2022 - Coming to an end
The 2022 year is ending. We are more convinced than ever that God is working, and He is calling His people to change the world.
People serve God by “going and making disciples of all nations” in various ways. Some serve at their local church, others provide relief from lack of basic human necessities, and some translate Scripture for remote people groups. – The list is endless.
For us, we obey the call by organizing camps, hosting online Bible studies, sending monthly devotionals, visiting campers, and training adults on how to disciple Native American children. For this to happen, we rely on God’s provision and your generosity. We are grateful for another year in which we have been able to work on behalf of the precious Native American people we serve.
This past year we worked with 65 different children in some form or another. Some of these young people who had already accepted Christ as their Savior were given opportunities to grow in their faith. Eight campers asked Jesus into their heart for the very first time!
Jesus often ministered in places where others were reluctant to go, often serving and ministering to the rejected and overlooked. He is still in these places today. Thank you for partnering with us in offering hope, comfort, and healing. We are so grateful to work together with you to fulfill this expression of the Great Commission!
Financial Highlights for 2022
We strive to be financially accountable to our donors and the communities we serve. All our finances are handled with complete integrity through World Gospel Mission.
One hundred percent of our revenue comes from individuals and churches. Each year we have been blessed to have faithful supporters give regularly. Operating expenses include cost-of-living and ministry expenses, such as postage, transportation, camp costs, activity costs, supplies, etc. Unfortunately, expenses continue to rise.
Our Goals for 2023:
In 2023, our goal is to continue to share the good news of the Gospel to the Native people of Arizona and New Mexico. While we understand that “neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow” (1 Cor. 3:7), our aim is to keep overhead low and be good stewards of the seed we have.
In 2023 we also plan to expand the ministry by implementing a Service and Leadership Team (SaLT), which will be an intentional process for Native American teens to participate in leading younger children in their faith by serving at camps.
We are always trying to be faithful stewards of the work God has given to us, and the financial support and resources YOU have entrusted to us.
Soon, we will be sending you our final support letter of the calendar year. Our hope is that you will partner with us in the seasons to come to further cultivate the work here in the Southwest.
You are making a difference and we thank you!
Doug & Becky Darfus