SpraguesRoy and Elvia – former Director of Northwest Independent Church Extension.

JANUARY 2014 UPDATE:

“I will speak of the power of Thy awesome works, and will declare Thy greatness, eagerly reviewing the memory of Thy goodness.”     Psalm 145:6-7closePsalm 145:6-7 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. (ESV)
closePsalm 145:6-7closePsalm 145:6-7 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. (ESV)
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. (ESV)
THANKFULLY REVIEWING 2013
            The review of 2013 causes our hearts to overflow with much praise for the Lord’s abundant goodness and protection.  We’ve been privileged to minister in 34 different churches, preaching 68 times, teaching the Bible Study at Laurel Oaks 31 times, directing 5 Vacation Bible Schools, and driving 23,670 miles to do so.
            How grateful we are for the spiritual decisions made, as God has blessed His Word. Your prayers have sustained us; your giving has enabled us to “keep on keeping on.”   As we look in the “rear-view mirror” at 2013 we see the hand of God so very clearly.
JANUARY …  Ministry in 3 churches; 2 days at Cannon Beach for our annual life review.
FEBRUARY   Ministry at 5 churches; Elvia had cataract surgery; Roy at NICE Board meetings.
MARCH ……  Ministry in two Missions Conferences and 2 other churches; Bob received a new kidney from our grandson, David, what an  answer to prayer!  And the weekly Bible Study began in our Laurel Oaks Community – another major answer to prayer!
APRIL ……… Ministry in 3 churches; Goshen to the north, and Happy Camp to the south.
MAY …………Ministry in 2 churches; Elvia sharing twice with Ladies groups.
JUNE ………. Conducted VBS at Cave Junction; preached at our IFCA Convention; had the Dedication of baby Samuel – our 9th great!  How  rich we are!
JULY ………..Conducted VBS at Gasquet, CA and Keizer, OR; also ministered at a Leadership Retreat at Keizer,  and the 15th Anniversary at  Vernonia.
AUGUST …..Conducted VBS at Albion and North Bonneville, WA; enjoyed the fellowship at the NICE Annual Picnic, and blessed to be at  Moscow Bible Church!
SEPTEMBER Ministry at 4 churches; including a 3 day Bible Conference at Brookings, OR ..how much we were blessed !
OCTOBER … Ministry at 3 churches; blessed by the IFCA Regional Conference.
NOVEMBER  Ministry at 4 churches – Riggins and Kamiah, ID, Vernonia and Astoria, OR; enjoyed Thanksgiving day with 26 of our family.
DECEMBER  Ministry at Keyport, Bremerton, Hobart and Carson, WA;  excited to enjoy special times with each of our children’s families.
We THANK THE LORD and THANK YOU for your love and prayers for us. 
It’s our desire this New Year to “continue in the strength of the Lord God.”   (Ps. 71:16closePsalm 71:16 16 With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come;
I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. (ESV)
closePsalm 71:16closePsalm 71:16 16 With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come;
I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. (ESV)
16 With the mighty deeds of the Lord God I will come;
I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. (ESV)
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With much gratitude,
Roy and Elvia