Thanks to our wonderful and generous congregation the children, elders, and families of the Newcomb Assemble of God Church had a great Christmas. While the pandemic, lock downs, and curfews presented challenges the members of both Newcomb and Durango churches found solutions.

With contributions by both the Deacons, the Mission Committee, and the Durango church family, three members of the Newcomb church shopped for items from the children’s wish lists. A church from Alabama donated backpacks and a church from Texas donated school supplies as Christmas gifts so the children could do at home learning.Thanks to the food drive and great negotiating with a Shiprock grocery store 30 families received a turkey, a ham, fresh vegetables and other meal items for Christmas.

 God’s children fulfilling what He commands them to do.  How wonderful!!

Many, many thank yous were received from the Newcomb congregation not only for the Christmas gifts but for the continued support and relationship with FPCD.


Some of the school children are using the computer lab donated by FPCD.  Children in grade school were issued tablets by the federal government but there is no internet to use them.  Teachers assemble weekly learning packets and distribute them to the children.  The Navajo Nation is considering opening schools in the  next few days.

Navajo police officers are enforcing the curfew of 6pm-6am sheltering at home with only essential travel during the day.  Total lockdown from 6pm Friday evening until 6am Monday morning.  No gatherings, including family gatherings, and celebrations are allowed.

All of the elders in the Newcomb area have had both their 1st and 2nd Covid-19 vaccines.

Last week the Shiprock Chapter House gave vaccines to 2500 Navajos in one day; no appointment, line up in car, 90 seconds to administer.

Pat Wainwright

Photos from the Christmas Basket Delivery