September 2020 Prayer Letter

Dear Soldiers of the Cross,

I trust you are doing well and laboring faithfully at your post of duty. God has a job for each one of us to do and no one else can do your job for you.

As I think back on my 30 years as a Wildlife Officer, I remember how every day was filled with changes. I would start off my day working in one direction and before I knew it, I was heading in a complete opposite direction. As a result of those days, I developed a mindset that enabled me to keep on pressing on, just like these unprecedented times. This year I had Bible Schools scheduled from Maine to Washington State to Alaska, and building projects on the Pine Ridge Reservation and also the Navajo Reservation, with more than 300 individuals scheduled to help with the work, but all came to a screeching halt. I was determined not to stop working for the Lord so I begin to beg God to open doors of opportunity for me to labor. God gave me and Ms Sheril a wonderful opportunity to travel out to Oklahoma and help one of our missionary families, the Higginbotham family. We had a great time fellowshipping and working. Even though the work was hard and hot, it was still a time of refreshing. Thank God for answered prayer. While we were in Oklahoma, I received a call from a family member of a doctor from California that had passed away. His family asked me to preach a virtual funeral for him. I did not know this family, but the Lord warmed my heart and gave me this wonderful opportunity to be a blessing to this dear family and share the Gospel with them. What am I trying to say? God will give you opportunities to serve him, if you are willing to do whatever he wants you to do or go wherever he wants you to go.


On September 17th Brother Mike Blanton and I delivered a tractor trailer load (37,000 lbs) of food to the Navajo Reservation in Lupton, Arizona. What a blessing it was to be a part of bringing relief to these dear suffering people. At present there are 10,404 cases of covid-19 on this reservation and 558 deaths — please pray for these dear people that God will have mercy on them. Rocky Face Baptist Church gave us $5000 to purchase a tractor trailer load of bottled water for them. What a blessing! Forty percent of these dear people live without lights and running water in their homes. This should not be here in America. God help us to be thankful for all he does for us. Thanks to all the churches and individuals that helped with this “Navajo Relief Project.” Without you we could not have done it.

We are still looking for land in the Southwest to build a warehouse to ship out supplies to our missionaries and their churches. Please put this on your prayer list.

Please don’t let the devil shut you up, shut you down, stagger you, or stagnate you. Keep pressing on for HIS GLORY.

As we Labor for Christ,
Gerry & Sheril Locklear
Missionaries to the Native Americans

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