“What a burden to engage in ministry by my own strength, to strive by my own power to instill faith and its fruits in myself and others!” But how liberating to know that God feeds our faith and makes it fruitful by his Holy Spirit through the Word.
“For God so loved the world that he gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him should have everlasting life.”
That’s a message Native people need to hear every day, and it’s the work to which you and I have been called, whether or the front lines or in our communities.
Your gift to Lutheran Indian Ministries provides a message of human love from our ministry staff and, more importantly, supernatural love from the Creator God who made them Native, whose endless and unfaltering love is salvation for people of all colors and cultures.
My resolution this year for Lutheran Indian Ministries is big and bold and a little scary because it forces us to rely on God to do what only He can do – open hearts to Jesus. I pray we reach more Native people with the Gospel message than ever before. And I pray you will walk with us on this journey because your support of our ministry is critical to achieving our vision. Together, we can be Jesus’ hands and feet to our Native brothers and sisters.