Sam & Janet Grammer Jan 2016

January 2016
Dear Friends in Christ,
During the holidays, we received many cards from you and many of them with personal notes. Due to the expense, we don’t send many cards other than within our family circle, so please don’t feel slighted if you didn’t get one from us. We do try to stay in touch with our monthly letters (e-mail when possible- to avoid postage) but enjoy the annual letters we receive during the holidays so that we can follow the events in various homes and churches. Thank you for each of them.
We also received several extra gifts during the holiday season and tried to acknowledge each one, for we are truly thankful for each one. We received a list of gifts from our office and after sending out thank yous, we discovered that the list was for the entire year and included some that were sent last January for last Christmas. If you got a “Thank You” and are trying to remember what you gave this year, it may be from last year. OOPS! J Thank you for including us in your giving this year.
Another treat during the holidays is phone calls and visits from people that we have had opportunity to minister to over the years. What an encouragement to see God still working in their lives and their growth as they submit to God’s Word!
The weather at this time of the year seems to affect our schedules as people are limited in getting around. You may have heard about the 31” of snow that fell in Flagstaff just a few weeks ago. (At our house, it was only 6-8 “ but in town, it was pretty deep.) It was beautiful, but glad that we didn’t have to travel much in it.
We enjoy this time and use it to catch up and do some “desk work”. Sam has been working on getting an outline for this coming summer’s Navajo Bible Conference here in Flagstaff. This year’s chosen subject was the book of Revelation, beginning with the Rapture of the Church. There are speakers in both Navajo and English and the outline allows both speakers to cover the same material for both groups. We only provide the outline and the speakers still have to study and prepare their own messages.
Classes for the Bible Institute are to begin soon for the spring semester, so studying is also being done for that ministry. We are thankful for each student that continued with the fall semester to completion. God’s Word is powerful and changes lives! We are anticipating another good semester.
Sam is also occupied with an on-line instruction in carpentry to aid in the building of the cabin to house the radio station in Thorne Bay, Alaska. Please continue to pray with us regarding workers and finances to get this project moving along. We do hope to go up this coming summer and make some progress on the building.
This month, we filled in for one of our missionaries that had to be away as his son underwent some serious surgery. We were sorry for the reason, but glad for the opportunity to be a help and serve the Lord with both the preaching and the music. We only had to travel about an hour, but the drop in altitude gave us a distinct drop in temperature which was a treat. (We all smile when we see people from down in the “valley” coming up the interstate and pull off so that they can sled, build snowmen and play in the snow along the highway. Altitude makes a difference!)
Thank you once again for your prayers and gifts to help us stay in the ministry.

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

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Sam & Janet Grammer Dec 2015

December 2015
Dear Friends in Christ,

Once again we are back in Arizona. We had a nice visit with our family in North Carolina with 3 of our daughters and their families, as well as “face-time” with Sam and Amber’s family in Alaska. This is an annual event that we look forward to each year. We can only do this because of your generosity in giving toward our ministry. Thank you all so much!

This year we drove back east rather than fly. We are also thankful that we had no problems with our truck. If you remember, early this year, we had to drive back for the memorial service for Sam’s Mom and included some meetings with some new churches in hopes of increasing our support level. At that time we had some engine problems and some of you were again generous in helping us out by putting us up and giving us rides as we struggled to find and fix the problem. We are so glad that it was fixed. Our truck puts on MANY miles in our ministry and we are hoping for many more before it needs to be replaced. It’s nice to not be making truck payments each month! Yet it is important for us to have reliable transportation to continue our work for the Lord.

The Sunday before we left for N. Carolina, we were asked to come to the Hualapai (“wall-a-pie”) Baptist Church in western Arizona. We have served at various times in this church over the years with Bible School Extension Classes, conferences and special meetings. It was a joy to see many of the children that we knew still being faithful, even though for some their parents are no longer with them. Some are getting ready to send their own children off to Bible College!

They had a special meal together between their SS time and service time, and a young girl asked if she could become a Christian. A special day and a good way to begin the Thanksgiving holiday!

We had to get a substitute teacher for the Bible School classes for the time we were away but back to teaching them once again. Please pray for the students to be consistent in their studies. This is more than another church service and requires them to put some time and effort into personal study and be ready for tests. Time spent studying God’s Word is never a waste of time and we are praying that it will result in spiritual growth that will be evident in their lives, their churches and in their community.

We know that many of you do pray for us, as you ask us about prayer requests that we have made and how God worked in answering them. We are also very aware that your giving is what pays our bills so that we can be free to serve and teach God’s Word. Thank you to each of you. You are truly partners in our service.

May this Christmas season find your homes with hearts full of gratitude and praise to our wonderful Heavenly Father! Because of His love for us, He became a man so that He could pay the death penalty and meet the need of all men, whether they appreciate it or accept it. The best Christmas gift ever!

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

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer’s November Letter

November 2015

Dear Friends in Christ,

As we stood with the family beside the body of a brother in Christ who had just left us and is now with the Lord, we were reminded of another death last month. Last month, the man’s salvation was uncertain and his mother was the only one who seemed to be certain of her relationship with Christ. There was sorrow in both cases, but with the Believers, there was also a calm peace. Their father knew he would be leaving them and had already planned his funeral. He wanted no long eulogy because he said those attending would already know all about him. Instead, he wanted them to come to know his Saviour. Though we will miss this brother, there is rejoicing mixed with the sorrow. We trust that those of you reading this letter, understand and have the confidence of eternal life because of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross.

Fall hunt time once again! The planned hunt in British Columbia didn’t work out this year, but our Colorado hunt was just completed this past week-end. This year, we had 2 Christian teens from Flagstaff that went along to help with the horses and setting up the camp. There were a total of 6 hunters (counting Sam) but only 2 elk were taken because of the rain and hail. The animals had more sense than to come out in that weather and just found a safe place to wait it out. The men decided to cut the hunt short a few days and spend time with their wives that were “camping out” in a motel in a nearby town. They all seemed to enjoy the Bible Studies in I Thessalonians and we’re thankful for the time together.

On the way home from the hunt camp, our truck broke down in Tuba City. We’re thankful that it was in a town and not on the deserted long miles between camp and home. We are also thankful that a local man from Tuba was able to fix the truck so that we were able to get home that night. This man recognized Sam and as they talked, he admitted that he needed to be more faithful in attending the Church there in Tuba City. Maybe that’s why the Lord’s plan was for this break-down? How comforting to know that God controls all the details of our life.

Please continue to pray for the classes of the Bible Institute each Monday night on the Navajo Reservation, and for the students.

We are planning to travel to North Carolina again this year for Thanksgiving with our family. Please pray for safety as the family travels to spend time together. We don’t plan on sending out a letter during the month of November because of being away from home but will try to get another letter out early in December. We do appreciate your prayers and giving that allows us to remain serving the Lord here in Arizona. 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 October 2015

October 2015
Dear Friends in Christ,

The first class of the Bible Institute was started this month.  The pastor who was organizing this was healing from surgery on a detached retina, so we started a couple of weeks later than we had hoped, but definitely in God’s timing.  The first class had 11 students with a few more that are registered and we hope will join as the program progresses.  Each class is a total of 15 weeks, once a week.  Sam is teaching the class of Doctrine of Theology.  Please pray for the students to be faithful in attendance and study.

We do have a substitute teacher for these classes for when Sam will be unavailable.  Marlin G. was saved during our years of ministry in Tuba City and a student of the men’s Bible Classes taught there.  He then went on to attend and graduate from the Indian Bible College in Flagstaff.  It is an encouragement to see the next generation preparing to keep the ministry of God’s Word going.

As many of you know, fall time is hunting time for us.  Sam will be traveling to British Columbia to hunt with a group from the Tahltan (“tall-tan”) tribe in hopes of getting a stone sheep.  He will be home for a couple of days and then be packing up for our fall hunt camp.  This year we have 5 hunters from one family coming; father, 2 sons and 2 sons-in-law.  Pray for safety in travel and during the hunt, good weather (early snows are not uncommon) and especially for the evening Bible studies.  We are going to be studying the book of I Thessalonians this year.

Some have asked how Janet’s foot is doing.  She is making good progress but is impatient that the healing isn’t complete, though she has been told that it will take 6 months to a year for complete return to “normal”.  There is still a slight limp, but she is walking without assistance.  Thank you for your prayers in this matter.

Thank you for your help this past month, both in your giving and for your prayers.

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 2015

September 2015

Dear Friends in Christ,

God plans our schedule for us and often we travel on week-ends to minister in different Churches on the Navajo Reservation.  For a few weeks, we  found ourselves in Flagstaff and asked the Lord to provide opportunities to give out His Word.  Recently, a Navajo lady brought her mom to Flagstaff to see a family member that had been air-lifted to our local hospital overnight with a stroke.  They stopped for supper and we had time to visit and tell the older woman how salvation was freely offered her through faith in Christ.  Much was interpreted by her daughter who has been praying for the salvation of her parents and this stroke has intensified her concern.  The message was given, but as the younger lady said, “She doesn’t seem to understand the concept of her need yet.”  We are still praying for her salvation.  We were reminded that God  does hear  our prayers and He will answer, though not always as we expect Him to.  God brought the opportunity to give out His Word right here at our kitchen table.

Col 4:3  “Praying also for us that God would open unto us a door of utterance.  That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.”

We live in a city where folks from the Reservation often come for business, hospital visits, shopping, etc. and we never know when we will have surprise guests.  One day this past month, we had 17 show up for a meal (total of 19 at the table) .  They weren’t being rude.  Saw them in town and invited them and then hurried home to see what we could feed them!  We all laughed because this same family surprised us when we were living in Colorado almost 30 years ago, and we put them up overnight.  Thankfully, we had a gym at the Bible School where we were working, so plenty of room for them to spread out sleeping bags.  That time there were a total of 27 that joined our family of 8.  At times like these, you just  remember that God  is in control and will provide what is needed, then you enjoy the time and the memories it will make.  If they wait another 30 years, it may well be in glory with our Lord!  Thank you to those of you who opened their homes to our family of 8-sometimes without much notice.

Please continue to pray as we wait to hear more information regarding the Bible Institute program that Pastor Billy wants to begin in Navajo churches.  We are excited about this possibility and  praying that it will come about.

At present, Janet has 7 piano students.  6 of them are Navajos that attend churches in need of piano players and we are training with that in mind.  Most of them are already playing specials and offertories in the home church and hopefully, by the end of the year, we will have some of them ready to play for congregational singing as well.  The 7th student is a neighbor girl (10 yrs ?) from a Mormon family, so the teaching is not geared to how to use your music to serve God.  Please pray that this may be a door to talk to both the student and Mom about God.  Pray for the right words to say at the right time and to be ready to recognize whenever the Holy Spirit opens the door with this young life.

Thank you to each of you for your gifts that you send so faithfully, but especially for your prayers.  We know that many of you keep a list of our requests and pray with and for us throughout the month.

Thank you.

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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

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Grammer’s July 2015 Update

Dear Friends in Christ,

Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

A couple of weeks ago, we received word that one of our dear friends, Carl Filer, left this old world and is now with the Lord.  Carl and Esther have been behind us in prayer and support while we were still in Bible College preparing to serve the Lord in Arizona and have remained faithful all these years.  They had a dairy farm in New York and were an example of serving the Lord without the title of “pastor” or “missionary”, yet were in “full-time” service as they witnessed to neighbors and fellow farmers and lived a life that put God first in their decisions and activities.

This week, Heaven received another of God’s servants, Steve Fox.  Steve pastored an Indian church down in the Phoenix area and though he was not with our mission, he was a good friend with many of our missionaries and we feel the loss even as we rejoice.

Please pray for Steve’s wife, Treasa, as well as Carl’s wife, Esther, as these women face the changes  ahead and challenges of life alone after many years of marriage.  We are so thankful for these men and their faithful examples of serving our Lord.  For them, the work is over.  Pray for us to leave behind the same testimony of faithfulness.

We have been praying for a pastor for the First Baptist Church in Tuba City, as well as the Navajo Fellowship Baptist Church in Page.  The folks in Tuba City have voted on a man to come and he is to move in next month.  June 28 will be our last week-end of filling the pulpit for them before they have a full-time pastor once again.  Pray with us for other opportunities to preach and teach God’s Word.
The folks in Page are seriously considering a man at this time also, though we haven’t heard that he has formally accepted that position.  How exciting to watch God at work and see our prayers answered.  Thank you for praying with us.

We have submitted a materials list to a sawmill in Alaska and waiting to get a price list from them.  Pray with us for a reasonable cost and for the workers needed to continue building next summer.
This week, Daniel M. stopped by as he traveled home from Bible College for a visit before spending his summer working as a counselor at a Christian camp.   In his first letter to the church of  Thessalonica, Paul described them as his “crown of rejoicing” (2:19) because of their service to God.  What an encouragement to see God at work in Daniel’s life; a crown of rejoicing.
I Thes. 2:13 “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”

This week, Janet fell over a garden hose and fractured one of her ankle bones.  Thankfully, no surgery is required but she is now wearing a “walking boot” and using a walker as she heals.  Please pray for her as she heals and as she is forced to slow down and do more sitting.

We do serve a mighty God who is able to change lives.  Thank you for your prayers and financial help so that we can be fellow-servants in this ministry.

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer’s Prayer Letter May 2015

May 2015

Dear Friends in Christ,

Greetings from Arizona.  Yes, we are home once again after 6 weeks on the road.  We knew we were getting close to home when we say road-side sales for “fry-bread” and “roasted pinions” rather than “maple syrup”. After over 6,500 miles, it is good to be home.
Thank you for your prayers as we traveled.  Mom’s memorial service went well and we believe God was honored as the message of salvation in Christ was clearly presented. It was also nice to see family again.

We were able to visit several churches before we had to head home.  If we missed  your church this trip, maybe next time?  We just didn’t have enough time to see everyone.  Most of the churches we visited are already supporting churches, but have taken on a new pastor.  We wanted to become acquainted with these new leaders that we’ve been praying for.  We are also thankful for a new church that has voted to take us on for a monthly support.

As many of you know, we did have engine problems as we traveled.  It was an unexpected expense but we are thankful that we were able to solve the problems before we headed back across country.  Thank you to those of you who helped us get that taken care of.
We found a good bit of interest in the Alaskan radio project and are praying about a group of men that are interested in helping out next summer in getting the building up.  Please continue to pray with us to have the experienced workers, as well as the needed finances for the materials.  One couple helped us with the blueprints and materials list that we think is going to be quite beneficial.  They told us that they had always dreamed of helping a mission building project and never thought that God would let them do just that while sitting in their own home.  Amazing how God can use what He has given to us when we have the desire to be used.

It didn’t take long before we were once again busy.  We got home Sat. night, and by Mon. morning we were asked to make 2 hospital visits.  Less than two weeks passed and we had 2 groups of visitors that we prepared meals for and then a funeral to attend.  Thank you for helping financially so that we can be available to minister to these people no matter what day or time.

This is the time of the year for graduations and our family has 2 high school graduations (Caleb Holton and Emily Carmichael) and 1 Bible School graduation (Nathan Carmichael) this month. In August, our grand-daughter, Hannah Holton will become Mrs. Jonathan Chick.  It’s exciting to see the next generation moving on and praying that God will be honored in their lives and homes.

We are very aware of how blessed we are by you folks as you give and pray on our behalf. 

You are most appreciated, thank you.

Please let us know if you are getting a duplicate letter on your e-mail address so we can correct it.

In Christ,
Sam and Janet Grammer

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Grammer’s Feb 2015

Dear Friends in Christ,
 
We are sending this letter a couple of weeks late for a reason.  In mid-March, we will be driving back to the east coast for Sam’s mother’s memorial service. We also plan to visit a few of our supporting churches before returning to Arizona.  Since we will be on the road for a few weeks, the next letter that we send out will probably not be until the month of May.  We are hoping that the storms that have been hard on the east coast will have settled down and winter weather will not be a problem for the roads that we will be using.
Please do pray for us as we travel:
 
1-for safety
2-for good meetings
3- for Sam as he speaks at his mother’s service.
 
We were excited during the month of February to hear of an increase to our family!  On Feb 8, our 16th grandchild was born, Peter Charles Grammer (Parents-Sam and Amber).  Then 10 days later, on Feb 18, our second great-grandchild was born, Oliver Leonard Holton (Parents-Levi and Chelsea Holton/grandparents- our  daughter Faith& Andrew Holton).
We were also informed of a marriage being planned in August of one of our grand-daughters, but we’ll give her some time to share her own news before we give her name.  (I suspect that she has already done this, as she seems pretty excited about it.)
 
The past few weeks, we have found ourselves keeping quite busy.  We’ve had several visitors at the house.  While we were in Page, we were gone from our home so much that we had few visitors, but I think the news has gotten out that the Grammers are home again.
 
Sam has kept busy studying.  There have been many opportunities to preach and teach God’s Word, as well as help church leaders with counsel and encouragement.  The next couple of weeks, we will be helping a church that is presently without a pastor.  There seem to be more pulpits in need of pastors than men willing to fill them; men with serving hearts.  Pray with us that the Lord “will send more laborers into the harvest.” (Matt 9:37-38)
Plans are also being made for a trip to Alaska again this summer to make more progress on the building for the radio station.
 
Thank you for your prayers and Christmas gifts sent last month, along with your regular financial support.
 
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer
 
P.S.- I’ve noticed that our e-mail provider has changed their format and our emails are being designated as “Century Link”.  I  have included our name in the subject line so that hopefully we won’t have our monthly up-dates deleted because you don’t recognize the sender.  I’ll try to do this regularly so that we can keep in touch with you without having to change providers, since our prayer cards are printed with this address – and to avoid having you make changes when you want to send messages to us.

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Sam & Janet Grammer Jan 2015

Jan 2015

Dear Friends in Christ,

A few months ago, Sam’s Mom  had to be moved from her home on a Maryland farm, into a nursing home.  She never really enjoyed this move and seemed to struggle with colds and various viruses that she was now exposed to.  On Jan. 10, she finished this earthly life and entered Heaven. She was 95.  Since she had accepted Christ’s gift of salvation, we can only rejoice with her.  The family is planning a memorial service after the weather warms up, so we won’t be traveling back during the winter months.
During the holidays, we receive many letters from friends that we only hear from once a year.  I’m sure you have found that true also.  We enjoy hearing from you and knowing how God has been working in your lives over the past year.  We have also had some share with us that they pray for us often; sometimes weekly and sometimes even daily.  What an encouragement that is to us.

We can’t always share the things we deal with.  We often are asked for help as people experience marital and family problems, health problems, legal problems, financial problems…  These are personal for others and we don’t feel free to share them. Yet they are also a challenge to us.  We are not doctors, lawyers, or economists- but want to give Biblical counsel in dealing with life’s situations.   We need your prayers that we give Godly wisdom and not personal opinion.  We also need prayer that we don’t become overwhelmed by other’s burdens but recognize that God is the One they need for their strength.  This may be what your own pastor is going through and he surely needs your prayers also.

Also, this month, we were encouraged as we listened to a young Navajo man give a presentation of his ministry among college students in the Ukraine.  This man’s family attended the church while we were in Tuba City, so we knew him when he was a child.  We look back and remember his mother accepting Christ and his father returning to the Lord.  What a difference is made in a home when God is put first!  His father is now preaching in a Reservation church that is without a full-time pastor.
It is very difficult for the Navajo people to leave the security of the Reservation, or to send their children to another country to serve for even short periods.  Chuck has married a Ukrainian woman and they have made a long-term commitment to serve in her homeland.  It warms our hearts to see this young couple starting their ministry, as well as two other young men, Jeremiah and Tim, who are on a short term mission trip to teens in Florida.  It is rewarding to know that we had a part by ministering to their families when they were just children.  We need the next generation to step up and be willing to serve our wonderful Saviour.

Thank you for your prayers and Christmas gifts sent last month, along with your regular financial support.

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer’s Christmas Letter 2014

Dear Friends in Christ,
We had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving time this year.  First, we were able to be with the Cedar Ridge Baptist Church for their Thanksgiving meal where Sam was asked to speak.
Janet played the piano for the special day.  At present, they have a piano but no pianist.  One of their young girls is taking lessons from Janet and we are praying that she can progress enough to play for the congregational singing.  She is now committed to playing a special number for them at least once a month.  Toahonnie is the granddaughter of the pastor, Paul Chief, who is also one of Sam’s former Bible School students.   It is a blessing to see the Lord using us over the years.
We were also able to travel to North Carolina to spend Thanksgiving week with 3 of our daughters and their families.  Our family lives so far away that we look forward to this annual time together and thankful that God provided once again so that we could be there.  We were also able to visit one of our supporting churches in NC, Five Forks Baptist Church.
Please continue to pray with us for Navajo Fellowship Baptist as they look for a full-time pastor and for a home for his family in Page.  We see one of these families every other week as they bring 2 of their children to Flagstaff (2 hrs travel each way) to continue their piano lessons.  Once again, the church has a piano but is in need of someone to play for the congregational singing.  Both Keanu and his sister, Aaliyah are doing well, playing at least once a month for a special number and hopefully will be able to meet this need.
Janet also has 2 piano students traveling every other week from Tuba City (1 ½ hr travel each way) and they are also playing a special in church once a month.  Please pray for these piano students to be able to serve the Lord with their music.
While in the grocery store a few weeks ago, we met a young man and his girlfriend, Marvin and Destiny.  Marvin was just a young toddler when we first met him and now he is talking of marriage and asked about pre-marital counseling.  We told him this would be great, but suggested that he first go to his pastor and make sure that the pastor would be in agreement with this arrangement.  We do not want our pastors to feel that they are being replaced, but rather want to help them in anyway that we can.
We are now quickly approaching the Christmas season.  Are you thrilled over the fact that our Creator became a man, fully understanding the suffering He would endure, just so that our sin would be paid for and we could once again be friends with God?  This is a good time of the year for us to reach out to our family and friends with this wonderful message.  How are you taking advantage of this season to share the Gospel message?
Thank you for your prayers and financial gifts this past month.

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

P.S.- I’ve noticed that our e-mail provider has changed their format and our emails are being designated as “Century Link”.  I  have included our name in the subject line so that hopefully we won’t have our monthly up-dates deleted because you don’t recognize the sender.  I’ll try to do this regularly so that we can keep in touch with you without having to change providers, since our prayer cards are printed with this address – and to avoid having you make changes when you want to send messages to us.

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Grammer’s Fall Update 2014

Dear Friends in Christ,

We plan to be enjoying our annual family get together for Thanksgiving at the end of November, so we’ve decided to send October’s news out a bit late and include the month of November.

Our last day as Pastor at Navajo Fellowship Baptist Church in Page was very encouraging.  We were able to baptize a young mother that Sam lead to Christ a year ago.  She and her husband joined the church that same day.  We’ve watched them both grow and actively witnessing to others and bringing them to church with them.

We were also encouraged to have one of Janet’s piano students play the offertory  from the Hymnal.  He’s not quite ready for congregational singing, but playing from the Hymn book is more difficult than the easy arrangements that he was been playing so this was quite an accomplishment.  There is truly a need for pianists among our Indian churches and we are excited to see some of her students being used to minister in this way.

Please continue to pray with us for Navajo Fellowship Baptist as they look for a full-time pastor that can live right there in Page.  We want them to find the very man that God would have take that position.  So many of you in our supporting churches are also looking for pastors, so we have quite a list of churches that are included in this request as we pray.

Fall is also the season that we have our annual Fall Hunt Camp.  There were 5 hunters this year, which included a son-in-law and grandson, Nate & Nathan Carmichael.  In the past, we have had a camp with 3 generations in one family and this year the “generations” were our own!  This year’s camp-fire Bible Study was in the book of I Thessalonians.  We are thankful for a good time, safety in traveling and the hunt, as well as the 3 elk and bear that were taken.  It’s great to have so much fun while serving the Lord.

Thank you to each of you that helped us these past 2 months with financial gifts and especially with your prayers. You are appreciated.

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Update from Grammer’s July 2014

June & July 2014
Dear Friends in Christ,

Did you notice that we are writing for 2 months this time? The schedule will have us traveling most of July and August and away from our desk. Please pray with us for safe travels.

As we write this, our young people are on the road to Jr. Camp in eastern AZ at Grand View Camp. This camp is run a by family that once served with our mission among the Navajo people until they left to start this camp. The kids have been going here for a few years now and we’ve been very pleased with their ministry. The responses of our campers have been great-both in the fun they have, and in the spiritual decisions that are made. One of our own Bible School men (Tyler) is using his summer to serve there as a counselor and trusting the Lord to meet his financial needs for this coming year’s school bill.

July 14-18 is scheduled for our VBS this year. Our theme is International Spy Academy as we teach the “agents in training” to be able to identify counterfeits to the One True God.

The day that we start our VBS is also the day that our other Bible School student (Daniel) leaves for a 2 week mission trip in the Philippines with a group from his Bible School, International Baptist College in Chandler, AZ.

After our VBS program, we will be leaving on a trip to visit 4 different churches; 2 are presently supporting churches and 2 are new churches to us. We will then be ending the trip with a visit with the missionaries under our board, Independent Baptist Indian Missions, for our annual Mission Conference. This year we are scheduled to be in Iowa.

A week after returning to AZ, Sam and some men will be taking a week to travel to Alaska to do some more work for the Radio Station in Thorne Bay. Each summer we see a little more progress on the property so that we have a building to house the ministry.

As you can see- a busy summer is planned for us. Please be praying with us for each opportunity that the Lord has provided for us to serve Him. We realize how important you are in our ministry and thank you.

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

P.S.- I’ve noticed that our e-mail provider has changed their format and our emails are being designated as “Century Link”. I have included our name in the subject line so that hopefully we won’t have our monthly up-dates deleted because you don’t recognize the sender. I’ll try to do this regularly so that we can keep in touch with you without having to change providers, since our prayer cards are printed with this address – and to avoid having you make changes when you want to send messages to us. Let’s hope this works.

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