PO Box 30055 Portland, OR 97294


ISSUE 40 JULY 2014

Hello there, Neighbor,

Well, what a time we’ve had the last few months! As we told you on the radio, our Field Director, Les Phipps went home to be with the Lord. Dad first met Les when he was 17 years old back at Brainard Indian School in South Dakota and they were buddies for 55 years. Dad didn’t think Les would beat him “home” so now he’s one more on the list that he’ll be anxious to see when he gets there. Les and Dad worked together for 28 years, first at Frontier Missions and then here at First Nation Ministries and we are forever grateful for the help Les gave. Now Marvin Boettcher has taken the position of Field Director and we thank God for him. Marv has the knowledge and experience to represent us out on the reservations and he feels this is where God wants him to be at this time so we rest in Romans 8:28, “For we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to His purpose.”

Then not too long after Les’ home going, my Mother passed away from cancer. This was truly a shock to us because she had always been in such good health. I believe it shocked Dad most of all; shortly after her death, his mental abilities began to decline more rapidly and now I care for him at home. What a reunion there will be when Dad joins them in Glory!

As you know, we had a very successful Christmas season handing out “Shoe box” gifts and since then Marv has been busy making trips every month with loads of food, clothing, household goods, and a few vehicles. We have made two trips to Lapwai and Kamai, Idaho on the Nez Perce Reservation (Nez Perce is French for “nose is pierced”) and two trips to the Spokane and Colville Reservations. Also, we have been to the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern Montana and to the Navajo Rez in New Mexico. We were so blessed to be able to deliver 3 vehicles to people in need of them along with food, clothing, and household items I’m sorry to say we lost a camera on one of the trips so we’re short of pictures, but the work continues. This “vine of God’s planting”, as Dad always calls it, will go on as long as the Lord

blesses and you folks continue to support us with your prayers, finances, and gifts in kind. Thank you to all of you who have given your clothing, food, and household items. We have been able to put together some beautiful loads to take to the reservations and thank you, too, for your financial support. You keep our wheels rolling! Most of all, thank you for your prayers; we would not be able to do what we do without them.

Working ‘til Jesus comes,

Deborah Cline

Pray for the guys who criticize and minimize the other guys

whose enterprise has made them rise above the guys who criticize.

Spend your time counting your blessings not airing your complaints.

The lost are depending on the saved. We must obey God’s leading in our lives. If we do not give the lost the good news of salvation, no one else will.


Fear not” is recorded in the Bible 365 times. Once for every day of the year.

The saints can shout where the hypocrites pout, if they’ll stay under the spout where the glory comes out. –Bud Robinson


Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now. And don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.

FNM Office – Portland, Oregon

What a joy and privilege to have Marvin Boettcher ask for Dad’s mantle to be passed to him. We had a time of prayer and scripture reading in the office and asked God’s blessing and anointing to fall on Marv. Through tears, Marvin read scripture from Romans 10:14-15, “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!’”

Wolf Point, Montana - Fort Peck Reservation

How thankful we are for the Teammate who donated the 1993 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer Edition to us. We were able to give it to Robert and Michele Anguilar in Wolf Point who needed it, and as you can see from the pictures below, they were so grateful. Marv got to spend time with Kenny and Sandy Azure, pastors of Blue Sky Ministries and George Blunt, an Elder in the church. A while back we took furniture to George so he could furnish a rehab house. Also there was Clifford Talpinin (sp). He travels down from the Muskeg Lake Reserve in Canada to attend Blue Sky Church. How fortunate we are to only have to travel a few miles to get to church! If you have listened to the radio broadcasts, you heard Robert Manning’s testimony; what a blessing!


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