Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
Your prayers were especially appreciated this past month. In addition to our regular church and homeschool co-op activities, we had a number special events.
Melvin, one of our young adults, taught his first adult Sunday School class the first Sunday of the month. It is always an encouragement to see more of our men taking on new challenges and trusting God to use them in His service.
Later in the month 13 of our men attended our annual Men’s Conference this year. Two of our sons also helped in the kitchen for this event. The day after we returned home Hualapai Baptist Church began our spring revival with Evangelist Chris Miller. Much prayer had gone into this revival and we are thankful for four souls that were saved. The alter was full every night. Since the meetings ended we have seen new faces in church regularly!
The ladies were blessed with an attendance of 18 in their monthly Ladies’ Meeting. Their attendance has increased so much they may need to start meeting in a different location.
We are celebrating Easter with a Sunrise Service and fellowship breakfast. Then, in our Sunday School hour, another one of our men, Raynard, will be teaching his first adult class. Because Resurrection Sunday falls on the fifth Sunday of the month, our youth group has the main responsibility for the service. Our youth leader will be preaching the morning service. And our youth will be leading singing, giving announcements, taking up the offering, and providing special music.
Our family continues to be a blessing to us. Our daughter, Jackie, and our son-in-law, Jon, are in North Carolina serving in their church. They continue to seek God’s will for their future ministry. Little Nathan is getting so big. Grandma Sherry is really excited because she gets to visit next month!
Drew is still in Atlanta. We appreciate your ongoing prayers for him. We desire to know that all our children are serving the Lord.
Molly will be finishing up home school next school year with our son, Micah. She continues to be a huge help to Sherry doing chores around the house.
Manny is on track to finish school in April. We are planning a graduation in May. We have included a recent photo of him. He has been accepted to Pensacola Christian College for the fall semester.
Micah and Josh are both looking forward finishing another school year and serving at the Bill Rice Ranch again this summer.
Thank you again for your continued prayer and support of this ministry. We are grateful for each and every one of you.
For God’s Glory,
Steven R. De Ford