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February 2021 Update

“We often wear name tags so people can get to know our names. But knowing our names doesn’t mean they know who we are.

Most people know the name Jesus, but not everyone knows who Jesus is. The Bible teaches us that Jesus is God’s Son. It tells us that Jesus gave up His throne in Heaven to live as a man on Earth. It tells us He died for our sins so that He could give us eternal life.

Jesus has changed the lives of millions of people over the centuries. Though no one living today has seen Him face to face, many know Him as their Savior and will tell you He changed their life. Who is Jesus? He is the Christ. He is the Son of God. He wants to save you from your sins!”[1]

This month we had the pleasure of being invited to drive to the village of Hickiwan on the Tohono O’odham nation and teach children’s church. We have been there a couple of times before and the people are always friendly and welcome us with open arms. Of course, this time it was fist bumps, masks, and social distancing.

Our lesson focused on how you get to know someone; it is more than just knowing their name. To know someone better you must spend time with them and ask questions. The same is true to get to know Jesus better. Spend time with Him in prayer and reading the Bible. Ask Him or an adult of the church questions. Get to know Him.

Over the past year we have found many children who know who Jesus is, but haven’t yet spent enough time getting to KNOW Jesus. We continue to share the Gospel and encourage them to grow in their relationship with the Savior.

The picture above is of some of the children from Hickiwan coloring a large sign that reads, “Jesus is Christ!” The picture to the left is our son Elijah reading the Bible to one of the children. Her face has been pixelated to conceal her identity.

Whether it is through your interest, prayers, or financial support, we are thankful you are a part of our ministry team. We continue to use Zoom to meet with our teenaged campers and are currently working on plans to take day mini-camps on the road once restrictions on the Native communities have been lightened.


Doug & Becky


[1] Excerpt taken from


Matthew 16:13-16

13 Jesus went to the area of Caesarea Philippi. He said to his followers, “I am the Son of Man. Who do the people say I am?” 14 They answered, “Some people say you are John the Baptist. Others say you are Elijah. And others say that you are Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 Then Jesus asked them, “And who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”


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