2011 was one of the busiest years of ministry that Diane and I have ever experienced. Approximately1,800 Native Americans attended the two community outreaches that we conducted on reservations in South Dakota. We collected so many school backpacks that we are about 1,000 ahead of the game going into this summer’s events. This means that we can expand the program to include more reservation churches. Native American Ministry’s (NAM) Birthday Party for Jesus program was a huge success.
Pastors Johnny and Heidi Wade of All Nations in Mission, South Dakota sent us a heart stirring newsletter. For the 2011 Holiday season, NAM provided them with an ample supply of hats, gloves, & mittens (We collected over 4,000 winter items for the 2011 season.) and 550 Christmas boxes. Their letter stated that in an amazing display of God’s grace, 47 people received Christ during their Christmas festivities.
Since its beginning in 2005, NAM has been steadily growing in geographical scope, the number of reservation churches it assists, and the vast amount of resources that it utilizes such as volunteers, construction and ministry supplies, and operational funds. Because of the increased need for operational funding, the Division of U.S. Missions is requiring Diane and I to raise an additional $3,600 in monthly faith promises. This is no small undertaking.
If you do not financially support our ministry on a monthly basis, it easy to do so. Simply go to the page titled, “Service or Support” and follow the brief instructions. Now is not the time to shrink back out of fear of man’s economy. The economy of God’s kingdom is one of great multiplication. He fed the masses with a few little fish and a couple of loaves of bread.
For the remainder of 2012 we are primarily focusing on support raising. Along with pledges, we need speaking engagements and cash donations. Deputation is expensive. We also need your prayers.
NAM is excited to officially kick off its School Backpack Program. Please contact me for a brochure. As a last note, my book, Afterburn: The Kc Kopaska Story, is powerfully touching people’s lives. It makes a great ministry tool for those struggling with depression, substance abuse, trauma, incurable disease, and other life challenges. Please click the icon on the page, “Afterburn: The Kc Kopaska Story,” or contact me directly.