This is a note to let all churches in Colorado know that we had to cancel the annual trip to the Navajo Reservation in December.

On November 16, the Navajo Tribal Elders enacted a lock down order for the Navajo Nation effective through 12/06/2020 due to a Covid19 outbreak on the reservation. This means that the Navajo people will not be able to leave their homes to travel to Gallup and pick up their gifts.

Since most of you have already purchased the gifts for the Navajo people, we would ask that you store them until we are able to reschedule a trip to Gallup, NM.

We are hoping that we will still be able to have the flour and beans delivered to Gallup so that the Navajo churches can pick up the essential products that they need when the lockdown is lifted, so please continue to send finances for this project.

If you have made motel reservations for this trip, please be sure to call the motel and cancel those reservations.

Please continue to pray for our Native American brothers and sisters who have been hit extremely hard by this pandemic. With God’s help, we will be able to get through and flourish in these difficult times.

Thank you and God bless

-Pastor Rick Davis
NNNM Coordinator
Colorado District NMI President

Please contact me if you have any questions.
719-289-6373
NMICODISTPRES@GMAIL.COM

 
 
Navajo missions
 

December 2020 Delivery Trip Schedule

 

*NOTE-CHANGE OF HOTEL*

GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW (SEE BELOW)

 

**NOTE – CHANGE OF GIVING – NO GENTLY USED CLOTHING WILL BE ACCEPTED THIS YEAR**

 
Download the distribution list here for each church:
 
 
 

Our Mission:

… to bring the joys and meaning of Christmas to every Native American we can, so that they will know that they are loved.

… to assist our Nazarene Native Americans in touching the unreached Native Americans at Christmastime.

The first change will be that we will NOT be allowed to distribute gently used clothing as we have in the past. If you have been collecting clothing, please hold it for next year or donate it to a worthy ministry in your areas.

We will be able to distribute flour, beans, and sugar as we have in past years, so please take an offering for these products in October.  Also, maybe consider doing a food pounding for your specific church.  It must be in the original packaging.

We will also be able to take gifts for the churches as we have in past years. We will be updating this website at to reflect current needs

Our trip to Gallup this year is scheduled for December 4-5. If you are planning on joining us in Gallup, please make motel reservations for those days. All travel information will be updated here.

If you have any questions, please contact me Rick Davis at nmicodistpres@gmail.com or 719-289-6373.

Thank you for all your support for this ministry.

Pastor Rick,

NNNM Coordinator

 

Packages must be delivered to each drop off site by the deadline date and time for your area. Please have all packages ready for loading one hour before the departure time. Listed below are the departure times. All those helping to load the truck MUST be there early as weather may play a part in when the truck actually leaves. You may also travel down with the truck on Wednesday, December 4th. As soon as the truck is loaded it will leave for the next pick-up point.

Please note: Be sure and contact the church office at your respective drop off sites.  

Help Load the Semi Saturday Morning November 29th, 2020 at 10:00am North Eastern Colorado — Morgan Church: Morgan Church of the Nazarene, 221W. 7th Ave., Fort Morgan, CO 80701, 970-868-3305
 

Wednesday: December 2nd, 2020 –9:00am Northern Co. and The Greater Denver Area The Crossing Church of the Nazarene 3501 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, CO 80031, Church hours are 8:00-4:30 please call before delivering boxes, 303-469-5149.  Drop of date is Monday, November 30th – Wednesday, December 2nd . Trailer will be loaded and Lorenzo will pick up the trailer no later than 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd.  

11:00 am Colorado Springs – Greater Springs Area The loading time may be earlier, perhaps as early as 10:30am. Eastborough Church of the Nazarene 4123 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80909- 719-596-1929  

1:30pm Arkansas Valley – Pueblo – Pueblo First Church – 84 Stanford Ave., Pueblo I-25 to Central/Northern Ave., turn right, turn left on Northern, go to Lehigh and turn right, turn left on Stanford. 719-564-3209

The loading time may be earlier, perhaps as early as 3:00pm.

3:30 pm – Trinidad Nazarene Church

733 Stonewall Avenue, Trinidad, CO

Travel Info Thursday and/or Friday: December 3rd/December 4th – Travel to Gallup, NM.

Stay at the: Hampton Inn Gallup West, 111 Twin Buttes Road, Gallup, NM  87301 – 505-722-7224 (just a few blocks from the church).

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone needs to call and reserve their own rooms. We have a block of 20 rooms set aside listed under Nazarene, at $80.00 + tax per night.  Make sure you reference Nazarene when you book. 

Reservation deadline is Friday, November 27th, 2020

 

Friday: December 4th, 2020 – Check in at the Motel

THIS IS STILL TENTATIVE RIGHT NOW AS GOLDEN CORRAL HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED OPERATIONS.  Meet at Golden Corral Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4th, 2020.  We will go over all of the plans for Saturday morning.  Everyone is responsible for their own meals.  We have the private dining room reserved.

600 N 11TH STREET GALLUP, NM 87301 (505)863-3335

 

Saturday: December 5th, 2020 (check out)

 Twin Buttes Church, Gallup – Worship Celebration

 Lunch with Navajo Brothers and Sisters at Twin Buttes

Unload Semi & Distribute Gifts to Churches

Sunday Option:

You may choose to worship at one of the Navajo Churches. You must make your own arrangements and get your own directions.

Approximate costs: Gallup, NM – Hampton Inn Gallup West- 80.00+ tax, Double Occupancy Each person needs to bring adequate funds to cover meals and incidentals. Saturday lunch is usually provided by the Navajo.

Please contact Pastor Rick Davis with your intent to travel with us to deliver the gifts.

Nazarene Navajo Nation Ministry

  1. The goal of the NNN Ministry is as follows: To bring the joys and true meaning of Christmas to every Native American we can, who might otherwise have none.
  2. To assist our Nazarene Native Americans in touching the un-reached Native Americans at Christmas time.

 

You should receive your assignment directly from Pastor Rick Davis. Please read over this information thoroughly and feel free to ask any questions you might have.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact:

Pastor Rick Davis

1520 Edmunds St, Brush, Co. 80723

Cell 719-289-6373

E-Mail: nmicodistpres@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Instructions

Step By Step Instructions: (the Short Answer !!)

  1. Participation and Offering (see #1, 2 & 4)
  2. Gifts Requested Allocation (see #3)
  3. Good Used Clothing & non-perishable food Collection
  4. Volunteers & Drop-Off (see #5)

The Long Answer and all those details…

  1. Mail in your “Commitment Card” early.
  2. Try to assign someone to head the NAZARENE NAVAJO NATION MINISTRY for your church.
  3. In early SEPTEMBER – receive assigned gift goals (Once assignments are complete, you will be able to click here to see what the designations are for your church.)
  4. Each church is asked to attempt to raise at least the amount indicated below that will be used to purchase flour.

 

Make a church check to:

COLORADO DISTRICT NMI

c/o Hugh Sigler

7373 Crescent Dr.

Littleton, CO 80120

 

Send to the District NMI Treasurer as soon as possible!
Be sure to designate clearly the purpose of the offering

Suggested Gift Amounts For Flour Purchase Per Church Worship Attendance

50 & under

$85

51 – 175

$125

176 – 225

$200

226 & Over

$250

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Encourage involvement of many people as possible in this ministry. Consider one of the following possibilities or create your own. Get started early! Do not wait until the last minute to get started on this special project.

Ideas & Suggestions:

  • Set offering goal [#gifts X ($15-$25)]; receive the offering. Assigned individuals go Christmas shopping and buy all the items at the same time.
  • On a Sunday prior to Thanksgiving, in addition to the regular Thanksgiving Offering for world evangelism, have a Thank Offering of non-perishable food items – each one bring one. Have a special drop point or have all food items on the altar (at the altar in boxes or grocery store shopping carts borrowed for the day).
  • Place paper ornament tags on a Christmas tree (boy doll, girl doll, mittens, gloves, etc.) identifying the gift. Include the following on each ornament: gender, age group, price limit, and suggested items. Challenge people to take an ornament (or several) and prepare the gift, putting the paper ornament tag on the package.
  • Adults could purchase all items, children of the church could box items, and teens could do the wrapping.
  • Set an offering goal; divide that goal among the different groups (e.g. Sunday School classes, teen group, Bible Study groups, etc.). Receive offering, purchase gifts and wrap, or have each group be responsible for a specific number of gifts.
  • All gifts need to be homemade or new.
  • Use the suggested gift items list to help in preparing appropriate gifts. Be sure your people have access to this list.

 

Gift Suggestions Below are a few gift suggestions. You may purchase other items (be creative). Please try to keep each package comparable in value and content, as they will be going to the same church in most cases. Each packaged gift should carry a suggested value of $15-$25. Remember: BOXES without BOWS! Women Hot pads, aprons; needles/thread; dish towel sets; bath towel sets; kitchen utensils; winter gloves or hats; socks (knee highs ); head scarves; hand lotion/chapstick; hairbrush Teen Boys Drawing paper, school supplies; socks; baseball glove & ball; football; winter hats; sweat shirts (all large); puzzles & games; personal hygiene Men Socks; Flashlights & batteries; Small tools; Leather gloves; Winter gloves; Handkerchiefs; Shaving cream; sweater caps; pocket knives; deodorant Teen Girls School supplies; Socks; Note pads; Books, puzzles; Sweat shirts (large); Winter gloves; Personal hygiene Children Toys; Socks; Puzzles; Mittens/winter gloves; Toothbrush & paste; Winter hats; Coloring books; Crayolas; School supplies Infants Booties; Winter hats; Lotion; Mittens; Infant clothes; Infant toys; Infants supplies Print a Commitment Card

Please notify us of your intention to participate in this District wide Christmas project.
 
Please see at the top of this page the 2020 list.
 
If you have questions, please email Rick Davis (see below) for clarification or more info. Thank you for participating!
 

Pastor Rick Davis 1520 Edmunds St, Brush, Co. 80723 Cell 719-289-6373 E-Mail: rdaledavis@hotmail.com

These are the general instructions for wrapping and shipping donations.

Wrapping Instructions:

Food

  1. All food should be put into shipping type boxes (with tops) and taped shut with strapping tape. (Banana Boxes work well)
  2. Be sure not to have any box weighing more than 50 lbs.
  3. Place a prepared FOOD SHIPPING LABEL on the side each box of food. Food Boxes should not bear the name of a Navajo Church. These donations will be allocated to the Navajo churches based on the Morning Worship population in those churches.

Food

From: your church
(Colorado Church)

  1. Food and food boxes ARE NOT to be wrapped with Christmas paper.
  2. Please DO NOT put any gifts in the food boxes.
  3. In some cases, churches have been asked to give gifts to more than one church. Food should not bear the Navajo Church name.

Gifts

  1. Wrap each individual gift with Christmas type paper.
  2. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY BOWS. They get smashed in the shipping process.
  3. Place the appropriate GIFT LABEL on each gift. Here is a sample of the pre-prepared labels.
  4. Please take note of the specific designations: “LATE CHILD” (ages 8-11), “EARLY CHILD” (ages 4-7), “TODDLER” (ages 1-3), and “INFANT” (ages up to 1). The GIFT SUGGESTIONS have not been changed.

To:     (Assigned Church)    

From:     (Your Church)    

Woman

  1. Once all gifts are finished place them in shipping type boxes (with tops) and tape shut with strapping tape.
  2. Be sure not to have any box weighing more than 50 lbs.
  3. Place GIFT SHIPPING LABEL (see samples below indicating the right and wrong way to fill out label) on each box of gifts being sure to indicate on the label all information requested. Please take note that though we have divisions in the “CHILD” and “INFANT” categories, the shipping labels still have these divisions. Due to the confined space on these labels we do not want to further restrict them so we are asking that you indicate the total number of “LATE CHILD” gifts and “EARLY CHILD” gifts in a particular shipping box and put that number on the appropriate “CHILD” line (girls’ gift count on girls’ line, etc.); add the total number of “TODDLER” gifts and “INFANT” gifts in a particular shipping box and put that number on the “INFANT” line.

    The first sample-shipping label below is the correct way to prepare them (always use numbers indicating how many of that type gift is in this box). The second sample is the incorrect way to prepare them (never use a b or an X).

RIGHT WAY

TO: _________________________
FROM: ______________________
(Colorado Church)

Please indicate the number of gifts for each category below that are contained in this shipping box only:

Adult Women   2  
Adult Man   1  
Teen Girl   1  
Teen Boy   1  
Early/Child Girl   2  
Early/Child Boy   2  
Late/Child Girl   2  
Late/Child Boy   2  
Toddler/Girl   2  
Toddler/Boy   2  
Infant/Girl   2  
Infant/Boy   2  

Please DO NOT put any EXTRA gifts in boxes with other types of gifts! Ship them in their own box labeled “EXTRA GIFTS”.

Wrong Way

TO: _________________________
FROM: ______________________
(Colorado Church)

Please indicate the number of gifts for each category below that are contained in this shipping box only:

Adult Women   x  
Adult Man   x  
Teen Girl   x  
Teen Boy   x  
Early/Child Girl   x  
Early/Child Boy   x  
Late/Child Girl   x  
Late/Child Boy   x  
Toddler/Girl   x  
Toddler/Boy   x  
Infant/Girl   x  
Infant/Boy   x  

Please DO NOT put any EXTRA gifts in boxes with other types of gifts! Ship them in their own box labeled “EXTRA GIFTS”.

Please DO NOT put any food or used clothing items in the gift shipping boxes (this does not apply to new clothing wrapped in individual Christmas gift boxes).

  1. In some cases, churches have been asked to give gifts for more than one church. If this is the case, please be sure to use separate shipping boxes for each church and use the appropriate shipping label for that church.

Extra Gifts

  1. Extra gifts have special labels. Please be sure to indicate in the space provided the type (age and gender) of the extra gift.

To: Extra
FROM: _________________
Gift Type: _____________
(Indicate Age/Type, Category, and Gender)

  1. Place all extra gifts in a separate shipping box and use the appropriate EXTRA GIFTS SHIPPING LABELS on that type box being sure to complete the requested information on the label. Last stop on the “pick up” schedule is Pueblo First Church of the Nazarene, Pueblo CO. For other collection sites and schedules see instructions under Collection/Drop Off Locations.

Attachment of Labels to Boxes

Please place label in prominent place on box and attach securely with clear packing tape.

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