DeFord October 2019

Dear Prayer Partners, Sept/Oct 2019

Thank you for your continued support of this ministry. We can sense the prayers of God’s people as we serve among the Hualapai. The last two months have been very productive. Our teens participated in the AZ Regional Youth Conference early in September and came home with the single day second place trophy! While one of the other native works
represented by IBIMI got first place in the summer long competition.

Hualapai Baptist Church held its biannual missions conference with ministries among American Indians and the Jews in Israel. Later we voted to take on two new missionaries. Following missions conference, five of our
ladies packed up for an overnight trip to a ladies retreat hosted by a Navajo church ministry in eastern Arizona.

During the month of September we saw two decisions for assurance of salvation. October didn’t slow down with a full month of regular church activities and a few special events as well. Sherry taught a quilt class with 6 ladies attending. The event filled up so quickly that another quilt class has been scheduled for November. Steve was able to represent IBIMI during the missions conference at the Campus Church and Pensacola Christian College. While there he also was able to visit our son, Josh, who is a second semester Junior at PCC.

Pastor Irvinson Jones spoke in both services that last Sunday of the month. Brother Jones was the former pastor of Hualapai Baptist. The church was blessed by his ministry among us. His return was a reminder to us of God’s faithfulness to our dear congregation through the years.
HBC recognized us during pastor appreciation month with a very nice gift. We love our church family so much and appreciate their love for us.

We were thrilled to see one youngster come to salvation this month. She has been faithful to church coming with the family that originally invited her.

In family news, Steve’s extended family met to celebrate the life of his late aunt who graduated to heaven earlier this year. Steve had not seen some of the family since before we were married 31 years ago. Despite the circumstances it was a pleasant reunion.

For God’s Glory, the Steve De Ford family

I Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you.