Robin and Faith Jelle
God led Robin, Faith, and their 3 children to Hardrock in 1991 to work in full time ministry with the Navajo people. In 2006, they were accepted by the Navajo Nation for a mission lease site of 1.5 acres. They moved their double wide trailer to that location and continued Bible studies and youth/children programs from their living room.
Numerous work teams have donated time, skills, and money towards developing this property into a Christian Fellowship Center for the Navajo people and for those who would like to come for short term missions. A bunkhouse, workshop, and a Chapel/Fellowship Hall are under construction. A gym, and basketball court are also in the future plans.
God has opened up opportunities for ministry teams to share the love of Jesus through encouragement, meals, Bible studies, games, worship, chopping wood, branding cattle, and outreach visitation.
Robin ministers with his skills in construction. He’s an over-all “fix-it-man” for the Hardrock community. He has also been able to minister to some of the young men through hiking, camping, and men’s retreats. His vision is to have a workshop where he can teach Navajo men furniture and cabinet making.
Faith’s ministry involves teaching children and teens at church, VBS, camps, retreats, and our home. She has developed “Talking Circles” at the local Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) boarding school to help Navajo children cope with trauma and teach good behavior. Faith also writes adult/teen Bible lessons for VBS and Family Conference. She is using her artistic skills to illustrate bi-lingual children’s books that teach good values to Navajo children. Her vision and goal is to train and equip Navajo young people to serve the Lord.