John (the man Paul had been helping with Scripture) came to church with his family. We were excited to see them all come but then saddened as they left a few minutes later when they couldn’t control their 4-year-old. Simon (Rachel’s son) has been coming and was showing interest in spiritual things. But this week he got together with his girl friend and after drinking was arrested for breaking his parole. Many of the children who come reveal they too are starting down the same path of destruction. Please pray that God would gain victory in hearts as we strive to proclaim the life-changing truths of the Word of God.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
A simple “thank you” can barely express our gratitude for your notes of love, your financial support, and especially your prayer. Many of you pray for us daily, and we get to see God answer your prayer!
God bless,
Love, Paul & Naomi, Ruthanne, Nathan, Hannah, Aletheia, and Andrew Sondergaard

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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

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

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