It’s an exciting summer at Navajo Ministries with all of the youth camp, VBS and other summer-time activities. Before long, school will be starting again in August, and the houseparents and children here will be getting school supplies and clothing for the upcoming year. And, Vertical Radio will soon be busy broadcasting the Connie Mack World Series in late July and early August.
This has already been a special and memorable summer since Navajo Ministries was selected by WORLD News Group as the Southwest nominee for the 2017 Hope Awards for Effective Compassion. I’ve included the press release below that we sent out to the local and regional media last week with all the details.
We are humbled and honored to have been nominated for this prestigious award. The entire staff deserves a hearty round of applause for helping earn this honor. God is always leading the way here at Navajo Ministries, but He uses His people to do the much-needed service work to those in need. Thank you all!
Remember people can vote until September 1st for the overall grand prize, which carries a $15,000 award. Anyone can go to our Web site or Facebook pages to cast their vote. As of last week, we were in a solid second place with 22 percent of the vote (447 total), but Delta Streets Academy from Mississippi had a large lead with 62 percent (1,265 votes). Let all your friends and family know to vote for Navajo Ministries, so we can narrow that gap!
The other three finalists in the vote tally were Hope Pregnancy Ministries (Kalispell, Montana) with 11 percent, New Life Home (Manchester, New Hampshire) with 3.5 percent and Village of Hope (Zambia), 1 percent.
Again, congratulations to everyone for helping us be one of the global finalists for the Hope Awards for Effective Compassion. Pretty cool stuff!
God Bless, Eric Fisher
Navajo Ministries Selected for 2017 Hope Awards for Effective Compassion
FARMINGTON, N.M. – Navajo Ministries is one of five global finalists for the 2017 WORLD News Group Hope Awards for Effective Compassion.
Navajo Ministries was founded in 1953 with a single children’s home to care for disadvantaged Navajo children. Today, Navajo Ministries operates three programs on a beautiful 16-acre campus at 2103 W. Main St. in Farmington.
The three programs include: The Four Corners Home for Children, which provides a safe, loving home for children from abusive and neglectful backgrounds, along with an After-School Learning Program; Navajo Nation Outreach, which is the program that provides spiritual and emotional encouragement to those living in Navajoland; and KNMI Vertical Radio 88.9, which broadcasts positive music and a message of hope.
“We are honored and humbled to have been selected for the Hope Awards this year,” Navajo Ministries President Eric Fisher said. “We have an amazing staff that is dedicated to our mission to help instill hope, restoration and Christian values in all we do.”
More information on Navajo Ministries is available at www.navajoministries.org and on Facebook.
The 12th annual Hope Awards features five finalists from New Mexico, Zambia, Mississippi, Montana and New Hampshire. Past honorees include 95 organizations that came from 34 states along with China, Iraq, Ghana, Haiti, and Central America. Online voting for this year’s awards will continue until September 1, 2017. The organization garnering the most votes will receive a $15,000 grand prize. More information is available at www.wng.org.
Regional winners receive $2,000 each, plus lots of publicity and increased credibility that they often fruitfully use in their own areas to multiply those dollars.
WORLD has long been a leader in shining the spotlight on organizations who engage in “effective compassion.” WORLD recently featured the 2017 regional finalists, who are now eligible for the Hope Awards grand prize.
“Thank you to all the WORLD members who have over the years nominated local Christian poverty-fighting groups that offer challenging, personal, and spiritual help and do not depend on government financing,” said Marvin Olasky, WORLD’s editor-in-chief. “All the winners do depend on God. As Psalm 127 declares, ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.’”
About the Hope Awards for Effective Compassion:
The Hope Awards for Effective Compassion are sponsored by WORLD News Group, a non-profit organization that produces WORLD Magazine, WORLD Radio and a wealth of engaging digital content, all dedicated to providing clarity in the news through wise insights into the stories that matter most. To learn more about WORLD and its award-winning Christian worldview journalism, visit wng.org.