(Belated) Spring Update

It’s my fault. I meant to post our emailed update here back in May but completely forgot so while I’m here prepping our August update, I wanted to be sure and upload the one from May. Apologies!  – Rem

Update mailed in May:

Spring has sprung and there are TONS of updates!

Here are a few things that have happened since we wrote last:

  • Anthony was installed as Assistant Pastor at Great Plains Gathering. Praise God!
  • Kids Club hosted their first paint night and nacho bar. One of the members of the church teaches painting and graciously offered to teach the kids. We all had a blast!
  • Tamasin had her developmental assessments and all is on target for her to start kindergarten in the fall. A few of the things we were concerned about cannot be properly screened until later.
  • The MSUB powwow went well and the booth for changing and feeding that GPG hosted was a success! We had many mothers thank us for the service and take the information cards about the church.
  • The Rocky Mountain Community Church missions conference was great. This year they featured Montana church planting and Josh and Katie got to talk about GPG and church planting. You can watch the video they made at GPG to welcome people to our open house. (Remley made the logo for the conference this year)
  • Anthony oversaw the first end-of-the-year pizza party hosted by GPG in partnership with the MSUB Office of American Indian Outreach. They had 19 students come and it was encouraging to see GPG members sharing the gospel with their peers.

Thank you all for praying!

Prayer Requests –

This month, Anthony took over the keyboard (😃) and wanted to ask that you please pray for:

  • Summer Program Planning – With the regular school year activities dying down, I’m wrapping up the planning for the summer activities. Please pray that the events and studies planned would be beneficial to the people involved and would make God’s word come alive in their hearts.
  • Relationship Building – Since my outreach at the local campus, I have encountered many people. There are three men in particular that I want to connect with better. Please pray that God would give me opportunities for these connections to grow so that I might be able to share the gospel with them on a deeper level.
  • Growth in Christ and in Skills – This summer will mark a year at GPG for us. It has been a tremendous blessing and catalyst of ministerial growth in my life. Working at this church plant has given me a great sense of the importance of community. Please pray for continued growth in this season so that I can be better equipped to plant a church in the future.
  • Trust in God – Thank you so much for praying for us! This calling that my wife and I have to plant churches is a great blessing and it does put us out of our comfort zone to trust God for provision, gathering people, and relationship building. Please pray for me that my faith would always continue to grow stronger in our loving faithful God! Pray that my family and I would trust him more and lean not on my own strengths.

I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; Incline your ear to me;
hear my words.”
– Psalm 17:6


December/January Family Update

Even though it’s January (of 2017! Wahoo!), I still wanted to be sure and cross-post our December update here since the prayer requests are all still in play. Want to get these delivered to your inbox? Subscribe here.

Happy New Year!

Since we last wrote, a lot has been going on. Anthony preached his first 3 sermons at Great Plains Gathering, he turned in his final written PCA Ordination examinations (only one more step until Ordination!), he also continues to teach on Monday nights and that kicks back up again in January, GPG held another successful Family Night and a special Christmas party, Tamasin turned 5, Remley opened an Etsy shop, and God brought us many opportunities for discipleship, fellowship, and evangelism.

Oh! We also had The Great Polar Vortex of 2016 come through. It left us with almost two feet of snow and a weekend of frigid temperatures but we had no accidents and had a warm home.

We thank God for all of his good gifts.

We wanted to share a few pictures from the last months below. Under that are our December/January prayer requests.

This month, please pray for:

  • Anthony’s last month of Ordination preparation. Only one month until Anthony goes before the Rocky Mountain Presbytery for his final oral examination in order to be Ordained int ministry in the Presbyterian Church in America! (YAY!) All of us are excited to see this step in the process completed but thankful for all that God has taught us in the journey. Please pray that God would sustain Anthony and the rest of our family over the next month with patience, joy, and diligence. Also, please pray that this final examination would go well and God would be glorified.
  • Anthony’s preaching. Anthony preaches again at GPG in February. Please pray that God will help him prepare well for preaching, that he will teach the people at GPG to the best of his ability, and that God’s message would be heard.
  • Prayer and financial support of planting. We’re excited to announce that we are 54% funded for the next two years. That is more than the last time we wrote! We are thankful for all who have donated to support this ministry and have been moved by how God brings a little bit more each month. We now just need 16 people to give $100 a month to meet our fundraising goal. Please pray for people to partner with us in prayer and funding.

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
  Romans 12:11-12

We need your help.

We are over half of the way to reaching our funding goal!

If you’re interested in donating to help fund Anthony’s apprenticeship with Great Plains Gathering, you can donate online by clicking either the button below or through here. Any amount is appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of your contribution goes directly to this project.

Know someone who might be interested in supporting this ministry work?
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Buy a book, support a planter.

Rowan reading

When we started making announcements about how our family is moving out to do church planting this summer one of my dear friends, Ashley, reached out and offered a super creative and kind way to help out! She graciously offered to host an Usborne sale to help us raise funds for the transition and the needs on the field. I’m so thankful for her thoughtfulness and desire to help us raise funding — She’s setting all of this up and ALL the profits that usually go to her will be going to us!

Here is the information that she passed along for anyone interested in buying books and supporting church planting in Montana:

If you are not familiar with Usborne books, you are in for a treat!  This children’s literature publishing company produces books with an educational mindset.  Focused on the development of young learners and readers, each book seeks to take a topic and present it in a wonderfully accessible, appealing, and illustrated way in book form.

You can help the Gorsuch family raise the funds they need for their move and transition onto the mission field, simply through purchasing books for your kids or grandkids…or neighbors, nieces, and any one in between!  These books make great gifts – think birthdays and Christmas too!
25% of your total purchase will go directly to the Gorsuch’s MNA fund.  On top of that, they will also earn free books for their kids based on the total sales!  So as you shop, know that you are helping them get to Montana to spread the Gospel AND supplying Remley with books to teach her little ones.

Shopping is now open: https://f5713.myubam.com/326961

If you would like to purchase any books specifically for the Tamasin or Rowan, then please send your order to: ashleyhbelknap@gmail.com  I will send you a special invoice and shipping will be free!

Browse through the links below to see some sample books!  Happy Shopping!


Note: I (Remley) have catalogs and order forms if you’d prefer to look at the books and purchase offline. Just let me know.And again: a huge, HUGE thank you to Ashley for managing all of this!