This past year has most certainly presented many challenges…BUT, before the Covid restrictions began, we were once again able to take a group of ladies to our annual Women’s Conference in Phoenix. In February of 2020, three were already prepared to take advantage of the hotel’s pool and were baptized! We’re praying about the possibility of hosting another long-anticipated event as soon as possible. Our weekly Bible Studies at the Tribe’s Assisted living facility were able to run until the weekend before Easter, 2020. That Friday, we helped celebrate this critical moment in history with a parking lot picnic. Staff and residents are eagerly awaiting the resumption of these studies. Lord willing, we’ll be able to join the residents at this facility soon! In October, (except 2020), we host an Apache Pastor Appreciation Banquet, showing Christ’s love and sharing encouragement with these men and women on the front lines of very real spiritual battles. Quite often, conversations and more unfold between these leaders and those of this ministry. Mentoring and friendships unfold daily. As adults are encouraged by the ARM team, families are impacted as well.
Are truly knit to many from across the Reservation! Events are held, however, both through this ministry, and as we come alongside our brothers and sisters the Lord has placed in critical positions within churches and Tribal agencies.
“Ministry” takes many forms between the ARM team and the adults of the San Carlos Apache Nation! Some through organized events, such as conferences, picnics, and banquets. Others, simply by urgent hospital visits, confidential conversations and more.