Update from Kevin & Danielle Riley

Hope for the New Year

 Kevin Riley is ordained as an elder.  From left: Naomi Rumpff, Mount Baker Park PC Clerk of Session, Rev. Tom Ross, former Mount Baker Park PC Pastor, Kevin Riley, Janice Smith, NWC Pastoral Associate for Village Ministry.

Kevin Riley is ordained as an elder. From left: Naomi Rumpff, Mount Baker Park PC Clerk of Session, Rev. Tom Ross, former Mount Baker Park PC Pastor, Kevin Riley, Janice Smith, NWC Pastoral Associate for Village Ministry.

We have made the decision to do ministry full time! After lots of prayer and many confirmations from God, we have decided for Kevin to discontinue his job at Mount Vernon Building Center and make our calling the priority. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and financial contributions. This is possible because of all of you. We are still raising support to make up the difference and where we are lacking. Currently, we are short of our goal $1412.50 monthly. We are stepping out in faith that this is what God is calling us to do and we trust Him and His desire to care for us as we do this. 

Kevin has been asked to pastor Mount Baker Presbyterian Church in Concrete. He has begun a 9 month internship with the Presbytery to gain the skills he will need to be commissioned. He is officially the ruling elder of the church.  Please pray for this in every way you can think to! God has placed a call on our family and we have felt that call be blessed again and again.

I (Danielle) have continued to do bible study in the Skagit County Jail with the women there and have felt more and more like this is my calling at Tierra Nueva. I have loved my time there sharing my testimony with my sisters and even reconnecting with a few women I was incarcerated with three years ago as an inmate. 

Kevin has applied as a chaplain at Skagit County Jail and is waiting to hear if he is approved. Please pray that he will be.