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.”
Sam & Janet Grammer