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December 2021 Prayer Requests

  1. Happy 7th birthday to twin sisters, M and T, who recently came to live in the House of Hope.  Pray for these sweet girls and their two-year-old sister, as they adjust to their new surroundings and friends at school.
  2. Pray for our president, Annette Reich, as she leads this ministry with integrity and Godly wisdom.  Pray for her husband, Chuck, as he travels many miles for his ministry to Christian organizations.
  3. Pray for our maintenance team, Rick Terpsma and Andy Kellywood, as they decorate our campus for Christmas, and keep up with their regular maintenance work. Recently the men took part in building a gazebo on our ministry campus to serve as a gathering place for our staff and children.
  4. Pray for Paula Terpsma as she works with the children in our ranch program. Some of our ranch animals will take part in our Live drive-through Navajo Nativity on December 22. Our children enjoy leading the animals from the barn to the nativity sight every year.
  5. Pray for Joe and Gerri Begay as they celebrate this Christmas season with their church family at Grace Fellowship Community Church in Chinle, Arizona. Pray for those attending their Bible studies and sewing classes to grow in their relationship with the Lord each week as they meet together.
  6. Pray for housemom, Shelby Daniele, as she cares for four girls in the House of Hope, ranging in age from 2 to 15 years old. Pray for physical strength and wisdom as she creates a home of safety and stability for the children brought into her care.
  7. Pray for Charity Humbles who serves in our House of Faith, as well as prepares the evening meal for those living on our campus. Charity serves with a smile in any capacity needed.
  8. Pray for the support staff needed in our childcare department. Pray for God to speak to the hearts of those He has picked out to serve in a full-time capacity. Pray for them to respond with “yes, Lord.”
  9. Our staff and children will gather tonight for our annual Christmas Party in our Activity Center.  Pray for God’s blessing on this time of fellowship as we celebrate God’s love for all of us and His provision in providing Four Corners Home for Children as a place to live and serve together.
  10. Pray for the children in the House of Faith as they complete one more week of school before their Christmas break. Pray for them to stay focused in their work and for our staff as they endeavor to prepare the children’s hearts for Christmas.
  11. Praise God for His financial blessing to Four Corners Home for Children throughout this past year. Pray for His blessings upon each person, church fellowship and organization who have shared their resources to make this a vital ministry throughout the Four Corners region.
  12. Happy birthday to our accounts receivable clerk, Vickie Franklin.  Vickie has served so faithfully at Four Corners Home for Children for 33+ years. Pray for God’s blessing on Vickie and her family this Christmas season.
  13. Pray for Kelly Karlin and Jeannette Fercik as they also serve in our office and keep the bills paid, reports filed and checks mailed out on a regular basis.
  14. Pray for our staff who are involved in packing fruit, beans and peanuts today for our Christmas Connection visits that will take place this weekend. Thank God for those who sent money so these items could be purchased and given out to those in need.
  15. Pray for Carol and Roger Kittle as they leave today to go to Georgia for Christmas. Carol will celebrate her birthday on Dec. 22 and she and Roger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their friends and family during their visit in Georgia. The Kittles continue to be a vital part of ministry at Four Corners Home for Children.
  16. Happy 18th birthday to Connor, who has been a long-time resident of Four Corners Home for Children.  Pray for God’s direction and wisdom as he makes plans for his future. We are proud of the fine young man Connor has become.
  17. Pray for Jim and Kay Baker as they greet pastors and help them load their pickup trucks for their Christmas Connection visits to the Navajo Nation. Pray for the families who will receive the blankets, food, toys, Bibles, etc. to also be receptive to the love of Jesus Christ as it is presented to them.
  18. Praise God for the generosity of our community as they share with our children at Four Corners Home for Children. We are grateful for their financial donations, Christmas gifts, and food items for our children and staff.
  19. Pray for the pastors across the Navajo Nation as they share God’s Word in their individual churches. Pray for hearts to be open and receptive to the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
  20. Pray for Pamela Patrick, Executive Assistant, as she works with our childcare team and children.  Pray for strength and wisdom as she schedules activities for our children during this Christmas season.
  21. Pray for our children as they begin their Christmas break from school.  As they wrap gifts, make crafts, bake cookies and prepare for Nativity night, pray that their hearts will be centered on the birth of Jesus.
  22. Tonight is our Live Navajo Nativity. Pray for our children to be safe and warm as they recreate the Nativity scene from 6 to 8 p.m. on our ministry campus. Pray for those who drive through to experience a fresh awareness of the precious gift God gave to us through the birth of His Son.
  23. Pray for our staff as they prepare to celebrate Christmas with their families and friends. Pray for peace and fellowship with those they love to fill their days and give them joy in their hearts.
  24. Pray for our military personnel who are spending Christmas away from their families. Please specifically lift up three children of our staff who currently serve: Arron, Jake, and Charles.
  25. Merry Christmas!  Praise God for His great love expressed through His Son Jesus. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.” II Corinthians 8:9
  26. Happy birthday to Chris Clark who recently returned to Four Corners Home for Children to work in the accounting department.  Chris was a former receptionist and secretary for KNMI Vertical Radio.
  27. Pray for our former kids who are now adults and raising families of their own.  Pray specifically for Gee N. who is struggling with ovarian cancer. Gee spent two of her teen years in the home of Jim and Kay Baker and still considers them her parents.
  28. Pray for Vice President Bob Fitz as he supervises staff and schedules maintenance projects.  Pray for Bob to experience good health and have Godly wisdom in the decisions he makes each day.
  29. Pray for the marriages represented by our staff to reflect the love of Christ for His Church.
  30. Thank God for each donor who made the ministry of Four Corners Home for Children possible this past year.  Praise God for their visits, faithful prayers and financial gifts.
  31. Pray for Four Corners Home for Children to be an exciting and effective ministry in the Four Corners region in this new year. Pray for every area of ministry to see lives changed, people saved and encouragement and hope restored in the lives of those we minister to in 2022.

To send a prayer request, email kbaker@4ch4c.org  

Ministry Highlights and Prayer Focus

Christmas Connection Visits

The day was bitter cold as we drove up to the front of the small two-room house.  The face of a five-year-old girl was pressed against a frosted window.  Her voice could be heard as we exited our vehicles, “Christmas is coming!  Christmas is coming!”  What a joy to be able to leave toys, blankets, food, and a Bible with this little girl and her mother, recently abandoned by the little girl’s father.  This was Christmas for them.

Stopping at a one-room hogan, we found two small children, completely alone.  Their stove was empty of a hot fire, leaving the home bitter cold.  The toddler was dressed in a t-shirt and soiled diaper.  Her four-year-old sister was in a t-shirt and shorts.  We loved on the children, wrapping them in blankets and giving them some fruit to eat.  The social worker accompanying us stayed with the children until family was found.

These are just two of the memorable visits we had when we served as houseparents.  Our hearts are so grateful to those who help make these visits and gifts possible to families in need every year.  Matthew 26:40, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

While the needs continue to be great in the Navajo Nation, your community has people in need also.  Reach out to them this Christmas season and be a blessing.  You will experience joy without measure. Merry Christmas.

Prayer Focus For December

  • Pray for those living in the Navajo Nation who are struggling with COVID-19.
  • Pray for those who will be ministered to through our Christmas Connection visits.
  • Pray for God’s provision of firewood, food, and other basic needs of the elderly.
  • Pray for salvation, hope, and encouragement for those who are lonely and discouraged.

FOUR CORNERS HOME FOR CHILDREN PROVIDES HOPE AND RESTORATION TO FAMILIES IN NAVAJOLAND THROUGH THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

Four Corners Academy for Excellence

Four Corners Home for Children

Four Corners Families

Navajo Nation Outreach