It’s Mission Monday again here. I’ve discussed before how I am a believer in foreign missions. However, I know there is a great need for outreach here in the United States.
One of my heroes was Rich Mullins, a Christian singer who died in a car crash in 1997. He could have been living a very comfortable life in Nashville as a popular musician and songwriter. Instead, at the time of his death he was living on a Native American reservation in the Southwest to help spread the gospel to children through music. He didn’t just support a cause with prayers or money, he lived it.
I live next to the Shoshone-Bannock Reservation in southeast Idaho. It is a poor place with a lot of needs. I know that some of the poorest in the country are Native Americans.
I’ve found a few links to ministries or agencies that work specifically with Native Americans. I’m not endorsing them, but they are a place to start if God is speaking to your heart on helping this unreached people group within our own borders.
- Rich Mullins’ brother gave grants for several years for these type of ministries. This page lists many groups, some no longer active, but it is a starting point.
- Rock Ministries
- Hope In Transit – a music program that Rich would probably love.
- First Nations Ministries
These are just a few suggestions. I hope this will touch someone’s heart to find a way to be a blessing to the various Native Americans tribes in the country.