Author: John Bloom

John has been on staff with his wife Ruth since 1988. He is an executive board member of the Mission, the mission staff administrator and elder at the church. At the school he is the principal and he teaches high school Bible and Boy’s PE. He also recruits new staff and coordinates the summer youth teams.
All Things for Good

All Things for Good

God works all things for good to those who love him. I’ve been thinking about this in regard to our playground. For years the health inspector had recommended that we replace our homemade playground fort with a commercial apparatus. I strongly resisted tearing down a perfectly good fort and spending the money for an updated …

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Bloom Newsletter

Bloom Newsletter

Dear praying friends,                                                                                              April, 2013  Spring has come to northern Arizona although we have had some very cold nights recently. We are playing softball outside most days. Spring on the Rez usually means WIND which means SAND in the eyes and mouth and hair. However, the tulips and daffodils are blooming and the chickens are laying. (in December …

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SCHOOL NEWS

SCHOOL NEWS

We currently have 86 students enrolled for the 2012/2013 school year. We have only one senior but currently have 9 Kindergarteners. We have many new students that have transferred in from the local public school. Their parents have heard of the quality education offered at Immanuel Mission School. Some are driving 10 – 15 miles …

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Summer Youth Groups

Summer Youth Groups

We had a great summer with the various youth groups. Our main project was to build a duplex on the Mission campus. It consists of two one bedroom apartments. It has gone up so fast that one side is 100% done and occupied and the other side about 90% done. We are waiting on electricity …

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Summer Update

Summer Update

We’ve been busy this summer with nine work groups helping us out. The groups came from Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, California, Illinois, and Kansas. Our main project has been to build a new duplex at the mission. It is nearly complete as we will lay carpet and tile this week, then install kitchen cabinets. Also, …

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Bloom Newsletter

Bloom Newsletter

Dear praying friends, We have experienced a bit of winter here the past week or so. (The temperature was down to single digits several mornings this week). Also, we have had two light snows and the mountains to the east are snow covered and beautiful. Consequently, it is also time for the huge propane truck …

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Still In Need

Still In Need

79 total students, 6 seniors, 9 kindergarteners, 19 junior high (biggest class), 25 staff. So far 98% attendance rate. It takes about $4,000 per year in gifts to educate one student (this is about ½ of public school rate) We are still in need of a third grade teacher. Our current third grade teacher would …

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Bloom Newsletter – January 2010

Bloom Newsletter – January 2010

Dear praying friends, Since Christmas, we have had about 18 inches of snow in Sweetwater. And much of it is still on the ground. This is very unusual. They did grade the roads so the busses have had little trouble. It has been bitter cold as well so the furnaces have been gobbling up the …

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Now is the Time

Now is the Time

Recently our assembly held its fall camp meeting. This is like a gospel outreach and conference all in one. One of our Jr. High girls, Shantelle, responded to the gospel and accepted Christ as Savior. She is the granddaughter of one of our Navajo elders. It is fun to see the change in her countenance. …

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Timely Gifts

Timely Gifts

Recently the mission has been given some great gifts of personal property which are known as “Gifts-in-kind.” We have been given two vans, four cases of copy paper, three furnaces and two acres of land. These gifts are tax deductible and you will get a gift-in-kind receipt if desired. Of course we continue to need …

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