by Bob Watson

CLARENDON, Tex. (BNc)- The Clarendon church sponsored the 25th American Indian Mission Seminar August 1-2 with approximately 125 in attendance.
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Missionaries attending from the Navajo Reservation were Ben Begay of Many Farms, Ariz., Bud Paine from Kinichee, Ariz., and Edison Gruber of Crownpoint, N.M.

Joe Rivera of Fort Defiance, Ariz., was not present, as he had resigned to return to Sunset to further his education. Two elders, Al Martin and Don Gibson, from the sponsoring University church in Albuquerque, represented that effort.

Other attendees were Josh Austin of Kayenta, Ariz., Ray Whaley from Montezuma Creek, Utah, Phillip James of Hogback, N.M., and Terry Lawarence, a Navajo Student attending at Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver.

Jim Sexton, from Cherokee Reservation, Cherokee, N.C., is new to the mission field, so this was his first time to attend the seminar.

Allen Tolliver of Shiprock, N.M., and Paul Ghee from Tuba City, Ariz., were unable to attend due to prior commitments.

Jim Crawford, Potawatomi Reservation in Crandon, Wis., was unable to attend due to high travel cost.

The missionaries had displays with pictures and descriptions of their work. Lubbock Christian University, Manuelito Navajo Children’s Home, Gallup, N.M., and On-Line Ministry http://www.olm.org/, Albuquerque, N.M. also had display booths.

Anne and Andrew Felps, who carry workers for specific projects to the Navajo Reservation, brought a large group from the Ft. Worth area.

People also attended from Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Utah.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

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