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Prayer Requests

The most critical need for those of the San Carlos Apache Nation is for others to lift them up in prayer.  Often.

The spiritual battles waged on a daily basis are honestly brutal.

We are, however, learning that God’s children NEVER need to cringe in fear. 

Your prayers are treasures to all of us.

December 2017 & January 2018

 “Death” is a profound part of “life” on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. with a Tribal Enrollment approx. 14,000, there is at least one funeral each week.  A 10-year-old girl gave birth this past summer.  Infants are formed within toxic wombs, drug-affected and gang affiliated have taken the lives of many, lately. Please pray for the hopelessness to disappear, and for the grieving families to themselves find Hope.

Please, please commit to daily praying-primarily as the Spirit leads, but also through the list below:

We are truly grateful.

  • As Christmas unfolds, please pray for our San Carlos Apache brothers and sisters!  Their “fairy-tale” view of the holidays as painted on television and movies only adds to the depression as life is polar-opposite that reality.
  • Pray for those of the San Carlos Apache Tribe as well as those within this ministry and their family members as the spiritual battles occur daily.
  • Please keep the students of San Carlos in prayer!  School resumed this year on August first.  Violence is erupting, especially during lunch time for even the littlest students.
  • Pray for the students who did graduate from High School this past May and are now attending colleges across this country.  Pray for mentors, peace and perseverance…not only for their sakes but the children who are seeing there is a possibility to dream!
  • Please pray for the families of children, teens, fathers, mothers, grandmas, grandpas, etc. who have taken up residence in heaven recently.
  • Pray for God to provide places of employment for all of those desperately trying to find work on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.  Unemployment continues to stand at over 75%!  Pray for the families with strong parents who must live far from home to work, simply to provide necessities for their families.
  • Please pray urgently for those who are homeless, or living without electricity, or in sheds with no insulation, running water or electricity. The need remains for 1,400-1,600 homes today!
  • Please pray for wisdom as applications arrive often from those needing a home.  Pray for laborers and funding.
  • Pray for concise, clear communication between Tribal Government representatives, representatives from the State of Arizona and our Nation’s capitol.  Pray also for the opportunities and wisdom as ARM advocates for the needs of San Carlos. Please pray for all elected officials at the Tribal level, State level and Federal level.  As new administrations’ plans and policies have begun to unfold, decisions are being made that will be detrimental to this Tribe.
  • Praise God for ARM’s strong reputation among Apache churches, Tribal agencies, etc. and the new relationships constantly beginning.  Pray for wisdom as we serve Jesus Christ in so many ways.  Pray for wisdom as we hire additional Team Members, attend meetings with Tribal agencies and more.
  • Please pray for those on the Reservation who tirelessly proclaim the Hope of Jesus Christ!  These Apache Spiritual Warriors (Pastors, wives and lay-preachers) need encouragement, and prayers for good health, strong marriages, families who are faithful, financial support and wisdom as they lead.  Pray for ARM’s representatives to have wisdom as they meet with these leaders to simply encourage them and help bear their many burdens.
  • Please keep those who are currently in jail or prison in your prayers.  Many times, children and teens choose actions that will mandate a jail sentence so that they have greater safety than at home!  Pray for the LORD to speak to these inmates, and breathe value into them.  Pray for those on staff within the jail/prisons to have and share the Hope of Christ with these inmates.
  • Please keep the vulnerable in prayer as the violent continue to prey upon them.
  • Please keep the babies who are forming within the wombs of intoxicated/addicted mamas in prayer. Pray for these mothers, too.  Pray for them to find value in Jesus’ love for them so their deep need for love can be fulfilled in healthy ways.
  • Please pray for the young men of San Carlos!  Most are without direction and a strong mentor to guide them.
  • Please, please pray for the Lord to send a spiritually strong couple to stand in the gap through the critical need as Youth Ministers on this reservation…soon. Pray for those who serve in this capacity at Apache-led churches.  This is an area the evil one is most threatened by.
  • Please pray for the youth of San Carlos; young women who are constantly in danger of rape, incest, etc., the teens/young adults we know who are displaced because it appears no one wants them and those who are in gun-wielding gangs in order to feel protected and “loved”.
  • Please pray for protection and wisdom for those who bravely stand against the evil one…Christian leaders; police, pastors, tribal leaders, social workers, grandparents, teens, the ARM team, etc.
  • Please pray for all of those on the Reservation to have a much quicker diagnosis of disease so that treatment can lead to cure!  Cancer is rarely diagnosed before reaching Stage Four.  Pray for those who are now fighting such a terrible disease.
  • Praise for the new and much larger hospital that opened summer of 2015! Pray for wise and compassionate care-givers. Pray for God to send many of His people to fill the positions still lacking in this new facility.
  • Pray for the care givers in hospitals off of the Reservation as well as on, to become culturally sensitive to the unique characteristics of communication, family and more within our Native brothers and sisters.  VERY often, San Carlos must be transported far from home to receive adequate care…but not near their family, etc.
  • Pray for the agency responsible for electricity in most of  the homes.  In many ways, this branch of the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to oppress this Nation in significant ways.  Pray for deliverance. Pray also for the many families who will need help paying their bills.
  • Please pray for those with significant needs:  it is becoming increasingly clear that those with the greatest needs are those who do not ask for help.  Pray for the Lord to direct those with resources to those who need help the most.  Please pray against nepotism in various “aid” agencies, and for us to have wisdom regarding who to help…and how.
  • Pray for the Lord to move elders from many tribes into the San Carlos Apache Tribal Shelter Care (assisted living facility) who need a safe, loving place to live soon.  Please pray for the current residents, and for the staff at this facility to have wisdom, good health and unity. Pray for new staff, especially for God to provide a gentleman who loves the Lord to serve in this facility and a replacement from the manager who recently retired.
  • Pray diligently for the elderly of San Carlos!  Although their monthly Social Security check is valued, in many homes, they personally are not…elder abuse is growing.
  • Please keep ARM’s needs in prayer; we need more monthly supporters.  The economy has forced some churches to decrease support and some elderly partners have gone home to be with the Lord.  Costs for construction, insurance, gasoline, etc. have increased.
  • Thank God!  A former gang leader shared that gang affiliation is in fact decreasing!  His view of why that is happening?  The kids and teens that attend our Church Bus are seeing they can make a different and better choice!  However, there are still children choosing to follow family members’ footsteps by becoming gang members, OR, forced to because they reside under the same roof.  Pray for Angel, Raymondo, Taagi, Steven, Justin, Mardy, Perry, Jeremy, Tony and others who need to disconnect from this hazardous lifestyle.
  • Praise God for the over 100 adults, teens and children who have accepted Christ and been baptized with the assistance of ARM since 2012!
  • Thank God for His power, love and wisdom!  So MUCH of what we are part of would be impossible without Him!