Archive for April, 2015


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 15

A Ladies’ Tea – Sold Out!

2015 | by Clint | Category: Global,Missionary Care,North Africa (SNAP)

Julie Wesselman reported that as of today, Tuesday, April 14, at 1:19 PM, the Ladies’ Tea event is sold out! Thank you to all of the ladies who are willing to attend, cook, serve, set up and tear down this Saturday to support SNAP. We are prayerfully expectant of God to spread His glory broader and deeper through this time of fellowship and tea.

Apr 13

A Ladies Tea

2015 | by Clint | Category: Global,Local,Missionary Care,North Africa (SNAP)

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There is still time to register for the Ladies’ Tea. If you are considering whether or not to attend this year’s Tea, keep reading! Julie Wesselman, Gayla Reid, Debbie Anderson, Melody Shaddix, Kathi Tate, Charlotte Michnovicz, Teresa Moore, Kaycee Landis, and Rebecca Skatwed share their thoughts about A Ladies’ Tea:

Why should I go to the Ladies’ Tea?

The Ladies’ Tea is a great time of fellowship, an opportunity to bring non-church friends to DSC, and a great way for new ladies to get plugged into the church.  Attending the Ladies’ Tea also supports a great cause.

Why is it important to support these SNAP families?

We are their sole supporters. Their lives have been put completely aside to do this. They are the ones that are going but we are the senders and if we don’t buy into that it can fail. Our commitment must be more than financial, it must be heart support as well.

The update at the Tea keeps us mindful of the commitment that we made to them. It is a great way to keep connected with them especially if you do not know them personally.

How does Ladies’ Tea lead to more glory for Christ?

It is a good showcase for the body of Christ to work together and to accomplish his purposes. Those who attend the Tea have the opportunity to get to know the SNAP families better and thus they will be more mindful to pray for them.

With two days left before registration closes, go to desertspringschurch.org/women. Come hear what God is doing through updates from Mrs. G and Mrs. C.  It is a wonderful time of fellowship, fun, and glorifying God! This is one year you do not want to miss!