Each year, Arizona Reservation Ministries is blessed to distribute Christmas Stockings and hand-tied fleece blankets through our Mobile Ministry Center and partnerships with Apache-led churches. In 2015, that number exceeded 700! That is a miracle! Join us in providing toys, toiletries and smiles through this great project! Our Christmas Stocking Wish List is included above. Directions for creating the much-needed fleece blankets can be found under “Ways to Share.” Thanks so much for praying for all of us as this project unfolds!
Word has arrived that SB1216, a bill passed by the Arizona Senate in May of this year, has increased the amount allowed for a Tax Credit to agencies/ministries such as Arizona Reservation Ministries! Because the allowed donation amount had not changed for several years, but inflation had increased significantly, allowable contributions have doubled.
That means, a single individual filing his/her AZ Tax documents may be eligible to receive back up to $400.00 through AZ Tax Credit, contributing that amount to ARM as a qualifying charity within this State. Couples filing jointly can now claim up to $800.00 during 2016. This is a huge praise for this ministry, as well as those who earn an income within the State of Arizona and wish to have more control over where those funds go. As always, consult your tax advisor to see how this increased tax credit applies to you. Thanks for joining us in praising God…and thanks for spreading the word!
As summer unfolded, the huge project of ARM’s Backpack Project did as well. We never really know how much supplies will arrive, funds, gift cards and more. School started for the students of the San Carlos Apache Tribe August 2nd! The ARM offices were filled with stuffed backpacks, with a table-lined conference room containing tubs with sorted supplies. Backpack Week was mid-July. Our Church Bus once again transformed into a backpack distribution center. Extras were handed out from our 15-passenger van AND a visiting team’s trailer! Through the generosity of so many, we were able to give 1,292 students supplies they needed before the 2nd. GOD is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine!
One of the many blessings of serving Christ as He leads, is joining in the celebrations of House Blessings! When a home is complete for a family eagerly waiting for a new home; perhaps their first home, a House Blessing is celebrated! The family gathers, we share a meal, a message about the home Jesus is preparing for each of His followers, and the gifts of quilts, an engraved Bible, a photo album of those who worked on their home and their new keys. There’s so much to celebrate as God continues to provide in amazing ways! We’ve been able to share in two House Blessings since April, 2016 Both homes are in the community of Labumba on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Leona’s family celebrated with her, and the ARM team in April. Harley’s home was completed the end of June. Please join us in praising God for the laborers and funds so that these families and others can have a safe place…a place to call “home.” (See more about this special part of the ARM ministry under “What We Do,” or click on the 2016 House-building brochure under “Who We are/Brochures”
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 began with torrential monsoon storms. The water level in the river we had already baptized over 60 children and teens in the past three years was too low, so we headed to the lake. The sun broke through and the baptisms unfolded. Twenty-nine children and teens made this life-changing choice, with parents and grandparents looking on. Please join us in praising God for the harvest, and praying for these new Children of God, and their families as well.
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.