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Child Evangelism Fellowship

February 22, 2018

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce our acceptance into Child Evangelism Fellowship of Alaska as full time staff! We will be remaining right here in Soldotna as their state headquarters is here in Soldotna (actually within biking distance of our house!). I have been hired as the Family Ministry Coordinator and will be learning all about the core material and operations of CEF, then managing volunteers and providing strategic oversight. Kristi has also been hired and will be paid from our support as well. Her responsibilities will focus on administrative duties and utilizing her strengths in event planning and logistics.

Kristi and Leah have been club workers for two years with CEF, Kristi being a club host and Leah being part of a team of teens that presents Bible Lessons, missionary stories, songs, teaching a Bible verse, small group times, and games to children. This is the core of what CEF Alaska focuses on—adults discipling teens to teach children about the Bible. We have been very impressed with the growth in Leah since beginning this program, in her understanding of the Bible, her poise and confidence in front of a group, and her understanding that her faith is meant to be intentionally passed on. It has been a key part of our decision to join CEF full time as staff. Jeremy will be doing his initial training for clubs this summer at the ten day teen training camp, and we plan as a family to join several trips this summer to rural communities where local teens who have been trained will be leading clubs for children in their community. There will be no flying responsibilities for me as CEF Alaska has no aircraft and utilizes another local ministry specializing in mission flying for their trips to rural communities.

As I mentioned in our previous letter, we need the same level of support as we had at our previous ministry and we hope that God has been impressing on your heart to continue partnering with us financially but also in prayer. God’s enemy does not want to give up any ground and we anticipate much resistance, for which the best response is prayer! If you have been encouraged by the Lord to continue supporting us, checks can be mailed to:

CEF Alaska

43687 Kalifornsky Beach Rd Suite D

Soldotna, AK 99669

If you prefer to donate electronically, all types of electronic donations can be managed through their website: http://www.cefalaska.com/donate

Whether you use paper or electronic methods, be sure to designate the fund RKD2018 or we will not receive the funds.

Please be aware of the fact that we will not be receiving funds from ABM beyond February. Again, if you desire to change an auto payment arrangement with ABM you must call their office at (907) 283-3377. We are so grateful for the last twelve years of partnering with you in ministry in Alaska and look forward to many more! If you have questions feel free to call me at (907) 953-6509, or you can email me at robsdlg@gmail.com.

In Christ,

Rob and Kristi Dillingham

Letter to friends & supporters

February 14, 2018

Dear friends and supporters,

After twelve eventful and rewarding years serving the Lord at Arctic Barnabas Ministries, we feel the Lord moving us on to something new.  We want to take this opportunity to thank you for the many years of your faithful prayer and support during our time at ABM. We are currently in communication with another ministry here in Kenai that we feel the Lord directing us toward but until things have been firmed up with them we feel it’s best not to disclose any details.  We believe that it’s important that you hear this news from us first so please accept our apologies that this letter is light on details and graphically plain.

We are anticipating the need for all our current support at the next ministry so please be asking the Lord for direction in this matter and be watching your mail for more information soon. Please feel free to call us with any questions at (907) 953-6509.  If you have an auto payment set up at Arctic Barnabas, you will need to call the office directly at (907) 283-3377 to make any changes to your payment schedule.

As always, we appreciate your prayers during this time of transition.  God bless you!

Sincerely,

Rob and Kristi Dillingham

Ladies Retreat January 2018

It is that time again. Our ladies retreat has begun. Tomorrow 24 Ladies from villages around Alaska and Canada will join with us in Homer for a fabulous weekend of encouragement, praise, worship, connection, prayer, networking, and rest.

I would like to ask you pray for weather tomorrow as about half will fly and half will be driving. Smooth transitioning for the ladies. Willing hearts to hear what the Lord has prepared for them. That this place would be peaceful and restful for the ladies not just physically but for deep in their souls. We will be focusing on several attributes of God that our speaker Laura will be teaching on. Please pray that each lady will see something new about the Lord and be touched in the depths of their soul for the great love He has for them.

Thank you for the opportunity you provide for our family that makes this possible for me to serve these ladies! Thank you!