This old missionary preachers heart is overflowing with joy and praise to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Blessed be His name! This past year the waters have been very deep and rough, but, Gods great faithfulness has been all sufficient. Your faithful prayers and support have made each and every day a day of victory and peace of mind and heart. I sleep well at night and enjoy each day!
I am in the 85th year of my earthly sojourn and am fully aware of the limitations that old age brings. How grateful I am for the 68 years of following hard after my precious Lord! The 65 years of preaching His Word have taught me and brought me to the best days of my life.
God has given us the open doors, the equipment needed to do the job, and best of all, the prayers, love, and support of Teammates like you. Truly, faithful is He that calleth you who also will do it (I Thess. 5:24). All praise to Him and our deep heartfelt thanks to you!
We shared in our first report in April that our goal is at least one mission trip per month. We gave you pictures and reported trips No.1,2, and 3. We now bring you the second newsletter with trips No. 4,5, and 6. To date, we have made 11 visits and will soon be current with the reports. Then we hope to report to you with letter and pictures each month.
We value your prayers and support. Our operation, field work and financial records are open to your inspection. If you have any questions we will be glad to answer them. Thank you for being on the team!
Your old missionary brother,
P.S. the following poem has been a great blessing to me. May I share it with you?
Have you come to the Red Sea place in your life, where in spite of all you can do,
Theres no way out, theres no way back, theres no other way but through.
Then wait on the Lord with a trust serene, till the night of your fear is gone;
Hell send the winds, Hell heap the floods, when He says to your soul, Go on!
And His hand will lead you through, clear through eer the watery walls roll down.
No foe can reach you, no wave can touch, no mightiest sea can drown
The tossing billows may rear their crest, their foam at your feet may break,
But across their beds youll walk dry shod, in the path that your Lord will make.
In the morning watch neath the lifted cloud, you shall see but your Lord alone,
As He leads you on from the place of the sea, to a land that you had not known.
And your fears will pass as your foes have past, and you shall no more be afraid,
Then youll sing Gods praise in a higher place, the place that His hand has made.
Mission Trip No. 4 & 5
March 24, Leon Hansen and Don Cline took the pickup and trailer to Celilo Indian Village
just east of
The Dalles, Oregon. Plans
were prayerfully made by the prayer band that meets every Friday for breakfast in the Club
Estates East clubhouse at 122nd Avenue and Main Street. Oh, what a help and
joy to this old missionary to have their support! This group started
over 35 years ago. David
Denning, an outstanding member assisted by Tim Dixon, inspires us all as he beams from his
wheelchair through these last several years.
On Friday, April 20th,
Lowell Bradford took his car and Don took the pickup and trailer to visit Celilo again. Alan Sasaki, Joe
Hollingsworth, Bob King, and Leon Hansen made up the team. All agreed it was a
trip for Jesus they will always remember. Several of our new
Indian friends expressed their faith in the Lord as Savior. All agreed they
needed food for their bodies and food for their souls. Teammate, our work
is cut out! We
are witnesses. We
must not fail them.
Pictures from this trip:
Mission Trip No. 6
Thursday, April 28th,
the Dodge 4x4 Diesel and 14 Wells Cargo Van trailer, manned by Don Cline and Leon
Hansen, headed for the Northwest Indian Bible School at Alberton, Montana. We praised God for
the excellent equipment.
Both men have had years of experience pulling
trailers and agree none came close in towing, stability, stopping, or handling. to this
thank all who donated food and helped in what we had to
Sister Ruth Stearns,
acting president of NIBS,
welcomed us and provided rooms. The father and son
team, Ron and Tim Forrider, who cook and manage the dining hall, fed us. Students visited us. Friday morning we
shared in the chapel service.
What a delight to bless and be a blessing to each other!
Friday, April 29th,
we visited the Flathead Reservation for a wonderful time of sharing, praying, and praising
with Lee Wraith at Ravalli, Montana. His Rocky Mountain
Mission Outreach welcomed the food, clothing, and Bibles. After a good nights
rest, we returned home on Saturday, April 30th.