The Maxfields

The Maxfields

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer 2017

Summer is in full swing!  This week is our 4th week of mission teams here at Sacred Road.  This week there are teams from Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.  What an encouragement to have folks from around the country come and help us share Jesus with the Yakama people.

It has been a great summer so far.  Emily and Rachel keep very busy in the ministry as Sacred Road interns.  They are also Day Camp leaders and help in the Children's Ministry Department.  They love the opportunity to work with children and tell them about Jesus!

Darren and I have stepped into a whole new world of screen printing this summer!  As you may recall, one of the main reasons our family joined the SR staff was for Darren to try and figure out an economic development plan for the youth here on the Yakama Reservation.  This screen printing business is a new project that will provide vocational training for the Yakama young people.

Right now Sacred Road reaches many children here on the Yakama reservation.  As they grow, the children transition to the youth group (about 100 attending youth group each week!)  Many are not ready for college. We pray this screen printing business might become the next phase in life for some of them as we continue to point them to Christ.  

We look forward to young people learning a new skill and how to run a business. In addition, we'll have a job skill class and a financial literacy class for the youth to take part in. So far, we have two great young men from the youth group (both seniors in high school) learning how to screen print. They are doing great and we are really enjoying working with them each day. Please pray we can continue to point them to Christ and encourage them in their lives. We look forward to adding a few more youth this fall.

Of course, if you know anyone who needs t-shirts printed for sport events, family reunions, youth groups, clubs, VBS, retreats, camps, businesses, etc we would love the opportunity to talk with  you and give you a price quote.  It is our hope to keep these youth busy!  Thank you for your continued prayers for this new endeavor!  

This is one of the young men working in the business.
He is 17 and a senior at White Swan High School.

This is another young man in the Sacred Road youth group.
He is also going to be a senior in high school.