Video of the First Day of School (August 13, 2009) and the second week of school at the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, Arizona.
The video is narrated by Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard (pictured below), executive director of the Navajo Lutheran Mission
The video features the mission K-6 students, teachers and staff.
Navajo Lutheran Mission School:
NELM School Principal Felisita Jones
Kindergarten teacher Sharon Woody
1st grade teacher Lark Pettit
2nd grade teacher Jolene Wilson
3rd and 4th grade teacher Pauline Wagon
5th and 6th grade teacher Eileen Holiday
Other NELM employees:
Tara Chee, NELM Community Services Coordinator and Navajo Language and Culture Instructor
Ron Augustson, Chair
Janice Lee Jim
Jeannie M. Harvey
You can support the Navajo Lutheran Mission through financial donations, volunteering and many other national programs.
For details visit the mission's support page
Related Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission (NELM) Links:
Flute music courtesy Arizona Flutes and Native Arts in Camp Verde, AZ
Carol Buckley, owner of Arizona Flutes and Native Arts in Camp Verde, AZ (high desert in Verde Valley) and a non-native flute musician specializing in American Indian music.
She has Michigan roots – lived in in Davison and taught school in LakeVille Public Schools in Otisville where she was a Speech and Language Pathologist.
In 1994 Buckley decided to refocus her life, escape from the cold weather, and move to the beautiful Verde Valley in Arizonas high desert.
She is a poet and writer who plays Native American style flute music and has great respect for the Navajo and other Native American tribes and their respective cultures/heritage.
Carol also teaches classes on how to play the Native flute.
Songs used in videos are from Carol Buckley’s Rhythm Keepers and Raindrops on Roses CDs
Navajo Lutheran Mission First Day of School Part 1:
Carol Buckley's Rhythm Keepers CD
Track 6: Recollection
Track 4: Twin Hearts
Track 8: Native Image
Navajo Lutheran Mission First Day of School Part 2:
Carol Buckley's Rhythm Keepers CD
Track 5 Red Rock Beat
Track 8 Native Image
Track 7 Roadrunner
Track 12 Twilight
Navajo Lutheran Mission Second Week of School & Photo Montage:
Carol Buckley’s Raindrops on Roses CD
Track 4 Living Life
Track 6 Dancing Moccasins
Arizona Flutes and Native Arts
P.O. Box 1511
Camp Verde, AZ
Thoughts, quotes and photos from Carol Buckley at Arizona Flutes
Check out Carol Buckley CD's
Flute Blessing by Carol Buckley, June 2000:
I hold this ancient instrument to my heart
And bless it with love.
I ask that my breath flow with ease
As my fingers dance to the rhythm
Of the ancient spirits joy.
May the music coming from this ancient
Flow from my heart to heal wounded spirits,
Comfort and sooth troubled souls
And bring joy to the lives it touches.
Allow me to play in the peacefulness of the moment,
In the joy of celebration, and in the sacredness of living.
Navajo Nation Flag used in this video was created by artist R. Daniel Markstedt of Linköping in central Sweden:
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A Couple With A Mission: Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard and Rev. Deborah Haffner Hubbard
The Hubbards arrived at the Navajo Lutheran Mission in the spring of 2009 after each having their own respective church in northern Michigan. Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard is the NELM executive director.
Rev. Deborah Haffner Hubbard is a Presbyterian minister who is now the pastor of the mission House of Prayer Lutheran Church.
Both were installed by Grand Canyon Synod Bishop Steve Talmage.