Dear Prayer Partners,
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:2
The months of May and June have been awesome as we have been witnessing the Lord’s working in hearts and answering prayer before our eyes.
We were invited to do pulpit fill for Pastor Gary Messick on Father’s Day. It is always a joy to be with these dear folk in the Camp Verde area. We had a sweet time of fellowship with fellow missionaries Paul and Naomi Sondergaard and their three children after the morning service.
The Baptist Indian Chapel has just finished a week of VBS with an 11 member team from Faith Baptist Church in Morristown, Indiana. It was such a tremendous week with 5 young people asking the Lord to forgive their sin and ask for eternal life. The attendance was low with 13 the first three nights, and 11 the final night. It is so exciting to realize God’s working in these young lives. Sunday June 26, following VBS, 3 of these “babes” in Christ were in church. Please pray with us for these young ones that (1 they will be faithful in church and Sunday School and (2 we can encourage them in their new life in Christ.
Also on June 26 a special baptismal service was held for the two adults we had brought to your attention in our last update letter. Both of these adults had invited their families to witness their testimony of their salvation. Attendance, due mostly to these family members, was increased to well over 40. Pray with us for these two; Eric and Verlinda that they will continue to be steadfast in their growth.
We know, as you do, that the enemy in the world would have these tender lives ruined. Please pray for the leadership of the church as we’ve already been made aware of attacks. The attacks are meant to discourage and weaken what has begun.
Continue to pray for the 6 year old that knows he is a sinner, but as yet has not made the critical decision to accept God’s free gift of salvation.
We’ve mentioned our neighbors Jim and Nancy in previous letters. Jim passed away in late June. We would ask that you continue to pray for Nancy. Jim had a good salvation testimony.
In His love and ours,
Dave and Becky DeFord