The Native Voices Project
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
We have produced a series of video testimonies of American Indians who are living for Christ among their people. We record their testimony in their community; we edit and produce the master in-house at our ministry. The cost to duplicate the DVDs in bulk is about a dollar apiece. This makes it a very cost effective tool. We are providing the DVDs to native believers and missionaries to distribute free of charge, and the response has been tremendous. The powerful testimony of transformed lives has opened doors to present the Gospel where the doors have been previously closed. Typically these presentations of the Gospel are passed along and viewed many times. We also receive requests for Native Voices DVDs from native communities which we send post cards through direct mailings inviting them to receive this free gift.
“I would like to use the DVD in a Native American jail.”
“I will use the video as a teaching tool at the schools that I work with on the Navajo, Hopi, and Tohono O’odham Reservations.“
“Am interested in your stories. My husband is an alcoholic and I want to find some help for him.“
“The DVD’s you so graciously mailed to us about a month ago are gone! Taken by many Navajos of all ages – grandfathers, and grandmothers, young people, mothers and fathers of children. We set up a table at the local market with our banner ‘Jesus is Our Hope.’ My husband stood by, and the people kept coming . . . and coming! We offered the DVD’s free, of course, along with some free bottled water, New Testaments, and tracts. This community, still reeling from eight suicides, is seeking answers, and many are seeking God! May God use the DVD’s in the Navajo homes they went to. They could not believe they were offered free! May we please order more? THANK YOU! God bless your ministry!”
“I cried to the Lord for encouragement, and He heard me! The testimonies of other Apaches were God’s answer to my prayer.”
The Heart Language Project
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace….” Isaiah 55:11-12a
It is our joy – rooted in our ministry philosophy – to partner with Native believers who speak the native language and are effectively conveying the Gospel from their hearts to the heart of their people. The preaching, testimonies, and singing on DVD in their tribal tongue is effective. Sadly, many tribal members do not have a copy or cannot read God’s Word in their own language. We are working with native believers who are recording God’s Word onto audio CD so that it is possible for their people to hear the Word of God in their own “heart language.” Several Books of the Bible have been completed, and we are now giving them out in the native community and at venues such as the Gathering of Nations, the largest national native event where 700 different tribes are represented. Work is progressing to complete additional Books of the Bible. We are currently able to distribute audio of God’s Word in Apache, Navajo, Hopi, O’Odham, Ojibwe, Northern Paiute, Central Carrier, Southern Carrier, Southern Tiwa, Cree, and Spanish. Our cost for materials to produce these CDs of Scripture in house is about a dollar apiece. We are witnessing receptive hearts to hearing of God’s Truth in the native language!
“Thank you so much for praying! We had a great turn out of 32 people, which included my husband and me. That was a good percentage since we only have around 80 people in town! The DVD was VERY WELL received and several of our native folks want copies of it. It thrilled our hearts. The comments were very positive. We feel that the message of salvation coming from another native helps them to realize that it is NOT a white man’s religion…One other comment was made from my neighbor who is native, she said when the people were singing they were singing in her native tongue, Dene’. She understood them! We have two people groups here in the north, Dene’ and Cree. Well, thank you for doing the DVD. We are trusting it will be a possible break through in our work here….” (Canada)
The Navajo Redemption Project
“…and ye shall be witnesses unto me…unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
The drama of Pastor Harold Noble’s testimony of deliverance from alcohol and tradition has touched many lives in native communities throughout the United States and Canada. Now the story of Navajo Redemption is being told around the world with translations in English, Spanish, Romanian, Dutch, Guarani, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Arabic – which has been broadcast to several countries in the Middle East. Additional language editions are in production. Our cost for materials to produce these language-specific editions is about a dollar apiece. Native believers are being used of God to further the Gospel around the globe!
“We showed Navajo Redemption this past Wednesday in the interior in a church. This church has been praying for a pastor for several years. There is one brother who feels that he is not capable of leading, but the testimony and story of the video encouraged him to pray about stepping up in this position. Trust this encourages you today!” (Missionaries in Paraguay)
“I just wanted to give you an update on the “Navajo Redemption”. We have used 430 copies so far. We are handing them out quite regularly and have had a good response to them. This summer we are planning some outreaches in other villages and will be going door to door with Bibles and the DVDs. One community is Lutsel’ke in the North West Territories. We have flown children in from there for camp on several occasions and we plan to do a door to door campaign this summer along with a night preaching meeting. Also, in Yellowknife is one of our supporting churches. We are going up there to hold a five day club for their church outreach and will use it in their community also. The pastors that we have contacted are excited about finally there is something for the native people! One of the older native men in town here told us this week he has watched his copy many times. We are just hoping that many will come to Christ. Once again, we thank you for allowing us to use this in the native communities here in Northern Canada.”
“I believe God wants to use Native believers around the world to bring the Gospel to various cultures. I also believe that because of their culture and unique history – made known around the world through books and movies, more than any other people group – they could visit any countries of the world and be immediately welcomed and trusted. For example in our Former Communist Bloc during the Cold War era the Soviets used the plight of Native American people in their anti-America propaganda. As a result of that, there is a great deal of empathy for and deep interest in Native Americans in our nations. I believe this is part of God’s plan for restoring Native people to their God-given place in the Body of Christ. Let it be an encouragement to the Apache and Navajo believers: Central European believers are waiting for their voices.” (Aniko in Poland)
Today’s Native Project
“We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.” Psalm 78:4
The Native American community has the highest birthrate in the nation. 50% of the native population is under 18 years of age. These children are growing up in reservation communities where death from alcohol is six times the national average. The rate of suicide is ten times higher. They are twice as likely to be murdered. Nowhere in the world is Christ more needed! Today’s Native evangelistic backpacks are taking the message of God’s love into these native communities. You can partner with us to purchase or send gifts such as small toys, stuffed animals, candy, hair items for the girls, cars for the boys, pens, pencils, tablets, toothbrush, tooth paste, and stocking caps. The cost of one backpack and its contents is approximately $4.00. We include a variety of evangelistic materials geared to their age group to introduce them to Jesus Christ! DVD’s are included of native testimonies that effective in addressing the thinking and struggles found in the native community. Our Today’s Native website is designed to reaching American Indians of all ages with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ (www.todaysnative.com).
Please contact us if you are interested in helping with these projects. You can also go to our donate page to donate online.