As a new school year begins, many conversations revolve around one question: “What did you do this summer?” The answer for 21 Native American Christians may sound strange at first but it is eternally rewarding. They spent their summer telling “hope stories.”
“Amy gave her hope story. It’s a story of abuse, of alcoholic parents, her depression, her suicide attempts, and of the hope that Christ has given her,” Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries says.
Believers can learn a thing or two from Native young people like Amy, Hutchcraft says. “Each of us going to our ‘tribe’ could be the difference between hope and hopelessness, and eternity with hope or unthinkable eternity,” he says.
“They are models of what the whole Church of Jesus Christ ought to be.”
RHM’s On Eagles’ Wings team went to seven reservations during the Summer of Hope outreach. See reports from each reservation here. Through their stories, team members point other Native youth to Christ – the only source of true hope. Then, lives change.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Praise God for a successful Summer of Hope outreach. Pray the Gospel seeds planted this year grow and produce spiritual “fruit.”
- Pray God uses this experience to bless each Native believer as they seek His will.