July 2013 Newsletter from Grammer’s

July 2013
Dear Friends in Christ,

Vacation Bible School at Navajo Fellowship Baptist Church for 2013 is now history.  Our theme for this year was “Kingdom Chronicles”, focusing on the spiritual warfare and putting on the Armor of God.  Our first night we had 22 students, but the rest of the week stayed pretty consistent between 37-39 in attendance.

Most of our workers worked at a job all day and then joined us for another 3-4 hours each night.  By Friday, we had a tired crew, but rather than complaints, we were hearing praising.  Yes-we had a good time together, but we also had 4 youths make professions of faith in Christ.  Now that was exciting!  This coming Sunday, we are planning on at least one baptism as the young man wants to make a public declaration of his salvation.

The morning after VBS, we got a phone call, asking Sam for help at a Camp Meeting (Bible Conference) on the Reservation, where the scheduled speaker was unable to come.  So it was a quick shower and 1 hour drive to arrive for another full day.  Physically tired from a full week, could he keep focused and be understood as he taught God’s Word?
Psalm 71:8 & 18  “Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all     the day.  (16) I will go in the strength of the Lord God:  I will make mention of thy     righteousness, even of thine only.”
What mighty God we serve!  As we accumulate more years, we become more aware of our need for His strength to serve Him and accomplish His work.
II Cor. 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the
excellency of the power may be of God.”
II Cor 12:10 “…for when I am weak, then am I strong”

The Tuesday, following VBS, we had a visiting musical group from West Coast Baptist College.  We enjoyed the evening with good music, but also we want to encourage our young people to choose Christ-honoring schools for their college education.  Wherever God puts them in His plan, they need to have a good knowledge of His Word.  This month, a missionary with Home to Heaven at the age of 88.  A good reminder that we need to be preparing co-workers and replacements.  We’re not ready to quit!-just challenged to help others prepare that the work might continue.

In August, Sam will be traveling to Alaska, with 3 other men from Arizona, to do some more work in preparing the property in Thorne Bay for the radio station that we’d like to see established in that area.  Please pray for their safety and that much will be accomplished before they have to return home.  It’s the only “rainforest” in the USA, so pray also that they will have a few rainless days as they work.

Again-we thank you for your prayers and gifts that allow us to serve here in the Southwest.

In Christ,
Sam & Janet Grammer