Q1 2021 Newsletter

But I will trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me.

Psalm 13:5-6

How wonderful that we truly can trust God, that His love truly is unfailing, and that in all circumstances we can rejoice in the salvation of the Lord. And how blessed we are to be able to sing for God and praise Him for His goodness to us.

About the Ministry

Since the Covid restrictions still make travel and public events quite difficult, the focus of our work remains at
home in our offices and studio. We always have numerous projects going at the same time, and so we are very thankful for Jason and Mark who have helped us finish up several projects in the last months. Sunday School materials, devotional books, and activity books are among the projects we have been able to finish. We have also spent quite a bit of time recording in the studio as we worked on the Christmas albums, which are nearing completion. We were blessed to be invited to sing, preach and

share in several churches recently, including our own home church. If you are interested in checking it out, feel free to visit the Winkler EMMC’s YouTube channel and the March 7th Sunday morning service. It was a blessing to have both Jason and Mark there to join us in leading congregational singing, several special numbers, and sharing about our work during the pandemic. Diedrich also shared the message that morning. We are so grateful to our church mission board for the opportunity and for opening that Sunday up as a virtual fundraiser. Thank you to all who gave to the work. You made it possible for us to send several projects to the printers. We are doing our best to remain optimistic about the future, preparing new songs and staying practiced up for when travel and public events are possible again.

On a Personal Note

You may recall that a bit over a year ago while Diedrich was in Belize on a ministry trip he injured his knee quite badly. He finally had the surgery to fix that injury and we are happy to say he is healing well. If you know Diedrich, you know he doesn’t stay down for long! Although his movement is restricted, he has spent many overtime hours in the office, working on the various projects we have going. Thank you so much for your prayers!

A Word About Our Finances

We are continuously amazed at God’s faithful provision, and we are so thankful that we were able to do a bit of printing, thanks to the donations of our supporters. We are however, always looking for ways to raise funds so we can continue this ministry, and we have several tentative plans for fundraising events in the near future. We will keep researching the possibilities and plan around the restrictions as much as possible, and we will keep you updated as more details become available. In the meantime, if you have any additional ideas we could put to use, or if you sense God’s leading to contribute financially to this work, feel free to contact us directly, and we will be happy to discuss ideas and options with you.

Thank you again for your partnership and support in this work. We do not know what the future holds, but we know God holds the future, and we look forward to serving Him wherever, whenever and however He leads. May God continue to bless you all and keep you safe as you too, follow His will for your lives!

Praise God For

  • His presence, guidance, and provision.
  • Good health, and that Diedrich’s knee is healing well.
  • A good team to work with, and amazing supporters.

Please Pray For:

  • Continued health.
  • Wisdom, creativity, patience and renewed motivation during the restrictions.
  • Continued financial support