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Making it The Gospel of GOD.

Not the white man's gospel... As Craig Smith's book details:
"For you see, not only are Native people guilty of misinterpreting the gospel as the 'Whiteman's Gospel' but I believe that, unknowingly, the dominant society has often embraced and fostered the mentality that it is their gospel." --Whiteman's Gospel

So, now it is our turn to dive in, really deep, mind you, to the waters of ministery to and with Natives in Northern Minnesota... Primarily Chippewa aka Ojibwa people. Tim and I want you to know how big of a part of our story this is about to become. We are dedicating the next two months to prayer for the Lord to reveal more to us as to how we fit into this picture, of Bemidji, Mokahum, Canoes, Carpentry, A home, Discipleship, kids, family, Timing.... This is what we are seeking a better understanding of. Thank you for praying with us. Will you continue to lift our family up in prayer regularly? We need to petition the Lord daily for his strength and fortitude in obeying God's will for us. Tim and I are stoked about this avenue of missions for the long haul, and look forward to sharing more with you when we get the chance!

Seriously, if you want to know our hearts, know this: we desire to serve the Native Americans in Northern Minnesota in about two or less years, and have a yearning to share the gospel through living real life with real lives. We want to glorify God by sharing and showing His love to Indians around Bemidji. You know of Mokahum... Pray! Pray that students will continue to pour themselves into the programs, and if His will for Mokahum includes us, that we would see where and how to prepare ourselves for His work. This is the big picture. Remember Tim, though, he wants to live off the grid, and I am SO on board with that, so maybe also pray that we are wise during this time of saving for that time of buying/ renting a home. Those little details will come together and we know that, but just sharing with you, anyway:)

Photos from Mokahum/Red Lake in August:
One of Three houses for student or staff living at Mokahum

Home on campus for Students

Front view from driveway/road of Mokahum

Outside Mokahum's main building for classes,
offices, library, kitchen, dining hall, bathrooms, lounge, etc...

New Basketball Court

Paul, Tim, Jordan

Behind Main Building, at Fire Pit where a lot of
Family Time/Worship/Fellowship happens

Library

Upstairs Bathroom (Main Building)

Downstairs Main Building Kitchen

Downstairs Main Building, room for
lounging/worship/meetings/classes...

Jordan at Dining Table Downstairs

House on Campus for Staff or Students

Us with the Straubel's at Keith's Pizza in Bemidji!

Jordan Gilbert... Pray that He would also know God's
will for Ministry in his life. (He's at Moody right now)

Entrance of Reservation where we visited the lake,
saw Paul's childhood home, and childhood-still current-church



Jordan overlooking Red Lake

Red Lake

Tim, Paul, Jordan (Krej)


With Love and Thanks,
Kastenpup Amers

Comments

Anonymous said…
Vince and I are so excited to pray about this with you guys! Love your hearts!
Thanks Mr & Mrs:) We appreciate it!

AND: Really looking forward to seeing you, soon.

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