A Servant Heart!
Jeamette Lock is moving on as stateside coordinator for In Deed and Truth Ministries. She will continue to be a vital part of our team of prayer warriors and of course a dear friend to our family. No one knows the ministry and how best to pray for us all better than Jeamette. She began her ministry to our family in 2000, before we were even married. Since then we have grown into a family of five and a ministry that employs over 40 national staff. In addition to these wonderful staff we have Dr. Tom, our missionary doctor from Florida and Whitney Smith, a missionary under World Gospel Mission, overseeing the Community Health Evangelism program and numerous volunteers that visit and help out throughout the year.
Jeamette has grown alongside our ministry growth, organizing teams to support us, planning and overseeing our annual fundraiser as well as working closely with our board to ensure our ministry Glorifies the Father in America, from good stewardship to reporting to our donors. She has valuable field experience as she has traveled to Tonj three times on short term trips. She has been the glue that has held all these vital parts together and we could not do what we are called to do without her on the team. I know she has been stretched at times but she has faithfully and fantastically served us as our stateside coordinator and support for the past 13 years.
It is with both sadness and joy we bless Jeamette and her family as we say goodbye to her but pray all her heart desires would be met in and by Him, who is able to do above and beyond what we ask or think possible. She will be greatly missed by us and many of you as well as the people of South Sudan. Here is Jeamette’s parting words, “I have been blessed to know Sabet and Suzy for over 13 years now and to be a part of such a wonderful ministry. From its very beginning I have witnessed firsthand what God is doing in Tonj, Southern Sudan through these missionaries and it is nothing short of amazing. To be able to be a part of those on the front lines has been a great blessing. To see the lives that are being changed through the pastors training and medical clinic is beyond words. To share the ministry with so many and to have the opportunity to send so many over to Tonj to bless the people has brought so much joy to my heart. Thank you for your prayers for me and my family. Please continue to support this work of God and get involved in some way.”
A scripture that has ministered to Jeamette and really sums up her servant heart is:
“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did [it] ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.'” – 1 Timothy 1:12-14
So what does this mean for In Deed and Truth Ministries?
God’s timing is always perfect and when you have served in a war zone you really learn how to trust HIM with EVERYTHING!. He always knows what’s coming next and works all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.
Jim and Dena Ennis have served our ministry as volunteers for the last 6 years. They have spiritually mentored our family and been to South Sudan many times. Jim had shared with Sabet his desire to be more involved and they immediately stepped up when they heard about the need. For us, this was confirmation as they were our first choice. We are so thankful and excited to have them take on this new role.
We appreciate your prayers for Jeamette and her family, the transition for the ministry and for Jim and Dena as they take on this responsibility.