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.


Dawn says Pastor Steve was a huge encouragement in the beginning and has continued to be her biggest fan!  Pastor Steve calls Dawn, “Connection Pointe’s Mother Teresa.” #mutualadmirationsociety 😄


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,