Sam and Becky live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area, where they now serve seeking to reach the 300,000 community college students there. Sam and Becky desire to see thriving ministries on all ten community college campuses in the Phoenix area.
They have been in campus ministry in Arizona with Missions Door since 1995. They have found that the college campus is perhaps the most open area in the United States for sharing Christ. The needs are great. The false teachings, philosophies and appeals to the flesh draw many into lifestyles from which they never escape.
Statistics show that even among church-attending kids up to 90% leave the church and 51% leave the faith by the time they graduate from college. But the Trommlers are seeing God change lives as people come to faith and grow in faith through His Word.
Sam says, “Campus ministry is essential because students are at perhaps the most pivotal place in their lives. Most of them are looking for answers to the biggest questions in life. It is also the last really open time for reaching them with the gospel.”
While reading the Bible in Pennsylvania at the age of 22 Sam came to see that, “if Jesus Christ means anything in my life, He must mean everything!”
With a desire to serve God he enrolled at Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix, Arizona, to prepare to serve on the foreign mission field.
While attending Southwestern, he met Becky whose parents were missionaries with CBInternational in Brazil where she grew up.
After Sam graduated from Western Seminary, Sam and Becky served as church planters with CBI in northeast Brazil for eight years.
Sam and Becky were married in 1978 in Brazil during a short-term mission experience. They have three children, Samuel, Joshua and Micah.
Willie and Lena completed their courses of study at the Indian Bible College in Flagstaff, Arizona, and have been active in ministry among the Navajo people ever since.
Willie has worked with Navajos in small groups in Gallup, New Mexico, and in Kachina Village in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Willie also taught at Indian Bible College in Flagstaff for four years. In addition, he took on the chairmanship of Western Navajo Bible Fellowship Incorporated, which consists of 27 sound, Bible-believing churches on the western Navajo Reservation.
From 1988 to 1993 he pastored First Baptist Church in Tuba City, Arizona, and from 1993 to 2004 he planted a church (Kaibeto Baptist Church) in Kaibeto, Arizona.
From 2005 on he has been working with the new church planting location at Mesa View Baptist church in Black Mesa, Arizona. He knows firsthand the urgent need for planting sound, Bible-believing churches on the Navajo Reservation. Willie and Lena have been with Missions Door since 1993.
Willie and Lena’s desire is to plant new churches and come alongside established but struggling assemblies. Through an established church-planting team they plan to bring sound, Bible-based teaching, create strong leadership and build permanent facilities for gatherings.
They believe Christ is the real answer in reaching out to Natives who are satanically confused and in bondage to sin.
Willie and Lena Tsosie were born on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, and they were raised in the tradition of their people. Both accepted Christ during their high school years.
Willie is concerned because the Native religion is strongly emphasized, and culturally-related hindrances to Christ’s church are readily condoned.
The Native American church (drug use is required in worship) has become the norm, and cults are moving onto the reservations. In addition, economic and social changes are taking place as more and more Navajo people have been paralyzed with alarming financial and domestic problems.
Emotionally-charged churches, mixed with pagan beliefs and worship, are widespread on the reservations; many are in serious trouble or have closed.
Willie and Lena were married in 1976 and have four children: Angela, Alana, Avadina and Avery.
Angela is married to Clifton Askan and has two children: Julina and Taylor. Alana is marriage to Keidrick June and has two children: Kamya and Kayomi.