Archive for the Mission Opportunity Category


Apr 23

ISI Service Opportunity and Orientation

ISI LogoJoan Lasché,  ABQ ISI Ministry Representative, has sent a monthly update of their ministry.  International Student Inc. (ISI) is in need of help in several areas next month. Please read below for details:

We have two students needing services in May. One is a new student that is arriving on the 23rd and needs airport pickup and temporary homestay. The second student is an exchange student that must move out of his dorm room on May 9th and his flights departs Abq on the 14th. If you would like more information on either of these students, please contact isiabq@isionline.org.

Spring Break Trip

ISI Spring break photoWe had an awesome wintery spring break in Durango this past March. A very generous ISI Friendship Partner loaned us their vacation home which was perfectly situated for skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and cross-country skiing. The days were spent outside enjoying the snow and the nights were spent playing games and enjoying each other’s company. A truly wonderful time was had by all.

ISI Baby shower

We have been able to celebrate two baby showers this March. Congratulations to the new mothers, Nilum and May. We are also happy to report that both May and Nilum have given birth to a healthy baby boys, Praise God! Thank you Burcin and Crissy Tikiroglu for hosting Nilum’s shower. May’s shower was held at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Orientations

Now is a great time to get ready for August student arrivals. We are expecting over 400 new students for the Fall semester. Most will need airport pickups, temporary homestays, and friendship partners. I hope you can join us for one of these orientations and find out how you can be involved in this exciting and impactful program.Orientations take about 45 minutes and give you all the information you need to begin serving as an ISI volunteer. Daytimes orientations available upon request.

Below are two very different community opportunities that can help you find creative ways to share your faith with students. (None of these are sponsored  by ISI)

ISI BeyondtheMask movieBeyond the Mask is a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ.

See the trailer at www.beyondthemaskmovie.com/theatrical

There is only showing remaining in Albuquerque!!

Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 PM at Winrock Stadium 16

Tickets must be reserved online!

You can find out more information at www.beyondthemaskmovie.com

Serve the City2Join with other Christians in town and serve the city on Saturday, April 25. The event is called Serve the City ABQ and there are 29 different work projects lined up. If you are interested in pitching in, visit the site below for more information and to register at a project site. This would be a great opportunity for small groups to serve together! http://hopeevfree.org/outreach/events/

Do not neglect to show hospitality to foreigners, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  Hebrews 13:2

If you would like more information or to volunteer, please contact isiabq@isionline.org.

Apr 17

Western Indian Ministries (WIM) Update

2015 | by Clint | Category: Global,Mission Opportunity,Native American

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As a Christian Mission, our services are designed to specifically to help bring God’s hope to Life in Native America.  YOU are helping us make a difference in a big way! You make it possible for us to provide a wide variety of services that touch the lives of hundreds of people across the largest Indian Reservation in the United States.

Many of you made generous gifts at the end of the year! We couldn’t do all we do without you! Thank you!  2015 is off to a great start!  Here are some of the ways YOU are helping us make a difference.

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Hilltop Christian School Spelling Bee

Hilltop continues to grow! We are approaching 60 students this year with a gifted and qualified staff! Mr. Eric Tiger is doing a terrific job as our School Principal.

This past week our students participated in a Reservation wide spelling bee. They did very well. We are looking forward to getting some new plants in our new hoop house this spring.

We had a wonderful Christmas Season, complete with special Christmas Programs that packed the house.

We received special hats, blankets, gloves, and gifts for the Hilltop children, elderly, and needy families. Thank you for the great blessings of giving to those who fight the cold.

We are also looking forward to some spring break visiting teams who will help rebuild some porches and do some other maintenance. Pray with us for some playground equipment.

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Dino Butler & Praise Band

Each year, Chris for Native Youth hosts a training event for those who work directly with students on various Indian Reservations in the Southwest. This year, over 70 youth workers came to Albuquerque to learn more about working with youth.  We talked about purity, about how to share the gospel, and about “accelerating” our efforts in reaching more students with the life changing message of Jesus Christ.

What a blessing to see groups of caring adults talk about their concerns for Native students, and pray for one another… worship with them as they let go of their worries. We heard comments like, “We need to understand teen depression….” or  having to deal issues such as domestic abuse or neutral gender. The caring adults expressed a desire to learn to minister to youths whose lives are affected on a daily basis with suicide and teen pregnancy.

Please be praying about our next youth leaders retreat coming up April 10-12 in Durango, Colorado.

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Leon, Greg, Eric, Nelson

February was “March Madness” for our local sports broadcasting on all three of our radio stations.  We have the privilege of being the voice for our local high school sports broadcasting.

Greg Lewis, our Radio Broadcasting Director, put together a good team of people who follow at least three local High Schools broadcasting football and basketball.

We are looking forward to installing a new FM transmitter this spring which will expand our potential listening audience  – and improve our signal in Arizona and New Mexico!  We are especially blessed to have a new quality transmitter purchased by our listeners which took over three years of generous giving.

Our radio stations can be heard live online at khacradio.com! We even have an app you can download from your app store.”

Thank you!

We appreciate you so very much! You are making a difference!

Chuck Harper

Director

Western Indian Ministries

charper@westernindian.org

Apr 9

DSC Woodcutting Trip on Saturday, April 11

2015 | by Clint | Category: Global,Local,Mission Opportunity,Native American

DSC has a ministry that supplies firewood to needy Native Americans living on the reservation for use year-round, as necessary for heating, cooking, and softening the soul for God’s Hand to work. We will be cutting and hauling wood on Saturday, April 11th in the East Mountains and truly need your help. Meet at the DSC Parking Lot at 8 AM for a few hours of fun, fellowship, and hard work…if you can’t make it this time, we will have plenty of opportunities throughout the year!

Please contact Lee Scott, lees@leelandscapes.com or Marvin Gibson, marvinlgibson@gmail.com for more information and to be included on our email distribution list.