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and present the ministry to which God has
called them. It is a time for the people of God to
see our hearts toward the ministry so they will
pray for us and possibly support us financially.

I enjoyed the time we spent on deputation. We
had the opportunity to go to places we had
never been before. We even got to have some
fun along the way by visiting some national
treasures like Carlsbad Caverns, the Grand
Canyon, and Yellowstone National Park.

While it was fun, it did get trying sometimes,
such as all the driving (over 120,000 miles in
two years), being in new places almost every
service, sleeping in so many different beds, and
doing school in our truck. However, God used
that time to teach me things I could not have
learned anywhere else, and I was blessed with
new friends along the way.

We were on deputation for two years and I was
so excited to finally hear that we were at full
support! This was great news. We could finally
go back home! This was one of the things
I thought about most while on deputation,
getting back home. When we finally made it
back to Okinawa, things were a little busy. My
parents had already found a house for us. It is
right on the beach—literally! Our front yard
is the Pacific Ocean. We started a Wednesday
night Bible study and one of the first people
to come was one of our neighbors. We have a
church building now and have had as many as
39 in services.

will take care of me in every season, good or
bad! I found this verse like a hidden treasure
in a hard time and I want to share it with
you: Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not
dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen
thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand of my righteousness
(Isaiah 41:10).

What does it mean to be a Military Kid and a
Missionary Kid? We are doubly blessed! We get
to see God protect us through so many different
circumstances. We get to see God provide for
us in so many different ways. We get to see God
be God. He ALWAYS keeps His Word! W
The Jellison
Family We have had some bumps along the way and
some hard things to go through, but if through
all this I only learned one thing, it would be that