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anonymous NATIVE AMERICANS WHO ARE PERSECUTED! February 08, 2009 8:25 PM

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anonymous  February 08, 2009 8:27 PM

Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray! 11:43 AM

Native Americans are not usually persecuted the way someone in China, or Iran or one of the 50 some countries listed as persecutors are; however, there can be subtle emotional persecution, such as pressure to conform to other beliefs.
It's really a delicate situation, and yet to ignore or deny that persecution happens, is wrong. After all, we have an obligation to our brothers and sisters and should not leave the Native American Christian, feeling as if they are alone.
On the other hand we should never degrade their native tradition, nor expect them to forget their ancestors. They should always feel welcome to use the language of their ancestors and to embrace the many traditions of their tribe, [the choice should always be theirs].
 If they are truly believers in Jesus, they must also be gently encouraged to stand firm in their faith. I personally know that there are many Native Americans who are true believers of Jesus. Sometimes, Native Americans are closet Christians, or afraid to speak up for their faith. This is because, the trend now is to follow  the spiritualist path instead of the path of Jesus. And their friends and family may pressure them along that line of thought. So when working with Native Americans you sometimes must walk a tight rope. The answer, as it always is, is to pray consistently and fervently. Growing up in the MidWest I have met many Native Americans, and as a teenager, we would have integrated bible studies for both Native Americans and the city dwellers, thereof. That was when integration was first beginning to be a big deal, also but watching Native Americans find Jesus as their Lord and Savior and join brothers and sisters, they had not met previously was a spiritual gift and a blessing.  I also had a special Native American friend who was traveling through my community when I was a teenager and he was a living testimony of what Christians should do. He didn't preach alot, but he lived his faith every single day. He was a spiritual guide to me that summer, explaining many things to me and I will never forget how protective he was and how helpful he was. I feel very blessed by these experiences of my teen years.
And I also have never forgotten the home for orphaned children which at first mentioned Jesus faithfully, and their students also proclaimed their faith in Jesus, and than suddenly they no longer mentioned Jesus at all. That truly broke my heart and I wonder what happened that they would not mention Jesus so suddenly. I receive their newsletters once in awhile but there is no mention of Jesus.
  I may not be able to obtain information of persecution, [I'm not sure if I can obtain that information] but Native Americans truly need your prayers - consistently and fervently. I also ask that you be subtle and non critical, because many Native Americans have a deep faith in God and simply have not met Jesus yet. Pray that these deeply spiritual individuals would take a step further into a deeper walk in their spiritual journey, by asking Jesus into their life.
Your sister in Christ,
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anonymous  February 08, 2009 8:38 PM

Hi Donna,
I read your messages and I am inclined to agree. Unfortunately, the persecution of Native Americans has been happening to long in the United States since before the days of the Missions in California and the forced migrations from the East to the Mid-West and the South. The American Indians are very spiritual and should be able to speak their own languages and raise their children to know their beautiful heritage. The American Indians spirtuality and connection with the land reminds me of G-ds' ordinance that we are to protect the planet, the water, the trees and the animals. It's heart breaking about the conflicts they must face with their beliefs. But, I'm reminded of Jesus time when he and his famiy had to worry about keeping their Jewish identities and not becoming Romanized and Grecian, but retaining their beliefs and heritage. Much like Daniel had to face with the Persians. Hopefully, their faith will be strong and those of us who are on the sidelines will be able to help when called on. Also, I thought you might like to know about St. Joseph's Indian School a Fr. Steve helps these Lakota oprhans obtain their education and life skills.  Also, National Relief Charities does great work and helps with scholarships and helping the elderly.  G-d bless!

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anonymous  February 08, 2009 8:44 PM

Native Christian Way is a ministry oriented to
the Native American People.  Our emphasis is
to reach all Native American people with the
gospel of Jesus Christ.

The purpose of NCW is not only reach the
native people, but also to encourage those
that desire to learn of the native people and
play a supportive role of their spiritual growth.

Native Christian Way is a Pentecostal
outreach through television and church
planting.  NCW is open to all concepts of
ministry that God allows to reach the people.

Native Christian Way takes advantage of the
use of all ministries; ministers and musicians
that edify the people for the kingdom of God.

NCW is a Pentecostal oriented ministry,
because of the truth in the Word and the
strong ties Native America has to the Spirit.  
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anonymous  February 08, 2009 9:14 PM

Contact Us Mission Finder
P.O. Box 356
Sunol CA 94586
Fax 1-815-371-1660
Phone 1-208-723-4657

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anonymous  February 08, 2009 9:21 PM

Contact Us

Native American Program
6037 Collis Center Suite 205C
Hanover, NH 03755
603-646-2110 (phone)
603-646-9168 (fax)

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