Dear First Baptist Church Durango,
     First I would like to introduce the Parks family.  My name is Ted, my wife is Januma, my daughter is Esther, and my two boys are Samuel and Daniel.  My passion is serving Jesus Christ and I have been experiencing revival for the last 1 1/2 years.  My wife is taking care of and helping to teach children.  My daughter is blessed at her job and is growing in her relationship with her husband Mark.  Samuel is kicking for the High school football team and Daniel is excited about playing soccer for the High school team this year.
     I, Ted Parks, work for REACH Ministries in which the R and E stand for Revival and Evangelism. My wife and I have been praying with a group of prayer warriors for Revival and Spiritual awakening for the foothills of the White Tanks, which would include Surprise and Waddell AZ where we live.  Last prayer meeting we had four churches represented.  We have been praying for healthy churches in our area, for salvations, (especially for young people), and laborers for the harvest.  Seven months ago my eldest boy (18) sold out his life to Jesus Christ and has been witnessing to his friends at school ever since.  A few months ago Samuel’s closest friend Mario (17) gave his life to Jesus and now wants to become a pastor whereas my son wants to be a missionary.  Many of the churches in this area are now growing rapidly.  The church we are attending has been growing by 100 a month average.  Last month our church baptized 60 people.
     We are also reaching out to International families and singles/students to see them come to Jesus.  The ones we are building relationships with are not presently Christians.
In the love of Jesus Christ,
Ted and Januma Parks and family