November 2020 Newsletter
Have you ever camped in the great indoors beside a warm computer?
With you as our partners, God sent us to the Southwest Indian Ministry Center to build relationships with Native American campers and make disciples. Meet them at camp, follow up with them in their Native communities … that was the plan.
COVID canceled camps. We quickly launched an idea to have a virtual Camp Chat. We’d all meet in front of our computers, play a game, and catch up with the campers via a conferencing program called Zoom.
COVID also canceled our follow-up. We felt God leading us to continue the Camp Chats and make them a twice-a-month event. It has been a wonderful opportunity that only God could have planned out of the chaos! Praise the Lord!
Now we have reached another milestone. As our fellow WGM missionaries serving here are busy with other Native ministries, the position of camp leader has opened. It was not our first choice to be in this leadership position, as our calling is the follow up between camps.
That is when God placed an idea on our hearts.
We feel God wants us to focus more on the continual year-long relationship building and disciple making with campers. The idea is we would start a process that includes campers attending on-campus events and Zoom meetings, receiving devotional mailings, texts, and emails, while also allowing us to visit the campers at Native American churches or in their communities. The goal would be every camper would have at least one opportunity a month to interact with an American Indian Field missionary.
Your intercessory prayer is a vital part of making this new venture a success in building the kingdom of God.
Please pray for the Native American youth; the high rates of COVID in their communities have taken a toll on many families. They need the hope that only Jesus can give. If God places it on your heart, would you also consider investing into their lives? Monthly financial support of any amount would be helpful and appreciated to continue and grow God’s ministry here in the Southwest.
Blessings, Doug & Becky