The days are getting longer and warmer, trees and flowers are coming to life, and the farmers are hard at work in the fields. It looks like summer is just around the corner. Our summer is starting to look busy. We are excited to say that we will have an opportunity to spend three weeks in June at the Southwest Indian Ministries Center! Although we won’t be able to spend the full summer out in Arizona (since we have yet to reach our fundraising goal) we will have the opportunity to be a part of the two Jr./Sr. High camps. We will also have some time to visit some friends and churches while out there. We hope this trip will prove to be fruitful on many levels for us.
In order to spend time in AZ and to dedicate the amount of time fundraising requires for us to be full-time, we have decided to wrap up our temporary jobs at the end of May. We are excited and eager to begin this next step in our journey towards serving Native Americans! We are taking a big leap of faith in trusting that the Lord will provide the finances necessary for us to support raise full-time.
July looks to be another busy time for us as we will be heading to a couple of summer camps in Ohio and West Virginia. We look forward to sharing our heart for missions with these youth and the staff. We also look forward for the opportunity to join in all the camp activities and get to know the youth better. Growing up, camp was a big part of my (Jon) faith formation. We look forward to being a part of the lives of the youth at these camps.
Ultimately, our goal is to be fully supported by the end of summer. As of this point, we are 24% funded. There is a lot of work to be done and many miles yet to be traveled but like Paul, we “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called (us) heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).” Please continue to pray for perseverance and patience.
Jon & Lindsay