Grammer Feb 2019

Feb 2019
Dear Friends in Christ,

This month, we had to say some more “Good-byes”.  4 ladies that we have ministered to over the years are now Home with the Lord; Sally (from Black Mesa that we met years ago and has been a dear friend over the years), Thelma (from the nursing home where Janet has been visiting), Geraldine’s daughter (Geraldine is one of the Bible School students where Sam is teaching) and Rena (her husband Charlie died on New Year’s day-they were both faithful members of the church in Tuba City where we pastored a few years ago).

Yet God has balanced the “Good-byes” with several “Hellos” for this coming year as several babies are expected to make an appearance.  One of our missionary gals is expecting a baby boy in about a month.  One of Janet’s piano students is expecting early this summer and also some of our grandchildren are going to give us some more great grandchildren before the year is over.  Children are truly a gift from God and we thank Him for each new life.

 Each summer, Sam travels to Thorne Bay, Alaska to work on the radio station project. The exterior is finished but the interior is still waiting for completion.  Here are some of the things that we would like to accomplish this summer:
*wiring (already provided but needs installation)
*insulation ($3,000 needed)
*skirting to keep wild animals from making their home under the building
 (Approx. $500 needed)
*install wood stove (already provided but needs installation)
*footers for the extension that will include kitchen and bathroom
(Approx. $1500 needed)
Here are some things you can pray with us about:
*for the Alaska Power company to bring electric to the property
*finances to continue to keep this project debt-free
*volunteer work crews with the needed skills 
*reasonable air fares for self and workers

We do appreciate each of you that has prayed for us and supported our ministry over the years.  We are very aware that you are part of our ministry and thank God for each of you.  Thank you.


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

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Sam & Janet Grammer Jan 2019

Jan 2019
Dear Friends in Christ,

The Week-end before Christmas, Sam was privileged to preach at Inscription House at the T’saa Biiliin church and then enjoy their special Christmas dinner and program. The songs were arranged by one of their own members and they did a great job. It was a joy to be invited to join them.

Sam makes and repairs saddles and tack and has various Scripture verses on the walls of his workshop. Most of the cowboys that come in already know he is a preacher but the need for his help brings them in anyways. Sometimes doors are open and sometimes closed to tell them of the Gospel of salvation or even give them a free Bible to read. Just before Christmas, one cowboy prayed and accepted God’s gift of salvation. A good way to end the year!
( Pray for Alonzo to bring his family to church and grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour. (I Pet. 3:18) So far, holiday activities, bad weather and now sickness, have kept them away.)

The first week of 2019 has been a bit more difficult. On Jan 1, a dear brother in Christ, one of the leaders of the church when we were pastoring in Tuba City, had a heart attack and left us. On Jan 3, another brother in Christ (from the church in Flagstaff where we attend when we are in town) was involved in a road accident and went Home to be with our Lord.

Then, on Jan 7, we went to the hospital to encourage a couple as the husband went into surgery. Later that day, we received a call from one of our daughters that our grandson was going into surgery. His left index finger had an encounter with a table saw and severed the bone at the joint. They were told at the hospital that the best hand-surgeon just “happened” to be in the hospital at that time! It took 4 hrs of surgery but Nate’s finger was re-attached and the joint wired . He will never bend that finger again, but should have feeling in it and is now on the road to recovery.

We can focus on the emotional and physical pain of each of these events, or we can rejoice: #1-Both Charlie and Bob had “fought the fight and finished the course and kept the faith” (II Tim. 4:7) and now enjoying the presence of God in Heaven!

#2-There were several that responded at Bob’s memorial that they wanted Christ as their Saviour! Death is always a reminder to the living that we need to be ready and use this life to praise God.
#3-We are thankful for modern technology and skilled Doctors that God uses to repair damaged bodies.

#4- Best of all-We have a God who was not surprised by these events, but had a plan for each of these men. He is fully in Control! A very good reminder as we enter a new year!

II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
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Grammer’s December 2018 Letter

Nov & Dec. 2018
Dear Friends in Christ,
Each November, we try to fly back to the east coast to spend Thanksgiving with our family.  This is the only time we get to see each other for most of them and we always look forward to the visit.  This year, our family surprised us with a surprise party to celebrate our 50th anniversary.  It was actually this past August but they weren’t able to get together at that time.  We had 4 of our 6 children, their spouses, several of our grandchildren and even one great grandchild there!  Sam jr.’s family in Alaska even joined us by “face time”!  We feel so blessed with the family that God has given us.

We are now back home in AZ and back into the routine of visitation and Bible classes.    The Sunday before Christmas, we will be on the Navajo Reservation for their Sunday services as well as their Christmas dinner.  After this coming Sunday, the Bible College classes will be taking a break for the holidays and starting up again in January.  It is a joy to us to see various students using their studies to serve the Lord.  

We have been asked about that earthquake in Anchorage and how Sam’s family is doing.  They were actually in Anchorage for dental appointments that day.  Sam was even in the dentist chair and all numbed up for drilling when the quake hit.  Amber and the 3 boys were in the hotel and experienced the shaking and power outage, but no-one was hurt.  This will mean another trip for them to get their dental work done, but we are thankful for God protecting them.

We want to wish each of you a Joyous Christmas as we remember that our Creator was “pleased as man with men to dwell” because He knew our need for salvation and was willing to pay the price for us!  What love!  (We don’t send many Christmas cards outside of our family because of the cost of postage, so please accept this as our Christmas card to you.)
If any of you are receiving this monthly letter by US mail but have an email address, please let us know so we can send it electronically.  We were just informed that postage goes up again on Jan 1 by $.05.  That isn’t much for just one letter, but adds up when multiplied.

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

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Grammer October 2018

Oct. 2018
Dear Friends in Christ,
The last Saturday in Sept, we were invited to join the Johnson family for their annual family trail ride in memory of family members that are now gone.  The father/grandfather, Paul Johnson was a good friend and pastored the Black Mesa Bible church for 53 years before the Lord took him home 5 years ago.  We met the riders at the family gravesite where Sam was asked to speak. Then we went to lunch for a surprise retirement party as Paul’s daughter retires from the Air Force and Sam was asked to speak again.  During the day, there were 4 who responded to become a member of God’s family!!  It was a great day and we were blessed to have a part in it.
A few years ago, while ministering in Page, you may remember that the road we would travel slid off the side of the Mesa.  On Oct 3, after a heavy storm, the desert land couldn’t stand up to all that water and just “washed out” part of Highway 89 on the Navajo Reservation and this time even resulted in a fatality.  This road was closed “indefinitely” but the road crews got right on it and it was ready for use a few days later.  They estimate over 1,500 vehicles travel that road daily, including school buses, emergency vehicles, Grand Canyon tourists and locals traveling to Flagstaff for jobs. The Navajo nation annual fair was scheduled for that next week-end. Guess that gave them incentive to hurry and they finished in a week.  We are so thankful because we use that road weekly for the Bible classes in Tuba City and the detour was 192 miles.  We travel a lot as we minister and appreciate the prayers for safety-especially now with the winter coming on.  We have already had snow twice at our home this month and the winter roads in the mountains can sometimes be a challenge.
Thank you for praying with us for the fall hunt camp.  Because of the drought, the elk weren’t moving and the hunting was not successful.  However, the Bible studies were enjoyed by the men and time spent in God’s Word is never wasted time.  Thank you for your prayers.
The nursing home visits are going well with Janet’s new interpreter, Mary.  Helen, the former interpreter, is scheduled for hip replacement surgery on Nov. 1 and she would appreciate prayer that all would go well and she can regain some of her mobility.
Each year in November we try to join with our family on the east coast to celebrate Thanksgiving with them.  This is the only time of the year that we see most of them and we look forward to it.  We will be leaving the middle of the month and returning 2 weeks later.  Please pray with us as we take this break.  Because of our travel plans, we hope to send out our next letter a bit later, be a combination for November and December, so don’t feel that you have been forgotten.
Thank you to each of you that are helping in our ministry with prayer and gifts.

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

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Grammer September 2018

Sept 2018
Dear Friends in Christ,

The fall semester has begun for the Dine Bible Institute on the Navajo Reservation each Sunday evening.  There are 9 students that are taking the course for credit as well as several more that are auditing the class.  Pray for the students to discipline themselves both in attendance as well as studying.  It is encouraging to see them serving the Lord and using what they are learning from His Word.  

October is the time of the fall hunt camps.   This year we have 3 men coming to hunt, and a young man from a supporting church in Hartwick, NY coming to help, as well as hunt.  Pray as Sam prepares the evening Bible studies for the Lord to direct him in what the men need in their lives at this time.   Also pray for safety and a good time of hunting for each hunter.

Now that school is starting up, Janet’s piano students are returning for lessons.  The main goal was to prepare church pianists that are much needed in our reservation churches.  However, there are some students that are just interested in learning to play and don’t know the Lord as their personal Saviour. Pray for her as she teaches to both share the Gospel message and to encourage young Christians to use their music for the Lord’s glory.

Please continue to pray with us regarding the need of electric for the Thorne Bay radio station project.  Generators can be used but having access to the Alaskan Power Company would be a great advantage.  There is still much to do in getting the building completed and the extension for kitchen and bathroom added.  Thank you to each of you that have helped with your giving as well as volunteering you labor.  

It was brought to our attention this past month that on the mission website, our email address is a juno address.  This has been changed for several years now and we are working at getting the correction made on the website.  Our present email address is: sgrammer@q.com.  Hope no one has been frustrated in trying to contact us through our email.  If you have an email address but are still receiving our letters by mail, please notify us if you would like to change to an email version of our monthly letters.

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

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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,
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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,
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