(Originally emailed 8/17/2018)
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19
Howdy Y’all! Texas Greetings,
HAVE YOU been praying for us? I am a bit afraid that you are even now praying for us!! Afraid?!? Yes, because God is on the move in a mighty way!!! When God’s people pray, we hope to see an answer, but when He answers, sometimes it is not what we expect. Sometimes His answer includes us in the solution because we prayed. If I pray for God to “help my unbelief” (Mk 9:23-24), He might very well put me in a situation where only He can provide the solution, thereby increasing my faith in Him. Take heart! He is doing that very thing NOW for you and for us!!! This last week He has been adding partners into our fellowship that have increased the prayer support, financial support and OUR Faith in Him. As of today, Friday, we have 99.9% of our monthly need pledged and we have had over half of our project funds donated. We are so very excited that He has been working toward completing our Home Service and is about to take us to the field. Our departure date to head north to Alaska has been set for September 5th, 2018!!!!!
I, Scott, said that I am afraid, but I think it is more that I am intrepid. When I realized that God was completing His initial answer to our prayers and wrapping up this time of our family’s life, I was suddenly faced with the reality of another major change in our “routine”. As I get older, I am coming to grips with how much more I resist changing gears after finally settling into the current one. I think that we just got used to traveling and visiting again and accepting that this was what God wanted for us, but we knew that this was not the end goal (2 Timothy 1:8-14), we have a much higher calling.
Home Service is a time for us to give the Body of Christ an opportunity to share in what God is doing. By following us in reading these emails, Praying for us, visiting with us, partnering with us financially, and sharing your lives and God’s testimonies – YOU have become a part of what God is doing in this ministry and I pray that God would let you share in the blessings as we move together to Alaska.
If God has prompted you to take advantage of this opportunity in ministry by sharing financially and you have not yet acted on it, now is a good time to help us finish our Home Service well. A long time ago, I came across these statistics for aiming at getting things done 99.9% of the time: Only 16,000 pieces of mail would be lost by the U.S. Post Office … every hour; 20,000 drug prescriptions would be improperly filled each week; 32,000 checks would be deducted from the wrong bank account each hour; and we would only have one hour of unsafe drinking water each month. Can you help put us at 100% of our monthly need or help us fulfill our remaining $5,000 need in the project funds (includes travel to the field and will help in furnishings like kids bed’s and a washer and dryer)? Thank you! WE know that God will complete what He started, we are seeing Him work even as we write this email.
Aug. 18 – Depart Dallas, TX to Houston, TX
Aug. 19 – Worship The Lord with friends at Cypress Bible Church in Houston, TX
Aug. 21 – Depart Houston, TX traveling to Austin, TX area (Georgetown)
Aug. 23 – Travel to Sierra Vista
Sept. 5 – Begin our travel North to Alaska!
Sept. 9 – Worship with the Body of Christ at Larkin Community Church in Carey, Idaho
In His service,
Scott and Sarabeth Hill and family