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We are missionaries to Native Americans appointed by Assemblies of God US Missions. Our primary assignment is to train Native Americans for ministry. We do this by using a combination of Berean School of the Bible materials to prepare men and women for credentialed ministry with the Assemblies of God and by seminars in local churches aimed at the felt needs of local leadership.
Gay has felt God's call for ministry to Native Americans since she was 8 years old watching a missionary show slides of Otavalin Indians. John received a burden for this work in 1996 after pastoring 10 years in Memphis, Missouri. At that time God told him to teach and then showed him the need among Native Americans. Our ministry to Native Americans began with Black Hills Indian Bible College in Rapid City, South Dakota. Later the college changed its approach from residential to extension and its name to Institute for Ministry Development. Using the extension model we are mobile classrooms. We drive to where our students are to teach classes. We have also used ichat to do fully interactive classes over the Internet. Most of our work happens in South Dakota but we have also worked in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
Will you partner with us?
You can help us with the preparing of Native Americans for ministry in two ways: First and foremost, you can pray that God will call Native Americans into ministry and that we will be effective in helping them prepare. Second, you can help us with financial support. We could not be here without the finances and we cannot be effective without prayer. You can help us financially with a one-time gift online by use the following secure site:
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We are required to have enough monthly pledge support to meet our assigned budget and we are short of that amount at this time. You can help us with a monthly personal or church pledge by clicking on the pledge form link below. Our account number is 220 620 9.
US Missions Resources
Church “Adopts” Military Chaplain
Assemblies of God military chaplains go through extensive schooling and training to prepare for their duties. They are men and women of strong faith and great courage.
Cornell University Clears Chi Alpha
The Chi Alpha group ministering to students at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, recently had its funding temporarily suspended by Cornell's Student Assembly Finance Commission (SAFC) while it investigated the forced resignation of one of the Chi Alpha student leaders.
Couple Wrap Up 39 Years of Prison Ministry
A lot has changed in the 39 years since Lloyd and Nita Colbaugh began volunteering at the United States Medical Center, a federal prison hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
Surprise Home Makeover Results in Tears and Cheers
Several years ago, Ed and Leah Bass purchased a home in Alvarado, Texas. It was a fixer-upper, but the couple was determined to turn the desperately needy house into their dream home. Step by step, they started to repair and rebuild the house. Last July, the couple went to pick out new paint colors and items for the house, dreaming of what was to be.
New Chi Alpha Scholarship Awarded by Regent
Regent University School of Law recently announced that Leanne Watrous, a member of the University of Virginia Chi Alpha ministry, has been awarded the first Regent Law Chi Alpha Scholarship.