And We’re Off

Well, I didn’t give you any warning, but we are currently on the road again. Our three-week trip started in Illinois and will conclude in Alabama…and of course, we will be going home to Minnesota.

Last weekend we were at Lombard Gospel Chapel, our sending church, to give an update on our work. Saturday night was Missionary Study Class, so Dad gave an update to the adults while the rest of us shared with the children about one aspect of our ministry, kids club on the reservation.

showing the kids a pictures

showing the kids a pictures

singing

singing

Sunday we were excited to fellowship again at Lombard, seeing so many people that we haven’t seen in almost two years. At Awana it was missionary night so we had fun teaching the kids to sing “Oh How I Love Jesus” in the Cree language. We also did a little skit about a Native man whose life was transformed by Jesus, and the boys sang.

happy to see friends

happy to see friends

our skit..."Joe" being arrested

our skit…”Joe” being arrested

singing "I Would"

singing “I Would”

Our friends (more like family) the Carricks are always so hospitable in opening their home to us. We also enjoyed visiting with other friends.

jamming

jamming with friends after dinner

Wednesday we went to Believer’s Bible Chapel in Rockford to give an update and sing there. It was nice to see friends again and get to know some of them a little more. Saturday we skipped over to Wisconsin to visit some friends and fellowship at a chapel there. We are currently staying with a couple from the Rockford chapel. They were planning to host us just Wednesday night, but Dad’s grandmother ended up in a nearby hospital and this morning passed away, so we are staying in the area longer than planned. We are so grateful for their graciousness and willingness…and wonderful breakfasts they have made!

our wonderful Rockford hosts

our wonderful Rockford hosts

Mom has some family down here so we were able to visit with some of them this week. It was nice to see them all again and also meet some cousins from her side of the family.

Mom and family

Mom and family

And on Dad’s side of the family, we have a brand new cousin we have been able to see! Such a beautiful sweetie!

adorable

adorable

This week is the funeral for Dad’s grandma, so we would appreciate prayer for unsaved who will hear the gospel. Last week we had no idea this was going to happen while we were down here, but God obviously has a reason. Next week we will be in Alabama ministering with We Care prison ministry. Please keep us in your prayers. Specific requests:

  • that we would be prepared spiritually and musically
  • hearts of the inmates and guards to be softened to the gospel
  • Jesus Christ would be glorified and Satan would have no power during this ministry
  • we would pour ourselves out for Jesus
  • that God would do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think (Eph. 4:20)

Thank you so much for your prayers!

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