Reaching out and serving Native Americans throughout the U.S.
Hispanic Community (California, Texas and Mexico)
Other Nations among us
Those who are suffering with degenerative disease issues (Tehama County, CA)
God's Precious Jewels was founded in 2000.
From 2000 through 2007 the ministry focused only on serving Native American children, their families, and strengthening Native American churches. Our vision has always been to come along side of the Native churches and their leadership, and to have a servant's heart in strengthening their ministries. This vision has never changed, and remains the same. Thousands of Bibles and other gospel materials have been given by God's Precious Jewels, friendships developed, and we trust many souls continually touched for Jesus.
In 2007 the Lord's direction for the ministry expanded, and as needs became evident we started ministering to other cultures also.
We have partnered with Hispanic churches in their outreaches by providing Bibles, Jesus Film DVDs, and sometimes beautiful hand made infant hats and afghans. Opportunities have arisen to share the gospel with foreign exchange students from China and South Korea.
Currently we are beginning outreach to the Hmong people in Northern California, through the Jesus Film DVD, in their language. (Click on our blog -- view links on right hand side -- click on Reaching the Nations Among Us to view DVDs available for ministries)
One Native American school came to our attention, and we were blessed to provide needy children with new clothes. A home for Native American children, the Naomi Home in Joseph City, AZ was another opportunity to bless the kids with their own Bibles and the Jesus DVD for children.
Many personal outreaches have taken place across five states. We continue shipping Bibles and a variety of gospel materials to our Native American brothers and sisters in Christ, throughout the U.S.
In February of 2012, a much needed outreach began in Tehama County, Ca. Jehovah Rapha (God Who Heals) is an ministry to anyone with a degenerative disease. At first we opened the Christian support group to cancer patients and family/friends. By the end of 2013 the group voted to include anyone with degenerative disease, and this has brought even more interest within our communities.
We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at Cozy Diner Banquet Room in Red Bluff, at 6:00 p.m. There are special speakers, live music, door prizes, friendships made, good food (order off menu), and prayer, as requested. It's definitely a time for hope, healing and friendship.
I am in the process of seeking funding for Jehovah Rapha, and the group is wanting to do more than just getting together. While our support group is very special to each one, we desire to reach out into Tehama County with tangible help for serious needs. Often times patients desperately need financial assistance with their medications that are not covered by insurance, assistance with gas and lodging during travel to medical appointments, food, transportation and etc. We would like to take families that may be suffering a special gift basket of food, and a card expressing that we care. The human touch of sincere love brings joy and healing into lives.
Read more about the Heart of God's Precious Jewels (below)
A Moment of Inspiration:
The Holy Spirit has placed a dream upon my heart for the Native American people across the entire United States. I know that this vision is God’s Heart and not mine. I could never have the spiritual vision for such an undertaking, without the clear direction of the Holy Spirit.
I ask you to pray about forming your own ministry to Native American children and their families. Churches can "adopt" a reservation, or any tribal land. Individual Christians can do the same, but working closely with churches that have outreach vision, is usually the best way to begin your ministry.
Each Native American community has individual needs, and I have found that many Native American churches need assistance from Christians, who have a servant’s heart.
Pastors frequently lack Bibles and other gospel literature. They often need prayer and encouragement. They need friends who will listen and assist them. Helping with Vacation Bible School can be great, but developing a long lasting friendship, with on-going help, provides the best ministry.
I am here to answer your questions and to help you get started. I have prepared a start-up kit to help anyone begin their own ministry to Native Americans. This easy to understand kit can be emailed to those interested.
God’s Precious Jewels began on a "dream and a prayer," with very little money, and little knowledge of Native American culture. However the ingredient of love and willingness sparked the ministry off successfully. Since 2000, thousands of Bibles and gospel literature portions have been placed into the hands of our Native American neighbors. Home missions is a wonderful way to bless precious souls, and those souls need to know Jesus.
I must mention that I have the greatest respect for the many Native American pastors that I have worked along side of. They face difficult life issues, work long hours, and many have to hold down fulltime jobs just to continue in ministry. Such is also the case with pastors from different cultures, who are called, to minister to Native American people.
The best way to begin is – to begin! I am here to help, so please feel free to call, email or write for more information. God bless you as you pray about picking up the banner in reaching out to our neighbors.
With love in Christ,
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