Dear Prayer Partners,
Our Lord tells us that we “are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,” so we should “…lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us”. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;
I know one more in that great crowd of witnesses now. My long-time friend and partner in the ministry, Brother Dave Crispell, went home to be with The Lord May 10th unexpectedly, in his sleep. Those of you who have followed our ministry know how much he helped us do more for the Cause of Christ in Alaska. From aircraft maintenance, to filling the pulpit at church in Manley during furlough, to flying campers to Bible Camp, to assisting distributing Bibles in the Arctic as well as dog team races, to encouraging me to strive to serve our Lord whole heartedly, Brother Dave demonstrate what I call, “Christianity in the trenches.” I could fill volumes talking about my friend. I’d just ask you to pray for his dear bride, Pat, during this painful transition.
I would also ask you to please pray that I will be able to help Dave’s family by selling the planes he owned, and the house in Alaska. I will be busy over the next months gathering the planes here at MAC’s base, performing maintenance, inspections, and marketing them, to ensure Pat gets fair prices.
I’m grateful that Brother Chris Holaday is basing in New Bern, NC while raising support on the east coast. He will be helping shuttling planes around, assisting in maintenance, and helping organize the hangar(s). Chris has already been a big help on the inspection and repair of the Cherokee 6 ministry plane that is used in Bro. Byron Foxx’s ministry. Lord willing, he will also accompany me to Alaska this summer, and fly one of Bro. Crispell’s planes down to NC. Please pray our Lord will bring in the needed support for the Holaday family, and He will use them along the way.
I believe the Lord gave me a saying years ago, that has helped me keep focused in busy times. “It people, not planes. It’s people, not projects.”
Thank you for praying for Lynn and Jeremiah. Neither are doing any better. Jeremiah has decided to ween himself off all the supplements and chemical medicines the doctors prescribed him. He is still in pain, but he says he can think more clearly. It seems like if he could sleep, it would help a great deal.
Dear Prayer Partners,