June Newsletter Steve DeFord

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the traditions of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

This is the verse Steve’s high school History teacher often referenced when instructing on the importance of Christian education. We have finished another year of our homeschool co-op and our first two students have graduated. Chastity and our son, Immanuel, both graduated Sunday, May 26. Dr. Jerry Goddard of West Coast Baptist College gave our church family a challenge to trust God in every aspect of our lives. Please pray for Chastity as she plans to attend WCBC in the fall. Also keep Manny in your prayers as he has been accepted to Pensacola Christian College. We are pleased to see these young people being trained in God’s Word and not being “spoiled” through the philosophy and deceit of the world. Lord willing, we will have three students finish their homeschooling next spring. Pray our youths’ hearts do not stray over the summer break.

Finishing school was the highlight of May for our students, however, there is other news from the month.
Brother Cleve, our youth leader, took our teens to a youth activity at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Kingman about 45 miles away. After the service, he lead one of our young people to Christ. Please pray for Bryson. His mother has been attending our church for a couple of years and had a growing desire to see her children saved. Bryson has a brother and a sister who still need to come to Christ.
We had a record number of mothers attend our Mother’s Day service. Twenty-two moms received potted flowers from our church. The Mother’s Day crowd helped to boost our May average up from 72 last year to 74 this year! We are thankful for the continued growth we see at Hualapai Baptist Church.
Our church is needing to build a multi-purpose building for fellowships, Sunday School, homeschool co-op, and houseing short-term missionary teams. We’ve outgrown our current kitchen building which is quite old and needs too many repairs. The current plan is to build a metal building with a kitchen, gym, and classrooms. We know we will need to raise funds and get physical help to complete the project. If you or your church has a building team to help with concrete, electrical, plumbing, ect., we would love to hear from you! If you have gone through a similar project and can give us some pointers we would like to hear from you as well. We believe the Lord has the money and the muscle to get this project done. We really hope to see the building completed within the year.
For God’s Glory,
Steve De Ford
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