Pastor Alana’s thoughts:
I had the wonderful opportunity to go to my daughter’s home and be with my children for Christmas and New Year’s after Don’s funeral. It was a great blessing to be able to visit my aging parents, brothers and sisters, and ministry friends. All of them asked, “What now?” I was able to say with confidence, “The mission did not die with Pastor; I am going back home.” During this time I am focusing on the vision, even as I experience moments of mourning and loss for my beloved. His memory is in every room. The Lord is the strength of my life and will carry me. I want to thank you for your prayers, cards and support. Don was so loved by all of you. It has touched me deeply.
We have been blessed and encouraged to hear our Navajo brothers and sisters express their desire that we stay, and they have called us family.
Our ministry focus will continue to be reaching the lost, preaching and teaching the Truth of God’s Word, establishing discipleship training, a Sunday school for children, and working with the youth. Women’s Bible study classes will also be a top
priority in bringing about changed lives. We ask that you would pray with us for co-workers and the financial support we need to do what the Lord has for us here. We have a great need for those in the body of Christ with carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills for work in the school building and the house. We are looking to move Ms. Linda out of her temporary quarters into a small apartment to be constructed in the women’s dormitory area. Please pray that the finances, building supplies and laborers would be available soon.
We praise the Lord that the internet radio ministry is back online and is now being broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Team members Pastor Tom Goss and his wife Lisa continue to be a great blessing as they have been here the last 5 weeks or so helping with computer and radio issues as well as ministering the Word.