CRM WORKS WITH NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS IN THE USA
Around 30 Native American leaders were trained to use both Story Cloths in discipleship March 17-18, 2017. The workshop was organized by Daniel Clymer, Native American Strategist for NM and facilitated by The Baptist Convention of New Mexico. Those attending represented the Navajo, Pueblo, and Apache Indian tribes. The CRM team included Blaine Anderson and Carl Smith from Tennessee, Brian and Alvonna Arnold from New Mexico, and Alan McAlister.
Each participant was given the Story Cloths and teaching material for use largely to do discipleship in home Bible Studies and small groups across New Mexico. They were VERY excited to have these tools and the training in using them.
We also participated in a conference call with the Native American Strategist for the Northwest and received an invitation to work in the Washington State/Oregon areas. Both Strategist indicated that, while there have been many come to do evangelism over the years, there has been little focus on discipleship. There is great excitement about the use of chronological Bible stories in the ministries with Native Americans.
We should anticipate sending teams to assist in this vital need. However, team members will be required to have training in using the stories in discipling others in order to participate in these missions. Be looking for more information about sending teams later this year and throughout 2018.
During the conference, we were blessed with a number of the participants singing “How Great Thou Art” in Navajo. Please continue praying for all the ministries God is doing through CRM and that His people will be faithful to give to meet the needs.