20 More Chairs!

20 More Chairs!

News from Navajo Immanuel Chapel News from NIC is not often included in the   Mission newsletter but such great things are happening in the local fellowship that it’s time to share some of it. For many years we tried to get the local Navajo believers to take more part in the church (i.e. teach Sunday …

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Ya’at’eeh t’aa’anolso. Shi ei Lorena yinishye.

Ya’at’eeh t’aa’anolso. Shi ei Lorena yinishye.

(It is good to y’all.  My name is Lorena.)                                  I don’t remember if I ever wrote an article in all the years I’ve been at Immanuel Mission.  I am now going on my 23rd year.  It seems like I’ve been here forever, but again it also seems like it was just yesterday that I moved to …

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Thankful

Thankful

Full time work, what does that sound like? Does it sound restful and rewarding? Well, it is. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest …

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Fishes, Loaves, and Bumper Stickers

Fishes, Loaves, and Bumper Stickers

How does a person motivate children to memorize Bible verses and then recite them from memory? We can be creative, but to really succeed we need to ask the Lord for ideas. And sometimes those ideas come about in ways we never would have imagined on our own.  For instance…Recently the Lord provided the means …

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Preschool News

Preschool News

This is my second semester of preschool  at   Immanuel Mission School, and I am encouraged!  When I started the preschool program last fall, I had  no idea how  this  year  would  go  as  I  adjusted to a new school, a new culture, a new home,  and  a  new  climate.     It  has  been  exhausting, but I …

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Not much has changed in 6000 years!

Not much has changed in 6000 years!

God:  ‘Did you eat from the tree?’ Adam:  ‘The woman whom thou gavest me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.’ God:  ‘What is this thou hast done?’ Eve:  ‘The serpent beguiled me and I did eat.’ [Genesis 3:11 – 13   BC 4000] Recently, I gave four students discipline sentences for throwing bites …

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Holding up a Brother in Prayer

Holding up a Brother in Prayer

Sunday morning during our breaking of bread meeting, our Navajo Elder    Eddie Benallie who suffers from Parkinson’s said something in Navajo.  Another Navajo brother, Raefer Begaye went over to him and helped him stand as he prayed.  It was so beautiful to watch someone literally hold up a brother  in  prayer.    I loved seeing Eddie’s …

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Secret Sister Slip-Up

Secret Sister Slip-Up

        Secret Sister Slip-Up I sat surrounded by sweet ladies,  waiting expectantly for the revealing of each Secret Sister. I had been Tiffany Hosteen’s Secret  Sister for the past 5 months, putting little gifts and notes in her mailbox to encourage her. I had tried pretty hard to remain secretive and kept glancing her way while …

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Defining Wonderful

Defining Wonderful

    Defining Wonderful “Teaching is hard work all day, everyday.  You will fall in love with the children here.  The devil knows the individual and personal ways that he can discourage you and he will use them.” These emphatic words spoken by John Bloom during the first days at Immanuel Mission proved to be right …

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From my tailgate…

From my tailgate…

The vacation continues, allow me to explain. ‘What will I do, if I can do anything I want’, like the book with a similar title. You know, like being on vacation all the time. With that thought, I began to pray. I want to paint, and drive around in the desert, (picture Monument Valley), I want …

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