Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you for your continued prayer and support!
Christmas was an enjoyable time for us. This year, in particular, was memorable as Christmas day was on Sunday, and our children had a chance to read the account of Jesus' birth at the service. It was a great way to focus on the coming of Jesus. Now all of our activities have started again. One thing we are involved in as a family is Awana. A praise item we have for this is that our neighbors, who we have been praying for, allowed their children to come to the "invite a friend night". The night had a clear gospel message and was a great opportunity to share Christ. Please pray with us for our neighbors, that they would come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your prayer for the ETS group of pastors from India. We had a team from DI meet with them in person in Dec and brought back an encouraging report of how they are understanding and applying the Discipleship training in their lives. Many of them have started discipleship groups in their areas. We have started book 4 now and are half way through the entire course. Please pray for clear communication, for perseverance and that God would give vision to the pastors of how they can use the training to reach others in their areas with the gospel. There is much persecution currently in India for believers, especially those who are sharing the gospel.
Another discipleship opportunity that has started this year is a one-on-one ETS group over zoom with a man in Switzerland. His name is Luca and while he was visiting Canada he met someone from our group sharing the gospel in downtown Vancouver. He realized that he had been walking away from God and needed to repent. After returning to Switzerland, he had a desire to be discipled. We meet together Mondays, and he is hungry for the Lord! Please pray for Luca as there are not many believers in his life and he has a great desire to know the Lord better and walk in His ways.
This coming July 3-13, Stephanie, Madison, Hudson and I are going on a short-term missions trip to encourage and serve with our missionaries in Monterrey, Mexico. Our kids are quite excited about this, having never been on an airplane!! Please pray for the logistical details, financial support, effective ministry, safety and that this first experience for our children on overseas missions would be used by God to strengthen their faith and commitment to Him.
Jason, Stephanie, Madison, Hudson, London, and Brooklyn