Advocate for Indians
Tingey, president of the Southwest Indian Mission, and this is one of the missions I am helping to supervise, expressing appreciation for the great assistance rendered with the tribal council of the Hopi Reservation in obtaining a site upon which to build a branch chapel. President Tingey feels elated over the success, and gives you full credit therefor, and so I thank you also for your assistance in this important matter. May the choice blessings of our Heavenly Father attend you. Steve said: Dad was very sensitive about his position of trust with the tribe and could not take advantage of it even on behalf of his own church. He did not want to use his influence to help his own church at the expense of the right of the Hopi people to govern themselves as they saw fit. By requiring his church to go through all the necessary steps established by the Tribal Council over a period of many years, he was criticized by Hopi members of the church for slowing the progress of the church. Dad felt that the Christian virtues of honesty and integrity were more important than expediency in building chapels. In the long run, the Hopis respected Dad and his church that taught such ideals together with respect for Hopi rights of self-government.
The Power of Prayer A statement on the "Power of Prayer" that relates to an event that included Rex Curry, a Ute tribal leader whom John worked with for many years, and his relationship, through prayer, with an accident that John experienced while on a trip to the Hopi Reservation, serves to tie together John's involvement with the two tribes. This is Rex Curry's statement:
Do you believe in the promptings of the Spirit7 Do you believe that God hears and answers prayers? If you doubt, then