Summer On Hopi

May 22nd, 2014

Hopi girl in Shungopavi

Summer events on Hopi June 30 - July 5, 2014

Our team consisted of 28 people from Riverside, CA, 4 from San Bernardino, CA and 5 from Honolulu, HI (not all are shown in the group photo). We partnered with the Hopi Tribe Mobile Library/book mobile with their Summer Reading Program in the village of Moenkopi (located near Tuba City on the Navajo Reservation) and the Tewa Youth Center near Polacca. We also did a great event in the village of Shungopavi. The events included games, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, interactive story reading, a magic show, a cultural presentation from Hawaii and treats. What a joy to see the children have such a great time! We also donated $600 towards the Hopi Cancer Fund. This fund assists families with transportation to and from Hopi to Phoenix and other cities for treatments plus meals. $600 provides all the services for one family. As well, we assisted families with much needed groceries. Click here to view a short slide show.

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In Memory of Curtis

February 18th, 2014

Jane and I visited our friends in Hopi (Northern Arizona) and in Zuni (Just south of Gallup, New  Mexico) the end of January. Thelma Sheche's brother, Curtis, passed just shortly after we visited with him. We will miss our Zuni brother. I then went back for a day to encourage Thelma (86 years of age). Thank you for praying for the family. Jack Lankhorst  

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It’s more blessed to give than to receive!

December 14th, 2013

Thank you for your generous donations of finances, blankets and more!

  • We were able to paint the inside of the Corn Clan House in Mishongnovi with Molly & Craig Andrews. Many more upgrades are coming.
  • We gave many blankets to the elderly. However, with temperatures in the single digits (Fahrenheit) we could have donated 4 times as many blankets!  This will be a greater focus next winter.
  • We also  gave out hundreds of dollars in cash to elderly for Christmas and to use where they saw fit.
  • What a joy it was to reconnect with old friends in the Pueblo of Zuni as well!
Have a Merry Christmas!

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November 16th, 2013

We are planning a special visit to our friends on Hopi on Monday, December 9 through Saturday, December 13.

We'll be bringing lots of new blankets and toys. We'll also purchase food certificates from the Kykotsmovi store for the elderly. There's a real need for coal and propane during these months and we'll be assisting many with that as well.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and you can help us by donating a tax-deductible gift through Paypal. Go to our Adopt an Elder page and you'll see our donation button at the bottom of the page.

Thank you!

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July 13th, 2013

Activities during our time on Hopi July 1 - 6 included visiting friends in many of the traditional villages, the (free) Family Fun Night on July 4th (carnival, balloon animals, face painting, hair cuts, sno cones and Bingo, magic show for the kids, etc.) and just being a blessing to people where ever we went! One of the team members brought a telescope and we viewed the awesome Hopi night sky with Craig & Molly!

We then journeyed to the Pueblo of Zuni in NM. We love our Zuni friends!

To everyone who made this possible, thank you (Kwakw’ha) for being a blessing to the Hopi People.


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