Yá’át’tééh díí eí shahane'
Shí éí Rno Yazzie yinishhé, Áshiihí nishłí dóó Tótsonii bá shíshchíín, Tó dích'íi'nii éí da cheii dóó
Náťoh Dine’é Táchii’nii éí da shí nálí.
English translation - (..for you urbanites)
I am called Rno Yazzie and I am of the Salt clan, born of the Big Water Clan. My
grandfathers clan on my mom's side is Bitter water clan and my grandfathers clan on my
dad's side is Tobacco people running into the Red house.
I am originally from the White Cone Az area, but grew up in the White Mountains. Now I make my
living here in the Phoenix area and have been here for over 20 years. So, you can call me an
Urban Navajo or what my in-laws love to call me ....City Slickerrrrrrrrzzz.
As for my spiritual life, I pretty much grew up in the church. I could remember my sister and I
going to church when I was about 4, but it wasn't until I was 7 or 8 when missionaries start
coming around our house to minister to us. Every Tuesday night at 7:30 on the dot, they came.
I missed a lot of 'Happy Days' and 'Laverne and Shirley' episodes during that time, but it was
during this time my mom became a born again Christian and became my solid spiritual example.
I wish I could say that their teachings changed my life, but that was not the case. However, a
seed was planted. It was not until 13 years later, when I rededicated my life to Christ that their
teachings came to life. Now, I faithfully attend a church here in the East Valley, where I am still
growing in Christ.
East Valley are towns or cities East of Phoenix: Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe,Scottsdale, and
What I Believe in:
1. I believe in the Trinity. Trinity is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
This is the core foundation of my Christian belief.
2. I believe that the Bible is God's Holy word.
3. I believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ. Jesus is God (God the Son) who was born by
virgin birth and lived a perfect life and was crucified.
4. I believe in eternal life whether it is in Heaven or in Hell. I believe that just being a
good person all your life does not get you into Heaven. You must accept Jesus as your
personal savior. Meaning, there is only one way to Heaven and that is through Jesus Christ.
Today's culture think that there are many ways to get to heaven, but that is not the Truth. Truth
is, it is Only through Christ.
5. I believe that when you are saved, God the Holy Spirit helps you live a Holy life.
6. I believe that all Christians need fellowship, encouragement, and accountability.
Encouraging and informing Navajo believers