Dear Family and Friends,
God has been doing a great work here on the Quechan Reservation and nearby areas over the last three months.
“This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm 118:23
There is a lot to say, but we will try to be concise! During the month of May, we had our second Mother’s Day Sunday. We were able to show Christ’s love to the moms in our community. We also had our Teen Revival where we averaged 30 in attendance with several nearby churches attending. We also took one Sunday and focused on a Missions Emphasis. We wanted to focus on broadening our perspective and seeing the need for worldwide Evangelism. Missionaries Brad and Ronda Hastings came and presented their burden for the Navajo people. They were a huge encouragement to our church and to us personally!
In the month of June, a lot has transpired. On June 2nd, a Quechan lady named Seneca came to Christ. She began weekly Discipleship with Lydia and is learning about the Christian walk. Please PRAY that God would deliver her from temptation and protect her from the lies Satan is using to discourage her!
During June 12-17th, we were able to attend Neighborhood Bible Time with (Cocopah) Bethel Baptist Church. We had 14 come on our Winterhaven route along with several from the Cocopah routes! Between both churches, we were able to see 5 kids come to know Christ as Savior. It was such a joy for Lydia to lead the daughters of one of the girls she grew up with to Christ!
We also had several new families visit our church and attend faithfully starting in June. Please pray that they would be strengthened in the foundations of their faith and that others would receive the gift of salvation!
We also had our Father’s Day service where we recognized fathers and gave them a small gift.
For Jr. Camp, we had one Jr. Camper named Ivan ride along with the Cocopah church. Praise the Lord he received Christ as his Savior that week!
In July, we had a great month! We were able to host a 4th of July celebration at NHBC and had 39 people in attendance! We had a wonderful time shooting off fireworks and fellowshipping.
On July 8th, we were able to have a Teen Bowling Activity. 8 Teens attended and we used this opportunity to promote West Branch Teen Camp.
July 11-15th, we attended West Branch Teen Camp with Cocopah Bethel Baptist Church. We had 12 in attendance with both churches combined. 9 received Christ! The following Sunday, another Teenager got saved! To God be the glory!
We had our VBS July 21st-23rd and had 27 in attendance! One Teen accepted Christ as her Savior and another rededicated their life to the Lord! There were 3 classes for K-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, and a Teen event each night with games and preaching. A great time was had by all! We are so thankful for the Missions Team from North Hazelwood Baptist Church for dedicating their labor and time!
This summer we have seen a total of 18 regular attendees and visitors come to Christ. We want to thank you all who support us in your prayers and financially and continue to pray as we move forward!
The Jones Family
Missionaries to the Native Americans
Salvations, spiritual growth,
Spiritual growth: Teenagers Justice, Airus, and Jazmyn (for wisdom with life’s circumstances and for strength to live for Christ on the reservation. Justin (teenager who is called to preach.) Jonathan (teenage boy), Julie (new convert who has mixed Catholic/ New Age theology). The Golding family, the Straws family, the Ramirez family, and the Robinson family.
We have 3 kids from the Quechan reservation that will be starting Christian school at Liberty Baptist Christian Academy in Yuma, AZ. The kid’s names of Emma, Manuel and Dallas. Please pray that they will catch up in there schooling, Manuel’s salvation, Emma and Dallas with spiritual growth and pray for the financial part of there schooling. If you would like to help these kids financially for school, contact Missionary Jacob Jones or Liberty Baptist Church in Yuma, AZ. Pray as we begin our Anchored Teen Class on Sunday evening at 4:45pm and our first evening service at 6pm on August 14th.
Early next year, there are some much needed repairs that need to be completed at the church. These include replacing crumbling drywall, a broken window, cracks in the kitchen, and other issues. During the summer, it gets up to 120° and the poor insulation drastically increases our electric bill. We estimate these repairs will run in the thousands. Please pray that God will supply these needs!
Personal Prayer Requests:
Lydia’s lungs: after running several tests, her specialist is convinced her issues are due to Long Covid. Her heart is healthy. He stated that her lungs are acting Fibrosed and that there is no treatment at this time. Please pray that the supportive care and Pulmonary Rehab allow her to stabilize and regain strength.
Samuel’s future, my in law’s health (Pastor Mike and Dawn Veldhuis), wisdom, discernment financially, and for us to keep our eyes on Jesus.
The Jones Family