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.
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.