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Journal Entry 7/30/18 – together on the Journey – And Now two(2) Countdowns!

July 31, 2018 - Author: Editor

Greetings Partners,

Wow, I wish I could work as hard, fast and smoothly as The Lord does.  He is directing our steps and giving just enough light to our path for us to keep following Him if we do not take our eyes off Him (“Thy word is Lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” Psalm 119:105).  We have a second goal and more solid understanding that we are to begin wrapping up our support discovery time in just over 6 weeks from now and start planning our trip to Alaska to start by the middle of September.  Time and Money are two things you may never have enough of at the exact same instant, but that is the Miracle we are asking God to perform.  Fully funded in time for us to depart in Mid-September, to be able to make it up to Alaska before the weather starts to become dicey.

This past week or 10 days, God has been at work in raising our financial partnerships.  While we were camping with our Partner church out of Phoenix we discovered that we had reached the 75% mark, but by the time we finished in the wilderness He had moved us up to break 83% of our financial Goal.  This leaves only $1,067 in our Monthly Support need or 54 more people at $20/month.  We continually pray that God would provide for and bless all of you that read this and that He would prompt you to consider taking one or two of our remaining monthly pledges.  The countdown of time and remaining pledges is rapidly declining and we are stepping out in faith that God is on the move to help us arrive in Alaska this September fully funded. (See attachments)

Meanwhile, our visit to the Gallup, NM area has been very good!  God has blessed us to be able to see many of those we came to love, especially the church we enjoyed attending for many years.  Truly, it was a blessing to us once again to hear the teaching at Grace Bible Church this past Sunday, and to visit with familiar faces; thank you GBC!  In addition, God has allowed Scott to assist technically a little with the Radio stations at Western Indian Ministries.  Please pray that we would have perseverance, faith, grace, mercy and wisdom in our run to finish this leg of our race!

Our schedule over the next few weeks:

The rest of this week – Gallup, NM area visits
Aug – traveling to Texas to visit (are you on the list yet?)

 

In His service,
The Hill Family

 

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Journal Entry 7/20/18 – together on the Journey – Hitting the road Again

- Author: Editor

(originally sent on July 20, 2018)

Greetings dear Friends, Partners, and Saints,

This week has been fascinatingly rich in experiencing God at His best!  Do you remember the quote from The Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” What God wills, is what we all as Christians seek to discover, but usually only see in 20/20 hindsight.  When I get up in the morning, I plan, while praying, to follow what God wills for me to do.  Easier said than done – especially when I discover that what I thought was in the plan for the day, looks nothing as I pictured it.   In my last email, I said “…I get back to understanding that I don’t understand!”  It has been one week since my last email, and I have not “kept” my feet because God has swept us off to where we did not know.

For instance, I knew I had a problem with the front end of our Van, I suspected it needed an alignment.  After 4 hours at the shop to have an alignment done, I am told it does not really need an alignment but, instead, needs new bearings on both front wheels, inside and out.  I was handed a quote of more than $600 to do the work.  Realizing that most of this cost was labor and overpriced parts, I decided I could do the job myself.  Simple job, but very time consuming.  Time I was planning on writing to a few people and making an update, this update. But God…had other plans and my “understanding” of His making use of my time for something else is not yet clear and may never be.  Eph. 2:10 helps though, knowing that God prepared beforehand the good works that we would walk in them.

Meanwhile God has been at work in raising our financial support, talking to His people to have them join you in partnering with this ministry in Alaska.  We are still praying that God would provide for and bless all of you that read this and that He would prompt you to consider taking a $20 a month portion of our remaining need and filling out a response card (attached) and mailing it in.  Our challenge is the need to have 100 people partner at $20/month, and God is swiftly fulfilling that goal with 17 of those 20’s committed.  Will you be one of the 83 remaining Partners?  The Countdown is ticking away and we are Trusting God to supply all of what He knows we need to get us to where He is calling.  Some in leadership trust God in what He has begun already and have even been prompted to ask us to set a field arrival date.  Please pray with us for God’s will to be done, for wisdom in setting the date, and for God to increase our faith through seeing what He can do!

Our schedule over the next few weeks:

July 20-22 – Passages Christian Fellowship church Campout @ WOODS CANYON LAKE, AZ
July 25-Aug 1 – Gallup, NM (our calendar has a few visits set, but there are others available)
July 29 – Grace Bible Church in Gallup
Aug – traveling to Texas to visit (are you on the list yet?)
In His service,
The Hill Family

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Journal Entry 7/11/18 – together on the Journey – Update

July 30, 2018 - Author: hillsadmin

(originally sent on 7/11/18)

Greetings fellow sojourners!

We have reached the end of our time in Phoenix, AZ.  We have experienced the extreme heat and a rip-roaring storm.  We have enjoyed the house with air conditioning.  We also felt the anxiety of needing to have the AC repaired when it stopped working.  We have been blessed to have a church to go to and the Body of Christ to worship Him with.  We got to know ourselves a little again as a family and had some time to refocus and relax.  It has been a very good time of house sitting for our friends the Lewis family and we are very grateful to Our God and them for this opportunity and Oasis.  God has blessed us greatly while we wait on Him to provide what we need for our return to the field of Alaska.

Silly me, in the midst of all our blessings, I was starting to voice my doubts to God once again in my morning prayer and meditation.  Being a whiny child.  Then He answered in several little “keep going” encouragements that I could never have anticipated.  And suddenly I get back to understanding that I don’t understand!  Trust and Obey, for there is no other way…..Therefore, in obedience we carry on with the tasks He has laid before us and Thank Him for His blessings.

Encouragements?  You ask.  Yes, Partners in ministry responding with financial pledges that have unofficially brought us to the 70% mark.  Praise The Lord!

Have you considered Sarabeth’s blog post from last week?  We have over 500 people and churches on our mailing lists and only 50 individuals and 6 churches have committed to be prayer and/or financial Partners in this ministry.  We are praying that God would provide and bless all of you that read this and that He would prompt you to consider taking a $20 a month portion of our remaining need and filling out a response card (attached) and mailing it in.  Sarabeth wrote about needing 100 people at $20/month and God moved already to fill 5 of those this week.  Will you be one of the 95 remaining Partners?  The Countdown has begun and we are Trusting God to supply all of what He knows we need to get us to where He is calling.

Our schedule over the next few weeks:

July 12 — Heading back to Huachuca City, AZ
July 15 – Mustang Mountain Cowboy Church, Whetstone, AZ
July 20-22 – Passages Christian Fellowship church Camp out @ WOODS CANYON LAKE, AZ
July 25-Aug 1 – Gallup, NM
July 29 – Grace Bible Church in Gallup

In His service,
The Hill Family

 

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Journal Entry 6/30/18 – together on the Journey – Some reading

- Author: hillsadmin

(originally sent out 6/30/2018)

Greetings,

Here we are at the end of June already!!  The Hills have been ‘enjoying’ the heat of Phoenix, AZ this month.  We even had the joy of having the AC go out for a day, but it was quickly restored and we are continuing to be blessed by our God!  We are enjoying being able to worship with the congregation at Passages Christian Fellowship in Laveen, AZ while we are house sitting for our friends Greg and Shari Lewis.  Having a place where we can just be ‘us’ as a family for a little while has been good for us all.  Our God is an Awesome God!  He continually blesses us with everything we “need” each day as we continue to seek partners in ministry.  Keep up the praying please, He always answers prayer!

This update I have some reading for you, if you would.  Attached is a letter from our General Manager Scott Yahr that he wrote last month for us to send to you.  Also, if you would like to hear from Sarabeth’s point of view, she has written an excellent article on her blog about a mother’s concerns from her heart ( http://seedpearl.scottandsarabeth.com/?p=770567 ).  If you want to partner with us and need the documents to fill out, you can find and download them on our website under our support page… (http://www.scottandsarabeth.com/?page_id=30 ).

Thank You for sharing in our journey!

In His service,

The Hill Family

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