Unemployment is at 50 percent in the endless desert punctuated by the tiny town of Rock Point, Ariz.
|Hozho ("harmony" in the Navajo language) Café is where seniors and other struggling people in Rock Point, Ariz., find home-cooked meals and caring hearts.|
Diabetes, alcoholism and suicide are far too common among its 3,000 inhabitants. Food and water are scarce. Residents drive 20 miles to windmill-driven wells, where they fill plastic tubs and toss them back onto their trucks.
"Life's a struggle here," said Lynn Hubbard, an ELCA pastor and executive director of the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission, in operation since 1953 with House of Prayer Lutheran Church, a grade school and clinic.
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