Out in the Boondocks
Don and Norma live in a small town near Laramie, Wyoming. They have a burden to share the gospel with isolated sheep herders in their area—out in the “boondocks.” They helped with showings and distributed 70 “JESUS” film DVDs to these men from Argentina, Chile and Peru. As a result, 22 shepherds indicated decisions to receive Christ. When they return to their home countries, they take the films with them. Don and Norma have been married 50 years. Although Norma is blind now, that doesn’t stop them from sharing the message of Christ with others—especially sheep herders living in very isolated areas.
Rekindle the Fire
A JESUS film team arrived in a Zambian village, where the first European missionary came in 1900. Near an old church building, they read this inscription in the people’s language of Namwanga: “Do not put out the fire.” The day the team arrived, they discovered the villagers coming from the burial of someone murdered the day before. They told the team members this killing was the third in a series. “They were gripped with fear,” remarked one team member. The villagers asked, “What have you come to do here?” The team explained they came to show the “JESUS” film in the Namwanga language and to plant an evangelical church. The people responded with great joy, saying: “May God use you to rekindle the fire of the gospel so that it can burn bright. There is too much evil in this place.” Team members reported they spent two days in the village and planted a new church.
We will be traveling by van to Colorado in July for our staff conference. Pray for open hearts and safety.
That we would all grow in our faith, love for God, and for each other.
There are many mission trips happening this summer; please pray for God to work powerfully.
Our kids finish school this week.
God is faithfully drawing people to himself!