Thursday, June 26, 2008

Supai Village Service

Just have to share a very exciting project that my family and a few other families in our ward and Church Missionaries in the Supai Village are organizing. It is a 4th of July Family Fun Day for the Supai Village. Our objective is to unify the community and bring the families closer together. The Supai village is located in Havasupai at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I was so surprised to learn that so many families live in the village. The access to the village is by Helicopter, Mule or by foot.

The missionaries from Supai village have observed a weakening in the Family unit; hence the struggles (even suicide) of youth are increasing in the Tribe. The families have a unique challenge, because many of the youth leave the village to seek higher education. For several months each year, families are separated.

Learn more about the Supai Village {HERE}

We are anticipating 200+ residents of the Havasupai Indian Reservation to attend on July 4th, 2008. For this Family Fun Day, we’ll be organizing games with prizes, a potluck dinner, family photo portraits and then taking those family photos and creating decorated chipboard picture frames for them to display in their homes.

It should be an awesome experience for all involved. Don has my little boys in training. They have been hiking various mountains in preparation for their hike down and UP the Grand Canyon.

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