The Joy of my Favorite Christmas Ministry
by Jeannette Sasmor
This sincere article was provided to the Tewa Holiday Project after the 2018 delivery to the Tewa Community by Dr. Jeannette Sasmor.Continue Reading →
November 7, 2018: 6:00 PM Kickoff Party at the home Mark and Christie Weprin at 15 Windmill , Sedona, AZ
December 6, 2018: 9:00 AM Prepare the boxes and bags for delivery until we are done. Our staging location for this year is at 150 Highway 179, Suites 8 and 9. This is in the same strip mall as Oreganos at the opposite end, where the Africa store used to be. ...Continue Reading →
For the 6th year in a row, the Tewa Holiday Project has delivered brand new coats to First Mesa Elementary. This year 160 brand new donated coats were delivered to every student at First Mesa Elementary. Many thanks to Caroline Deihl and Verde Valley School students for organizing the collection and the delivery of the coats. A BIG shout out to Milton Crewse, Barbara Miller, Bobbie Jaeger, Wendy Jacobson ...Continue Reading →
On December 9th the Tewa Holiday Project made their 12th annual delivery to the Village of Tewa on First Mesa. On December 8th this year’s project started out with the delivery of 160 brand new coats and hand knitted hats to First Mesa Elementary. On December 9th a caravan of over 80 individuals from around Arizona and California made the trip to the Village of ...Continue Reading →
For the fifth year in a row the Tewa Holiday Project Coats4Kids delivered 133 brand new coats and hand knitted hats to all of the students at First Mesa Elementary on the Hopi Reservation. The Coats4Kids project is spearheaded by Caroline Diehl and students from Verde Valley School. This year the Costs4Kids trees were placed at Whole Foods in West Sedona and Webers IGA in the Village of Oak Creek. On the ...Continue Reading →
On Saturday December 10 about 70 folks from Sedona, Cottonwood, Phoenix and from as far away as France caravanned to the Village of Tewa at First Mesa on the Hopi Reservation to make the 11th annual Holiday delivery to 85 Tewa Elders. The weather will never again be as perfect as it was for this year’s trek to Hopi, temperatures in the 50’s, no snow, and no ...Continue Reading →
2016 Tewa Holiday Project
Schedule of Events
November 2, 2016: 6:00 PM Kickoff Party at the home of Laura VanHouse 250 Northview Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336
December 8, 2016: 9:00 AM Prepare the boxes and bags for delivery until we are done. Our staging location for this year is at 55 Sinagua Dr. in West Sedona. Directions are as follows: In West Sedona turn right off 89A on to ...Continue Reading →
Standing in the crisp, cold air I looked out at the ancient village of Walpi on the tip of First Mesa.
The dwellings melded seamlessly into the stone supporting them as the ancient village held the edge like an eagle with strong talons.
I heard in my head “No Photos” and took in the silhouetted shapes of the pueblo dwellings, continuously occupied for the last ...Continue Reading →
My friends Randy and Milton Crewse inspire by example. For them, performing good deeds is a lifestyle. Also, as a recruiting tool, they frequently wear tie-dye T shirts that knock your eyes out. Try as you might, it’s really hard to resist their enthusiastic altruism.
So it was that my partner, Zach, and I learned about ...Continue Reading →
Thoughts on a second trip to Tewa by Kristen Johnson.
On the road again one more time climbing the canyon in the morning cold ,red banners flapping in the wind ,headed for the Mesa one more time speeding up the highway in happy anticipation of greeting the Village waiting for us as we have been waiting all year to make this Christmas pilgrimage.
“Good Morning,Good Morning” voices greet us at the Tewa Center. “Good Morning, Good ...Continue Reading →