Monday, May 12, 2008


Dear Pastor Jerry;

Thanks for your informative letter, giving us an update on your family, your ministry, and the church property.

You are in our prayers regularly. We are glad to hear that you will finally be able to do the repairs needed to correct the damage done on the church building. We trust God will use it to be a testimony in your community. It is so good the hear that your insurance is taking care of the parsonage roof and the demolition of the old building. We will pray with you that God will provide the $10,000 needed to cover the additional expenses you have. Our God is able.

It is so good to see your children responding to spiritual things. It does a parent's heart good. Our children and grandchildren continue to be a blessing to us as we see them responding to God's work in their lives. It is so encouraging to see our grandchildren teaching our great grandchildren the things of Christ in the home.

We trust God will bless the outreach ministries the church has planned for the summer. Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary. I am sure you will enjoy your cruise to Alaska. Although we have not experienced it, we have heard it is a beautiful cruise.

We are currently being blessed with the presence of Joseph Kavuli, the CEF director from Kenya, who is in charge of 11 countries in Central and Eastern Africa. We have been able to arrange several meetings for him while he has been in the states. Last year, he shared his burden for starting CEF in Djibouti. Now, he sharing how God opened the door for him to go to Djibouti in October, and made contact with a person whom he will train to start the work there. Also, he is praying that God will open doors for him to go to Eritrea and Somalia, which are totally Muslim, to start CEF chapters in those countries.

Because of Calvary;
David and Sylvia De Jong

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