Grammer August 2018

August 2018
Dear Friends in Christ,

Every summer, Sam spends 1-2 weeks in Alaska at Thorne Bay working on the building for the radio station.  Each year, the Lord has supplied volunteer helpers for the construction.  This year’s volunteer crew came from North Carolina and they were able to put up the cedar siding during the week that they were there.  Sam stayed another week and was able to put a sealant on the siding to protect it from the weather.

 
This month’s letter is purposely late so that we can include pictures of the work so far.  There is still the kitchen and bathroom area to be added on, as well as the inside work of wiring, insulation and sheet rock…  At least we are seeing progress and eagerly look forward to getting the station up and running.  All in God’s time.  Please continue to pray with us that the power company will bring electric to the area.  

Thankfully, God has supplied the funds as needed and we have been able to avoid going into debt as we have built!  Here are some estimated costs as we move ahead:
Insulation-$3,000
Sheet rock- $750
Foundation for the kitchen/bathroom addition-$3,000
Plumbing for kitchen & bathroom-$1,800
(Electric wiring and fixtures have already been donated.)

These are present estimates but must be brought up by barge from Seattle so shipping will be added when they arrive.  If you would like to have a part in meeting these needs, please contact us.

It has been a full and busy summer and fall is fast approaching.  The Bible School Classes should be starting up soon and we are waiting for the schedule to be given to us.  Some of the students are involved in re-opening a church at Copper Mine, on the Navajo Reservation and putting to use what they are learning.  Pray for the students to be diligent in their studies, as well as applying the knowledge to their lives and ministry.

August 10 was our Golden Wedding Anniversary!   We celebrated by spending a night at a B & B in Sedona.  God has been good to us through the years and we are thankful that He brought us together.

It is also the time of year in 1972 that we left our families and friends on the east coast to move to the Southwest to work among the American Indians.  That makes 46 years and again we are thankful the God has seen fit to use us in His plan.  You have been part of that plan as you have prayed for us and help us financially so we could be here.  Thank you to each of you that have been so faithful for so many years.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer   

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Grammer July 2018

July 2018

Dear Friends in Christ,

Summers are always full for opportunities to serve the Lord and this year has been no exception.
The month of July started with a funeral on the Navajo Reservation.  The man was from a family that observed the old Navajo traditions.  However, they informed the daughter that since she was “next in kin”, it would be up to her to make the funeral arrangements.  Amaya is a Christian and desired a Christian burial and Sam was asked to preach since he was her pastor while we were serving in Page, AZ.  It was a small gathering, but there were several that responded when an invitation to accept Christ as Saviour was given! She had been nervous about the response of the family so was excited to see their reaction to the Gospel. Only God knows the hearts, but it was a joy to see Him working.  Thank you for your prayers and support that allows us to be here and be a part of this ministry.

The very next day after the funeral, we were at the Navajo Family Bible Conference held here at the El Nathan Camp Grounds in Flagstaff.  We have worked with them for several years but the past few years we have been scheduled to be away during their conference and our help was limited to coordinating the Bible Study schedules so that the Navajo and English sessions would be similar.  This year, Sam taught the English classes each morning and evening for the week.  The theme was the armor of God and we had a great time with them in God’s Word.
This annual camp is like a family reunion for us as we get to visit with several that we helped to train and are now serving in various churches on the Navajo Reservation.  One man came up to an older Navajo pastor (one of our former students) and stated that this was his “father”.  This was the man who led him to Christ.   Once again, thank you for having a part in helping us train these men.

This week, Janet has been helping a local church here in Flagstaff with their VBS program.   It is nice to just be a helper and not have the responsibilities or organizing the program.  She was glad to be able to help, but especially to have that alone time with girls that want to know how to be saved.  If you have ever been able to pray with someone as they accept Christ as their Saviour, you know the thrill of seeing God at work.
Coming up this next month, we will be celebrating 50 years of marriage together!  It is great to spend your life with a partner that prays and serves right along beside you and we thank God for bringing us together and keeping us together.

Right after our anniversary, another trip to Alaska is being planned.  This time, we will have a group of volunteers from North Carolina to help with more work on the Thorne Bay Christian Radio project.  Please be praying for this ministry.  Here are some specific ways you can pray with us:
    *Safety for all the summer workers-both in travel and while in Alaska
    *Electricity to be made available by the local power company
(The cost for us to bring in the electric would be around $25,000 and the responsibility of repairing a power outage would be our cost rather than the electric company.)
    *That the building would soon be ready for occupancy and the right man to keep the station up and running
    *That God would continue to keep the property safe from vandals, weather and/or animal damage
    *That the radio programs would reach many with the Gospel message
    *That God would provide the $3,000 need for the insulation costs

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer   

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Grammer June 2018

June  2018
Dear Friends in Christ,
As you are receiving this letter, Sam and Steve DeFord, our mission director, are traveling.  They are driving up with a pickup loaded with building supplies for this summer’s volunteer workers from North Carolina that are planning on coming in August.  Some of these supplies have been donated by individuals.   They will be stopping in Washington to add some donated electrical supplies before catching the ferry to Ketchikan and then another ferry to the Prince of Wales Island and then driving to Thorne Bay.  They plan to spend 2 days unloading and then flying home , leaving the pickup to be available for use this summer. Please continue to pray for their travel safety.
One Kids’ club from a supporting church wanted to help supply the installation kit for the wood stove.  At each of their weekly meetings, they brought their gifts.  Some even collected cans to recycle so that they could have something to give.   The check that they were able to send was twice what they had hoped !  The cards that they sent with the gift makes it hard to tell who got the greater blessing in this effort. Thank you, “Son-Shine Club”
Soon after returning to Flagstaff, Sam is scheduled to be the English speaker at the Western Navajo Bible Fellowship family camp here in Flagstaff.   This is always a good time of fellowshipping with other Believers and we are looking forward to it.  They have both morning and evening classes-so you can see that a lot of preparation is needed for the 8 day camp.  Pray for him (as well as the Navajo speakers and those working with the youth) to be clear as God’s Word is taught and that hearts will be challenged and encouraged with all of the sessions.  
  Thank you for your prayers for Helen, Janet’s visitation partner and interpreter in the local nursing home. She is now waiting for more tests and a hip replacement and recuperating at home. Pray also for Mary who has been filling in for Helen during this time.  She seems to be enjoying the ministry and seeing how God can use her.   These elderly ladies are excited whenever we show up and appreciate having someone sing the old hymns in Navajo with them.  That-Janet can do.  But conversation definitely needs an interpretation.
III John 4  “No greater joy have I that to hear that my children walk in truth.”
Earlier this month, we received a visit from a Navajo lady who stopped to spend the night in Flagstaff on her way to Phoenix, 150 miles south of us.  Lorena was one of our former Bible School students.  After graduation, she taught in a small Christian School on the Reservation and later joined   the local mission where she has been serving the Lord for over 20 years now.  We haven’t had contact with her for many years now and she wanted to stop and tell us thank you for the time spent in teaching and training her.  What an encouragement to us to hear how God has used her and of her faithfulness over the years!
I Cor. 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; forasmuch as  ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
We trust you also find this encouraging.  Your financial gifts have made it possible for us
to  serve here in the Southwest.  Thank you for your prayers and gifts in this ministry that God has allowed us to have part in.
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer   

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Grammer May 2018

May  2018
Dear Friends in Christ,
We had a special treat this month when 2 of our grandkids flew in for a visit.  Emily (20) had a layover in AZ for a couple of days as she was traveling to AK for a summer job.  She brought her cousin, Isaac (11), with her for an extra week’s visit.  Both of them enjoyed a trip into the Supai Canyon before Emily had to leave.  Isaac joined us the next week-end as we had meetings on the Navajo Reservation.  It was a joy to watch him help some of the men set up for the morning service, without being asked.  Later that evening, we were told that we needed to bring him back out when he grew up.  They really enjoyed him and he seemed to also enjoy the time with them.
Ps. 72:18 “Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to everyone that is to come.”
Grandparents-We still have a ministry, even in our later years, as we encourage the next generation that we have a great God worthy of serving.
Our calendar is filling up for the summer as camps, VBS programs and conferences are being scheduled.  One week-end, we had 3 different invitations to take part in their programs but had to sadly decline 2 of them and stay with the first invitation.  It is good to see God using us in His plan. We PRAY for more workers and were glad to watch 2 young couples join our mission group this past spring.  Even if you don’t carry the title of pastor or missionary, you have a role in God’s plan’ a place of service.  Ask Him how He wants to use you.
Before our next monthly letter, a trip is being planned to AK.  Sam and our mission director, Steve DeFord, are to take a 10 day trip to Thorne Bay to deliver a pick-up truck.  We have a volunteer group that are to come in mid-Aug, but by that time, the salmon will be running and that will greatly increase ferry and airline fees.  By traveling in June, we can take advantage of the lower rates.  We are driving and taking the ferries and then returning by plane.  PRAISE:  A large portion of the estimated costs for this trip have been supplied by various Indian men that want to see this radio station up and broadcasting.  This has been an encouragement to us as we see God supplying.  PRAY for wisdom while traveling that we don’t exceed estimated costs.  Also, PRAY for safety in travel; on the roads, in the water and in the air.
Continue to PRAY with us for Helen, Janet’s visitation partner and interpreter in the local nursing home.  She has continuing physical challenges, but also a determination to be used by God until He takes her home.  She has been a good example of faithfulness-in spite of hardships.
I Cor. 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; forasmuch as  ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Thank you for your prayers and gifts in this ministry that God has allowed us to have part in.
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”

In Christ,

Sam & Janet Grammer    

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Grammer April 2018

April  2018
Dear Friends in Christ,
At the beginning of the month, we had our annual mission retreat.  It is always a good time of fellowship as we see friends and hear how God has been working in their ministry on the various reservations.  This year, we decided to say thank you to those on our advisory board.  One man was a former pastor for 3 of our missionaries, as well as others that are now serving in different ministries.  One week later, we received word that this man went Home to Heaven.  He was in his 90’s and had lived a life that was an encouragement to so many Christians.  It was a challenge to all of us to be faithful in letting God use us.  We are so glad that as a group, we took the time to say thank you.

Please continue to pray for Janet’s visitation partner, Helen.  She has had more physical problems, then surgery and now 6 weeks of rehab and therapy in another nursing home in Flagstaff.  We can see God’s hand in bringing Mary along to translate.  He brought her alongside Helen to observe and now will have the opportunity to be more active.  She is excited about helping and being used by God.

We are still waiting to hear if the Alaska Power company will set up power lines to make electric accessible to the radio station property.  Please continue to pray and we will share as we hear more information.  Sam is planning a trip  in mid-August as we have a volunteer work crew coming from NC to work more on the building in Thorne Bay.  We appreciate your prayers for this outreach.

One week-end this month, we were on the reservation, filling in for a Navajo pastor that had to be away.  We have known some of these people for many years (some since they were campers at our summer “On the Hoof” Bible camp).  We always enjoy spending time with them in the Word.

Sam had a birthday this past month and his students in his Sunday Bible School class surprised him with cake and song.  We thought you would enjoy the enclosed pictures; one with the ladies and one with the men.

Thank you to each of you that have a part in our ministry by giving and prayer .

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer    

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Grammer March 2018

March  2018
Dear Friends in Christ,

March has been a busy month.  A lot of changes to our plans each day, so we’re glad that God is in control and is even interested in scheduling what we do each day.  Just trust Him and don’t stress out over unexpected changes!

Sam’s classes are going well each Sunday evening and 2 new students have joined us.  Learning God’s Word and the doctrines of Scripture always help us grow.  We praise God for the students who are transferring their knowledge into daily life.  Some of the men are now preaching at a new church in Coppermine on the Navajo reservation. Pastor Billy is talking about starting even another church on the reservation.  Pray for the Lord’s direction in these plans.

Janet and Helen are back on schedule with the nursing home visits.  When Helen’s health slowed her down, Janet had another Navajo lady help with the translating.  Mary enjoyed it so much that she asked if she can keep going with us. We’re so pleased with her response as we want to encourage Mary that she can serve the Lord.  This will also be a help whenever Helen is feeling challenged with her physical struggles and not able to join us.  Please pray with us for both Helen and Mary.

We heard from some of the folks in Alaska and ask you to continue to pray with us that the Alaska Power Company will decide to put in power lines to our property for the radio station.  It would be very expensive for us to pay for this access.   Some of the neighbors are talking about approaching  Alaska Power about their desire for electric and hoping the Company will put in the lines.  It’s in God’s hands.

A couple of Janet’s piano students are being encouraged to play in their local churches for the congregational singing.  She has encouraged them to play special offertory songs to help them adjust to playing publicly but some are still timid about becoming more involved.  This is an answer to prayer to see them willing to serve the Lord in this area of need.  Pray with us for willing hearts to serve.

Thank you to each of you that pray for us and give so that we can remain in our ministry among the American Indian people.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer    

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Grammer February 2018

Feb. 2018
Dear Friends in Christ,
The Bible School classes for this semester are on Christology/the doctrine of Christ.  We have students that are taking the class for credit and others that are auditing.  One of the students brought her mother-in-law to class one Sunday evening.  The topic for that particular class was “Why did Christ have to die?”  Salvation was clearly explained and the students were told that it was simple and to pray a prayer such as this…  A voice was heard quietly repeating that prayer and after Class, when asked, the mother-in-law admitted that she had prayed that prayer and accepted Christ!  The class was for the training of Believers and equipping them to serve.  But God used it to add another member to the family of God.  Thank you for your prayers.
(Included are some pictures taken and sent to us during one of the classes.  We thought you might enjoy them.)
We have had a lot of flu going around here in AZ and hearing it is hitting all across the country.  When we were traveling to the San Carlos Apache Reservation for their Sweetheart Banquet, we were called and informed that the Banquet had to be cancelled because so many had the flu.  We still had Sunday services with them though many were still out sick, as well as a meeting with some of their teens.
The next Sunday, Sam woke up not feeling well and we were afraid it might be the flu.  It was interesting to see God’s hand in it all.  When we called to let them know he wouldn’t be able to teach that night, we found that during the week, the power company was putting in a new pole and hit their sewer line so neither the church nor the parsonage had any plumbing.  Classes had to be canceled.  It was a good time for resting up and by the next day, Sam was very much improved.  Thankfully it wasn’t the flu!!
Janet and Helen had scheduled a visit to the nursing home that following week and we did postpone it so that we wouldn’t be bringing in any viruses or flu bugs to the residents.  Hopefully, the health of the general public will improve and we can start more regular visits again.
Thank you to each of you that pray for us and give so that we can remain in our ministry among the American Indian people.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer    

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Grammer January 2018

January 2018
Dear Friends in Christ,

The Lord has given us another year.  We are truly thankful for His hands on us this past year and allowing us to be a part of His plan.

Now that the holidays are past, we are slowly getting back into our routine.  Sam’s Bible School classes have started up once again.  It was good to see the students again and most of them were present for the first class of the year.

Janet and Helen have begun visiting the local nursing home again.  Helen is recovering, but slowly, from her wrist and elbow surgery.   As a young girl, Helen had polio which has left her with a life of physical struggles.  Yet she continues to use her life to serve the Lord and is an encouragement to those who know her.  We are thankful for her help in these visits with her interpreting for the Navajo ladies we see there.  (Janet also babysits for a local Ladies’ Bible Study which is starting at the end of this month.)

Next month, we are scheduled to be with an Apache church for a week-end, to speak to a Couple’s Banquet and also a youth meeting.  Pray with us for the travel as well as the time spent together in God’s Word with them.

We are experiencing a very dry winter.  We tell our eastern friends that they stole our snow.  Since we are considered “high mountain desert”, the snow up on the Peaks are an important source of our water, even in the summer months.  Pray with us for some snow or rain soon.

We have found the period between New Year’s and Easter to be a bit slower pace and try to take advantage of the time to rest up before the busy summer, fall and winter schedules hit us.  Already, our calendar is marked for spring and summer activities.  Pray that we use the time wisely as we spend time just studying and preparing.

Thank you to each of you that pray for us and give so that we can remain in our ministry among the American Indian people.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer                         

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Grammer December 2017

November-December 2017    
Dear Friends in Christ,

Last month, we made our annual trip back to the east coast to spend Thanksgiving with our family.  5 of our 6 children were able to be together for Thanksgiving Day.  Our son from Alaska brought his family down so we could all meet our 6 month old grandson and to enjoy the holiday with us.  It was a great time together and we look forward to it each year.

Sam’s classes on Sunday afternoons are now taking a 3 week break because of the holidays and are scheduled to begin once again on Jan. 7.  Thank you for your prayers for these students.

We have also had some hospital visits, both here in Flagstaff and on the Navajo Reservation.   All were professing Believers and we trust that we were an encouragement to them as they faced difficult times.   One Christian man, that has been a friend for years and has been in poor health for the past few years, is spending this Christmas with our Lord.  Again, we pray that we are an encouragement to his wife Kathy as she continues on without him.

We usually ask you to pray for safety as we travel and deal with winter roads.  Since we haven’t had any rain or snow for several months, we haven’t had to deal with slippery roads-just the normal winter temperatures.  We are actually asking the Lord to send some snow our way soon as our water supply is dependent on the snow packs in the mountains.

We try to use the Christmas season each year to remind those around us and ones we meet in town of God’s wonderful gift in Jesus Christ and our salvation from sin.  They seem to listen more readily during the holidays and we want to take advantage of the opportunities we find to speak of our Lord.  

Thank you to so many of you that have sent us Christmas cards and notes.  What an encouragement to find reminders that we are being prayed for; some of you on a daily basis.  We appreciate you and recognize that you are an important part of ministry.

As another year is drawing to a close, we are thankful for a Heavenly Father who has been with us throughout the year and has seen fit to use us in His plan.  

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and another good year with our Lord.

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer                 

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Sam & Janet Grammer Oct 2017

October 2017   

Dear Friends in Christ,

We have had several opportunities to serve the Lord this month: 

                *We both were teachers at a Parenting Conference on the Navajo Reservation.

                *We have been able to share the Gospel with folks that God puts in our daily life as well as times                             of counseling in our home.

                *We were able to have a small part in a Missionary Conference on the Hualapai Reservation.

                *We filled in for a pastor that had to be away from his church on the Navajo Reservation.

                *Each Sunday evening, Sam teaches a Theology class on the Navajo Reservation. 

                Please continue to pray with us for the faithfulness of the students and their spiritual growth as a result of studying God’s Word.

                Janet has not been able to do any visiting in the local nursing home this month as her partner and translator, Helen, is recovering from surgery.  Hopefully, we can make a visit before the month is over.

                It was 45 years ago (1972) that we left the east coast to minister among the American Indian people.  Our main goal has been to train the Indian Christians to serve the Lord.  A large percentage of our ministry has been in the Southwest part of the US; New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.  There were several tribes that we have worked with and some of them from all over the country that came to the Southwest for schooling.  However, We have also had ministry opportunities among the Sioux, in North Dakota, the Carrier in British Columbia, an Indian tribe in Mexico, and the Shimshian, Tlinglit and Haida in Alaska.  These opportunities lasted  from  a week to over 3 months. 

                Sam has also gone on short term mission trips overseas to teach doctrine classes.  These were largely financed by tribal churches here in the southwest; in Nicaragua, India, and twice to Russia.  This was exciting to us as we saw the American Indian Christians reaching outside their own communities to help other Christians.   We have also been blessed over the years  to see them send some of their own into the mission fields besides serving on their own reservations.

                At present, we are busy in Arizona, but each summer, we have spent 2-6 weeks in Alaska working on developing a building for a Christian radio station that will hopefully reach several small Indian villages with the Gospel.  The radio station project began as a result of one of these times spent in Alaska.  Once the building is completed and the station up and running, we are praying for someone with computer knowledge that wants to serve the Lord by manning this station and deal with any computer problems.  We are making progress as the Lord supplies the funds.  If you should desire to be a part in this project, gifts can be sent to our office address and marked for the Alaska Radio Project.

                   What a thrill to watch God working out His plan and using us.  Your support and prayers have made this possible.  Thank you so much for your faithfulness over the years.   As long as God blesses us with the ability and opportunities to serve, we hope to continue until He takes us Home.  Thank you again for your prayers for our good health and our safety with all the travels through the years.  

                       

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”

In Christ,

Sam & Janet Grammer

                          

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Sam & Janet Grammer Sept 2017

September 2017   

Dear Friends in Christ,

 

This month, Sam started teaching the Theology  classes at the Diyin Bizaad Institute (Navajo for “God’s Word” Institute).    The classes are 2 hours each week on the Doctrine of Soteriology (salvation).  Though fall has definitely hit northern Arizona, the weather is quite nice at present- but the snows will soon be upon us.  Pray with us for the faithfulness of each of the students, both in their studies and in attendance, as well as for safety for the weekly  travel (1 ½ hr each way). 

 

 Not only do we travel for these classes, but often for meetings to help the local churches and pastors.  We have some meetings lined up for the coming month and often get “last minute” calls to fill in as needed.  We are thankful for each opportunity to minister and thankful for God’s protection over the years.

 

Thank you for praying with us as the Navajo tribal leaders considered altering the “mission site leases” in hopes of discouraging Christianity and return the people to their native Indian traditional religion.  They had wanted to restrict and even rescind the present leases for lands being used for churches and ministry outreaches.  They held meetings at 4 chapter houses that divide the nation into sections (similar to counties within our states).  These meetings were heavily attended and Christians made a strong appearance causing the tribe to put off action for the present in this area since they didn’t have the support they had hoped for.   This was a definite answer to prayer.  Thank you.

 

Janet’s partner in visitation has had some health issues that have limited their nursing home visiting.  Pray for Helen that the Drs. will have wisdom as they try to resolve some of these problems. 

           

We are rejoicing as one of our elderly ladies left us this month to join her husband before the throne of our Heavenly Father.  Sallie and Gordon Yazzie were previous students when Sam was teaching at the Bible School here in Flagstaff.  They were faithful in their ministry and left a good example for our younger Christians to follow.

 

                         II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”

 In Christ,

Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer July 2017

Summer time is VBS time!  One evening we were able to help one of our fellow missionaries  who work  among the Yavapai-Apache people.  Their theme was a cowboy theme and we took our 2 horses down and gave the kids rides.  The kids seemed to really enjoy it and we must admit that it was fun for us too.

 

The church in Flagstaff is having their VBS this week and while Sam is in Alaska, Janet is helping with odd jobs that help the program to run more smoothly.  These programs are seen as fun by the kids, but the workers realize that it is a way to reach young lives with the Gospel of Christ.  Our prayer and goal is to see our youths begin their lives on the right path and serving God.  We do enjoy serving God!

 

It has been a joy watching God answer prayers and meet needs on the Alaskan Radio Station Project.   One of those answered prayers is in regards to the weather.  The Island has an annual rainfall of 120” per year which means rain almost every day.  We were praying for good weather and for the entire week, God held back the rains so that the men weren’t hindered in their work.  We prayed that the cabin would be completely enclosed this summer and our men were able to see that accomplished.  They are presently on their way home, but Sam has a few more days to complete some other goals before he begins his drive home.   Please continue to pray for him on this trip to Alaska.

 

This past month has been a “check-writing” month!  There were personal dental and health bills in Arizona as well as traveling,  shipping and building expenses in Alaska.  None were small but neither were any of them options.  Praise God that He gives peace and promises to meet ALL our needs.  So we wait in anticipation to watch God meet each of these needs and enjoy the peace that He gives us.  Thank you to each of you that have a part in God’s supplying.  We do recognize you as an important part of our ministry.  Even more than finances, we need the prayer support that you give us.  THANK YOU!!

 

Please pray with us for the Navajo nation.  They are feeling threatened by the Christian influence on their reservation since the Tribal council only recognizes the Peyote religion which involves their medicine men and the use of the hallucinogenic  drug  obtained from the cactus plants.  Presently they are having chapter house meetings at 5 different “chapters” (similar to counties) around the reservation to address “mission site leases”.  (Since the reservation is owned by the tribe, the use of any of their land requires a lease; whether for homes, businesses, churches…)  They would like to revoke the Mission/church leases, or revise them, to make it more difficult for the Christian churches to function.  Our prayer is that Navajo Christians will attend these meetings and make their voices heard and not feel that it is a waste of time to speak out.

 

                                 

                 II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”

 In Christ,

Sam & Janet Grammer

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