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  • Navajo DR volunteers reach out to Harvey victims

    by Bonnie Pritchett, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (one year ago)

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    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (BP) -- For generations the Navajo have often been on the receiving end of volunteer mission teams. Buddy Evans chaperoned one such trip in 1985. For two weeks his team led Vacation Bible School in the mornings, revival meetings in the evenings and, in between, explored the desert high country of New Mexico -- a stark contrast to their home in Port Arthur, Texas.

    Evans found the Navajo culture intriguing and the people's openness to the Gospel encouraging. Nearly a generation later Evans would again be encouraged when the Navajo Nation's first disaster relief team arrived at his flood-ravaged home and offered aid in the name of Christ. Read More

  • Navajo Nation leader's faith 'key'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. (BP) -- Former Southern Baptist church planter and missions director Russell Begaye, installed May 12 as president of the Navajo Nation, calls his position a gift from the people and from God.

    "God gives you that position," Begaye said at his inauguration ceremony in Fort Defiance, Ariz. "When you look back, you never dream that you would be the president of the great Navajo Nation.... It's a gift, a gift first from the people. The people honor you with it. It's also a gift from Almighty God." Read More