NEW SEASON, NEW PROJECTS
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter,
day and night will never cease.” (Genesis 8:22)
May We Walk in Beauty
Neighbors on the Navajo Nation will help each other
in leading safe, productive and healthy lives
full of God’s Grace, aligned with Navajo Culture.
You can enliven this Organizational Vision of Nihitaa’ Binaanish through your prayers, encouragement and financial support.
The Diné suffered immensely through the Pandemic of 2020/21. We all have relatives, neighbors and friends whose lives were lost. We mourn each one. Many have been left with compromised health and in economic hardship. It was a hard season. Nihitaa’ Binaanish volunteers were there with our neighbors every day to listen to their needs and respond with prayer, food, water, hygiene supplies, home repair and friendly visits.
Amid the pain we felt God’s all-encompassing power as the Navajo Nation led the country in vaccine rates and our people persevered through tragedy as they have always done. Nihitaa’ Binaanish especially felt Christ’s love from individuals and churches all over the United States who supported us in prayer, encouragement, and donations of both money and goods. Thank you! We know that scripture teaches:
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (Isaiah 43:2)
We are thankful that God is with us in this new season. He has brought many supporters through the summer and winter, day and night, as we continue to help our neighbors improve their lives and homes through love, mentorship, and prayer.
Through God’s all-surpassing power, we have come through the raging pandemic into this new season. We were able to meet the needs of His people with material goods such as food, water and supplies during the pandemic. We are now able to get back to our mission of mentoring community members to better their lives through Christian labor and love.
We pray for God’s guidance as we start new projects, embracing our original vision and mission.
Thank you to all who support us. Your prayers and labor have sustained us.
The Board of Directors of Nihitaa’ Binaanish have discerned
Purchase a commercial grade tent for Nihitaa’ Binaanish to take our services to the people instead of asking the people to come to our building. We will be able to use the tent to hold workshops, do job trainings, promote family and youth activities, hold church services as well as distribute food and supplies. The cost of a big tent is about $10,000. Local Diné supporters have already raised $4000, leaving $6000 to go. Please partner with our local neighbors to raise the rest.
Build a sturdy mechanic shop in our community which would serve many of our neighbors who cannot get their vehicles maintained and serviced locally. Our local mechanic and relative has solid plans and tools to use in his shop. He and his sons have already invested in the labor, along with Nihitaa’ Binaanish volunteers, to lay the foundation. We need about $5000 to finish this project. This is a wise investment in our community.
CARGO TOOL TRAILER
Replace our old “warhorse,” Manny’s Tool Trailer, which carries around our tools and supplies as we travel and work across the rough roads of Dinétah. Manny’s Tool Trailer has served us well over the 8 years we have used it, but we have outgrown the space and it is becoming an unsafe vehicle at this point. We need a bigger, fully equipped cargo trailer capable of housing all the tools and materials that have been graciously donated to us. The cost of a new trailer would be about $7000. We have money in the bank to seed this project; we need about $5000 more. Manny’s Tool Share is the backbone of our organization.
NB Volunteer since 2014