As we celebrate the birth of our Savior we wish you all a Merry Christmas! May we all keep the true reason for the season alive and well in our families, focusing on Jesus and all that we have to be grateful for!
Speaking of gratefulness and blessing, we praise the Lord as we are now at 20% monthly support! Thank you, each of you who have provided monthly support or a one time gift, we feel like it’s Christmas morning each time we find out about a new partner in this vital ministry to our Military.
To give you an update, we continue to pray for our Father in Heaven to show us how big He is and show us His providence! We continue to make contacts with churches in Alaska and have been working on two future trips to the lower 48 states, one in January and the other in mid March – mid May to visit friends, family, and churches. We would love to see you so please let us know if you would like us to stop by and visit!
It’s been heartwarming to hear our daughter Kelsey faithfully pray at bedtime for our new adventure and the churches, friends, and family who are raising us up in prayers. She is excited to get to the field as well!
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:19-20
Merry Christmas all!
The Beaudins arrived in Eagle River November 21st to help Cadence Missionaries Dan Evans and Bob & Stephanie Caudle for the night. As seen in this photo, Penny was busy helping prepare food for our 50+ active military guests for the evening! This is what it looks like at a Cadence House when it’s time to eat:
I spoke that evening on Luke 5: 17-26, encouraging the urgency of getting our friends to Jesus as the 4 guys did for their paralyzed friend. I was asked to speak because Dan Evans and Bob Caudle had just returned from a Caribou hunt on Adak Island.
There were 16 guys who joined them from Joint Base Elmendorf / Richardson. It was a successful hunt with lots of memories, meat, and great opportunity to speak into those guys lives. They shared their stories that night in small groups while the big screen showed shots of the hunt.
Emily and Kelsey also helped out during the evening. Kelsey with food prep and Emily with babysitting. This allowed moms & dads to participate upstairs in the Bible study and fellowship. They both did a great job!
Lastly, A high school classmate of mine had asked me to try and connect with a family friend of theirs stationed at Ft. Richardson. It was a great pleasure to introduce Tommy to Cadence! He’s a hunter and of all nights for him to visit, this was a great night! The Adak hunt was the icing on the cake!
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
In the beginning of September 2014 Penny and I traveled to Denver to begin training for our new adventure. We had just finished our youth group’s Genesis Retreat and on its heals we boarded a plane for an intense week of Candidacy School. This week of training, interviews, and counseling was unlike anything we had ever been through. The staff at Cadence were welcoming and wonderful people, they took very good care of us both and we really appreciated all the opportunities we had to get to know each of them. The picture above shows some of the staff and executive leadership along with us at the end of our training week.
Penny went into this week very nervous, as an introvert she doesn’t prefer attention placed on her. Not only did she excel each 12 hour day but she delivered a Bible Study to a group of women and counseled from the Scriptures very well. At the end of the week we had a final interview with some of their Board and executive leadership and were asked if we would join them. We said yes!
In the end, they told us that I wasn’t too much of a surprise, they pretty much knew what they were getting (still not sure if that was a compliment, haha) but Penny was a great surprise. She was the talk of the office all week long, about how strong and encouraging she was. As they put it, she’s a very strong silent type. I’m glad for an organization that understands introverts, for Penny truly is a treasure. We should be heading back to headquarters for additional field training once our support is raised, if needed, and so we prayerfully wait 🙂
It seems fitting to explain how and why our Heavenly Father is moving us from 20+ years of pastoral church ministry to becoming missionaries! Please enjoy our first news letter:
The Beaudin Briefing – Fall 2014