“I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore is my heart glad and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also rest in hope” –Psalm 16:8-9
Uncertainty in the world holds no power over those who trust in the LORD and His Word. We see His faithfulness as we seek to follow what He has given us to do here in the Smith Lake area.
The Lord continues to bring the one and two new folks to our services and eternal things take place in the presence of our God. The same is true as the Lord has sent us to the housing to visit some of those who have come. Those visits and times of fellowship reveal areas of both spiritual and physical lack. Breakthrough has seen that there are many who are slothful, drunkards, and involved with peyote and traditional idolatry. There are older women who gamble away their money, and they claim to know something of the Lord. We desire to be a blessing to those who are truly in need, whether it is instruction and encouragement in righteous living or a bag of coal or acord of wood or plastic sheeting for their broken windows. Breakthrough will give to those who are willing to work.
We are planning updates to the Navajo 4 Jesus portion of our website this next 6 weeks. We believe that “every joint supplies” as that joint is made aware of the need of the situation. The Navajo 4 Jesus webpage will give us a greater opportunity to share with you and others in the body of Christ His work here and the many needs of our native brothers and sisters. We often hear of desperate situations, especially among the elderly who don’t have someone to help them with repairs and simple chores.
We are looking forward to two special Kids’ Nite Out events in the next 4 weeks. Pizza parties: The first will happen with our ten- to thirteen-year-olds this Fri. Jan. 22nd. The second will take place on Fri. Feb. 19th with our younger ones. We will be playing some Bible trivia with both groups. Please pray that the Lord will use these nights to get a hold of these precious lives. We are still hoping to purchase at least one good ping pong table for our children and youth ministry while the cold keeps us out of the unheated gym.
We continue to be under construction, waiting for laborers and supplies to complete Ms. Linda’s apartment along with the wall and door in the main hallway and the ministry house here on the property. We are blessed here in the school, but we know that the growth of the ministry will require additional housing for those who will labor with us. We are looking to build three small chicken coops and additional worm bins this spring as part of our agricultural ministry. We plan to add to our fruit orchard as well with at least three more apple trees as the Lord provides the finances.
We’ve added a simple Navajo phrase, Ii-na Bito Church, to our name to bless and encourage our native brothers and sisters as they come to the Lord’s services, because we are all family.