Stephen and Janelle Jespersen
Grace Fellowship Church, Preston, ID
So thankful to be partnering with you in Preston, Idaho! We started off the new year with Stephen going away for a week long work trip. We are thankful that God opened the door for gospel conversation with a coworker who was asking questions on the return trip.
One of the girls from our youth group that Janelle has done a Bible Study recently got engaged to a Christian young man who is not a faithful attender. We have been spending time with this couple and the young man would like to start a Bible Study with Stephen this coming month. Please pray that this Bible Study will happen and God will work through it.
This past weekend we were able to have our own in-house High School Retreat. We spent time bowling and hanging out – but the best part was spending dedicated time in the word. One of the men in our church spoke to the teens on Running the Race (Hebrews 12:1-2). He encouraged our group to evaluate their life and lay aside sin and “stuff” that weighed them down. He also encouraged them to find someone to connect with that is ahead of them in life’s race and can help them.
Tomorrow, Stephen has an opportunity to share our ministry with a small group of pastors in Utah. On Friday, we will be taking a group of teens to a weekend retreat in Utah with other youth groups. The theme of this weekend retreat will be “Complete” in Jesus from John 10:10. We are so thankful for this opportunity to connect with like-minded youth and dig into God’s Word. Please pray with us that God’s Word would not return void, but stir us to seek God in a deeper way.
Thank you so much for partnering with us! God continues to increase our support level and we are now at 8% of our overall goal!