The Eckels – April 2022

2022-05-12T14:22:16-05:00May 12th, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

We have been back 3 months now.  We flew in the end of January arriving on Friday and in church on Sunday.  It was good to sing with the church again after a year's absence.  Praise the Lord during that time we had Zoom as I could do all the morning services. To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click on the link below. The Eckels - April 2022

The Halls – February 2022

2022-03-10T14:28:33-06:00March 10th, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Greetings in the Lord from Australia!  This year marks two important milestones in our family.  In June, Marie and I will have been married for 35 years; and in July, our family will have been serving in Australia for 25 years.  We are so very grateful to each other for faithfulness in marriage and in ministry.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - February 2022

The Eckels – February 2022

2022-02-17T14:01:19-06:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

We made it back to Australia by the grace of God.  After 8 months of furlough and 5 months of international border shut down, we arrived after about 30 hours of travel time.  Australia started allowing citizens only to return and as dual citizens we were excited to return down under. To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click on the link below. The Eckles - February 2022  

The Halls – December 2021

2022-01-13T13:12:51-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Before 2021 is done and gone, we want to share our thanks to God for some of the many things that He has done to make the year so special to our lives and ministry: Our thanks to God for the faithful prayers and financial support of so many is at the top of a long list.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - December 2021

The Eckels – October 2021

2021-11-16T14:45:19-06:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, News, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

What a crazy time it has been for us as missionares as well as most missionaries! Covid-19 has caused us to pray more and depend upom the Lord more.  We are still in the States waiting upon Him to open doors.  I feel like we are now in God's waiting room. To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, click the link below. The Eckels - October 2021

The Eckels – August 2021

2021-08-31T12:46:32-05:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

Good day hope and pray all is well with everyone.  We continue to travel and are trying to finish up here and head back to Australia.  We hope by the next prayer letter we will be in Austrailia.  Victoria, Australia is in another lockdown.  To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click on the link below. The Eckels - August 2021

The Halls – July 2021

2021-08-05T11:20:06-05:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

It is our great privilege to serve the Lord here in Australia.  Thank you for your prayers and financial support.  May you be encourage in your service to God where you are in spite of obstacles and circumstances.  Aussies can be slow to pick up the mantle of ministry and leadership, but God who hasn't changed, still convicts, calls, and qualifies!  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click the link below. The Halls - July 2021

The Eckels – June 2021

2021-07-01T14:30:30-05:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

We have been in twenty-seven churches so far with about five more to go.  We are hopeful for five new supporters this time around.  We praise the Lord that we have not been sick the whole time and have had great traveling mercies.  To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckles - June 2021

The Eckels – April 2021

2021-04-26T14:58:00-05:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

Furlough is going very well.  We have been able to be in many of our supporting churches bringing good news and a good report of what the Lord has done in Australia for the past 15 years.  Our health has been great with no sickness also.  In a time where all we hear is bad news, we thank the Lord for good news.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is still good news. To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckels - April 2021

The Halls – March 2021

2021-04-08T14:48:56-05:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Greetings in the Lord from South Nowra in New South Wales, Australia!  Thanks for all the letters, cards, and calls, and for your care and financial support.  Most especially, thanks for your prayers! Dale is a new believer attending at Shoalhaven who got saved in December, 2020.  His spiritual hunger and growth are extraordinary.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - March 2021

The Eckels – February 2021

2021-03-04T10:53:57-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

It is hard to believe this is our 2nd furlough in 15 years.  It has been 8 years since we have taken a furlough.  The business of ministry and then Covid-19 hit moving our plans.  We have come to realize that, man plans but God directs, and the the circumstances of providence are the tracks we run on.  To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckels - February 2021

The Halls – January 2021

2021-02-09T14:07:57-06:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Twenty-twenty was a different kind of year for sure.  Ironically, it was very similar for all of us.  Never before have all the people of the world been so commonly affected by any one thing.  Even the most faithful Christians went to fewer church services; and evangelism that didn't practice social distancing was reduced.  All have been affected financially or socially, even in the secular world. To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - January 2021

The Halls – December 2020

2021-01-11T15:34:57-06:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

2020 has been different and memorable.  We've all thought about it, commented on it, and prayed about it.  Many more adjectives and verbs could be substituted for the ones just used.  (some might say difficult and miserable.)  Bushfires, Covid-19, and the Presidential elecion were some of the major headlines.  For sure the trying year that 2020 has been is about to be put behind us.  I encourage you to count your blessing from 2020, and to trust the Lord for the New Year in spite of the uncertainties ahead.   To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click the link [...]

The Eckels – October 2020

2020-12-03T11:49:05-06:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

Well what a crazy past two months it has been here in Victoria. I will speak more about that under the Australian Highlights section, also our furlough plans under the Family Section. It is November and we are slowly coming out of stage 4.5 lockdown.  To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckels - October 2020

The Halls – November 2020

2020-11-17T16:08:40-06:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

While bearing and sowing precious Gospel seed last week in Ulladulla, it was hard to know whether rejections were spiritual or Covid-related.  We thank the Lord for several good contacts that were made, and for the sowing of seed that was accomplished.  God is able to turn hearts, calm fears, and bring people to Himself in any and all circumstances! To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - November 2020

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