Hi! We are Neal and Karole Dillard. We have been married for over 37 years have two grown children, both married and two grandchildren so far. We have just been appointed missionaries in October 2014.
Instead of kicking back after one career we’re ready to kick into gear the next adventure God has put on our hearts. Serving in Awana for 20 years has confirmed that investing time and energy into God’s Word and children has the best return on investment. Talking about Awana with countless parents plus our own children’s experiences excites us to what lays ahead. The discipleship aspect matched with the gospel’s power changes lives. Children burying those Bible verses in their hearts as Cubbies and Sparks provides hope for the next generation of church leaders. So we’re ready to start serving the 80 plus churches in the Shenandoah Valley area that have Awana plus praying for new clubs. Our area comprises over 24 counties so it’s a good thing we like driving and enjoy each other’s company. :-) Our main goal is to come along side the local churches as a resource for training and advice on Awana plus to be an encouragement.
Prayer requests are us to settle into our new house which is in the middle of our ministry area. Pray for wisdom as we start meeting with pastors and Awana leaders so as to be an encouragement to them. Wisdom as well for new Awana club opportunities. We have been encouraged by the prayer and financial support we have received. If you would like to support us either with a launching gift or as a monthly partner that would be a blessing to both you and us.