.Dear Family, Friends and Partners,
We've had non-stop activity since our last e-letter sent at Christmas. Just three
days after we came home from our trip to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, we got a call from our Realtor telling us about a family that really liked our house and wanted to make an offer.
Christmas Eve day we accepted their offer and put the gears in motion to move back to Montana and get Ends of the Earth Ministries settled there once again (most of our southern friends think
we're nuts, but then they say, "it fits because if Montana is not the end of the earth you can see it from there"). The Lord confirmed to us last July that we were to move back to Montana and
then He even got specific by telling us to live in and travel out of Butte.
On New Years Day, we used frequent flyer miles for two free tickets and began
the hunt for a house in Butte. After looking for three days and only seeing a couple of "maybes", we went to Sunday service at Rock Church with Pastors Mark and Sue Stearns (Sue is Liz's
sister) where the Lord really spoke to our hearts about being in the right place at the right time with the right people once again. That afternoon we looked at THE house. We had actually
looked at it last July and had a witness about it then, but the asking price put it out of consideration. It had just come back on the market and this time the price was right and the Lord gave
us favor and we signed a contract for even less. Looking back, we had thought all of this should have been happening way sooner, but realized we would not have had time to transition from
pastors to missionaries and more than likely would not have ministered in four nations before the end of the year. When the house was not selling we went back to the Lord and asked for further
direction and He said, "get busy with missions and I'll take care of the rest." Just recently He reminded me of Isaiah 1:19 which says, "If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good
of the land."
So, we're still working out some of the details, but the move is on for the first or
second week in February. And yes our southern friends are once again saying, "who moves to Montana in the middle of winter?" Our answer, "Only those who know they are being led by the
Spirit of God." Please pray for this move like you prayed for our mission trips. So many times when we were traveling in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka we knew prayer was making a way in
places that normally would have been impossible and for sure would have been dangerous. And if the Lord has been putting us on your heart to give to financially, now would be a good time.
With the added expenses of moving, coupled with not ministering in Churches because of the move and still having bills from the last mission trip, now would be a really good time! Please
prayerfully consider becoming a monthly partner with Ends of the Earth Ministries which would enable us to spend even more time going to the nations. Already in this New Year we have calls to
go to Kenya, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand and the Ukraine as well as back to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. To those of you who have already given and those who give monthly, thank you, thank
you, thank you! We couldn't go anywhere without you! The on-line giving is working nicely at
endsoftheearthinc.com and we will keep the same mailing address of P.O. Box 1097, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29598 for now. Once we get settled in Butte and get our ministry registered in
Montana once again, we'll send you the new mailing address.
Dana & Liz Nile