Missions Blog

Sep 14

WIM Update on Summit 2016 – Chuck and Cindy Harper

2016 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Native American,Prayer,Training

Here is some excited news about great things that are happening among the Navajo Nation and the Western Indian Ministries’ work with the Navajo church:

Dear Friends,

I am so excited to tell you about how God is working on the Navajo Nation – and using Western Indian Ministries to help grow and nurture the Navajo Christians and the Native Churches for His glory!
On August 19 and 20, Western Indian Ministries hosted the firstNavajo Nation Christian Leadership Summit! What a joy to see several hundred Christian leaders and over 90 Pastors join us. The Navajo Nation President’s office suggested the event, and assigned one of their staff to work with over 50 pastors in planning, and then asked if Western Indian Ministries would be the host site for this historic event.
We were honored to host this event, especially because serving and equipping the Christian Churches on the Navajo Nation is what WIM is all about! Our amazing staff worked long hours planning the logistics, cooking and serving food, creating a special prayer trail, preparing signage, setting up parking spaces, porta-johns, etc., all to make the event happen! I wish you could have seen our team doing such an amazing job, all with the joy of the Lord glowing in their hearts – even after a long and busy weekend!

The summit was a huge success! Our theme was Biblical Unity- John 17. Difficult issues were discussed, and some strategies were set in motion to meet critical challenges on the Navajo Nation. Break out sessions addressed the priority areas that our planning team had identified. These included: suicide, biblical counseling, disciple making, coping with grief, leadership development, the church and Navajo law, marriage, and youth ministry. Some of our staff and board members were part of the teaching and strategic development.
So, thank you for your prayers and for helping to make WIM relevant and effective. God is listening. Your prayers make our ministry possible!

I can also joyfully report that God used the Navajo Church to fully fund this event! What a joy that is, especially as we are working hard to rebuild our own financial foundations and fully fund our ministry.

Again, thank you so much for your investment in us and in Western Indian Ministries! God is truly using our team to transform Native America!

Chuck and Cindy Harper