Dear Prayer Warriors, Mar 2018 update
We are enjoying the warmth and sunshine of Florida until later this month when we make our way back to the warmth and sunshine of Arizona.
We’ve had a wonderful time visiting with three of our ‘grands’ in college here and seeing the activities they are involved with on campus. The services in the Crown Centre on Sundays are especially nice being with them as well as one of the young ladies from Hualapai Baptist attending here. We’ve had opportunity to visit with dear friends from Indiana vacationing here for the past three weeks.
Our plan for the remainder of March is to visit several of the surrounding churches in this area as we have done before in other areas. Our goal being to acquaint the pastors and congregations of the ever present need for Gospel preaching churches on the reservations of the Southwest. As the Lord gives opportunity to speak we are excited to do so.
As April approaches we plan to make our way to Arizona in time for Easter and our annual IBIMI Missions Retreat this year on the Yavapai Apache Reservation in Camp Verde. Gary and Bev Messick are hosting this year and we look forward to seeing a large majority of our missionary families plus some of the evangelists, pastors and winter laborers that have been such a great part of our lives and ministry.
Early May we plan to return to Pensacola for the graduation of our granddaughter Kara. She will have her elementary education degree and anticipating a June wedding.
We return to Mesa after graduation, do some doctor visits, attend the wedding then make plans for summer and fall. We have several options, but will see where the Lord directs.
We are very thankful for the health and stamina the Lord has given us and do not take it for granted. We are well aware of age and physical limitations, but are so grateful the Lord still has ministry and service for us.
Thank you to so many who sent cards, called and sent gifts for Christmas even though we have no permanent address. (Note temporary in letterhead)
In His love and ours,
Dave and Becky DeFord II Cor. 4:3