Just received news that Fry’s/Kroger Shoppers can donate to Arizona Reservation Ministries simply by shopping there! Please sign up on-line with your Fry’s VIP Card. Go to www.frysfood.com, select ‘Register’. Then, under “Community Rewards” enter ARM’s registered number: 29488. That’s all there is to it! THEN…ARM can receive a percentage of your purchases quarterly. With the economy presenting its challenges, this is one more way for us to keep building homes, etc. Thank you…and please spread the word!
The temperatures are dipping, and some stores are already putting their Christmas decorations out! Just prior to Christmas, 2013, we were blessed to deliver over 550 hand-stitched Christmas stockings filled with the treasures children and teens of the San Carlos Apache Reservation had requested, and over 550 hand-tied fleece blankets! The number of those regularly attending the ARM Church Bus is growing! Twenty-one obeyed Christ in baptism in September! We’ll need your help with this tremendous Christmas Project!
The link to our 2014 Christmas stocking wish list is found above.
Sewing directions for the Christmas stockings so that each child/teen receives a similar one are found under “Ways to Give” within this website.
Fleece blankets need to be 45″ x 60″ of two-ply fleece so that they, too, are similar as we distribute so many. Some groups hold “blanket tying parties.” Perhaps you and your friends could gather one evening to create several for this critical need! With many homes on this Reservation housing 20+ people, other families living in shacks or worse, this blanket is a treasure many cherish!
Please pray about this huge project…and please spread the word!
Saturday, September 20th was a GREAT day in heaven and San Carlos! Twenty-one made decisions to obey Jesus Christ in baptism…in spite of radio warnings to avoid the swift current of the San Carlos River.
Táági was baptized two years ago. This young man is growing in the Lord in amazing ways! He came to help. Both Táági and a teen that was among the decision-makers of 2014 added their ARMs to the Church Bus Team’s so that those who ventured into the swift current were kept safe.
Alea chose to be baptized as well. Another precious moment for us all, though, was when her little sister insisted that Alea help baptize her. After the event, one ARM Team member shared with her, “You know, now that you have helped Mayleah, you will also help make sure grows up choosing Jesus.” The look of pride was priceless.
Join us in celebrating the new lives, and praying for them as they grow as mighty men and women of God.
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We are not quite finished…but a project that is so much larger than us has been unfolding here in the desert of Arizona. God blessed this ministry with 45 acres that borders the National Forest when we were looking at just 3-5 acres. As the economy slowed, the County told us we needed a permanent access to that property over the Pinal Creek. This creek runs dry for most of the year, but during summer monsoons, or when winter rains melt the snow on the mountains above us, currents of deep water would wash our culverts away, making access impossible by vehicle. The LORD provided precious people from New Jersey to California to help haul rock in the summer sun, form enormous concrete pillars, create a bridge from railroad cars and then place them by crane…and so much more! We are humbled by the laborers and those who financially have sacrificed on this project. God is Good…and God alone could orchestrate this. When excavation required softball-sized rocks for the baskets, that’s what the rented backhoe revealed from our hillside. When we needed dirt with few rocks to create the access on each side, that’s what we found. The following phase required large rocks and boulders. Guess what we found? One church, unsolicited, provided the generous “seed money” that began what our area newspaper called “The Mother of all Entrances.” There are so many stories of GOD’s Might! Please join us in praying for the remaining funds to finish. A six-foot deep, three foot-wide trench has been dug on both sides and within the creek bed. Fifty feet of rock-filled baskets to keep the water from undercutting the abutments is almost done! Thank you for praying! Thank you, to those who have helped with this tremendous testimony of GOD’s power!
Arizona Reservation Ministries
8435 South Six Shooter Canyon Road
Globe, AZ 85501
Arizona Reservation Ministries exists to provide God’s ARMs around the Reservation. Currently serving on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in ways only God could orchestrate, those “arms” are providing a hug for children, shooting basketballs with youth, building homes, distributing clothing and food to impoverished families and sharing God’s hope through the Gospel with all ages. Established upon the principal found in Exodus 17 where God’s people need the assistance of others, ARM has chosen the servant position of Aaron, holding up the needs of our Apache brothers and sisters as the Lord leads. Those who partner with us—financially, prayerfully, or physically, are likewise upholding those in God’s family who live in tremendous poverty (“Hur”). That leaves the “Moses” position: Native Christians are more than capable of representing Christ on their Reservation. With their limited funds, etc., we are simply called to “hold up their ARMs.” We’re grateful that you’re taking the time to read about us, and acknowledge that our deepest need is your prayers.