Dear Family and Friends,
We want to thank you all for your prayers and your sacrificial giving these last few months!
During the month of August, we were able to move into our new building. It’s a blessing to know we have a permanent place to meet for services. I feel unworthy to Pastor this church. God has been so good to my family and I! I can’t thank God enough for counting me faithful in putting me into the ministry.
During the month of August, we were able to see 9 visitors attend New Haven Baptist Church! We were also able to have our first activity in our new building! We hosted a Hawaiian BBQ and a great time was had by all!
On August 27th, we were able to have our first Teen Activity for New Haven Baptist Church! We all went bowling and fellowshipped together.
At the end of August, we had our monthly Cocopah Teen event, which was a bowling event. Eight teens attended. Most notably, we got an opportunity to minister to several of our girls, who opened up to us about physical and emotional abuse they had experienced on the ride home. We listened, cried, and prayed with them. Please PRAY that God will give them a reason to keep living despite their trauma.
The month of September was quite eventful!
A lady named Fawn started attending the church and has since been faithfully coming. Please pray that she will soon understand salvation! On September 5th, God allowed a young man named Isaac to join us as an intern at New Haven! He has assisted us with song leading, Sunday School, and the Thursday night Kid’s Club as well as many projects around the church!
September 5th-9th, Bro. and Mrs. Kaunakaff, Missionaries to Russia, helped us construct a nursery area and beautiful Pastoral office!! They were such a blessing and help to us! We now have a safe area for toddlers to play while the kids’ class is being taught!
On September 11th, we were able to take the Teens from New Haven and (Cocopah) Bethel Baptist to a youth conference hosted by West Branch at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Phoenix.
Praise the Lord we had one Teen accept Christ as his personal savior that day! The group was encouraged in their walk with the Lord during the preaching and had a great time during competitions!
On September 24th, we were able to host a Kid’s Nacho Night at New Haven for K5-5th Grade. The kids ate nachos, watched a Veggie Tales movie about God’s love, and played games at the church. We had 8 children attend.
October was both eventful and challenging. At the beginning of the month, one of the teens from New Haven (who had recently accepted Christ) asked if he could help with cleaning the church building. He has been doing this faithfully every chance he can get! Praise the Lord for Justin’s desire to grow in Christ!
October 3rd, we had our first Baptist Sunday! Two Teens were baptized and two parents visited!
On October 8th, we had our Cocopah Teen Activity. The Teens played Capture the Flag and enjoyed pizza and snacks. We had 7 Teens attend!
More recently, we had a team from West Valley Baptist Church in Woodland, CA come out and redo the Kid’s Room with drywall as well as helping us drywall the auditorium!! The group ran out of time, and we were unsure of how to complete the work. God miraculously brought a man named Joseph to our property who happens to be a skilled drywaller and painter! We are so thankful that God sent us skilled laborers!
Towards the end of October, Pastor and Mrs. Veldhuis tested positive for COVID and on October 23rd, Lydia tested positive for COVID as well. Thankfully, Samuel and I remain asymptomatic. Pastor and Mrs. Veldhuis are steadily improving. We thank you all for your prayers for Lydia! Her oxygen has been a bit low but is stabilized. She has been able to get treatment at home and via her Dr. She was also able to get the Regen-Cov infusion. She is slowly and steadily improving. Please continue to pray for her!
Please continue to pray and consider helping us with financial support as we move forward
reaching Native Americans for Christ.
Salvations: Mariella, Satori, Ayla, A.J., Denisia, Marley, Airus, Jerry, Jalen, Felix, Phoenix, Evan, Richard and his younger brother, Darrell, Vaughn and his family, Izadiah, Mitchell, Miracle, Lilah, Millie, Rosie, Jazmyn, Cheryl, Fawn, Damin and others.
Spiritual Growth: Molly, Loren, Tyler, Lilly, Roxanna, & Alex, Justice, Jazmyn, Mya, Kayla, Vincent, Ammon, Lance and Justin.
Health: Lydia, Samuel, & Bro. and Mrs. Veldhuis COVID.
Personal: Wisdom, strength, Samuel’s future, health, pray for the funds to come in for us to fix our church van air conditioner. And pray for us to reach our goal of 100% support.
Ministries: Visitation, Cocopah Teen Ministry, van ministry, children’s ministry and New Haven Baptist Church.
Thank you all again for your prayers and your sacrificial giving!
Sincerely In Christ,
Jacob, Lydia, and Samuel Jones
Missionaries to the Native Americans
Cell: (928) 315- 5057
2 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.”
Jones November 2021
Dear Family and Friends,