About four years ago I felt God’s call to go somewhere and share the gospel to those who need it. It took me some time to try to figure out where and how that was going to happen but with a lot of prayer and consideration I decided that I would go through the REACH program. Based out of Columbus, Ohio, there is a three month Discipleship Training School where a lot of Bible study and outreach occurs to try to prepare for the next step, which is of course, going. The first time through the program I went to Greece for six months, and now November 2016 - May 2017 I will be leading a team to Montana. It will be a little different this time staying in the USA, but the need is still very necessary.
The Native American people of the northwestern United States have a long history of mistreatment and oppression at the hand of immigrating Europeans. Forcibly displaced from their ancestral homes, many Native Americans now live on reservations where poverty, suicide, and a sense of hopelessness prevail. My team and I will work among the people of the Flathead Reservation in northwestern Montana with a thriving ministry that is dedicated to sharing the gospel through a variety of ways. Opportunities for outreach include sports ministry through Athletes in Action, labor projects, relational ministry, children’s programs, church planting, participating in Bible studies, and working with several programs sharing the gospel throughout the state. This brand new location is an opportunity to work with a nearly unreached people group here in the US. We will be ministering in a lot of ways, but sports will be a big one.
I would like to ask you all to please remember my team and I in your prayers as we take this step to spread the good news to those who desperately need it. To be honest I’m pretty anxious and nervous for the future, but along with that I’m also excited and ready to go do what Jesus commanded all his disciples to do.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2