"That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever."
As we drive across the country more and more, one of the things that stands out to me is that the number of memorials increase the further east one drives. Even the number of cemeteries -- a type of memorial -- increase greatly. I guess that makes sense, as our home state of Washington is much younger than some of the other states in the union.
This weekend is one when a lot of families will come together and have celebrations. But it is also a weekend where one is asked to stop and pause for a moment to remember those who have gone before us and died defending our nation and our freedoms.
It is also a weekend where I hope we can all pause and think about the heroes of the faith that have gone before us and died for the cause of Christ. Most of us do not know anyone personally who has gone out and been a martyr for the gospel of Jesus Christ. But, if we look into the news around the world, people are still dying today for simply being a follower of God.
I pray we never see this in the United States on a large scale. I praise God that we live in a country that has celebrated religious freedoms since its founding.
As we all go out this weekend, I hope we can all find some time to stop and remember those who have gone before us, and praise God for the freedoms we enjoy.
Bryan & Lisa Tanner & Family
Tanner Family Update
The past month has been very busy for our family. We had our commissioning service at Chewelah Baptist Church and visited a couple of other churches to share our ministry.
And as we mentioned in our last email, as we were getting ready to drive to Missouri to take a load of our belongings to Missionary Acres and drop Jayme off at college, Brynna had an accident and broke her arm.
It was a bad break, and she needed surgery to reduce it and pin the bone pieces together. Because of this injury, we weren't sure if we would all be able to make the trip south.
Thankfully at her one-week checkup, everything looked good, and the doctors were able to put a hard cast on it, with a sling to keep her from moving the elbow. She was also approved for travel, so we were able to make our trip to Missouri together.
Since our departure was delayed by a week, it was a rushed trip. We were only able to spend two days at Missionary Acres, but praise God it was a productive two days. We were even able get to the post office in the little town of Silva to secure a PO Box for Lisa's online business. Then we drove across Missouri and dropped Jayme off at the College of the Ozarks for summer work.
Speaking of addresses, we are planning on moving the first week of July. Our new address at Missionary Acres will be: 201 Hickory Ln, Silva, MO 63964
While we are on the topic of updating records, Bryan has a new phone number as well. That number is 573-282-9889. Please note that the old phone number will still work a few months as we transition everything. You may notice our website has not been updated with this new address as of yet, that change will occur when we actually make the move.
Please keep Jayme in your prayers as she is working on campus. She also starts her first class soon. Additionally, she is getting used to the climate change that living in the south brings and adjusting to being without the rest of the family.
We have two more meetings planned in the northwest over the next few weeks prior to making our move. Please pray that God would be glorified during those visits.
As soon as we move to Missouri, Bryan will be leaving and heading up to Cleveland, OH for another seminar at the Baptist Mid-Mission Global Ministry Center. We are looking forward to this trip and hope to make some more connections with churches in the area that week as well.
Our current support level is 92.1%. We are still looking to raise an additional $460 in monthly support.
We are pleased to report that we have had some more gifts come in for our outfit and passage fund which currently has a balance of about $24,000. We are hoping to raise a total of $27,500.
Please also join us in prayer that the cost of supplies does not continue to go up, as it may change our financial needs. Right now, we are hoping to keep the remodeling to a minimum in the main part of the house, to keep the costs down. However, the entire garage needs to be remodeled and converted into living space to accommodate our larger family. We know that God will provide everything we need, and we're so thankful for that.
Missionary Acres Update
It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of one of the giants at Missionary Acres. Bill Hayes went home to be with his Savior on Sunday May 23rd. Bill was an amazing man, who served over 20 years at Missionary Acres as a full-time volunteer after retiring and working a local church for a while. You can read more about Bill here: https://www.missionaryacres.com/bill-hayes and here: https://www.facebook.com/missionaryacres.bmm.
Bill will be greatly missed by not only his family, but the entire Missionary Acres family as well. Please keep them in your prayers during this difficult time.
Safety on our trip to Missouri - over 4,000 miles in eight days was a lot, and we're so thankful for God's protection on the road.
Our current committed support level is 92.1%
Owen turns 15 next week. Since doctors weren't originally sure he'd make it past early childhood, this is a huge milestone and blessing.
Jayme made it safely to college.
We pick up a moving truck on June 29th, so our move to Missionary Acres is quickly approaching.
For more meetings.
We are looking to get meetings scheduled in the south beginning in August. If you know of any churches that might be interested in our ministry, please let us know
For a fully funded outfit and passage account so we can quickly get our home at the Acres ready and make the cross-country move this summer
That our family would grow closer to God and continue to grow spiritually during deputation.
For salvation for our children who are not yet saved.
That the residents and staff currently at Missionary Acres would continue to stay healthy.
That God would raise our support level to 100%.
For continued safety on the roads.
For continued health for our family.
For wisdom in deciding what to bring to the Acres, as we are moving into a smaller house than we're currently in.
Help Support the Tanners
We are so thankful that you have chosen to sign up for our monthly emails, and trust you are enjoying them. We praise God for each and every one of you.
Please consider joining our financial support team as well. If you would like to make a one-time tax-deductable donation or join our monthly support team, please visit our web site at https://tanners2ma.com/support-bryan-lisa-tanner/ to find out how.
We know that not everyone is in a place to give financially. If that is you, but you still want to help, we ask for your prayers. Please pray for us every time the Lord brings us to your mind. We know that your prayers are equally, if not more important, in our success in this ministry. We praise God for your continued support in prayer.
To learn more about our ministry we have uploaded a video presentation to our website: https://tanners2ma.com/virtual-deputation/. We would be honored if you could share this video with others who may be interested in learning more about our ministry.
If you would like to know more about how you can volunteer at Missionary Acres, please send us an email or contact Ken Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org.