This ministry is primarily to the Native American people on the Reservations of the Southwestern United States. On the Navajo Reservation, unemployment and alcoholism are both over 50% and many are still without electricity or running water. Numbering more than 300,000, nearly half of the Navajo people are age 21 or under. Most of these still cling to their traditional Navajo religion, which is rooted in medicine men, or singers, who commune with the spirit world to bring individuals back to harmony with the creation. However, there are new and growing religions making great inroads to the reservation. Among them is the “Native American Church”, an Indian-only sect that worships with the use of the drug, peyote, and the even newer movement of incorporating Native traditional practices into church services.
On the Reservations we have shared the gospel, given bibles and study materials to hundreds, but our primary ministry is geared toward pastors and church leaders by ministering in the churches and leadership conferences.