Native American Ministries Sunday is just weeks away. Be sure to order your free offering resources for this April 22 offering now. The offering supports scholarships for Native Americans attending United Methodist schools of theology, and ministries that reach out to Native Americans.
Your gifts to Native American Ministries Sunday help Native American students get the education they need to pursue God's call in their lives.
Prentis Harris is one such person. He can recall the exact moment God called him to be a pastor. A member of the Lumbee tribe, Harris received a scholarship funded by Native American Ministries Sunday gifts, to equip him for that role. Harris is studying at Duke University, The Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. He hopes "to be the best pastor I can be for God and for the church," he says.
Harris gives back through leading young adult ministries and serving in other roles. He contributes each year on Native American Ministries Sunday. "I give toward the [offering] and promote it by going to different places, speaking about the opportunity it has given me as a Native American going to seminary."
Also, make plans to attend the 12th Annual Conference for Indian Families, "For All My Relations," August 2-4, 2012 at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Hotel in Universal City, California.
Sponsored by The National Indian Justice Center, this conference provides a variety of workshops for tribal adults and youth, as well as workshops for those who serve tribal communities. The goal of this conference is to create strong foundations for Native American families and tribal governments.
Registration deadline is July 1. Each attendee is required to pre-register on line at http://www.nijc.org/conferences.html.
Download flyer here.