MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Thank you for your prayers and support through the past year and years. We are now on year 48 of working as Missionaries to the Native People of our Land. Thank you for helping us through the years.
We went on our first true two week vacation of our entire ministry. We have had working vacations but not one like this. We have now been in all 50 states of the U.S. We have just returned from Hawaii. We were at Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. We spent eight wonderful days there. We toured the Island both by bus and from a helicopter. What a sight it was. Temperature was 81 every day and 70 every night. What a difference from North Dakota.
What a great God we serve who created all this for us to see. We went on several other tours and spent only about 6 hours at the beach! We waited until we are going to be 70 and been married for 47 years come December 30th to do this.
God has been good throughout the past year. We have had the privilege of working with many Native Pastors; bringing vehicles to them, with outreaches, in coaching, mentoring and helping them with whatever their needs were and then seeing lives change by the power of God.
We do not know what a new year holds. Things are changing very fast. Things in our country are not the same as they used to be! Only one thing is for sure… JESUS NEVER CHANGES AND HE DOES NOT FAIL. We must continue to put HIM first or other things will become idols to us and we will serve them rather than God! Having HIM in CONTROL OF OUR LIVES is very important!
2014 is about past. People like you help us end the year in the black through your Financial Support. As US missionaries we thank you for your prayers and care of our ministry needs and for helping us end 2014 in the black! Thanks again and God Bless You as we enter this CHRISTMAS Season and the NEW YEAR.
Sincerely In Christ
Mel and Corliss Erickson