We work with ministry partners in Native communities on eight reservations, mostly in the central and western United States. While American Indians can be found living almost anywhere in the United States, most remain on reservations.
The people are desperately in need of Jesus and spiritual direction. Many of them are in trouble, facing huge drug and alcohol addiction issues, family disintegration, and incredibly high suicide rates (even among the very young). The level of dependency and hopelessness is still hard for many people living outside the reservations to imagine, let alone understand.
This is a challenging ministry environment. Native Americans do not need more money, or more programs, apologies and reparations. They need a personal experience, a loving relationship with Jesus that will lead to hope and purpose.
In most cases, the nature of our ministry is very relational, with very little hands-on service work. Directed by a local pastor or ministry partner, we will be working alongside them, doing what God is already doing there.