Saturday, September 3, 2016

Walker 5 News

We are excited about our fall plans. Thanks for being a part.
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First Photo for our Newsletters... 8 years ago!

Writing a newsletter is one of the hardest but easiest things that I do.
It is hard because many times we are just living life.  Now this life is lived intentionally in order to do our best to share the love of God with everyone that crosses our paths but we are still living life just like you. It is easy because you are such a part of us and we want you to always know what is going on.  So as I sat down today to write what is happening, I realized that it has been 8 years today that Ned came home from work with those dreadful yet promising words.  "I got laid off today.  But that's okay... I have never had trouble finding a job before." Well, he did that time.  It was a long month filling out lots and lots of applications for both of us and writing resumes.  That was the beginning of our transition into missions.  4 months later we had sold our belongings and given up our house and moved to YWAM Orlando to pursue this dream of missions that God had placed in our hearts. Guess what?  Dreams are easy to dream but they are very hard to live.  Sometimes dreams feel like nightmares even!  But God is faithful and we need to persevere and we need to remember and look back at all that God has done as we move forward to see what great purposes God still has for us.
If you are living in a hard spot today, keep your eyes on God and keep trusting Him.  He will not let you down.  Remember like Proverbs 19:21 says, "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."  God has a purpose for you and your family.  Give up your plans to God and allow Him to turn them into His Purposes!

Fall is often a time of changes.  Leaves change, season change, lives change.  New things, schools, etc, start up.
Well, our fall is going to be one of changes and learning!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
if we don't make our needs met, you wont know what they are
We have some immediate financial needs so we are sharing them here.  We don't allows send them in our newsletter but we need to get the word out.

Please pray about helping with these needs:
$800 for Debbie to go teach where she recently visited
Fees for the Impact Intensive and car usage..see below
Summer support was very limited, so we are really stressed for funds for groceries and everyday needs.
 

Impact Intensive Training at YWAMKC

YWAM Kansas City is offering a training that Ned and Debbie will be attending.  Here is an exerpt from them and the link for you to check it out:
 

A new major evangelistic movement is beginning across the nations! Impact World, a ministry of Youth With A Mission, has been used in countries around the world as a tool for evangelizing and discipling the emerging generation! Hundreds of thousands have come to Christ.

 http://ywamkansascity.com/page/ii/

As we go to the states to do this training, we have extra financial needs.  We have been blessed with the tickets to attend but we still need $500 for the training fees.  We also need $450 for the car usage fees while we are stateside.  Plus additional funds for the extras of being stateside.
Will you please pray about giving to this need?

We recently showed this movie to celebrate the ending of Summer Kidz Club and the start of school.  We had children and moms with tears in their eyes as they accepted Jesus for themselves.
You probably saw this post on facebook if you are friends with Debbie on there.  If you are not, send her a friend request and like our ministry page Walker5forGod.
Quick update on Sammi
She is in Cartersville, Georgia living with Ned's sister and husband and working at a little boutique/coffee shop called Meg Pie.  If you click on the link and go to clothes, you will see she is also a model.  She is also helping, as you can see here, with their home that is being featured as a Magnolia Designer Show House with the Atlanta Magazine.  Plus has some new adventures in the works that she will tell you about soon.   Hannah is visiting her now and Jesse will while Ned and I are in KC along with visiting the grandparents.
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Walker 5 News

Thank you for being a part of what we do here in the Dom Rep!  Donations can be given at: http://www.Walker5forGod.com
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Doing What We Love!

It is very hard to sum up in words what we do here in the Dom Rep sometimes.  We host groups, we serve local churches, we disciple those that come along, we share the gospel, we share love to others.... those are things we say but I think the biggest thing that we love doing is seeing others serve.  Sometimes when we serve others it really doesn't look like much. Holding a baby while a mom colors a picture.  Giving someone cold water.  Praying with someone.  Playing with kids with sidewalk chalk.  All of these things and so many more are just simple ways of serving.  When we serve, we ourselves are almost always the real recipient of the service...the real recipient of love.  When we give, we truly receive.  Then we are blessed. 
You see Jesus came to serve not to be served (Matt 20:28) and we are to have attitudes like Jesus (Phil 2:5) and to walk like Jesus (1John 2:6).  We are to be like Jesus.  So if Jesus came to serve than we should also do our best to serve.  So when groups and teams come and we can help them serve others, it is doing what we really love to do.  Helping others to be like Jesus... because then we often see how much God not only loves those around us...but God loves us.  We begin to see our value and our purpose and that God does have something for us to give others.  Even if whatever that is seems small or non-important.  Through serving others, we often see how much value God has placed in us. 
What a privilege it is do be able to do what we love!
 

Congratulations Hannah!  Class of 2016!  Hannah and two others at the base graduated this year so we held a fun graduation party at the base.  Thanks Grandma Reta and Aunt Trish for sending decorations and a cap and gown!  We all had a good time and quite a few of the neighbor ladies came to join us in the celebration.  Hannah is getting ready to do her first school in YWAM in September. 
Prayers and Bibles
What a blessing for the Converse Church of Christ to purchase and bring Bibles to the locals in Spanish!!  Thank you to so many of the people there and the Sunday School classes who collected money!  We gave out about 160  Bibles for children and about 20 adult Bibles.  We have been asked for more since the team left.  What great long lasting gifts.  A Bible to read the word of God and knowing how to talk to God in prayer!
The kids above had so much fun learning about Jesus and about how to be a missionary from the team.
We are holding special summer Kidz Club with the local children twice a week for the summer.  We love pouring into the future of our world!
We have a couple of prayer requests/needs:
1.  Ned, Debbie and Jesse are praying about attending a 3 week conference in Kansas City from Sept 30 to Oct 21.  We will need about $2500 for this including airfare.  It is a conference about reaching youth with large events featuring extreme sports, music, dance and dramas along with follow-up and discipleship in the local church.  Please pray with us and please consider giving to this trip.
2. Regular monthly support is always down in the summer.  Please pray as we still have the same amount of bills and have some other extra needs....including repaying our inverter/generator fund that the car breakdown cost took.
3. Hannah leaving to do DTS in September.  She still needs funds.  Plus we would like for Ned or Debbie to be able to go to Florida with her to get her bank account and drivers license taken care of before going to California.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support!  Without you, we could not do what we do!   
Copyright © 2016 Ned and Debbie Walker, All rights reserved.
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Walker 5 News

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Why Cuba? 
Is it safe?

These are just a couple of the questions that we got when we said that Jesse and I were going to Cuba.  Why Cuba?  Because we live and work in the Dominican Republic with both Dominicans and Haitians.  Some of these want to become missionaries to other countries and one of our tasks is to help train them for this.  Cuba is one of the few countries that both Dominicans and Haitians can visit easily.  Plus Cuba is changing and evolving and what better foundation to be laid now than that of true Christianity....based on a relationship with Jesus not a religion of expectations.
So Jesse and I had the opportunity to lead a small scouting team with two students to see what kind of ministry can be done in the future. 
It was amazing to see the followers of Jesus ALIVE and working hard to spread His Love in this country where oppression and communism is very much alive and working.  What a privilege to share and pray with so many brothers and sisters in the faith and to encourage them to keep standing and keep pressing on.

How can you help the Christians in Cuba?  One way is through the amazing ministry of a magazine directed at university students and artists.  Check it out on facebook... supervivo.cuba  or email them at super.vivo@hotmail.com
Jesse greatly enjoyed taking pictures on our trip!  It was fun to see his love of photography awaken!

May started with us going to a YWAM Caribbean conference with over 200 others on the north coast of the DR.  It was a great time of refreshing and refueling.  We were able to share and pray with some mentors and leadership which was great.  Hannah and Jesse were able to catch up on old friendships with other YWAM youth and to make some new friendships which is such a blessing on the field.
On the way home, however, we broke down and were stranded in Santiago for a couple of days while the car was worked on.  Thanks to YWAM Santiago for hosting us!  This definitely was NOT in the budget so please pray for the costs of tires and struts and the towing of the car, extra time away, etc...
We were home for two days and Jesse and Debbie went to Cuba for a future teams scouting trip.  It was amazing to see the church working and using the cell group model that we are accustomed to through Central Assembly in Vero Beach!  A return trip is in the future so look for details. 
In June, we have already had Hannah finish up her high school and also sent the whole DTS team to the mountains outside of Santiago for the last leg of their outreach.  DTS Graduation and a Graduation celebration for Hannah and two other seniors at the base are coming at the end of the month. 

Please be in prayer for us as we are in need of finances this summer.  The car breaking down which also resulted in 2 tires being damaged and those costs plus the trip to Cuba really have hit us hard.  Summer is a fun time for so many others as school is out and vacations are taken.  However, here it seems to just be hot! 
We are also praying about what kind of activities we can have for the young people in our community as school is out and they are very unsupervised.

Blessings and thank you to all who faithfully or one time support us!  Without your support we can not do what we do!

YWAM Youth at the Caribbean conference in May.  What a great group of friends!
It was fun to see them meet together different times to discuss what they were learning at the conference.
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Hannah is done with school.  She will be doing a Discipleship Training School with YWAM in Mendocino CA in Sept. 
We are so proud of her hard work and determination!  Be on the lookout for her support and news letter coming soon!
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Walker Family

Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...


As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!



Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!