Grammer July 2021

Dear Friends in Christ,
Last month, we told you about the wild fires in our area that put us in the national news. After 2 very dry winters with little snowfall and then the lack of our annual rainy season last summer, we were in a record drought.  Well, this summer, our monsoon season arrived and the charts show that we are getting an above average rainy monsoon season this summer!  The wildfires left little foliage to hold back the water from the mountains and now we are dealing with flash floods in Flagstaff and our governor has declared our city to be in a state of emergency. And once again we are in the national news!  Some of you have contacted us to see how we are doing.  Thank you for your prayers and concern.  However, our home is outside the city limits and the flooding is not affecting us personally, though we do know people that are in the flood zone and dealing with the cleanup and wondering if it will hit them again.
This past week, the Navajo Family Bible Camp/Conference was once again held on the telephone rather than in person.  The first 3 nights, Sam taught the sessions in English and on the last 3 nights 3 Navajo pastors taught the same lessons in the Navajo language.   The theme this year was on “The Resurrection” :
* 1-Christ’s resurrection
*2- the first resurrection (of Believer s) 
*3- the second resurrection (all the dead).   
We do know of at least one that made a profession of faith in Christ for salvation!  Again-thank you for your prayers!
This summer, Sam will be making 2 trips to Thorne Bay, AK for the radio station project. The first trip will be focused on getting building materials and supplies at the site so that when the work crew from NC come in mid-August, they will be able to get right at it and hopefully make good progress.  There are 4 men that will be helping on the first trip.  Please pray for them:
Will went with  last year’s work team as a high school Sr.  In August, he will be a freshman at Crown College in Tenn.- enrolled in the ministerial program.
Zachary has also worked with Sam before for a couple of years during his hunt camps and was a good worker and great help.  Zach grew up in S Dakota in a missionary family that ministered to the Sioux people.  He was married this past spring, yet still willing to help us with the work this year.  (We are thankful for a Christian wife that is willing to be away from her new husband so that he can serve our Lord.  Thank you Melissa.)
Brett is a retired school teacher from the Navajo Reservation and now, he and his wife are on staff at Tri-City Baptist Church & Academy down in the Phoenix area.
John Paul is a graduate of Crown College and taking post-graduate studies for his degree. He and his wife just had their first child this summer and are considering working in Alaska among the Indian people there. (Once again, we are thankful for his young wife with a new baby willing to be separated from her husband so he can serve! Thank you.)  Sam is planning to take John Paul to some of the Indian communities in that part of Alaska to help them understand if this is truly where God wants them to minister.
We don’t personally know each of the work team from the Antioch Baptist Church in NC but pray with us also for them as they come to help next month, as well as for their families that will be waiting back home.   
There are many small Indian communities located around Thorne Bay and they tend to be isolated by choice.  A Christian radio station is a great method of proclaiming the Gospel message to folks who resist interaction with strangers.  We are eager to see the station in operation and broadcasting the message of salvation.  The project has been slow, but we are encouraged as we see progress each summer; knowing that God’s timing is always the best.
Please continue to pray for 
*Safety for the men (both in travel and during the building) 
*The need for electric to be brought to the property
* Good progress on the construction so we can soon be broadcasting
Thank you for your part in our ministry, both here in AZ as well as in AK.  We need your prayers and are so thankful for your financial support that allows us to serve here.
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer June 2021

Dear Friends in Christ,
Some of you that keep up with the news, have read about the forest fires in Arizona and have contacted us to ask about our safety.  There is a fire southwest of Flagstaff that has several communities on standby for evacuation.  However, our home is about 5 miles northeast of town and we are in no danger at present.  We do know folks on the other side of town that are unsure of what will happen –so thank you for the prayers.

June is typically a dry, hot month that makes us all eager for the monsoon season that usually begins in July.  This year, we are breaking the heat record set in the 1920’s.  We are also facing a severe drought as last year’s monsoon season gave us little rain and the last 2 winters had little snow and were very dry.  All of this has added to the fire danger and the forests have been closed as a result.  It is common to have fire restrictions this time of the year, but there is access to the forests-but not this year. 

The state has removed the mask mandate and our city has followed suit. Once again, Janet is able to visit in the nursing home, though a mask is required.  The resident that she visits with is feeling the loss of fellowship with other Believers yet her family is still uneasy about removing her from the home to go to church.  Pray that she is able to encourage this Christian sister during this difficult time.

The reservations have their own governments and some of them are still restrictive.  We are seeing some of the churches on the various reservations that are once again starting to have Sunday services.  Many of the churches on the Navajo Reservation still feel restricted in meeting together publicly .

The Western Navajo Family Bible Conference has decided to once again hold teleconference sessions rather than meet in person.  This worked out quite well last year so they will follow the same program this year.  Sam will be teaching 3 nights in English and then there will be a Navajo pastor teaching for 3 nights.  The topic this year is Biblical Resurrection.  Please pray with us as he prepares and ministers in this way.

We are still making preparations for this summer’s work in Thorne Bay, AK on the radio station project.  Orders for building supplies are being made over the phone and will hopefully be available and ready for the work teams coming in late July and August. 

Pray with us for:  (1) the construction, (2) safety of the workers both in travel and on site, (3) the need for the electric company to put in power lines, (4) that even now, God would be preparing the man God would have run the station, and (5) that we can soon be on the air reaching out with the message of salvation to those who live in the Thorne Bay area.  (Once again, this paragraph is a repeat from past months, but still true for this coming month.  We really do need your prayers with us in this outreach.)

Thank you to each of you that have helped us financially this past month and especially for those who have been faithful in praying for us.  You are an important part of our ministry.

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

Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer May 2021

May 2021
Dear Friends in Christ,
This past month has been a busy time around our house.  We’ve had several visits in our home and even some over-nighters.  There weren’t a lot of teaching or preaching engagements this month but June will make up for it.

We were able to be with the Living Waters Baptist church among the Yavapai-Apache people this past month.  Their pastor and wife were able to travel to see their grandson graduate and asked us to fill in for them for the week-end.  We have watched this work begin and grow over the years and it was a blessing to us to be with them once again.

Pray with us as Sam prepares messages for the next couple of months.  We are scheduled for 4 preaching and teaching opportunities in June and then the teleconference being planned for next month, July.

We are also schedule for 4 other preaching and teaching opportunities in June.  Thank you for your prayers on our behalf.

Plans are now being made for this summer’s work in Thorne Bay, AK on the radio station project.  We have a work crew from NC coming up in mid-Aug and Sam is going up the beginning of Aug. with 3 young men to  be sure the needed materials are on hand and all is ready for the workers.  

Pray with us for:  (1) the construction, (2) safety of the workers both in travel and on site, (3) the need for the electric company to put in power lines, (4) that even now, God would be preparing the man God would have run the station, and (5) that we can soon be on the air reaching out with the message of salvation to those who live in the Thorne Bay area.  (This paragraph is a repeat from last month’s letter, but still true for this coming month.  We really do need your prayers with us in this outreach.)
You are important to our work here.  Thank you for your letters of encouragement, your prayers, and the financial support that allows us to continue to minister and serve the Lord.

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

Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer April 2021

I realize some of you may be getting this twice.  My apologies.  They have changed the format of our email and I think I made some errors.  To avoid skipping anyone, I am re-sending our letter so you may well get copies.  Sorry-Sam & Janet
April  2021
Dear Friends in Christ,
This week is the final class for this semester in the Northern Arizona School of the Bible, here in Flagstaff.    We have had a good response from our students that tell us how they appreciate the opportunity to learn more of God’s Word.  What a joy it has been to be able to be one of the teachers.  We have several that attend class in person, plus more that attend online around the country as well as outside the country.  Technology has been a real blessing during these difficult times.
At the moment, the Dine Bible Institute has not yet returned to classes because of the Navajo Nation COVID restrictions.  We have kept in touch with some of the former students and they are eager to begin once again.  Pray with us for the Lord’s timing regarding fall semester classes and for wisdom for those in leadership. 
Once again, Sam has been asked to teach the English sessions for the Western Navajo Bible Fellowship summer sessions.  Again this year, they have chosen to forego the family camp that they held every year here in Flagstaff but to have teleconference sessions.  We miss seeing them in person, but glad that we can spend time together in the Word of God.
We are also making plans to spend some time in Thorne Bay, AK working on the radio station project.  We have a volunteer work team planning on helping in August and some other workers that hope to join Sam ahead of time getting materials ready for the team.  We are eager to see this station broadcasting.  
Pray with us for:  (1) the construction, (2) safety of the workers both in travel and on site, (3) the need for the electric company to put in power lines, (4) that even now, God would be preparing the man God would have run the station, and (5) that we can soon be on the air reaching out with the message of salvation to those who live in the Thorne Bay area.
What a comfort to know that God is in control of everything in our lives.  Thank you so much for your prayers and your part in our ministry.  We are very much aware that you are important to our work here and often pray for various churches and individuals that have helped us over the years to be able to serve where God has placed us.  Thank you for your letters of encouragement, your prayers, and the financial support that allows us to continue to minister and serve the Lord.

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

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Grammer March 2021

Dear Friends in Christ,


Last week, we attended a memorial service for our mission founder and former director, David DeFord.  It was a great day. We reminisced over the ways Dave was a blessing to us as well as enjoying visiting with many of our missionaries,  that we haven’t seen in a long time, and hear how God has been working among the various tribes.  After the message, there was a “live mike” as various ones shared.  One young man said he had only met Dave once, but Dave’s ministry to his in-laws was used in his own personal life and led him to Christ.  Another lady shared that she was raised in a Christian home and wanted to thank each missionary for bringing the Gospel message to her people.  She told us that she was praying for several of us by name because she had seen God using us.  Yes-it was an encouraging day!


As we mentioned last month, a local church in Flagstaff, started the Northern Arizona School of the Bible here in town and Sam has been helping with the teaching. We still haven’t heard anything about the Dine Bible Institute restarting on the Navajo Reservation, but the area is still in “lock-down”-though we are hearing rumors of this opening back up soon.  Please pray with us for these classes in God’s Word. 


We were scheduled to fill in for a missionary on the Hopi Reservation the last 2 Sundays of this month.  However, their tribe is now starting a “lock-down” over the week-ends, so the church there has decided to meet on Friday afternoons, rather than Sundays when they are restricted from moving about.  Last week, we went for services, but spring break had many of the families off the reservation and no one came.  We were told that they would be back this coming week, so we are praying they will be available to fellowship together this coming week.  This is a difficult area and people are not in consistent in attending.  It has made us more conscious about praying for this ministry and that the missionary family would not become discouraged.


Please continue to pray for our elderly folk that are isolated in the nursing homes.  We pray for the individuals that we know personally.  Don’t forget to pray those in your area that are restricted from loved ones and in need of Christian fellowship.


We have heard from one work team that is planning to come to Thorne Bay, Alaska in August to work on the Radio project and the construction of the building.  We are still waiting for travel dates from another possible work team and then will get travel dates so Sam can get there ahead of the workers and have the supplies that are needed available.  Continue to pray with us regarding the electric, as well as safety and good progress in the work.


What a comfort to know that God is in control of everything in our lives.  Thank you so much for your prayers and your part in our ministry.  We are very much aware that you are important to our work here and often pray for various churches and individuals that have helped us over the years to be able to serve where God has placed us.  Thank you.

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

Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer February 2021

Dear Friends in Christ,
We are still healthy and thankful that God has spared us from this virus.  Early this next month, we are planning on attending a memorial service for our founder and former director of our mission.  Though he will be missed, he was already struggling with health issues that are now over.  It has been a blessing to see how God has provided for the needs of his wife; emotionally as well as her living situation.  God still keeps His promises. 
A local church in Flagstaff, Ponderosa Baptist, started a Bible School this month called Northern Arizona School of the Bible.  There are approximately a dozen students that are enrolled and attend in person- plus some others that are taking the course on line (even some out of country).  Sam is helping with some of the teaching, when the pastor is unable to be present each week.  This semester, 3 courses are available:  New Testament Survey, Life of Christ and New Testament Church.  
At this time, the Dine Bible Institute on the Navajo Reservation hasn’t been able to return to classes yet.  Some of the churches are starting to meet once again, but generally, the Reservation is still shut down each evening and week-end and don’t want outsiders visiting.  Please continue to pray that this will soon change as many of them are really anxious to be together with other Believers once again.
This coming month, we are scheduled to help out a missionary on the Hopi reservation who needs to be away to visit with some of their supporters.  Pray for their traveling safety and for us as we minister while they are away.
The nursing homes are still closed.  Each week, Janet drives by and leaves a little gift to remind the ladies that they have not been abandoned.  She includes a monthly devotional booklet to try to encourage them to continue with daily devotions. One of the ladies has returned to her family for care because the cost was too much for them and at this point, her restrictions are not insurmountable.  It will be an adjustment for all as each of them will have to release a bit of their independence.  We are praying for them, as well as another lady whose family is seeking financial help to continue her stay there.
We have had some cold temperatures this winter and a couple of good snowstorms (which are badly needed for our water supply).  Yet God has met all our needs and we have plenty of firewood to keep us warm, as well as running water and electricity.  We know that this has been a challenging winter for some of you and trust you are all back up and running-and ready for spring! 
Plans are being made for this summer’s work in Thorne Bay, Alaska.  Please continue to Pray with us that travel will not be a problem for our work teams as well as safety and progress in the construction.  Also, continue to pray with us about the electric need.  At this point, we have heard nothing but hopefully will have some answers by the time the construction is completed and we will be ready to broadcast.  We are eager to start looking for a missionary to man the station and get it on the air!
In spite of the restrictions this pandemic is creating, God is still using us.  There have been changes, with more “one-on-one” opportunities rather than public teaching and preaching.  How comforting to know that God is in control and has a purpose for it all and we are able to still being used to serve Him. Thank you for continuing to pray and financially support us so that we can still minister.
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer January 2021

Dear Friends in Christ,
First- thank you to those who sent us cards, pictures and annual family letters over the past several weeks.  We don’t send out many Christmas cards due to the postage, but really appreciate those that send to us-especially the letters and pictures to keep us in touch.
We live at 7,000 ft. above sea level with a high mountain desert climate.  Our water supply relies much on the winter snows.  It is not unusual for things to be dry but the year 2020 was the driest on record.  Our summer rainy season (“monsoons”) were missing and we had little snow (occasional “dusting”), so we were really pleased when a snowstorm arrived this week-end!    The roads were bad enough that Sunday services were online only and they even cancelled school.  We are so thankful for a warm, dry home but can empathize with our reservation brothers and sisters that miss the face-to-face fellowship with other Believers.
We have seen an increase in visitors in our home.  It’s ironic to have them come, give us a big hug and then sit on the other side of the room and put on a face mask.  As we’ve mentioned before, our ministry is now more one-on-one than in public services.  However, opportunities for Sam to preach have been slowly increasing; once this month and 2 scheduled for March.  God is in control and we want to be ready to serve as He decides.  Pray
We have also had visitors that come to get leatherwork done.  We have several Bible verses on the walls and Sam looks for ways to talk to them about the Lord.  Sometimes they are glad to talk and other times, not so glad and even irritated. Some have opened their hearts to the Lord while others walk away, but we have been faithful and pray for the Holy Spirit do His work.
The hospitals and nursing homes are still closed.  This past year, one lady that Janet would visit, is now with the Lord while another Christian lady was moved into a home.  Phone calls are still an option, but often these ladies feel forgotten by family and friends and don’t understand the isolation.  Hopefully this ministry will open up once again soon. Pray
Some have inquired about the Thorne Bay radio station in Alaska.  Plans are being made for this summer with 2 and possibly 3 volunteer crews hoping to come.  Much progress was made this past summer on the main building and footers set for the extension which will house the kitchen and bathroom. (rooms needing plumbing)  Pray with us that travel will not be a problem for our work teams as well as safety and progress in the construction.
Please continue to pray with us regarding the electric situation.  It would be thousands of $/s for us to put in the electric poles ourselves and then it would be our personal responsibility to maintain and repair if there are any power outages. There are some other residents in the area that are trying to convince the power company that it would be profitable for them to bring in the electric lines but so far, no positive response.  The option is generators that are being used during construction.  The fuel costs limit how long they are used and will therefore limit broadcast hours.
We have also been asked how COVID is affecting us personally.  We are still healthy.  Thank you for the prayers.  We don’t want to be careless, but neither do we want to live our lives in fear.  How great to be able to trust God through all of this. Much of the sickness and deaths are located in the large city areas, as many people are in close contact with each other. However, the reservations are also heavily hit, especially the Navajo nation.  Their isolation seems to make them less resistant to viruses, colds, flues… and the strong family ties bring the diseases into their homes.  When water and electric are not available, they become even more vulnerable.  When you have to haul water, why do you want to wash your hands more frequently?  
Thank you for your part in our ministry;  both  prayers and financial gifts.  You are a part of our ministry!
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”
In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammer December 2020


Dear Friends in Christ,
This is about the time of the month that we send our monthly letters out (both by e-mail or postal service) but realize that many of you won’t get this until after Christmas.  Hopefully, your holidays were filled with joy; not just from all the extra activities and family gatherings, but because of the joy that comes when we recognize  & appreciate God’s precious gift to us!

Our annual family holidays are really during the Thanksgiving season and it was a treat to see so many of our family members (4 generations!).  What a blessing to see God working in the lives of the younger generations.  Many of them have gone on to Bible College and we pray for them to know just where God wants them to serve in His plan for their lives.   God is so faithful! Thank you for praying for us during our travels.
This past month, we were able to fill in for a missionary that had to be away for the week-end.  It is a small church that still meets in their home.  Because of the COVID scare, as well as the newness of the new church, no-one came for the morning service, but we had 9 children show up for the afternoon Children’s church.  We were thankful for the opportunity to minister again and praying the lock-downs and curfews will soon be lifted so Believers can once again enjoy the fellowship that they are now missing.  Please pray with us for this.
After 35 years of trying to get a Mt. Big Horn Sheep tag, Sam finally got one this year!!  The season began on Dec. 11 and he was able to hunt for one day.   The week-end of the 13th, he preached and the very next day, he was out hunting again and God provided a very nice ram.  We are thankful for a beautiful trophy and especially for the meat.  God always provides what we need and often more then we need!  This was truly an answer to prayer!

(Vince Lopez from Colorado, has hunted with Sam for many years and was a big help-especially when packing the meat out to the truck!!)
During our trip, we were able to visit in 2 churches that are planning on sending volunteer work teams next summer to work on the Thorne Bay radio station site.  Please continue to pray with us that electric will be available on the property by the time we are ready to begin broadcasting.  A generator is being used during the construction, but will limit broadcasting hours because of the cost of fuel.
{A young man from Flagstaff that worked with the team this summer in Alaska, just lost his father this past week.  Recovering from back surgery, blood clots caused a cardiac arrest and they were unable to resuscitate him. Please pray with us for the Carder family during this time.  Will is presently a sr. in high school and plans to attend Bible College this fall to prepare for ministry.}
Since the nursing homes have been closed to visitors, one of our Navajo ladies died (non-COVID related but rather age-related) and another was admitted to the hospital today after testing positive and exhibiting symptoms of COVID.  She can’t stay in the Home at present because of her symptoms, so they have had to take her to the hospital until she can test negative.  Sometimes, Janet is able to visit on the phone with them but some are hesitant to talk on the phone.  This is a trying time for all, but especially for those with mental deterioration that don’t understand that they are not being ignored, but restricted because of governmental regulations.  Pray for the elderly; both in our area, as well as those around you.  Stay in touch as you can and pray for them.
We are both doing well and no problems personally with this virus so far.  Thank you for each of you that have stayed in touch and are praying for us.  
Pray as we have contact with Believers from the reservations, that we can encourage them to stay faithful and not become discouraged at this time.

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

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Grammer October-November 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,
In just the past couple of weeks, we have slowly seen some of the reservations opening up so that our missionaries and pastors can resume Sunday services.  However, the Navajo Reservation, which is closest to us, is still enforcing daily curfews and week-end lock-downs.  Between the curfews and lock-downs, the residents are free to travel to town for business and supplies.  Many of them stop by for saddle & leather work, counseling and just for a visit.  This has given us many opportunities to talk about our Lord and give the Gospel message.  Pray with us to use these opportunities and for the Holy Spirit to work in hearts, for He knows each need far better than we do.
We are still waiting for the Dine Bible Institute to begin classes once again.  Maybe in the spring semester…?  Pray with us.  We know the Lord’s timing isn’t always ours and we are trying to be patient.  We do still have contact with various students and they seem eager to get back to their studies.
We are both doing well and God has seen fit to keep us safe from the COVID virus so far.  We do try to be wise but still not let it dictate our lives.  Please continue to pray with us for good health.
This past week-end, Sam was able to preach at a local church here in Flagstaff as the pastor was away.  It was good to be used this way once again in spite of the present conditions.  We miss the opportunities to serve in this manner, but trusting God to use us as He sees best.
We plan to spend some time with our family in the east during the month of November for our annual family Thanksgiving gathering.  Pray with us for safety as we travel.  We look forward to this time each year with kids, grandkids and great-grandkids and thankful that God has given us this special time each year.  Notice that this letter is for both October and November as we travel.  We will try to catch up with you again in December, so don’t be concerned or feel forgotten next month. 
Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support.  God has met all our needs and we appreciate your willingness to be used by Him.

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

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Grammar September 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,
The reservations are still shut down to non-residents.  Each tribe makes their own regulations, but generally, only outsiders delivering water, food and supplies are allowed access.  The Navajo reservation, which is the closest to us, has 84% of the state’s COVID cases.  This has caused them to impose curfews each night and “lock-downs” each week-end, discouraging even neighbors and family from visiting with each other. (To be caught outside your home during these hours could result in fines or jail time.)  Local pastors are prohibited from holding services among their people and Christians are missing the fellowship with each other and worshiping together.  Some are resorting to telephone and internet contacts, but still miss the personal contact of meeting together.


Once the curfews are lifted in the mornings, folks are free to leave the reservation and often come to Flagstaff for supplies and visits.  Though the Lord has restricted our former ministry with meetings, we still have frequent opportunities to witness and counsel on a personal individual basis as different ones stop by our home or call on the phone.  Our outreach methods may have changed, but God still is in control and accomplishing His purpose and we have seen God working in hearts during this stressful time.  


Though we are presently unable to have classes at the Dine Bible Institute, the local pastor is considering the possibility of having classes via tele-conferencing .  We still have contact with some of last semester’s students and they seem eager to begin their studies once again.  Pray with us as decisions and plans are made.


The physical problem, that prohibited Sam from going to Alaska this summer, required a surgical procedure (out-patient) which was taken care of this month.  Recovery went well and the Dr. was pleased with the outcome.   Thank you for your prayers for us in our health, as well as our ministry.


Once again, please pray with us about the radio station project in Alaska.  Pray the building would be completed soon, so that the station can begin to broadcast.  Pray that we can get electric to the property at Thorne Bay, as the cost of generator power would limit air time.  Also pray with us for the right man to keep the station running once the station is ready for broadcasting.


We truly do appreciate you folks.  Your prayers are definitely a part of our ministry!  We also appreciate the financial support you send to help us continue.  Even in this difficult time for our country, you have been faithful-Thank you!!

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

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Grammer August 2020


Dear Friends in Christ,
In our last letter, we shared our plans for the month.  Much of the month, was planned to be in Thorne Bay, Alaska working on the radio station project.  Those were our plans, but God’s plan was different and His plan is always the best.  
After getting the COVID -19 test that is now required for travel to Alaska 72 hrs before departure flight, Sam’s trip (Results were negative) had to be cancelled.  Some health problems came up that the Dr. wanted checked out and then a worker that we expected cancelled his trip.  Things worked out according to God’s plans.  The health problem is being taken care of and the other volunteers arrived and much was accomplished on the building project.  Once again, technology was very helpful and our phone was busy as we kept contact with the workers and directed them from afar. This ministry is progressing on God’s time table.  Please continue to pray with us for it to be ready to be on the air and continue to pray that electric will be brought to the property so that that we won’t need of a generator for power, which will limit air time.
While at home, wondering why God closed the door this year for Sam’s travel, a call and then a visit came from a Navajo man in need of spiritual help and counsel in his life.  We were reminded to be thankful and trust God to use us as He will, even if it is different than our plans.
The reservations are still closed to outsiders, so our travel there is still on hold but our ministry is now based out of our home more with phone calls and visits.  Satan can’t stop God from working in the hearts of men! 
We are still uncertain when Bible school classes will begin again, since the reservations are wary of outsiders and have strict curfews set for their people. Pray with us to know when these can start once again.
We are very aware that we are not in this ministry alone.  Again, we thank you for your part in providing so we can continue to minister here in Arizona. God has been good in meeting all our needs and He has used you to accomplish it.



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

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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Grammar July 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

The annual Navajo Family Bible Camp held in Flagstaff each year, was canceled but replaced with a “teleconference” this week.  The theme was “…things which must shortly come to pass…”.  The first 3 nights were in English with Sam teaching and the last 3 nights are in the Navajo language, taught by 3 different Navajo Pastors.  There were approximately 60 phone connections each night but we don’t know how many were listening on each phone, but praying that the lessons were an encouragement to fellow Christians as we spent time in the Word of God together.
The reservations are still closed to outsiders, but folks are starting to visit us more as they have business to take care of in town and need some fellowship, encouragement, counsel and prayer.  Continue to pray for us as we make ourselves available to minister as God opens doors.  We have also had some calls and texts asking prayer for their families who are sick.  Several have already recovered and a few are facing death.  It is an opportunity for our Christian brothers and sisters to tell family members of salvation through Christ.  One lady told us that her son was sick and also unsure of his salvation, “But he’s sure now!”  A couple of days later, she sent the message , “my son is now in gloryland this morning!”   Rather than focus on avoiding death, which is inevitable, let’s focus on preparing for death and be busy telling others of Christ’s free gift of eternal life.
Early in August, the plan is to fly to Alaska to work on the Thorne Bay Radio project again.  A teen from Flagstaff will be traveling with Sam to help with the labor, as well as a man from Virginia and a group from N. Carolina.  Pray for each of them 
*as they travel (flights are a bit more challenging and COVID tests to take) 
*that they are safe as they work together and much progress will be made
*for a good time of fellowshipping together in their daily Bible studies together

We are still uncertain about this fall’s Bible School classes on the Navajo reservation as we don’t know just when they will be open to non-family members or residents.  Please pray with us for the Lord’s timing in this.

We are both in good health and God has been graciously providing all we need.  Thank you for letting God use you to help provide for us as well as your prayers for us.
II Cor. 2:11 “Ye also helping together by prayer for us.”

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer

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