Pacific Union “All God’s People,” November 15, 2019 Episode 346
Ministry at Holbrook Indian School (HIS)
Located in Holbrook, Arizona, Holbrook Indian School is a first- through twelfth-grade boarding academy. HIS also manages a first- through eighth-grade day school on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona. 80 percent of funding for the ministry of Holbrook comes from individuals who have a desire to make a positive change in Native American communities.
The Pacific Union territory is home to more than 1.2 million Native Americans. Much of the Navajo Nation lies within the Pacific Union. November is National Native American Heritage Month, and during this time, we celebrate the diverse and rich culture, history, and traditions of Native people.
National Native American Heritage Month is a perfect time for each of us to become more aware of the struggles Native people have faced in the past as well as the present. And that’s one of the reasons that a group of communication professionals from our Pacific Union conferences, schools, and health care system visited Holbrook Indian School and had the opportunity to fellowship and talk with the HIS staff, to meet the students, and to see this ministry firsthand! Our All God’s People production team was there to capture the experience.
Join us in praying for the students, the teachers, the staff—and all those families at Holbrook Indian School. Truly a mission school right here in our union.
Learn more and how you can help HIS: https://www.holbrookindianschool.org/donate
Learn about the history of Holbrook Indian School: https://www.holbrookindianschool.org/history
Follow HIS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HolbrookIndianSchool/
Life at Holbrook: https://www.holbrookindianschool.org/news-and-events
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“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. The will walk and not faint.”
All God’s People
All God’s People is a weekly short video series highlighting the people and ministries of the Pacific Union Conference. The program features fast and easy-to-digest news and inspiration from the diverse congregations of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah, where people are doing exciting things to further the Gospel. The videos are hosted by Connie Vandeman Jeffery. New episodes are available each Friday.
Host, Connie Vandeman Jeffery
Connie has been the host of All God’s People since the broadcast first began in May 2017. She has had a long career in media, working as an announcer, co-host, associate speaker, producer, and singer. She was the associate manager of the Adventist Media Center, announcer for the Voice of Prophecy’s radio broadcasts with Lonnie Melashenko, and associate speaker of Voice of Prophecy with Fred Kinsey. She has also worked as a property manager and in advertising and promotion at CBS in Hollywood. Jeffery is an accomplished musician and songwriter. Her album Jesus Never Fails won an Angel Award in 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from La Sierra University, and has written articles for Insight, the Adventist Review, the Recorder, and the It Is Written magazine, Channels. Jeffery is married to Ron and they have one son, a daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters.