Grammer April 2019

April 2019
Dear Friends in Christ,


We had a wonderful day yesterday on the Navajo Reservation.  Sam was the moderator for the ordination of 3 men from the Tuba City Baptist church; George Adson, Clifford Hyden and Alfred Hyden.  These 3 men have been leaders in the church for years and were a real blessing to us when we served there as interim pastor.  The church has several older folk that speak only Navajo and also younger adults that speak only English.  The schedule allowed for morning services in Navajo while the English SS was taught.  Then everyone switched rooms and the English worship service was held while the Navajo SS class was taught.  These men took turns preaching in their Navajo language.  The purpose for the ordination is to send them out to other Reservation churches to preach.  For 3 years, these men sat in Sam’s doctrine classes each Sunday afternoon for 2 hrs.  What a joy to see them putting to use the teaching and training.


This coming week-end, Janet is to speak at a ladies’ banquet on the Yavapai-Apache Reservation.  Pray for her as she travels and that is will be a help to the ladies as they spend time together in God’s Word.


Sam now has tickets to Thorne Bay from June 25-July 19. Please pray with us that the needed supplies will be ready for this summer’s projects and that we can continue to build and stay out of debt.  This summer we hope to see the skirting put on the foundation and the wood stove installed.  We have all that is needed to put in the stove, just needs to be done.  Once this is completed, workers can stay in the cabin and work on completion at any time of the year that is convenient for them. There are no volunteer work crews this summer, so pray for Sam to get much accomplished and maybe find some local Christian men to pitch in.


Our calendar between Christmas and Easter are usually pretty free and a good time to schedule annual check-ups, dental work, eyes, ears…   It’s easy to share with you scheduled events, but harder to share the ministry to individuals while visiting and counseling.  The personal struggles are not ours to share but we do appreciate your prayers for wisdom as we pray with them and try to encourage.  Thank you.


This past year, our old wood truck has been in the shop and for the first time, our yard was emptied of firewood.  God met our needs for the winter (our wood stove is our main heat source for the house) but it is now time to restock for the coming winter.  Pray for Sam as he travels up the mt. for our firewood and for safety as he cuts and loads up the truck.  It’s been a year and he needs to get back in shape for this type of labor.


We have plans to visit Sam jr.’s family in Alaska from May 28-June 4.  This is when we normally get out another letter so we don’t expect to send one out next month.  We don’t get to spend much time with our family and Sam’s family rarely gets to NC for the Thanksgiving family time.  Pray with us as we travel and for a good time together with Sam, Amber and the 3 boys (ages 2-7)


Thank you to each of you for your prayers for us and the ministry God has put us in.  You are a blessing to us.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”


In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer  

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Messick March 2019

FEBRUARY & MARCH 2019

Dear Ones in Him,

Once again we need to apologize for being late with our monthly letter. For the last month or so we both have battled bronchitis and colds, and fell behind with our office work.

Our annual Valentines Banquet went well with twenty-four in attendance. Brother Troy Carlson brought a very timely message and the meal and games were enjoyed by all.

February brought us more rain and snow than usual. You may have heard that the Flagstaff area received close to four feet of snow one weekend. During that time, we had snow here totaling ten inches, but not all at once. That’s the most we’ve see here. The only way for us to get in or out is to cross the creek below us. What with the melt off from ours and the snow up north, the creek flooded over its banks. Some folk living near its banks had up to three feet of water in their homes. Despite the problems and inconvenience, living in this arid state, we are so thankful for the added moisture. 

Our revival services were the first week in March. Brother Glen & Mary Jaspers traveled from their home in Illinois to minister to us, and his preaching through the book of I John was a great blessing. They have such a heart for the Native American works and our people love them. It was great to have Brother Bud and Connie Wells here during that time, as well. What a wonderful time of fellowship!

Also in March, we enjoyed a visit from relatives of Bev’s from Indiana, Jeff & Karen Hummel and sons, Nathan & Peter. They used this vacation time to come help with work projects at the church and here at home. We are so thankful for all their hard work and for our special time together.

Another blessing was having Brother Bill Rice & Mary and Brother Wil Rice & Sena and their son, Weston for an overnight stay. Brother Wil brought a challenging message for our Wednesday evening service.

UPDATES:

ANDREW BABY 

Paul & Naomi’s baby is now five months old and has had to make yet another trip to the hospital for tests. We awaiting the results , and would ask that you continue to keep this little one in your prayers. 

MODULAR REPLACEMENT

Our old modular has served us well, but to put more money into it would be a poor use of God’s money. I mentioned in our last letter the possibility of putting up a metal building to replace the modular. We met with a contractor who has helped us in the past and found the cost to be prohibitive. After counseling with Evangelist Glen Jaspers and Pastor Bud Wells, who have been a tremendous help in the past, we believe it would be a better use of the Lord’s funds to go with a frame building, which would be a third of the cost of a metal building. Our church presently has $28,000.00 in the modular replacement account, and will have a special building fund offering on April 7th to add to that.

We need a building that would house three classrooms, a nursery, kitchen, one bathroom, space large enough to set up ten round tables for fellowships, where the children’s ministry, baptisms & funerals would be held. We covet your prayers for God’s direction in this need.

Our heart-felt thanks to you for faithfully standing with us in the work here through your prayer and financial support. God bless you.

In Christ,

Gary & Bev Messick

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Grammer March 2019

March 2019
Dear Friends in Christ,

It’s hard to believe that spring is already here but the calendar is filling up with ministry opportunities.  The warmer months ahead are being planned with camps, conferences and VBS.   
Pray for us as we prepare to help in these different areas by teaching and preaching.  

Praise-Sam was just asked to be on an ordination council for some men that he has had the privilege to teach doctrine classes to in the past.  It is a real encouragement to see God using these men and see them going on strong to serve our Lord! 

Pray also for Janet’s ministry in the nursing home.  She has been having difficulty finding a Navajo interpreter while Helen mends.  Without an interpreter, encouraging them is difficult. Janet can sing in Navajo but reading the Bible in Navajo is more of a challenge  because of the tonal inflections.  Also, the personal conversation is limited as the elderly often don’t speak much English.  Those that were bilingual are no longer with us or beyond any conversation in either language.  Pray for wisdom regarding keeping this ministry going and a willing and reliable interpreter.  

Sam is still planning a trip to Thorne Bay this summer to make more progress on the radio station project. Please continue to pray with us about the needs that were mentioned in last month’s letter:
*for the Alaska Power company to bring electric to the property
*finances to continue to keep this project debt-free
*volunteer work crews with the needed skills 
*reasonable air fares for self and workers

We try to get a letter out each  month, but I need to re-organize our mailing list and it will be helpful for me to know if there are corrections needed.  If you are presently getting our monthly letters and would prefer not to keep getting them, please let us know.  Also, please let us know if you are getting duplicate emails.  I also believe that some addresses are no longer in use and plan to make some corrections. Thanks.

We do appreciate each of you that has prayed for us and supported our ministry over the years.  We are very aware that you are part of our ministry and thank God for each of you. Thank you.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer  

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Sondergaad March

Dear Family and Friends:
A verse that keeps coming to my mind lately is Colossians 1:18 “And he is 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.” O that the Lord Jesus may be most important and have first place in everything! O that He might be exalted in church, in our homes, in my words, in my attitudes, in everything! Let us make preeminent the One who has purchased us with His own blood!


Since our last update, Andrew has had several tests with various specialists. We are still waiting for some of the results including one test to check for genetic disorders. Because of the repeated UTI infections and problems with reflux, Andrew is on a medicine for a year to prevent kidney damage. When we wrote last, he was having several spasms/seizures every day. The doctors put him on a medicine for that and it has now been about a month since his last seizure. He is slowly coming off the seizure medicine and is becoming much more alert. Even though Andrew is now five months old, he still has very little muscle control in his neck but is doing some exercises which should help. In the last two weeks, we are seeing little encouragements that show God is answering your prayers!


Please pray for Rachel, a lady in our church. She is the one whose leg was removed last year. This past week, she told us she was struggling spiritually and had returned to smoking. Beverly and Naomi were both able to encourage Rachel and pray with her. They reminded her of the truths of Ephesians 6 and showed her the victory we all can have every day. Since their talk, Rachel has again been coming to church with her sister Beverly.
Please also pray for Ida, a Native lady who has come to church off and on for many years. She called Naomi one night and said she was going to end her life. She has struggled with alcohol and drugs and was drinking that night. Later Ida then texted Naomi and said she was fine. Thankfully she did not commit suicide, but still needs the Lord’s help for victory over sin!
Please pray for Jimmy, Joni, and Alex – the three brothers who have been faithfully coming to church for a few years now. They have become a hindrance to teaching the other children and are openly disrespectful to authority and often mock the Bible lessons. Alex, the oldest of the boys, is being influenced by wrong friends and seems to enjoy stirring up the other children. After repeated warnings, we finally had to keep them away for about a month. We assured them we want them to come to church and want the best for each of these children. Please pray that God will work in their hearts. And pray that God would give us wisdom in teaching these children the honor our righteous and holy God deserves. We are planning a visit and give them some Bible lessons they can do at home.


This last week we had special meetings with Evangelist Glenn Jaspers. We were challenged from the book of First John. It was especially refreshing for us to be taught from God’s Word.


In the preaching and teaching part of our ministry Paul is preaching through Romans on Sunday nights. Sunday mornings he began a study through the Gospel of Mark and has just began a Sunday School series on Baptist Distinctives.

Praises:
• Little improvements in Andrew
• God providing our every need
• For the many who are praying for us
• Rachel and Beverly returning to church
• Denny: a lady who has been coming faithfully and desires to grow
• Visiting preachers: Glenn Jaspers, Troy Carlson (West Branch Camp), and Toru Marshall (NOW Ministries)
Prayer Requests:
• Another couple to join us in the ministry here
• Ladies Bible study
• Wisdom and provision in the modular replacement
• Salvation and spiritual protection for our children
• Andrew’s continued growth and development
• Opportunities to witness to Andrew’s caregivers and other patients
• Spiritual growth: Ida, Beverly, Rachel and many more
All for Jesus,
Paul and Naomi Sondergaard
Ruthanne, Nathan, Hannah, Aletheia, and Andrew
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De Ford Jan/Feb 2019

A blessed start to the New Year!
Dear family, friends, and faithful
prayer partners:
Like much of the rest of the country,
Arizona has been blanketed with snow.
While snow isn’t unusual here in Northern
Arizona and in the higher elevations across
the state, Phoenix and Tucson have even
gotten a few flakes this year. I personally
welcome it because we all know the triple
digits will be here soon enough. And there
really aren’t many sights in all the earth
more beautiful than the frosted Grand
Canyon.
With the new year came the
resumption of home school co-op. Sherry’s
load is much easier with only 2 students in
here kindergarten/first grade class. Both
Cutter and Shealtiel are doing very well.
Sherry is pleased with their progress.
We took a trip early in January to visit
and give a report to a supporting church in
Winnemucca, NV. We really enjoyed the
long weekend and fellowship with Grace
Baptist. The folks there have been a
blessing to us for many years. Along the
nine hour drive there and back Sherry and
I also enjoyed just being together and
visiting. It is rare for us to be able to spend
extended amounts of time together just
being a couple. God is so good and I thank
Him for giving me such a wonderful wife!
Since our last letter we have seen three
Hualapai receive Christ as Saviour! One of
our church members as been inviting and
bringing his sister, niece, and nephew to
service for a few weeks. They came a few
times together before all three of them
acknowledged their need of salvation, were
dealt with, and gloriously saved the last
Sunday in January!
Late last summer, Sherry took our son,
Micah to Fargo, ND where he began
preparing for the ministry at Master’s
Baptist College. It had been several years
since we had visited the ministry as a
family. Over the years the work has grown
and developed quite a lot. I was blessed to
be able to visit Micah and the college in
February-the best time of year to visit
Fargo-and see all that the Lord is doing
there. Please, continue to pray for Micah
and Josh as he continues his training at
Pensacola Christian College. Lord willing,
both will be graduating Spring of 2020.
It is not often that I report on what is
happening within the Independent Baptist
Indian Mission of which I am the director.
However, there are two prayer request I
want to bring to your attention. Our
newest missionaries, the Jacob Jones family
to the Cocopah, are expecting their first
child. Jacob’s wife, Lydia is the daughter of
one of our veteran missionaries. Lydia has
numerous health issues which complicate
her pregnancy. At 33 weeks baby Samuel is
doing well. Pray Lydian carries Samuel full
term with no complications.
The Sondergaard family serving
among the Yavapai-Apache had their fifth
child, Andrew, back in October. He was
born with some significant health issues.
While he is still being tested, he has been
diagnosed with plagiocephaly. He has
many appointments in the next couple
month with several specialists.
Please keep these two little ones in
prayer.
For God’s Glory,
the Steve De Ford family
CONTACT:
FIELD:
3880 Stockton Hill Rd.
Suite 103-438
Kingman, AZ 86409
928-757-5842
SUPPORT:
IBIMI
2406 Main St.
Keokuk, IA 52632
HOME OFFICE:
3880 Stockton Hill Rd.
Suite 103-438
Kingman, AZ 86409
928-200-2392
HOME CHURCH:
Burge Terrace Baptist
Church
9345 Brookville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46239
317-862-6109
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

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Baucom February 2019

To The Dear, Dear Friends Of Tommy & Elaine,                                                     February  2019

It seems we just sent one of these out. But glad to keep you dear folks informed about what’s happening and what’s not happening. And it’s this time of the year that about all that is happening is the cold weather. We’ve had to close our services several times due to snow, ice and low, low temperatures.  Up to 2-3 years ago it did not bother us. But we have gotten older.

Elaine & I are experiencing several things that come with age & infirmities. We can’t seem to remember from the bathroom to the kitchen what we went there for. Our apartment is small, but we love it. Elaine hobbles around waiting for a hip replacement which can be 6 months to a year. I’m staggering and shaking more and more because of the Parkinsons. I’m just being truthful, We get aggravated due to our health problems and having to take soooo many pills morning, noon & night. God is still good and our marriage is still the most sweetest wonderful thing to happen to us, earthly speaking.  My prostate problem is starting to bother me more and more .

We have two Nursing Homes we attend monthly which are doing great. God just gave me a love for these dear senior folks. Some Nursing Homes are awful a shortage of funding and workers.

Our Sunday morning crowd is encouraging. But too, they are getting older and apt to fall, so they fear going out in the snow and cold. I don’t blame them. The Lord has given us a wonderful congregation of  people. Whether 25 or 255, I am prepared to preach to either size as if it might be my last.

We have had a couple of native women to visit or Church in which Bob and I decided to visit one of them. She was strongly traditional. I didn’t know just how strongly until we got there. I said, “Bob, what have you gotten us into?” After about 30 minutes, I wanted to have pray and go.  As we finished praying she wanted to pray as well. Woe! She took my hand while I still had my eyes closed. I was wondering what she was doing so I had to look.  You know the preacher has to look.  As I was peeking, she was casting out an evil spirit from me she said. She took her hand and pointed toward the window for it to leave.  Then she says  she would need to do this two more times before they were all gone. I wondered what they were that she was casting out. I didn’t feel nothing and I knew I belonged to JESUS! When Bob and I got to the end of the driveway, we stopped and prayed that  the Lord protect us and let us not carry any of this stuff back to our homes, Amen! This is some of the things we get into on the Reservation. We do a lot of pleading Jesus’ blood.

Please don’t expect too much out of Elaine & I in these winter months. It’s a task just for me and my health and heart condition along with Elaine’s hip joint to go from the house to the car. We’re not dead yet, just cautious.  We still carry a full load of preaching and visiting hospitals and such.

Our holiday season went well. Some of our Churches and individuals sent extra gifts in which we are soooo grateful. I’ve tried to keep an account of who sent special gifts so I could send a special Thank You for such.  If we missed you, please forgive.  Too, Thank You for staying behind us in prayers and financial help. You are very kind. We would love to visit you and the Church, but I’m just not strong enough yet and then having to be ready when the surgeon calls to do Elaine’s hip replacement.

Thanks again my friend(s).  With Love!              

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Grammer Feb 2019

Feb 2019
Dear Friends in Christ,

This month, we had to say some more “Good-byes”.  4 ladies that we have ministered to over the years are now Home with the Lord; Sally (from Black Mesa that we met years ago and has been a dear friend over the years), Thelma (from the nursing home where Janet has been visiting), Geraldine’s daughter (Geraldine is one of the Bible School students where Sam is teaching) and Rena (her husband Charlie died on New Year’s day-they were both faithful members of the church in Tuba City where we pastored a few years ago).

Yet God has balanced the “Good-byes” with several “Hellos” for this coming year as several babies are expected to make an appearance.  One of our missionary gals is expecting a baby boy in about a month.  One of Janet’s piano students is expecting early this summer and also some of our grandchildren are going to give us some more great grandchildren before the year is over.  Children are truly a gift from God and we thank Him for each new life.

 Each summer, Sam travels to Thorne Bay, Alaska to work on the radio station project. The exterior is finished but the interior is still waiting for completion.  Here are some of the things that we would like to accomplish this summer:
*wiring (already provided but needs installation)
*insulation ($3,000 needed)
*skirting to keep wild animals from making their home under the building
 (Approx. $500 needed)
*install wood stove (already provided but needs installation)
*footers for the extension that will include kitchen and bathroom
(Approx. $1500 needed)
Here are some things you can pray with us about:
*for the Alaska Power company to bring electric to the property
*finances to continue to keep this project debt-free
*volunteer work crews with the needed skills 
*reasonable air fares for self and workers

We do appreciate each of you that has prayed for us and supported our ministry over the years.  We are very aware that you are part of our ministry and thank God for each of you.  Thank you.


II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer   

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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

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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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Sam & Janet Grammer Jan 2019

Jan 2019
Dear Friends in Christ,

The Week-end before Christmas, Sam was privileged to preach at Inscription House at the T’saa Biiliin church and then enjoy their special Christmas dinner and program. The songs were arranged by one of their own members and they did a great job. It was a joy to be invited to join them.

Sam makes and repairs saddles and tack and has various Scripture verses on the walls of his workshop. Most of the cowboys that come in already know he is a preacher but the need for his help brings them in anyways. Sometimes doors are open and sometimes closed to tell them of the Gospel of salvation or even give them a free Bible to read. Just before Christmas, one cowboy prayed and accepted God’s gift of salvation. A good way to end the year!
( Pray for Alonzo to bring his family to church and grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour. (I Pet. 3:18) So far, holiday activities, bad weather and now sickness, have kept them away.)

The first week of 2019 has been a bit more difficult. On Jan 1, a dear brother in Christ, one of the leaders of the church when we were pastoring in Tuba City, had a heart attack and left us. On Jan 3, another brother in Christ (from the church in Flagstaff where we attend when we are in town) was involved in a road accident and went Home to be with our Lord.

Then, on Jan 7, we went to the hospital to encourage a couple as the husband went into surgery. Later that day, we received a call from one of our daughters that our grandson was going into surgery. His left index finger had an encounter with a table saw and severed the bone at the joint. They were told at the hospital that the best hand-surgeon just “happened” to be in the hospital at that time! It took 4 hrs of surgery but Nate’s finger was re-attached and the joint wired . He will never bend that finger again, but should have feeling in it and is now on the road to recovery.

We can focus on the emotional and physical pain of each of these events, or we can rejoice: #1-Both Charlie and Bob had “fought the fight and finished the course and kept the faith” (II Tim. 4:7) and now enjoying the presence of God in Heaven!

#2-There were several that responded at Bob’s memorial that they wanted Christ as their Saviour! Death is always a reminder to the living that we need to be ready and use this life to praise God.
#3-We are thankful for modern technology and skilled Doctors that God uses to repair damaged bodies.

#4- Best of all-We have a God who was not surprised by these events, but had a plan for each of these men. He is fully in Control! A very good reminder as we enter a new year!

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
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Sondergaard Update – Andrew is Home!

Dear Praying Friends and Family,

Thank you for praying for our family. We are so thankful for God’s grace for our every need. On Sunday, Andrew was discharged from the hospital. Monday morning we met with an ophthalmologist who could tell Andrew’s optic nerve and retina are normal. That was a big encouragement and answer to prayer since we wondered if he could even see. There is some delayed development which refers back to neurology.

At the hospital, the neurologists referred us to a geneticist to identify a possible genetic disorder. Also in the next two months Andrew has appointments with urologists, neurologists, a neurosurgeon, and a geneticist. Please pray for wisdom for each of the specialists he sees. Though we still have many questions, we see God’s moment by moment grace, and we are thankful for so many who pray.

Also, please pray for Ladies Bible study on Monday. Many ladies have been coming and this time in God’s Word has been such a help and encouragement.

All for Jesus,
Paul and Naomi Sondergaard
Ruthanne, Nathan, Hannah, Aletheia, and AndrewFacebooktwitter

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