Dave & Becky DeFord’s February 2014

Dear Prayer Partners,

We’ve much to praise the Lord for as no doubt you have as well. We want to share some of our bless-ings with you this month. We were blessed to receive many cards, calls and monetary gifts during the Christmas season. We attempted to send individual ‘thank you’ notes, but realize we could have inadvert-ently missed someone. Please accept our gratefulness for each one who sent gifts to us as well as calls and cards.

Another blessing we’ve received is the answer to your prayers as well as ours for the Bible study with the ladies at Ferguson Memorial. Attendance has been great as well as interaction with the ladies. We’ve aver-aged eleven each month and are increasingly aware of the growth in the ladies spiritually as the study is focused on personal trials as we look at the book of Job. Please continue praying for these ladies, two of whom were not always faithful in church services.

Dr. Glen and Mary Jaspers have visited with several of the IBIMI churches in January and continue into February. They are always received well and are continually an encouragement to the church families as well as the missionary families. Pray with us for their safety in travels from one end of the state to the other as well as their health.

We praise the Lord for continued strength and health for us both. It is a wonderful experience to be able to serve the Lord especially as we witness the condition of man’s attitude toward God, Christian principals, morality and God’s Word. Please continue to pray the Lord will use us as testimonies in our neighborhood, and on the reservations.

We praise the Lord for you, our faithful friends and prayer partners and those who stand with us finan-cially. Many have stood beside us for thirty five years plus. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Prayer Requests: Neighbors, unnamed for privacy reasons

Praises: Financial provision, faithfulness of ladies in Bible study, health and safety for us both.

In His love and ours, Dave and Becky