Dear Soldiers of the Cross,
I’m rejoicing that the Lord has given me another year full of opportunities, to serve Him in a greater way. You might say, in what way is it greater, seeing all the difficulties from 2020, covid-19, political upheaval and national distress, have followed us into 2021? Rest assured, we serve a GOD that is in control of it all. Covid-19 took away what I thought were good opportunities last year, but covid-19 opened other doors of opportunities to serve the Lord. God put us into trucking and delivering supplies to missionaries and reservations. Hallelujah! When one door closes another opens. All we need to do is take advantage of the opportunities He gives us. God has given me a message that has been blessing my soul, “God uses the wickedness of man to accomplish HIS will.” Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Trust God. He is giving you an open door.
We are bringing our Bible schools and building project from our 2020 schedule over into 2021. We are trusting God to allow us to go forward with His work. I am working with our missionaries and churches to set our schedule back in order. We are also still looking for land in the Arizona area to purchase and build a warehouse to supply needed goods to our missionaries throughout the southwest. These relief supplies will greatly sustain these mission works and help them to be more prosperous with the Gospel. Please pray for these requests.
I would like to give you a covid-19 update on the Navajo Reservation. At present they have 26,782 positive cases with a total of 940 confirmed deaths. Please keep these dear folks in your prayers. We are making plans to help them in any way we can.
We are thankful to each one of you that made a special effort to bring joy to our Native kids this Christmas. Words cannot describe the joy that filled the hearts of these kids. I’m so thrilled to be a part of the upbuilding of God’s kingdom. Only time will tell the story of the lives that were changed through your generosity and prayers. No greater way of serving the Lord, than through giving of ourselves wholly unto Him. Thank you for your sacrifices for others. Also thank you for standing with us in the ministry this past year. Without you we could not do what we do for the glory of God. Please continue to lift us up in your prayers as we labor for Christ.
As We Labor for Christ,
Gerry and Sheril Locklear
Missionaries to the Native Americans
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