Support

If you’ve been on a Mission Experience with us and you’d like to continue to be involved with Greg and Sapphira and the work here on the Navajo Rez – Below are three ways to do that!

#1 – Support ongoing projects. If you can’t make it back out here to the Chinle area, you can help by supporting the many smaller projects we do just to help people in their day to day lives. We ask families that have been helped by our mission teams to jump in and give back by helping someone else in our community.

Checks can be sent to:
Stand Up Missions
PO Box 477
Chinle, AZ 86503

Or use a credit card here:

If using a check, designate it to “Project Finances” or similar so we know how to put your money to best use. If there is a specific project you have in mind, note that and we’ll do our best to aim it only to that project. This PayPal button will automatically designate to “Project Funds.”

#2 – Support Greg and Sapphira. We run a food truck to pay the bills while we pastor and teach here in Chinle. Things are sometimes tight. Money sent this way is still often used for projects, but we feel free to put it to use on equipment upgrades, ministry ideas and sometimes paying an extra bill or two. We’re always careful with your money and do our best to use it to live in the Kingdom here in Chinle.

Checks can be sent to:
Stand Up Missions
PO Box 477
Chinle, AZ 86503

Or use a credit card here:

If using a check, make a notation to “General”, “Greg and Sapphira” or don’t put anything in the designation line. We’ll know we are free to use your financial help as we see fit. This PayPal button will automatically designate to “General Funds.”

#3 – Do a mini-Mission. If you can’t – or have already done – a week-long Mission Experience, we’d love to have you for a weekend, three of four days or whatever fits your schedule.

This section is for those who have the ability to move fast and desire to do something with an immediate need and impact on a local family. They are usually  projects that are not suitable for youth mission teams – and require adults from college age and up to make them work. High school teens? Sure – with enough adult supervision and experience to make it a great experience for them.

Immediate need teams often consist of 3 to 8 people who come out and physically do the work needed to be done while the rest of their group at church help them raise the money needed to do these jobs.

Immediate needs projects are not as organized and preplanned as our other mission experiences. We’ll still do meal times with Navajo families. We’ll still take you to some amazing places in the evenings – but mostly they are quick in and out trips that meet the needs of a local Navajo family and help us build relationships with them. Many of these trips take place over a weekend.

I can pick up small work teams in Albuquerque – the closest airport, so no transportation costs are involved for immediate need teams. Depending on your comfort level, you can often use our spare bedroom, couch and recliner to avoid hotel costs, as well.

If you’d like to help – please give me a call. Pastor Greg – 928 313-0276 or drop me an email.

Here are a couple of immediate need projects.

Roofing project.

Yes, I know. It doesn’t look like it is worth fixing.  Believe it or not, it is better than where this family is staying now. As you can see in the doorway, they’ve been doing the demolition – tearing out drywall mostly. This is a family of four who are currently living in a run-down mobile trailer without water. This house was left to her by her grand-father who passed away about a year ago. ‘It is wired for electric and has water to it.

The place needs a roof before the inside work can be done. No point in hanging drywall if the next rain will leak in and ruin it all.

It will need all of the old roofing boards (old 1 x 12’s) removed and new roofing put down. Roof joists seem to be in good condition.

Experience needed for this job: The ability to use a Roof Scraper, crowbars, hammers and a skill saw. Will need to be able to climb ladders and work on roof. This is a job best suited for 3-5 people. Time to do this project: 3-4 days on work-site. (BTW – we provide better ladders than the one in the picture…)

If you’d like to help – please give me a call or text. Pastor Greg – 928 313-0276 or drop me an email.

 

Drywall and Windows project

The same house as above. This project can’t be completed until the roof project is done. The pictures show the gutted interior. Five rooms inside plus a bathroom.

The family will have all of the demo’d drywall removed and the interior ready for you to go to work in. Insulation is staying, which means we can get right to work.

The work on this will entail removing old windows, reframing windows for size difference, installing windows and trimming them. Inside, hanging ceiling and walls drywall, taping and rough mudding. Time permitting we’ll apply texture to the walls and ceiling for finish.

Experience needed for this project: Know how to use a caulking gun, ability to team lift and brace ceiling drywall, ability to learn how to cut drywall, use cordless drill/screwdriver. If you are experienced at working with drywall and drywall mud – Fantastic! If not, we can teach you how to do this.

This project is best for 5 to 8 people. Time on work-site – 3 to 4 days. Please be aware that hanging drywall does involve lifting.

If you’d like to help – please give me a call or text. Pastor Greg – 928 313-0276 or drop me an email.

 

Plumbing project

I don’t have pictures for this one but a church member with six kids is living in a not-so-great old hogan without water because her trailer with water has a plumbing problem in the bathroom wall. We’d be tearing out at least one old drywall panel and insulation, fixing the plumbing and replacing the insulation and drywall.

Experience needed for this project: Be willing to tear out old materials, trace down the leak, fix a pipe or two and put new materials back in place. Pretty much anyone willing to get dirty and wear a face mask (for the dust and insulation fibers) can do this job. Great job for a couple or a family!