Sunday, July 31, 2016

Walker 5 News

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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!   
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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!