New Distribution List for 2023 (click link below): 
Rick Davis, NMI President/NNN Ministry Coordinator – nmicodistpres@gmail.com  719-289-6373
JoAnn Vineyard, NMI Vice President – smidgen45@gmail.com  719-221-9820
Sandy Ricicki, NNN Ministry Co-Coordinator – nmicodistsec@gmail.com  303-717-1449
Mary Garner, NNN Ministry – megg102@bresnan.net  970-812-7956

Navajo missions

 For a copy of the below information CLICK HERE


 Delivery Trip Schedule


Friday, December 1st, 2023, WILL BE unloading of the trailer and staging everything inside of Twin Buttes church for pickup on Saturday morning.  **This will begin on Friday morning until we have the trailer unloaded and sorted by church.**

WE WILL NOT BE UNLOADING THE TRAILER ON SATURDAY, AS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST.  This will now be done on Friday, December 1st. Each church will have an appointment time for Saturday morning pickup. 

There will still be dinner on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Golden Corral.  We have the private dining room reserved.  Each individual is responsible for their own meal.

There will be a church service on Saturday, December 2nd followed by lunch and then distribution time!  We are excited to be able to worship with our Navajo friends this year.








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 donate it to a worthy ministry in your area.

 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. This year’s list is in the process of being updated.  Once it is completed, it will be on the website.

Our trip to Gallup this year is scheduled for December 1st-3rd. If you are planning on joining us in Gallup, please make your hotel reservations for those days. All travel information will be updated here.


If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Ricicki at nmicodistsec@gmail.com or 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 1st.  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 25th, 2023, at 10:00am North Eastern Colorado — Morgan Church: Morgan Church of the Nazarene, 221W. 7th Ave., Fort Morgan, CO 80701, 970-868-3305


Wednesday, November 29th, 2023 –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 off date is Monday, November 27th – Wednesday, November 29th.  Trailer will be loaded and will be picked up no later than 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023.


11:00 am Colorado Springs – Greater Springs Area – Colorado Springs First Church, The loading time may be earlier, perhaps as early as 10:30 am, 4120 E Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916.


1:30pm Arkansas Valley – Pueblo – The loading time may be earlier, perhaps as early as 1:00 pm 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


3:30 pm – Trinidad Nazarene Church

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

733 Stonewall Avenue, Trinidad, CO


Travel Info Thursday: December 1st  – Travel to Gallup, NM.

Stay at the: BEST WESTERN (used to be Hampton Inn Gallup West-Best Western took it over) 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 $84.00 + tax per night. Make sure you reference Nazarene when you book. 

Thursday, November 30th or Friday, December 1st   – Check in at the Motel


Meet at Golden Corral Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1st, 2023.  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 2nd, 2023 (check out of hotel.  You may stay longer if you want)

We will have our church service on Saturday morning with our Navajo friends.  We will then be unloading the trailer after the service and a quick lunch.


 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 – Best Western- 84.00+ tax, Double Occupancy.  Each person needs to bring adequate funds to cover meals and incidentals.

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 joy 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



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

  1. Participation and Offering (see #1, 2 & 4)
  2. Gifts Requested Allocation (see #3)
  3. 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:


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


51 – 175


176 – 225


226 & Over



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.


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: nmicodistpres@gmail.com

These are the general instructions for wrapping and shipping donations.

Wrapping Instructions:


  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.


  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)    


  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).



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 Trinidad Church of the Nazarene, Trinidad, 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.