Our Church Ministries
We must meet the social as well as spiritual needs of our people. Luke 12:48 commands us "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required". We have been given much and feel the command of the Lord to share with others less fortunate. In order to minister to anyone you must first understand their needs. We live in a Navajo community that is 20+ miles from a grocery store, hardware store, 26 miles from a Wal*Mart. Our community has only one employer and that is the government seat with less than 20 employees. Those who do work must drive 20+ miles into Gallup for employment.
|Population 16 & over (employable)|| |
|In Labor force|| |
|Civilian Labor Force|| |
|Percent Unemployed|| |
|Not in Labor Force|| |
With only 28.2% considering themselves employed that would give us 71.8% not working.
Granted some of those in the 71.8% group receive SSI, Social Security, or retirement checks (usually either military or railroad workers).
Per capita income $4,384
48.4% of all families in Pine Dale live in poverty
77% of all homes heat with wood burning stoves
Source: United States Census 2000; Extracted and formatted by LSR Innovations; November 2003