August 14, 2019
The summer has slipped away and school is starting here this week. We are excited to see summer arrive because it brings teams to the Rez to assist in activities. We are excited to see summer go because attendance increases at the churches because families are not travelling.
This month started with a short term mission team from Connect Church Jax. The team arrived and worshipped with Faith Covenant Church of God and worked to build relationship throughout the week. The main purpose of the trip was to support Camp Meeting. Churches here on the Rez hold week-long revivals under tents. The host church recruits the assistance and support of other local churches and invites worship leaders and evangelists to lead throughout the week in morning and evening services. Connect Church team members served alongside the Navajo to park cars, cook and serve meals and serve in a small VBS event. One day they even worked in the Monument Valley High School FFA orchard and garden with the teacher. A sheep was butchered during camp meeting and a few brave souls ate meat from the head/jaw. Pictures are included in this update.
Earlier this year our family purchased a piece of land that borders the Rez. The goal is that in 2020 we will purchase a manufactured home and place in on the property making us a permanent fixture here for ministry. We are very excited about our future here and hope you will join us in the long term. For those of you who have visited us know that we have rented an apartment at the local high school for the past two years. At the end of July we vacated the apartment and moved out to the Douglas Mesa community near Monument Valley. We are residing in a 745 sqft octagon house until our home is ready next year. Please pray with us during this transition time for our family.
Prayer and Support
We are always grateful for your prayers and support. During the month of August we are preparing to schedule without Children’s Ministry leaders and write the 2020 children’s curriculum and a youth curriculum.
Please pray for investment from the Navajo and guidance in creating the materials. If you would like to support us financially you can follow the link in the signature line to our web page and use the DONATE button.