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As the Team of ARM faifully serves Christ in so many ways on the San Carlos Apache Reservation, they also live by faith.  As you read through the short biographies below, please pray for each one that the Lord has called to this ministry.  As you feel led, donations are deeply appreciated!  Simply send a note with your donation to “ARM” with the designated recipient you feel called to help support.  Thimg_9760at support is truly a blessing to us all, as we are a “family” and pray often for the needs of each other.

Brittney Astor (aka “Nubbie”) has been part of ARM for fourteen years!  As a toddler, she participated in the lessons, games and more at Vacation Bible Schools ARM held.  As she grew, she would see that cousins and siblings would attend her Church Bus with her.  In the summers of 2015 and 2016, Brittney served as an intern with ARM, assisting as a leader on the Church Bus, and helping with our tremendous Backpack Project.  As school began in 2016, she applied to become a permanent member of the ARM team.  Your partnership with her as she serves is a blessing to us all.

Brenda Bendle began helping her sisters by serving popcorn or sno- cones at Church Bus special events, preparing an Apache meal for ARM guests, etc. several years ago.  Her servant’s heart kept prompting her to return.  The friendships formed long ago led to her choosing to join ARM as our Short-Term Ministry Team cook in April of 2014.  Brenda not only prepares the menus for these visiting teams, but their dinners as well.  As special events continue to unfold through Arizona Reservation Ministries, ‘Chef Brenda’ is the one creating the special fare.  In addition to those tasks, she has already stepped into other forms of ministry.  Early in her ministry with ARM,she bravely spoke before the high school students of San Carlos about the incredible difficulties of teen pregnancy.  In addition to her tasks with ARM, Brenda is also a cook at the public school in San Carlos.

Husband, Sam, and Brenda have two sons, Nick (2005) and Cameron (2007). Brenda loves to spend time with her family, playing sports and cooking for her extended family as well.

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Greg and Donna Conrad are not new to the mission field.  They served within another ministry forming friendships with Natives from 1991-2005.  Their children, Nathan, (1976) Joel (1978) and Laura (1981) all live within the State of Arizona, so when the Conrads were considering their retirements, they not only made the decision to continue to live their days for Christ, but if possible, remain near their family.  Greg and Donna officially joined the ARM team in January of 2014 as ‘part-time volunteers’.  Greg has dedicated many hours assisting on the construction of an Apache church sanctuary, homes on the Reservation and more, and as our substitute Church Bus Driver.  Donna has already tackled office projects that have been long awaiting attention, as well as a significant help with our Christmas fleece blankets and stockings projects and formed friendships at the Tribe’s assisted living facility as she regularly participates in Bible study there and with one neighborhood of Church Bus Kids.  The Conrads are trusting the Lord to provide for any funds their reirement might be lacking.  Your notes, prayers and more would be a blessing to this couple who have so recently joined the ARM team.

Bill and Jean Cook

Although the Cooks are technically “volunteers” among the ARM family, they have served faithfully and diligently through ARM since November of 2005.  Bill is known as “Pastor Bill” as he preaches half of the time at our Central Christian Church in Globe, and as “Grandpa Bill” to the countless children and teens who have grown to love him as he’s served on ARM’s mobile ministries as Church Bus Driver and Teacher.  Jean “retired” as her ninth anniversary with ARM unfolded in November of 2014, but continues to be part of this ARM ‘family’.  Both are great examples of servants and serve well as partners through ARM.  Any notes, prayers and special gifts for Bill and Jean would also be great blessings.

The Day family:  Rob arrived to serve on the San Carlos Apache Reservation, building homes through Amor Ministries during the summer of 2013.  It didn’t take long before the people of San Carlos clearly saw his heart for Christ, and his love for them.  During the partnership between Amor and ARM, the ARM team was able to watch those great attributes as well as Rob’s work ethic.  When Amor decided they would need to discontinue ministry on the San Carlos Apache Reservation on December 1, 2014, Rob, wife Christy, Jayde and Joseph chose to remain in Globe and continue ministry here, rather than relocating to Amor’s offices in California and work in Mexico.  The transition was clearly God-led;  the addition of Rob Day to the ARM Team through house-building as well as other construction tasks an answer to prayer.  Christy joined the ARM team as 2016 was drawing to a close.  She is now responsible for the planning of our House Blessing celebrations, as well as helping when needed in our offices and on the Church Bus.  Oftentimes, Christy is the one behind the camera for special events and the adventures of our Short Term Ministry Teams. Jayde and Joseph are certainly active in  ministry as well!  Both enjoy working alongside their dad or mom; on construction tasks, at carnivals, Fun Days and more. Your words of encouragement, support, prayers or a care package would be a wonderful blessing!2017-day-family-brochure-revised-7-16

Faye Hinton

ARM was led to the Hinton family in the summer of 2008, as they were expecting their third son.  Living in a one-room home, we were blessed to build two bedrooms onto this home, not knowing then all that God would do through this simple act.  Faye, her husband, Mike, and sons Micah (2005) Tyron (2007) and Uriyan (2008) and Angel (2016) are a family setting a faithful example on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.  In February of 2010, Faye joined our Children’s Ministries, working each afternoon on the Church Bus.  Since then, her responsibilities both within this ministry and her local church have grown considerably!  She is now ARM’s Children’s Minister!  She is also being used in mighty ways to share about Christ and ARM across the US through revivals, conventions and more. In July of 2012, Faye was the one to baptize many of the ‘Church Bus Kids’ in a river on the Reservation…including her eldest son!  The blessing has continued as many more have been baptized as each year unfolds.

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Dale & Diana Lawrence
In August of 1991, the Lawrence’s moved their family of six to the mission field.  (Jacque, 1981; Jon, 1983; Justin, 1989 and Jenna 1990) God has been holding and leading them for over 23 years as missionaries!  When the Lord provided a church building in Globe AZ, just off of the San Carlos Apache Reservation for just $1.00 (see the rest of our history elsewhere on this web site), Arizona Reservation Ministries was born.  Dale and Diana were blessed to be its founders.  Dale continues to serve as ARM’s Executive Director, overseeing the general operations, financial accountability and construction aspects of this ministry.  Diana serves as ARM’s Development Director, and Work Group Coordinator/Cook.

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The Jon Lawrence Family

As December of 2012 ended, we were excited to interview and hire a couple that has been quite familiar with this ministry since its beginnings.  Jon and Linda Lawrence first traveled the 1+hour one-way trek from Mesa AZ to volunteer with our Church Bus before their wedding in 2004.  Soon after, they moved to Globe to become ARM team members.  Through the past  ten years, a lot has transpired within this ministry, and the Lawrence family!  Four children have arrived:  Jasmine (2006), Andi (2008), Morgan (2010) and Edward (2011).  Since the spring of 2010, Linda and a few of these children (on a rotating basis) had volunteered on ARM’s Church Bus each Thursday afternoon.  Many of the children and young teens that attend feel like the Lawrence kids are their family, too.  Linda has had a major hand in building relationships and mentoring many.  Since their hire, Linda serves each afternoon through our Church Bus.  She has had the honor of baptizing several children in the years since serving with ARM that were part of her ministry.  Jon is part of ARM’s construction team, helping build homes, an Apache church sanctuary and more. 2017-jon-lawrence-family

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