I believe the Assemblies of God is doing more today than it ever has
to reach Native Americans for Christ. We have an excellent team leading
the Native American Fellowship, under the direction of John Maracle,
a Mohawk Indian. These men and women are very aggressive in their vision
to reach their fellow Americans on a scale we have never before witnessed.
The following articles give glimpses of how God is using His Native
American servants to fulfill the Great Commission. In order for them
to succeed, however, all of us need to do our part. Our number one priority
must be prayer.
We need a move of God across reservations where thousands of Native
Americans live, many of whom are bound by the powers of darkness. No
human-inspired program will break Satans hold on lost Native Americans.
Historically, the U.S. governments intervention has not worked.
Despite the money they earn, todays casinos have not changed troubled
lives. The only solution lies in going back to the cross where Jesus
permanently broke Satans authority. The power of God will make
the difference; nothing else will.
President George Bush has designated November as Native American Month,
and this highlights the need for the church to pray for this persecuted
and almost forgotten segment of our society. My request is that every
church pray weekly during the month of November for revival among Native
Americans. God still answers prayer.
Second, we need to build friendships with our Native American brothers
and sisters. We have many home missionaries ministering in Native American
communities and they would be pleased to visit your church and give
you a firsthand report of what God is doing. Many of them are Native
Third, we need financial support for our missions outreach and for
our Native American Bible colleges and institutions. American Indian
College in Phoenix, Ariz., is the only accredited evangelical Bible
college for Native Americans in the United States.
By joining hands in prayer, friendship and sacrifice, we can make a
Editors note: As we focus on America we cannot help but think
of the events of September 11. As men and women who have served in our
Armed Forces are recognized this Veterans Day, we join in honoring
them. We think of the many who will be called upon in the upcoming days
to defend our nation. Our appreciation and prayers go out to them.