Feb 2014 Newsletter from Steve and Sherry DeFord

Dear Praying Friends,

 

We are amazed to think we are already into March. February was a good month for us here in Arizona. The church, family, and mission are all doing well.

 

Several of our families from church attended the annual Marriage and Family conference Bill Rice Ranch West Branch sponsored in Phoenix. We have had a very good turn out the past few years for this event. And this year was no different. We all enjoy staying together in a local hotel and the preaching is always a blessing! Sherry and Laurie began a new jail ministry in the local Peach Springs jail. They had three ladies in attendance their first time together on February 21. Steve took Micah and two of our men to the West Branch camp site to do a drywall project the last weekend of the month. Raynard is a drywall hanger and he led the project. Cleve serves our church as a deacon and is a great worker. The four men were able to finish the project and a little extra work for which the Ranch seemed to be extremely grateful. West Branch is one of the ministries our congregation supports through our missions program.

 

The kids that are still home are making good progress on their schooling. Molly and Micah are both looking forward to graduating this spring. Manny is doing well in college and is looking forward to traveling in an ensemble this summer.

 

We keep hearing good reports from all our member missionaries within the Independent Baptist Indian Mission. If you are not familiar with the ministry of the mission, I encourage you to visit our website and read the reports from the other men. The address is www.ibimi.com with links to each family and their respective ministry.

 

Thank you for your support of our family and the ministry among the Hualapai. May our Lord continue to bless you as you faithfully serve Him!

 

For God’s Glory,

The Steve De Ford family

 

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