On Eagles’ Wings Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Ministry to Native American Youth

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In many ways, starting a ministry is like raising a child. You pour your heart and soul into it and celebrate the milestones.

On Eagles’ Wings, a division of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, turns 30 years old this summer. Founder Ron Hutchcraft says the outreach grew from one speaking tour.

“I have in front of me my ‘Jesus journal,’ and this (entry) is from March 25, 1992: ‘Karen and I are going to Arizona today. We are leaving for the reservation’,” Hutchcraft says.

“To me, it was a week of speaking on the Navajo reservation. That’s all I knew. God had other plans; He’s the God of surprises.”

That week, Hutchcraft discovered a new calling. “Not only did I learn a lot, but God gave me an unscheduled broken heart,” he says. See a detailed timeline here.

“Native Americans – who were the first mission field in America – after 400 years of mission work, only four percent knew Christ.”

A few months after speaking in Arizona, Hutchcraft and his team began the first annual Summer of Hope outreach. “That summer, we took a few Native young people out to share Christ with other Native young people. That had never been done before,” Hutchcraft says.

“Little did we know, that would be the first of 100 reservations we’ve been to with teams of Native Americans.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Praise God for changing hundreds of Native lives through On Eagles’ Wings!
  • Pray for the Lord’s will to be done through this ministry.
  • Ask God to prepare the hearts of Native youth He’s calling to serve Him in leadership roles. Pray they will obey and heed His voice.