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

The Eckels – August 2020

2020-09-17T11:01:46-05:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

We are on our 26th week of Covid-19 lockdown and our 6th week of having 8:00 p.m. curfews.  I am thankful that during these times we can still meet as a church online.  I have been doing live streaming Sunday morning and evening services.  Our mid-week service is held on Zoom so we can see everyone and pray together.  To continue reading the update from Chris Eckels, please click on the link below. The Eckels - August 2020

The Halls – August 2020

2020-09-10T11:39:43-05:00September 10th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

In spite of Covid restrictions and fears, the Lord has been blessing and allowing us to conduct on-site and digital servies each week.  In Nowra at Shoalhaven Baptist Church, we meet on-site each week for Pastor Shellabear's adult Sunday School class, for our Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting, and for two different Friday youth activities.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - August 2020

The Eckels – June 2020

2020-07-16T13:57:07-05:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Eckels|Tags: , , |

Our last prayer letter we were able to have our 11th anniversary as a church together, that has now been 14 weeks ago.  It is hard to believe and frustrating as we are not able to fellowship together as a church.  We are still staying busy with Livestreaming Sundays and mid-week zoom meetings.  We are grateful for being able to continue services during the Covid crisis. To continue reading the update from Christopher Eckels, please click the link below. The Eckles - June 2020

The Halls – June 2020

2020-07-02T11:25:41-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support, especially during these times when many are out of work or working less.  In our lives here, we have seen the Lord to be bigger than the virus and its restrictions!  May the Lord grant to you the same as you obey and follow His leading. To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click on the link below. The Halls - June 2020

The Halls – May 2020

2020-05-07T14:06:47-05:00May 7th, 2020|Categories: Missionaries, The Halls|Tags: , , |

Greetings in the Lord from South Nowra in New South Wales, Australia, and thank you for your prayers and financial support!  We are thankful, too, for the Lord's blessing on our labours and His work in Aussie hearts. In the weeks leading up to the coronavirus restrictions, we had good evangelism contacts, visitors were coming to our church services, and attendees were considering steps of obedience and growth.  To continue reading the update from Jon Hall, please click the link below. The Halls - May 2020

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