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. Continue reading December 2015 Update

November 2015 Update

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” (Eph. 5:20)

We are indeed thankful for our Lord’s continued mercies and faithfulness to us as we serve here on the Navajo Nation.

Please keep Pastor Alana and her family in prayer as her father George passed away on Oct. 19 at the age of 94. She has flown home and will return before Thanksgiving.

There is an air of anticipation for a new moving of the Lord among us. We are few in number but willing to believe that we serve the great, all-powerful God and nothing is too hard for Him! Amen. There is desperateness in those that come for prayer and worship to see God move in their lives and their loved ones as well.

Kids’ Night Out

We are seeing fruit in our Kids’ Night Out (KNO) times. One young man accepted the Lord after being overcome with a spirit of fear during a discussion about skin walkers and shape shifting. His friends at the table gathered around him and prayed for him. Please keep Adrian and the others in prayer as the enemy seeks to devour these young ones.

Kids participating in Kids' Night Out
Fun with Jesus? Yes, Yes Yes!!!

We are looking to purchase a ping pong table as part of our KNO ministry. The gym is unheated and will soon be too cold to use for KNO activities. Ping pong will be a good addition to use in the rear of the sanctuary.

Property Updates

We thank the Lord for our brother John Emerson and his family who came and worked one Saturday on the bathroom in the house. Thank you to those who have given towards the house.

Wall prepped for painting
Ready for painting and tile work!

Praise the Lord, we were able to get the first three apple trees planted before the onset of the cold weather and anticipate planting more in the spring. The Lord blessed us with a brother at a local nursery in the selection and care of the trees.

October 2015 Update

Greetings to all of you in the great name of our Lord Jesus!

We rejoice in His goodness and mercy daily.

Lisa Goss sitting at the computer working on the website
Lisa Goss working on the ministry website

Lisa Goss, part of our team in Texas has been working to upgrade the radio, website and Bible Institute portions of the ministry. We praise the Lord that He continues to use the internet to reach the world with His good news. The Bible Institute is being streamlined for easier use.

Evangelistic Outreach

We have been invited to bring Bible studies to two different homes in the area in the last month. Those involved are young in the Lord and have great needs in their lives because of the darkness they have lived in. Continue reading October 2015 Update

September 2015 Update

Pastor Alana preaching the Word of God with an emphasis on true holiness
Pastor Alana preaching the Word of God

Greetings in the name of our blessed and glorious Lord Jesus, who is wonderful in all His ways!

We have had the joy of visiting a number of folks in their homes this month, believing for the “eyes of their understanding to be enlightened” as we have shared the Word and prayed with them.

Two weeks ago we took part in a powerful time of prayer on Mt. Taylor, one of four sacred mountains in the Navajo tradition. In the unity of the Spirit we came together as one to repent of sin, confess the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and declare His victory over the Navajo Nation.

Here at Smith Lake we continue to stand with and fight for those in our little flock whose loved ones are in bondage to alcoholism. It is everywhere we look and shows how much hopelessness there is without our Lord. Continue reading September 2015 Update

July 2015

“Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen” Eph. 6:23, 24

Greetings in the name of our Lord,

We rejoice to see our little congregation becoming faithful in the things of God, and most seem hungry for more truth and God’s presence

Those who are coming to our Sunday night prayer service are earnest in their prayer as their faith is being stirred to expect God’s moving on their behalf. They’re learning to pray and move in the Holy Spirit. Their baptism in the Holy Spirit is bringing them dreams and visions as well as a great burden for the salvation of their families.

Continue reading July 2015

June 2015 Update

“The Blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless you in the Name of the Lord.” Psa. 129:8

“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” Psa. 90:17

We rejoice in the goodness of the Lord as we end this month. He is faithful to us in every area of life. We have witnessed Him sending much needed snows and rains to this area in the last month, more than normal we are told.

The Lord continues to bring in new people. Several have believed on the Lord and desire to be water baptized. Our Kids’ Night Out is growing PTL! Some of the children asked the Lord into their hearts last evening. We rejoice at what the Lord is doing here among us. Continue reading June 2015 Update

May 2015

“According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” II Peter 1:3, 4

Praise the Lord! The ministry was blessed to be able to purchase the brush mower at a local dealer in Farmington, NM. The owner gave us a great deal and included the assembly and initial gas-up as part of the package. Thank you for your generosity. 

Kids' Night Out celebration
Kids’ Night Out celebration time!

Kids’ Night Out

Two weeks ago the Lord gave us the opportunity to hold a meeting in the home of a young mom whose mother and step-dad come here. There was a house-full, and youngest to eldest listened to God’s Word and our testimonies. We rejoice that one gave her heart to the Lord and another recommitted her life to Jesus as His Spirit moved among us. These two moms and two out  of the six children came to our next service and then joined us for our Friday Kids’ Night Out. Please pray for this family that they would have a hunger to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. We are also offering refuge and care to a mom and her family of six until she is able to get a job and apartment through another ministry in the Gallup, NM area. Continue reading May 2015