Dear Friends in Christ,
Are you Trembling or Trusting? Panic and fear are contagious but as Christians we can trust our Heavenly Father. Nothing takes Him by surprise. He has a plan for each of us, He is able to carry it out and He has a purpose for good (Rom. 8:28).
In last month’s letter, we told you that our mission founder and former director, Dave DeFord had the virus, as well as his wife, his son, his son’s wife and their 2 daughters. All have now recovered. However, Dave’s recovery was into the arms of Jesus! We are so thankful for his testimony and ministry over the years and rejoice that He is now in Heaven. Please do pray with us for his family as they adjust to life without him.
All of this has made changes to our ministry here in Arizona. Local nursing homes are still are prohibiting visitors. The Easter services on the Navajo Reservation were cancelled and presently no-one is scheduling meetings. Also the annual Navajo Family Bible Conference held here in Flagstaff in early summer has been cancelled.
The Navajo nation has been hit rather hard and the past couple of week-ends, they have gone into total lock-down from Friday night until early Monday morning with tribal police and the National Guard manning roadblocks. If caught out of your home, it demands 30 days incarceration or $1,000 fine! It may be a while before this area is open for us to visit-or for visitors from there to come to us.
Thankfully, we still have contact through the phone and internet and are able to encourage and counsel some. Thank you for helping us financially so that we can pay our bills and have these services available to us.
Pray with us that things will start opening back up before the scheduled trip to Alaska in August to work on the radio station.
We are all experiencing difficulties and changes right now. As Christians, we need to obey those in authority and take sensible precautions, but beyond that, don’t fear but trust in our loving Heavenly Father to work out His plan.
Thank you for your financial gifts and support in our ministry-especially your prayers.
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
Sam & Janet Grammer