It was just over one year ago when I actually took my desire to serve in Cherokee and formed it into a fervent prayer. I may have prayed that prayer before, but unfortunately I can’t remember praying with the vital element of believing. But the Lord remembered! He is faithful when we are not.
We recently returned from a quick trip to Cherokee. We spent a few days helping new team leaders prepare for their summer trips with teams from their churches. It was during that training trip last year when I prayed to the Lord to bring us back as MTW missionaries. And he did.
During our trip we were able to meet new people and spend time with fellow missionaries to Cherokee, Scott and Ruth Hill. The Lennox and Hill kids were able to get reacquainted and create new memories. We also were able to see our dear friend Tammy Jackson. It is because of her prayers and efforts that MTW has been able to serve in Cherokee. She served as a short-term missionary for many years, but she now works for the tribe, which gives her a great vantage point from which she can serve the Lord. We are extremely excited about what the Lord is doing with her.
We had a great time during our cultural experience presentation. We were visited by two Cherokee men who played beautiful music, told stories, and explained many of the traditional ways of the Cherokee from yesteryear. Later they joined us for dinner and provided us with great conversation.
Aside from a short trip in June, we will remain in Sanford, Florida until we reach our fundraising goal. The Lord is providing us with opportunities to tell people about our mission and funds are starting to come in. Please pray with us as the Lord directs our path to Cherokee. Be sure to sign up for automatic updates from Lennox Letters. You can do that by hitting the widget on the top right-hand margin of our other pages (for some deeply mysterious and technological reason, it doesn’t show up on the Home page).
Until next time…