The community of Navajo, NM is on an impoverished Native American Reservation. A small church built in 1975, on the outskirts of Navajo, sat empty for 4 years before a minister and his family made it their mission to provide support and outreach to the local Native American Navajo population. His family moved to the area, needs were assessed, and he requested assistance from congregations across the country. Risen Savior had a 15-year ongoing, summer mission trip in the community of Grants, New Mexico. It seemed logical to attempt to aid with the work in Navajo, just 1.5 hours west of Grants. In 2015, members from Risen Savior and individuals from the Navajo community worked together to replace the roof on the small church. In 2016, we replaced the roof on the breeze way connecting the church and community building. This summer, our goal is to replace the roof on the Community Building. It is the only building space, with a kitchen and bathrooms, to accommodate large community social gatherings and a place for service groups to stay while seeking to meet the needs of the local Navajo population on the reservation.
Members of Risen Savior, who are traveling to New Mexico for this mission trip, are covering their personal costs related to travel and lodging. Donations will go towards the purchase of supplies for the work at Navajo. Volunteers from the Navajo community will be working alongside members of Risen Savior!