Greetings in Jesus from sunny Southern California!
During this time of itineration ministry we thank you for praying
for travel safety and for fundraising. We do not take those
prayers for granted.
Nor do we take for granted the organizational support of our
sending Southern California Network and Southern Missouri district
of the Assemblies of God. This past month was the regional tour
here in SoCal.
At one stop we got to meet Val Westholder, who remembered our
early years itinerating in churches and kids camps where Yvonne
sang “Through His Eyes” and Kirk did the “Missionary Rap.” She
said her daughter wore out the cassette!
It was a special privilege for us to share at Laguna Woods Village
church. Pastor Mike & Judy Bayer lead this wonderful church
filled with many veteran missionaries, pastors, professors, and
dear people who have walked with Jesus so faithfully. It reminded
us to be “ready in season and out” as Yvonne was invited to share
a song during communion. She chose He Looked Beyond My Fault,
which she had sung accompanied by her father for Teen Talent
competition. Noel Wilson masterfully accompanied her. Many
people had tears in their eyes sensing the presence of God.
Part of itineration ministry is repeating the same things over and
over. What refreshes us in the retelling, is that it’s new for
each church group to hear. And that inspires us as we recount the
great things God has done, and what we are believing for him to do
in the future! First Assembly of God in Beaumont is a perfect
example, with Pastor Bob and Linda Martin. What a blessing it was
to share with those saints on a Sunday night.
Here’s an update on our itineration fundraising progress:
* WAS: $2,000; NOW: $1,189 in
new monthly support needed
* WAS: $27,000; NOW: $13,518
cash budget lacking
We are traveling through Southern California and Colorado into
February, in Oregon during March, and in Southern Missouri during
April. We have openings in June and July, if we might share and
visit with you as well. Let us know!
As empty-nesters now, we treasure the times our whole family can
be together. Like this past Christmas & New Year! Once Chloe,
Tony, Celina & Grace had all arrived, my love tank was
One morning while Yvonne & I were doing our daily Bible
reading I received a text. It was from a pastor whom we had just
visited. He informed us of a very generous love offering received
by his congregation towards our ministry. It was especially
encouraging because this is the text we had just finished reading
And my God will supply
every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ
Philippians 4:19 (ESV)
Kirk & Yvonne
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