Arnold Betoney, American Indian Church Planting Director for GO2 Church Planting Ministries and pastor of Native New Life Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Albuquerque, N.M., recently sent an update on his ministry. Here are a few highlights:
It has been a busy summer. I thank the Lord for all he does for us in the ministry of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and your partnership is greatly a part of the ministry. We were able to repair our church building’s roof that was leaking with some roofing material called Thermoplastic Polyolefin(TPO). No more soaked ceiling after it rains and much needed repairs were also completed as well. Got a new pulpit build by a member of the church. Thank you guys for all your involvement, you are all a blessing from the Lord.
We had a work team from Wooster GBC here to help with some maintenance. They replaced ceiling tiles, removed old bookshelves, and did some yard work. Bessie and I were able to join them to Counselor, N.M., to do ground work for a multi‐purpose building being made at Cedar Hill Bible Church. We had a great time working together and serving. Thank you Wooster team.
We visited several camp meetings on the Navajo reservation this past summer in Counselor, N.M.; and Red Lake and Wheatfiedfield, Arizona. We always enjoy the fellowship and sharing in music, especially singing in Navajo, which is rare in the city. It was good to catch up with friends and family on the reservation. One family member accepted the Lord Jesus. Pray for his spiritual growth. Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness and answering prayers.
Bessie and I were able to attend FGBC National conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. We were encouraged by seeing friends and meeting new ones. Thank you for your friendship and your prayers, we thank God for you. We started our rug weaving and guitar classes this past Monday, we had a good turnout, pray that God uses the talents of the students to glorify God and to minister within their sphere of influence.
Currently, I’m preaching from the Book of Numbers on Sunday and First Principles Series on Wednesday night. I have been license with AGBM for 14 years and this Thursday 9/16, I will be up for ordination exam with some pastors from Grace Brethren Investment Foundation board.
To see the complete newsletter, send Arnold a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.