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July Note

July 20, 2017 - Author: Sarabeth Hill

Greetings!

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers as we traveled to Indiana on our ‘vision’ trip.  We believe God used this to contrast our other possibility and clarify our choice.  Through this and much prayer and talking to our mentors, we have decided to go to Alaska once again!  Both choices were excellent biblical ministry opportunities and have definitive needs where our skills could be used to God’s glory.  So it came down to understanding that God was giving us a choice of Serving Him where we would desire and that would be Alaska at KCAM, now under a new non-profit called Joy Media Ministries.

When Scott was informed in May that WIM leadership would like for us to end our time here by July 31st it was a surprise as Scott was hoping to be able to wrap up some engineering projects he has had sitting around waiting for the end of business management that would have taken him through at least December to complete.  However, we realize God is in control and He has determined our time here is finished, for now.  Still, our desire here is to finish well (Eph. 2:10) and honor God and give Him all the glory.  GOD is on the move!!!

KCAM is already set up to begin receipting support for us as soon as August 1st, 2017, so please PRAY about continuing your partnership with God in the ministry of Christian Radio as He moves us this fall.  YOU have been a critical part of God’s work through us and God has more than blessed us to have your prayer and financial support as we continue to serve Him wherever He tells us to go.  More details will be coming in our newsletter very soon!

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May Note

May 20, 2017 - Author: Sarabeth Hill

Greetings!

Our desire here is to finish well the works that He prepared beforehand for us to walk in (Eph. 2:10).  It has been a struggle to get everything wrapped up in time for an exit from the business office here at Western Indian Ministries by May 31st, however, that is the goal.  Our radio stations have been plagued by several off air situations due to hardware failure, loss of all our audio files twice, and thievery.   Scott’s most recent trip to Tuba City, KTBA, to find out why it was off the air revealed that someone had broken in and stolen our battery backup out of the studio.  Praise the Lord, nothing else was taken! (Weird!).

We ask that you continue in prayer about our next steps in ministry (for wisdom and peace).  As you know, the WIM mission leadership has asked us to consider taking leave as a way of helping in the overall transition.  As we are feeling led by God to begin looking for other opportunities in ministry, we will be taking a ‘Vision’ trip eastward in June to visit Sonset Solutions technology mission in Elkhart, Indiana.  PRAY that we have safety, wisdom, understanding, open eyes, and most of all that we listen to The Spirit’s direction.

Our family is doing well overall, but not so well, as we have a ravaging cold running through our house.  Sarabeth is through the first trimester and feeling a little better.  Thank you for partnering with God at work!

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April Note

April 22, 2017 - Author: Sarabeth Hill

Greetings!

August was the last time we included our little note to you and much has gone on in the time between.  Well, the deadline has come and gone for Scott’s full transition back into Radio engineering and he is still working on phasing out of Business Office duties.  We know that this can only be God’s doing and our desire here is to finish well the works that He prepared beforehand for us to walk in (Eph. 2:10)

We ask that you join us in prayer about our next steps in ministry (for wisdom and peace).  The mission leadership has asked for us to consider taking a sabbatical as a way of helping in the overall transition and to give us a break from the intensity of all that Scott has been involved in.  However, as we have prayed about this and seek God’s will for our ministry and family we have been feeling led to begin looking for other opportunities where Scott would be able to fully utilize the technical skills God has given him. Two possibilities have surfaced, but no definitive answer from God as of yet – which is good, otherwise it might be too much of a distraction from finishing well.

Our baby – Thomas – turned One year old this month!  Pray for Sarabeth and kids as Scott travels to the NAB radio conference April 21st-25th.  Happy Resurrection day, He IS Risen!  Thank you for partnering with God at work here in New Mexico!

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February Note

February 28, 2017 - Author: Sarabeth Hill

Greetings!

What a wonderful privilege to serve alongside you all down here in New Mexico.  We say wonderful, because it is always wonderful to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ wherever He takes us and His Joy is eternal.  Thank you for your faithful and loving support of His ministry down here amongst the Navajo and other Indian tribes through Western Indian Ministries.

Located on the boarder of New Mexico and Arizona, Tse Bonito is nothing like Alaska except that it is quite unique in its landscape and characteristics.  For instance take the season of MUD (winter), Alaska had a mud season!, but we have discovered that New Mexico does MUD bigger.  The road to our house turns from solid, to 2 to 4 inches of the heaviest, stickiest, wettest MUD you have ever gotten to go through.  It sticks to everything except the ground and there are times when even a 4 wheel drive has trouble getting through.  This also happens to the road to the FM transmitter and tower, which means Scott has to hike there instead of drive, the first time he did attempt to drive he had to abandon the vehicle for 4 days on the side of the mountain.

August brought the start to another school year with five of our kids officially in school.  Matthew started 8th grade and Sarabeth is feeling the pressure to make sure we are ready to start high school next year.  He still loves rockets and building forts in the ‘mountain’ behind our house and is developing a growing interest in computers.  Lydia is excited to have turned 12, especially since that means she is only one year away from being a teenager.   She reads voraciously and enjoys studying history. Kara is in 5th grade and excelling in her schoolwork. She enjoys her creative writing curriculum and working ahead in her math book. Caleb, 3rd grade, moved up to T&T in Awana this year. He does well in school when he isn’t getting distracted finding better ways to make paper airplanes and building things out of old detergent bottles. Joining the older ones in school as a kindergartener this year, Ben is eagerly zipping through his math book and doing well at learning to read.  His boundless energy rarely dims even when sick and he is proud to have recently learned to tie his shoes. Gabe has done very well in potty training (yeah!) and has graduated from the nursery to join Ben in children’s church.  Our little Thomas is over 10 months old now and growing like a weed as all babies do. He enjoys playing in his exersaucer and loves getting attention from his siblings or better yet, Daddy.

Prayer Requests

Ministry

– February is supposed to be Scott’s last Month in the Finance and Business management area – pray that the transition goes smoothly and that everything can get wrapped up in a timely manner.

– Scott is and will continue to wear many hats including his primary assignment as Radio Engineer and Bookstore Manager.  Other areas that he will still be helping in are very basic Business management, Maintenance, Utilities, web development, and Mission and School IT.  Pray for good time management and wisdom in how to help others take some of this on.

-Pray that God would send more workers to this field – it is getting riper every day!

Family

– Homeschooling is getting to be a bigger job, pray for good organizational skills, for attentive children, and wisdom in choosing the right curriculum. 

– Please pray for our family in making decisions in ministry.  We have had a call from KCAM to return there, but we are still not convinced that the timing is right just yet.  Pray for wisdom and clarity of thought as we go through this process.

– Pray that we would be a good witness of Jesus Christ to all those that we meet and interact with each day – the reservation is still a very dark stronghold of the enemy.

 

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