Navajo Heartland

We would like to add occasionally the Newsletter from the Navajo Heartland!  We support monthly the work being done continually by Adventist Missionaries and Schools..  Thank you, Pastor Dale Walcott!  

See below newsletter

Trauma Awareness Training at Chinle 

About thirty missionaries and lay leaders from across the Navajo Nation gathered at Chinle the weekend of March 15-17 to receive training provided by a team from the Andrews University Social Work Department. Trainees learned how to understand and recognize emotional trauma, as well as effective intervention strategies. This is a huge issue in Native America due to high rates of unemployment, substance abuse, family dysfunction and teen suicide. The team stayed for the following week and provided individual and group consultations with Twelve-Step addiction recovery participants at Chinle SDA Church. In addition, participants’ children learned age-appropriate coping skills while attending special “J.A. Kids” programs during each adult meeting. 

If you would like to make a donation to this ministry , go to www.chinle22.adventistchurchconnect.org and click on “online giving,” or use the mailing address above. Make checks payable to “Chinle SDA Church.” 

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April-June, 2019 Navajo Heartland MINISTRY NEWSLETTER 

Dale and Nancy Wolcott P.O. Box 2299, Chinle, AZ 86503 928-589-7210 · navajowolcott@gmail.com Serving the Chinle Valley and beyond 

FACES OF JESUS in the Navajo Heartland 

David King was recently invited by the Chinle Church Council to become our newest resident volunteer missionary. He brings sorely needed construction and maintenance skills to our campus – along with an effervescent love for Jesus and His end-time message, a heart for hurting people, and a personal story of long-term victory over a methamphetamine habit that resonates with Addiction Recovery participants. David comes to us from Idaho but lived most of his life in southern Utah, just north of Navajoland, with proud memories of a Navajo great- grandmother. 

Malita Broussard, RN, is a “tentmaker missionary” with a contagious smile who works as an OB nurse at Chinle Indian Health Service Hospital. Here she shows off “Welcome Baby” packets sent regularly by dear Christian friends in Florida. Malita gives them to new moms when they leave the hospital. Each packet has a GLOW tract and an invitation to attend services and events at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

This summer season, Don Krimmer is taking “Jesus and Me” (J.A.), our faith- based Twelve Step recovery group, outdoors each Monday evening. Last Monday he donned a white lab coat and used vivid visuals to introduce about fifty watermelon-munching participants to “God’s Eight Doctors” using the NEWSTART acronym. 

Even though you can’t see his face in ← this picture, Don continues to be the face of J.A., which is now well into its fourth year. 

SPRING HAPPENINGS 

Andrews University Social Work team was a big hit with our students,. They spent four mornings at the school sharing coping skills for the trauma that comes all too often in Reservation families. Students, staff, and AU team members enjoyed a farewell lunch at the end of the four days they spent together. 

July 5-7, 2019 NATIVE CAMP MEETING 

kinlichee, Arizona Begins Friday, 5 p.m. supper -- Ends Sunday, 9:30 a.m. brunch 

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"ΤΟ ALL NATIONS" 

• Speakers: Ed Keyes, Raymond Nez, Sam Hubbard, Kyle Boyd, Bud Joe Haycock, Dale Wolcott and more 

Children's Programs Sunday Morning "Fun Run" - bring your running shoes! 

• Come prepared to share your testimony . Some campsites available - bring your own tent or RV 

• Sabbath potluck - other meals provided 

• NO CHARGE for this camp meeting -- bring an offering if you can! 

Directions from west: From Ganado, AZ, go east four miles on SR 264; turn forth at Kinlichee tumoff, go two miles; tum right at "Kinlichee School" sign, then bear to the right on gravel road. Go one mile to Kinlichee SDA Church, on your left. 

Directions from east: From Window Rock. AZ go westabout 21 miles on SR 264. Watch for "Kin Dah Lichii Olta" sign on right Turn right on gravel road, go about one mile then bear left at "Y." Gopast school % mile to Kinlichee SDA Church of your right. 

Sponsored by Arizona Conference Native Ministries More info: Dale Wolcott 928-589-7210 • Jonathan Chitwood 530-305-9569 

Please pray for speakers, attendees and support volunteers at Native Camp Meeting to be held at Kinlichee July 5-7 (see page 4). We are grateful for a mission group from San Antonio Philadelphia SDA Church, which will provide children’s programming and food service for the weekend. 

Amazing Facts Prophecy Seminar in Chinle with evangelist Dakota Day, set for July 12-August 3. A week before that, flyers will be in every mailbox for miles around. Please pray for new souls, and for decisions by the many interested people we have met this year, mostly through the addiction recovery ministry. 

Student missionary Rayan Wiggan: She is set to arrive in Chinle August 2 for a twelve month stint, working in the J.A. Kids ministry (see page 3) and at the school. We can’t wait for her to finish her summer assignment at Camp Kulaqua in Florida so she can head for Chinle! 

Window Rock/Kinlichee pastor’s residence is still awaiting completion of utility hookups so the Chitwood family can move in, from their temporary lodging at the Kinlichee church. Pray that the last “red tape” will be cut quickly. 

Prospective students at Chinle Adventist Elementary. School begins in mid-August. 

P.S. 

Here is a good-bye note to student missionary Rebekah Fink, from a young lady who attended “J.A. Kids” sessions regularly this spring. Little things like this remind us that our “labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Cor. 15:58.)