Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Prayer Card Photos

We are currently working on our prayer cards. We have narrowed our pictures down to four finalists. We've decided to put them on the blog and have everyone vote for the picture they like best. We took some of the pictures with white background so that they can be filled with color if needed. Please vote for your favorite in the comment section below. 

                                         Picture # 1
                                          Picture # 2
                                          Picture # 3

                                                       Picture # 4 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Few Pictures

Here a some pictures from our trip to SIMC (Southwest Indian Ministry Center)

Here is a group shot of some youth with the work team from Asbury University. 

Sunsets a beautiful in AZ! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Short & Sweet

Our experience in Arizona this week has been short, but sweet.  It was similar to eating a Hershey kiss. It provides a short, sweet taste but leaves you desiring more. None the less you are still glad you had the opportunity to eat it. 

We are very thankful for the opportunity to fly out to the Southwest Indian Ministries Center (SIMC) and to spend a week meeting the missionaries who are serving there. We are more than excited to watch how the camp is changing before our eyes. In the last year, they have built a new multipurpose facility and have started to build a new dorm that will house up to 100 campers a week! With the addition of these new facilities, SIMC will be able to open their facilities up to host camps, retreats, & events and to Native Americans throughout the year. We also had the opportunity to meet the mission staff who work at the center as well as some who work on the reservations. We feel blessed to have such a close knit and supportive group of friends here to welcome and encourage us as we begin our new journey! 

We were also able to get some much needed answers to questions we had. Our role with SIMC will be mainly dealing with children and youth ministry. We will help lead camps at the center in the summer, train Native youth and children leaders, connect with area non-native congregations helping them find ways to get involved, and lead work teams. These are just a few of the many ways that we can see ourselves plugging into the ministry. 

We have more to share but will pace ourselves for now. We ask that you keep us in prayer as we continue to make arrangements for our move back to Indiana as well as wrapping up our time here in Illinois. Please also be praying and considering how you may be able to join us in this new adventure. If you feel the Lord calling you to support us financially, there is a link to our donations page at the top of the page. If you can't support us financially, maybe you can assist us with other practical needs. 

Be sure to pay attention to the praise and prayer page as we will be updating it with requests and praises to answered prayer. Finally, we ask that you surround us in prayer as we are aware of the challenges we face ahead and know that with a "great cloud of witnesses" we will be able to break through any trials that lay ahead.


Jon & Lindsay

Monday, May 7, 2012


Today we "officially/unofficially" embark on a new journey. We will be heading to the Southwest Indian Ministries Center in Pheonix, AZ, for the first time this afternoon. I say "officially" because we were officially accepted as missionaries with WGM back in February. I say "unofficially" because we haven't started fundraising or training yet and will not be done here in Morton, IL until the end of June. This trip kind of feels like the next step in the journey but not as big as the step that comes in June. 

This week we will hopefully get some much needed answers about logistics and also ministry opportunities for us. We look forward to meeting the missionaries on the field as well as a team of college students doing a week long service trip to the center. In the next couple of weeks we hope to share some pictures of our time in AZ as well as update you on our future plans and fundraising goals. 

Jon & Lindsay