This past weekend many came by to greet our Lifeline partners who minister in Arizona.
In case you missed it, the story in our church program was about Dawn Springer. A lifelong member of Connection Pointe, Dawn is starting year 26 in ministry to the Navajo children at Red Sands. We thank God for such a faithful servant as Dawn.
DAWN SPRINGER: How I Became a Missionary
I can remember coming out west when I was 10, coming across the Navajo reservation and knowing in my spirit that someday I would be back.
My missionary journey started in the summer of 1992. I had graduated from CCU and gone back to work at Lots-A-Tots, now known as The Academy. One day I took a book called The Directory of the Ministry to the park and looked at the mission section. I remember looking for missions that involved some sort of children’s outreach. I came across six that sounded interesting and sent out resumes and cover letters that day.
I heard back from Navajo Trails within a week, and then my mom and I quickly flew out to see the mission. It was never a matter of if I was coming, but when. I went back home to raise my support, and in one month I was on my way out west. It was a fast transition, but God knew what he was doing.
I know that I am doing what God called me to do and I am truly blessed! I couldn’t have made it without the support of family, friends and my home church.
We picked up 50 new sponsors for children this past weekend, putting us closer to our goal of 1 child sponsored for every child that attends a weekend service at Connection Pointe. Thank you to all of our sponsors. You are making a huge difference in the lives of these children!
Til next week,