"...for in the wilderness shall waters break
out, and streams in the desert."
Dear Pastors, Friends and Family,
A LOOK BACK AT 2012
The year of 2012 was wonderful, challenging, exciting, discouraging, and about every other word one could imagine. We should never be satisfied, but we must acknowledge how good our Lord is to us! We can hardly wait to see what 2013 holds in store. In 2012, the main service averaged 130 in attendance, which was an increase from 2011. Sunday School averaged 96. There were about 30 saved in the services with 20 baptized. We saw seven saved during soulwinning. The van routes averaged 41. We are using our van routes to help establish future works in those areas, so pray that we can continue to strengthen this ministry. The Ganado VBS averaged 112 with a high day of 131 with 15 saved. Thank the Lord for His goodness.
A COLD HARD DAY AND WINTER
I received a call from one of our families on an early Wednesday morning. The Horevays have attended the church for several years now. Tom taught high school math. Jonathan, the oldest son, is at Bible College. When the call came that morning, they told me that they could not get a response from Bro. Tom. When they found him, he was already in Heaven. The morning of his funeral, it was -23°. Please pray for the Horevay family as they make decisions with regards to long term plans.
This may have been the coldest winter we have experienced since we have lived on the Rez. There were over 1700 homes without water due to bursting water pipes. We went for over a week with lows at or below -10°. We had a few water problems, but nothing major.
Ganado Baptist Bible College grew from five students to eleven this semester! We are excited about the future of training Native leadership to start churches and reach the Navajo Nation. Pray for us and the students. We are taking a group of our men to the Native American Camp Meeting hosted by Heritage Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas, the first week of April. We hope to be an encouragement to those attending and give our men a chance to preach.
SOULS SAVED AND A CHILLY BAPTISM
Our men have been blessed by the Lord to see souls saved during Tuesday night soulwinning and in personal witnessing. A man our daughter, Tirzah, had met while working at the hospital was won to the Lord by Bro. Ryan Nez, our youth pastor and songleader. Bro. Aaron Nelson, one of our college students, has seen children saved under his preaching in Children’s Church. Our baptistery has (or had!) a heating element that went out. We baptized three folks in some pretty chilly water this February! We hope to get the heat going again soon.
A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
As we traveled with some of our men to a Conference last week, they kept telling us about places in Navajoland with no churches. By God’s grace and with your help, we want to significantly lower that number over the next few years. Thank you for standing with us.
Mark and Tricia Haynes and Family
PO Box 902, Ganado, Navajo Nation, AZ 86505-0902
Sent By: Trinity Baptist Church, 2212 North Davis, Arlington, TX 76012,
Dr. Todd Lassetter, Pastor
Clearing House: Independent Baptist Felowship International, 724 North Jim Wright Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76108-1222
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