A New Year Awaits

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s. We were tremendously blessed in 2014 from your prayers and support. We are looking forward to 2015. In keeping with the new year theme, we have a new website for our family. This will allow people to keep up with us all of the time. My updates will be there, along with pictures, videos, etc.

www.Jones4Missions.com

To finish out 2014, one of the coolest things happened on Christmas Day. My nephew came to me that morning and gave me a $100 bill. He said that he had asked Santa Claus for money to give to missions. That morning he had $100 in his stocking and he was very excited to bring it to me and give it to us. What a humble blessing for us. I’m in the process of raising money to take a 5 week trip to visit our projects in India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is really neat to know that his money was the first given to go towards the trip.

Please be praying in advance for the trip, we will be building a water tank and delivering water to some homes in a village in Myanmar where we just built a school that is set to open this spring, taking a team to Nepal to look at helping expand the work there, and meeting with missionaries in 6 countries.

Full Steam Ahead

It has been a great couple of weeks. Last week we were at an awesome missions conference at our home church, Trinity Baptist.  We got to share and update on our mission work and catch up with other  missionaries we know.  The church was a huge blessing to us.

This week I finished my 5th ozone treatment.  I have several more treatments left over the next two weeks.  I can tell they are helping.  There have been several days in the past two weeks that the extreme fatigue, etc. has subsided. It comes back, but with each treatment it seems to get better.  I appreciate your prayers.  If you missed my last update and have no idea what I am talking about, here is a link for you to read it: “Health & Service

I ran across this article recently and it was a great reminder of what happens to these children if we are not able to get to them first.  It is hard to believe we were in Thailand just a few months ago working with our project for refugee children.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/02/world/asia/thailand-child-refugees-hrw/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

This is why we do what we do.