Thank you to many of you for your messages, emails, and phone calls letting us know of your prayers for us. God has been so kind as we are settling here in SLC. No we don’t have a home yet, but we are thankful for the 5th wheel trailer that the Galkins have allowed us to stay in. We were able to purchase a vehicle last week and we thank the Lord for providing the right one at the right time.
Over the last few weeks, God has helped to settle our hearts. He brought some friends from Guam to encourage us and strengthen us. We were so thankful to have had Dave and Amy Morgan along with their 3 boys to drive over for a couple days to see us. God knew exactly that we would need their encouragement at this time. It was helpful in the settling of our hearts also, to have Dad (Pastor Herron from Guam) stop through on his way back to Guam. The kiddos sure enjoyed having Grandpa here! Uprooting from Guam and ministering nonstop til the end and then landing in SLC was more difficult than we anticipated. Difficult emotionally and spiritually. However, the Lord has used these weeks to reaffirm His leading us to SLC and to church planting. Many times we have thought, “We don’t know what we are doing!” But that is exactly why we are here. We are here to learn, to be challenged, and to see afresh a world that desperately needs Jesus. This is where we are growing! God has sovereignly led us to a place that doesn’t need the Inafuku’s, but actually the Inafuku’s need SLC. We are growing in our burden for people. We are growing as a family. We are growing in the Word. This time has been exactly what we needed. As time moves along, we are excited for the awesome opportunities that God will bring our way as we are ready and willing to share the Gospel. He has opened up an opportunity already for Kevin to coach high school volleyball at Intermountain Christian School. After only a week of training and play, there has been great improvement. We look forward to the many doors that will open through volleyball.
Two Sundays ago, we were able to drive 3 hours north to Pocatello, ID. God allowed us to minister there at Pocatello Baptist Church. We had a great time with Pastor Brian and his lovely wife. This was our first official church to present the ministry to and we enjoyed the time there with these folks. Last weekend, Kevin flew to Fort Collins, CO to be a part of a Bible Conference at Front Range Baptist Church. Kevin led the worship and ministered in song the whole weekend. We ar thankful for friends and partners in the Gospel. On August 3rd, we will all be travelling out East. We are thankful for those who are already supporting us, but we still have a ways to go. We will be in 5 churches over the course of the next 3 weeks and are praying that God would burden the hearts of individuals and families to partner with us financially as we church plant here in Riverton, UT. Please pray for us as we travel. Pray for safety, good contacts for support and Gospel conversations along the way. We have met many people who have some relative or friend who live here in SLC. Pray that we would be able to reach out and see the Lord draw these and many to Himself.
Thank you again for your part in this journey. We love you and appreciate you!
Here are some pictures of the last few weeks!