Sweat glistening on his face, his feet heavily powdered in the dry dirt of the road, he knocked at the door. His request wasn’t unusual, the fact he had walked 22 miles was. For 22 miles he had carried a note, a list. A list of 41 names. 41 names representing 41 people who wanted to hear God’s Word.
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Jason’s New Ministry
Of all thats new for us this spring, probably the biggest change is Jason’s ministry! Jason is now working in the Communications and Media Department. He enjoyed working in his book-keeping ministry, but graphic design has always been his passion. He is super excited to be spending all his time in this new ministry. For more details, read here: http://blogs.ntm.org/jason-bechtel/
Another change has been the new leadership here at New Tribes Mission of Canada. Ray Jones has been with the mission for over 35 years and has been the chairman of the leadership team for a number of years. With Ray’s retirement, my cousin’s husband, Tim Whatley, has assumed the reins. It has been nice to have them around, although we’ll miss Ray.
Barry Challinor, who also served on the leadership team and as a trainer in the Missionary Training Centre, along with his wife, Christine, will be heading back to England as their Visas were not renewed this year. It is sad to see them go, but we know it is the Lord’s timing. So yes, lots of changes.
Missionaries to the Field
As far as the students, another class has graduated and have headed out their various ways to serve the Lord. It’s so neat to watch them and see where the Lord takes them. The first year class is in their first week of Jungle Camp (here’s pictures from our month in the bush). They have two pregnant ladies amongst them, for whom you can be praying. One of them will be induced on Thursday if she hasn’t had her baby and the other is due in two weeks! In case you’re worried, yes, they’re allowed to come out of the bush to have their babies!
Angie’s New Job
On the home front, I’ve started a tutoring job in town. I started with two students and now I am up to four! It’s still only one evening a week though, which is great! I have three highschool math students and a grade three student. My grade three student is in French Immersion, so I do all her subjects with her—mostly in English, but I do some French work as well.
Delena and Lorelei
The girls continue to grow and amaze me with the things they say and do. Delena still enjoys visiting the ladies at the retirement home. On the weekend, we were out for a walk and she wanted to visit ‘Grandma Szabo.’ I told her that Grandma Szabo probably had family visiting so we wouldn’t visit her today. She was quick to reply, “Let’s go and visit with them then because we’re family too!”
Lorelei turns 1 on July 4th and is starting to show her fun and mischievous side. She can climb up the stairs now and thinks she’s quite clever. She’ll start to climb them and then turn to make sure you’re watching. If you are and you come to get her, she’ll giggle and take off faster. Too cute!
We really appreciate all your prayers for us as a family. Finding (and keeping) a balance takes constant attention. Between personal time with the Lord, quality time as a couple and with our girls, our multi-faceted ministry with New Tribes Mission, staying connected with family, friends and a number of churches, life is always full of excitement. The more we think about these responsibitilities, the more we are reminded to let go and let God. Only God can bring any good out of our lives.
Not only can we do nothing without Christ, but we can’t do this without your prayers and support. Each one on our team has a vital role in seeing the good news about Jesus Christ brought to tribal people around the world.
Millions unreached, none unreachable.
Angie for the Bechtel’s