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Gerry & Sheril Locklear P.O. Box 123
email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nativeministry.org SENDING CHURCH:
Fletcher, NC 28732
Native American Mission Fund Ministries (NAMFM) 3232 Hendersonville Highway Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 www.namfm.org
Anchor Baptist Missions International (ABMI) 3232 Hendersonville Highway
April 2023 Prayer Letter
Dear Soldiers of the Cross,
hath done for you.”
As I sit here in Alaska writing this letter, I can’t help but praise the Lord for his many blessings upon my life. The month of May was one of the highlights of our ministry. God filled our hearts with joy with the wonderful opportunity to serve him by serving others. We were able to take a work team up to the Wampanoag Reservation on Martha’s Vineyard and work on the oldest continually operating Native American church in the nation, established in 1693. The work team did an amazing amount of work in the week they were there. God knit our hearts together along with the church folks there on the Island at Community Baptist Church. God gave us the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through word, deed and lifestyle. We had a young man there on the Island take some time to come over and help us. This young man (Tim) is not saved, but God gave each of us the opportunity to share the Gospel with him. We all signed a Bible and gave it to him. We are praying that God will save him for his glory. The church members could hardly believe that we would take our time and expense and give to them. We told them that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has hands and feet and it was our joy to be there.
The next week we invited missionaries from Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and Oklahoma to join us there for a missions meeting. This church is without a pastor and has need of encouragement. Bro Michael Gilman, a member of the church, has stepped up to fill in until God sends them a pastor. God met with us in a mighty way through the preaching, singing and fellowship. These northern church folks were not familiar with our southern Gospel style of preaching and singing, but they seemed to enjoy us as much as we enjoyed them. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to be a blessing to these missionaries as well. God gave them some much needed down
time to rest from their labors. Bro Joe Copley and Sister Lela celebrated their 50th year anniversary while there on the Island. They have been faithful servants of God, starting churches on four reservations in the last forty years. I thank God for the opportunity to share in their ministry.
I’m not sure if you noticed how many times I used the word opportunity in this letter, I PRAISE GOD FOR ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES he has given me to labor for him. Are you diligently seeking your opportunities to serve God?
As we Labor for Christ,
Gerry & Sheril Locklear
Dear Soldiers of the Cross,
It is time for us to turn our focus form the cares of this life, “Covid-19, Riotous people and the Presidential election” and every other fearful happens in your life. It is time for us to get our minds back on reaching out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. We are continuing to reach out to our Native children with acts of love through our Christmas Shoeboxes. Please pray over these reservations and ask God to direct you to the one he would have you to send your boxes of love to. Please fill free to contact me for any questions you may have.
Items that may be included: KJV Bible or New Testament, Scripture help ads (suitable for age group), pens, pencils, paper, toys (suitable for age group), candy, snacks (Slim Jims, jerky sticks, etc.), coloring books with crayons, game books, small computer games, girls (jewelry, makeup kits, etc.). Ask the Lord to direct what He would have you send. We recommend putting the gifts in a clear zip lock bag so the missionaries can make appropriate gifts for each of the children, this also makes shipping easier and lease expensive. Mark age groups (example: 3 to 5, 5 to 8, 9 to 12 etc.) also girl or boy.
Navajo Reservation Mark Haynes PO Box 902 Ganado AZ 86505 (817) 913-1683
Choctaw Nation Olin Williams 710 Hepburn Rd Bennington OK 74723 (580) 847-2730
Lake Traverse Reservation Jerome Renville 45622 Tiospazina Dr Sisseton SD 57262 • (605) 742-0576
Fort Hall Reservation Joe Copley 243 N. University Ave Blackfoot ID. 83221 • (208) 680-7054
Inuit Nation Nick Serino PO Box 203 Pt. Hope Alaska 99766 • (907) 368-2035
Crow Reservation Ronnie Henderson PO Box 4 Pryor Mt. 59066 • (406) 861-7560
State of Maine Reservations Todd Bell 68 High St Sanford Maine 04073 • (207) 432-8298
State of Maine Reservations Corner Stone Baptist Church 16 Columbia St. Houlton Maine 04730 • (207) 538-0447
Pine Ridge Reservation Ken Trivette 19347 US Hwy 18 Batesland SD 57716 • (605) 890-1324
Rose Bud Reservation Ed Bausell The Baptist Church 523 E. Eagle Dr. Mission SD 57555 • (605) 208-3474
Navajo Reservation Raymond Hobbs PO Box 185 Ganado AZ 86505 • (928) 755-3084
Eskimo Nation David Youngblood PO Box 155 Kiana Alaska 99749•(907) 378-8241
Navajo Nation Solid Rock Baptist Church PO Box 7327 Nazlini AZ 86540 • (928)380-7616
Navajo Nation Ryan Nez PO Box 455 Window Rock AZ 86515 • (928) 380-8860
Tohono O’odham Nation Billy Ford PO Box 1312 Arizona City AZ 85123 • (423) 444-6561
Navajo Nation Justin Barnett PO Box 626 Ganado AZ 86505 • (928) 225-7787
Navajo Nation Joel Haynes On the Corner of BIA Rte-N27 And N271 Next to Church NAZLINI, AZ 86540 • (928) 299-1707
As we Labor for Christ,