We are asking the Lord to bless you for your prayers and your supportive part in our ministry to the Native Americans. We are so thankful for good health and traveling protection through the past months. Our lives are filled with ministry and family.
We have been a part of outreaches to the reservations and doing projects for Native Pastors and Congregations. Helping with providing transportation and meeting financial needs for many Native Pastors and Congregations is one of the most interesting things we get to do. We have been a part of camps and taking training to be able to help them in their ministry.
You can pray for us because it is hard to schedule services to help raise funds. Churches only seem to have missionaries on Sunday mornings. It does not make it feasible to travel hundreds of miles for one service. We have to plan our schedule around possible mission services. We still need money to come in so we can continue ministering to Native People. The requests we get from working with them are for counseling, PRAYER, needs of transportation, LP gas for churches and their residence. There are many projects that need to be accomplished; new sanctuaries, upgrade sound equipment, computers, power screens, projections systems etc.
It is very interesting to go from building to working with the pastors as a mentor or a ministry coach. Also it is not our vision that needs to be accomplished. It is about theirs so they can reach the goals that they have set. It is all about winning people to Christ.
Thank you again for your prayers and support. We need you to stand with us so that we can do what God has called us to do. Finances have been on a decline over the past couple years. We need your help to turn that trend around. Thank you and God bless you.
Sincerely In Christ
Mel and Corliss Erickson
Thank you for your support and prayers during the past two months. January and February have been busy months for us. Mel has traveled over 10,000 miles in the last two months. We are praising God for what has been accomplished.
We have been working with Native pastors and churches helping to meet needs and coaching with the Native pastors. We have helped in getting three vehicles for use in ministry. The cost of LP gas for heating the churches and pastors homes went up at a fast rate. We have purchased over a thousand gallons of LP gas. They had to put it on a credit card or pay cash. With the unemployment and cash flow on the reservations they were not able to do either. So we stepped in and helped. Now we need to raise the funds to pay for it. Thank you to the ones who have stepped up and helped but we are only about 30 % of the way to paying for it. Thank you for your prayers and help!!!!
We are looking forward to summer ministry on the reservations, outreaches and projects. We have been and continue to be in touch with Native pastors across the nation. There is much to accomplish in these days. We have many miles to travel in the next two months. Pray for us as we minister to Native People.
Thank you for your prayers for continued good health & strength, for miracles from God in situations impossible with man and wisdom & guidance from God. We are thankful for your prayers for safety and good weather as we travel. Your financial support is appreciated as you give into this ministry.
May God bless you!!!!