Dear Supporting Church Families & Friends,
“…they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen:…” Luke 24:5-6
Hallelujah! He’s alive! I’m so thankful to be serving a living God! I pray we celebrate His
resurrection every day by submitting ourselves to His will. We are thankful for the great time He
gave us as we celebrated with our church families here during the special resurrection celebration
Thank you for your prayers for Louann as she recovered from her surgery. We are very thankful for
the Lord’s healing! She is feeling much better now!
We were blessed with several visitors during the past two months, for whom we are very grateful.
These visitors included dear friend and supporting pastor Terry Bunch and his family from East TN,
who came and preached (and sang) in both churches; a young lady, Emylee Parks, from a supporting
church near Pittsburgh, PA, came out for a week and took part in teaching the children at each service, serving in the ministry, etc…; the Waddells, another family from the same church near Pittsburgh stopped by for a visit; and the Billy Ford family from East TN also came out on a survey trip, seeking the Lord’s will for their lives as they surrender to full time mission work for Him! (Please pray for this dear family as they soon begin the deputation process.) We are very thankful for those the Lord sent our way over the past few months, with just the encouragement each of our family needed!
We are thankful that Lilly was blessed to attend a regional youth conference in Tucson, and was also
blessed to travel to the West Coast Baptist College youth conference with another church family that’s part of our mission board, Pastor Steve Deford! We are thankful for good friends willing to take her, and for the Lord making provision for her to attend these great meetings. Please pray for Lilly, as she desires to serve the Lord with her life! I’m weary of seeing teenagers, with so much potential, waste their lives on “riotous living.” I’m thankful for Lilly, and pray the Lord will use her greatly as she yields her life to Him!
We were blessed with two wonderful church trips during the past month. 3 men from the reservation
churches, along with 6 from sister churches, were able to hike down into the Grand Canyon for a four
day camping “men’s retreat.” What a great time of seeing the sights and fellowshipping together!
We were then blessed to take a group of 23 from both churches here on a 3 day Grand Canyon &
Sedona trip. For many, this was their first vacation! We enjoyed each other’s company and seeing
the wonderful sights of our Lord’s creation!
April brought some strong winds that blew the roof off of the reservation church in Ak-Chin, and
damaged the roof of the Sunday school building as well! We are thankful for the Lord’s protection
during this time, and that the damage wasn’t as bad as could have been. We are also thankful for
insurance, and a new roof has been put on the building now! God always knows just what we need,
A current study of the 10 commandments led us recently through the commandment concerning
adultery. Within a week of hearing this message, a young couple in Ak-Chin who have both been
saved surrendered to the Lord’s command and were married! We praise God for their obedience to
His Word and their desire to grow and serve him! Please pray for this young couple and their infant
son as they begin pursuing a Christian home!
Rebecca celebrated her 8th birthday this past month! Wow, they grow up so quickly. Time is fleeting,
we must love and serve while we can! The rest of the family here at home is doing good. Everyone
eagerly anticipates the school year ending in May! Thank you for your continued prayers for our
family and the ministry and people here in Southern AZ!
Working together with you for HIM,
Brian & Louann Shannon & family