Dear Family and Friends,
I hope you are all doing well. These last two months have been different for all of us! We all have had to make changes and with those changes struggles have come our way. I would not be sending out this letter without praying about it. During the month of March, our support level dropped 20%, in April our support level dropped 32%, and now in May, our promised support level dropped 53%. I know we all have had to cut back, but at the same time God’s work needs to go on! We are in need of financial help. If you can give, we would greatly appreciate it! If not, we understand. We love you all!
Here are some prayer requests we have at the moment:
*Pray that the reservations will reopen. Praise the Lord, there are no cases of Coronavirus on the Cocopah reservation.
* Pray for the kids and teens in our church. A lot of them are getting into trouble. A lot of them do not have someone to love them. We only get to see them for a few minutes each week. We give them care packages and tracts, but they need that social interaction with us. 5 minutes a week is not enough.
* Pray for a Cocopah lady named Elena we’ve been able to reach through online ministries who is living away from here. Her fiance has liver issues and they are both battling to stay sober.
* Pray for a Cocopah lady named Desiree who reached out over our church Facebook page for Bible studies via correspondence
* Pray for our online services. We are doing everything by the way of the internet. President Trump declared churches to be essential and our Constitution gives us the right to worship freely, but on the reservations, they are a sovereign nation and it’s the Tribe’s call on us having service. On Monday, June 1st, the Cocopah leaders will be deciding on if they should reopen in June or postpone the opening. Please pray that they will reopen. As I mentioned before, there are no cases of Coronavirus on the Cocopah reservation at this time.
*Pray for us financially. We were at 74% promised support. Our support level went down by 53% this month. If you would like to help, you can send support directly to us or to our Mission’s finance office. (Both are listed below)
Thank you so much for your continued prayer for us and for your generosity!
Jacob, Lydia, and Samuel Jones
Colossians 1:18 “And he 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.”