December 2015 Update

Nativity scene

Dear Ones,
On Dec. 17 it will be one year without my beloved. This year has been one of the most difficult times of my life.  Through it the Lord has kept His promises to me. He has given His peace, His comfort, and His strength to carry on this work among the Navajo. He has increased in me to pastor these precious lambs, sheep, and some old goats, and He has given me a great co-worker, Ms. Linda Kidder. Ms. Linda and I are in a position for now of being hands-on with everything. We are alone to do and to be all that the Lord desires, as we continue to trust and rely on Him. The doing is a lot, but the being is far more life-giving; truly our lives are not our own. We are honored to preach, teach, and share His glorious Gospel. Please keep us in prayer for the strength and wisdom of the Lord to be our portion as we trust the Lord to do the supernatural here at Smith Lake.

There are several activities we are facing.  There is the need of getting Ms. Linda’s little 10X16′ apartment done.  It is without a toilet, but she is grateful. We need to make this school building heat-efficient. We need to build a wall with a wide door in it to redirect costly propane heat that is being wasted right now. We again want to have cords of wood and bags of coal available here for the elderly.

During these winter months our Kids’ Nite Out van picks up the kids (unless it is snowing) and takes them home. We desire to get two ping-pong tables to use in the sanctuary, as the gym is closed up for the cold winter months.

Pray for laborers to come help us build. Our desire is for some of the Navajo brothers to do the work. Pray for needed commitment and then the finances to get the needed supplies as well as the wood and coal.

Without Christmas we would be without Christ in our lives. Wishing you all a Christ-centered celebration of joy and peace given to us by Him.

In His love, Pastor Alana, Linda, and the team