Our Family in Washington

Our Family in Washington

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring 2016 update!

Hello Ministry Partners,

We are excited to share an update with you! We have been raising support for five months now. The Lord has opened many doors for us to speak and to share our future roles with Sacred Road Ministries.

Many of you have already given and we are so thankful. We want to take this time to express our gratitude to you! Your one time, monthly, quarterly or yearly gift is so appreciated.  You will be receiving a contribution statement for tax purposes. 

To date, we have received the funds to cover all of our one time needs! Praise be to the Lord!

We stand amazed at the amount raised already and know that the Lord will provide the remainder according to His timing! 

To date, we have 15% of our monthly support pledged. We must have one year’s worth of support in our account and pledges for our second year before we can actually move. We would LOVE to be moved by November of this year if not before!

We are constantly looking for opportunities to share about Sacred Road Ministries. We are searching out non-traditional ways to raise support! More to come on that front soon……

SRM has opened an online store that we would love to share with you! All of the proceeds of the sales go directly to the Yakama artisan. This is one big step for economic development on the Reservation!

We want to share a few pictures from our time spent on the Reservation. These are from our first trip in June 2011 to Warm Springs, Oregon:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Go west, young man...

Hello Family and Friends!
We have received confirmation and we are going West!!! To the Pacific Northwest, more specifically. We will join Sacred Road Ministries in the Lord's timing. He will use His people to lift us up in prayer and give financially to support the work we will do on the Yakama Indian Reservation in White Swan, WA. 
What will we be doing? Zack will be coordinating short term work groups, helping with the expanding youth group and providing care for Yakama children in our home. Tollie will be taking care of Zeke and Yakama children, working in the after school program and coordinating with the summer interns. We hope to provide residential care in some form to many Yakama children and young adults in the future.
Why are we going? Native American children in the town of White Swan are born into a bleak and seemingly hopeless situation:
  •   75% of the children have some form of disability
  •    the drop-out rate between grades 6 through 12 is 65%
  •    the rate of unemployment is 75% 
  •   70% of teens are functionally homeless
  •    four out of five children are subject to physical or sexual abuse before they reach 14 years of age
  •    all Yakama people are deeply affected by drug and alcohol abuse
  • only 2% of Native Americans claim to be Christian
These are very startling statistics. To see the need first hand is even more affecting. We have seen and heard the need. The teenagers who come to church for youth group and do not know where they will spend the night, the preventable diseases such as infantigo on little ones hands at Kid's Club and barely a speck of food on the floor after gatherings because all the food is consumed. This is life in White Swan. We have seen their reality. Now is the time for us to act. Please prayerfully consider joining our family in this ministry!  

How can you get involved? We are so glad you asked! There are three ways:

Pray: Please keep our family picture nearby and pray for us daily! Specifically that the Lord would give us strength, clarity and dependence on Him!

Give: Checks can be made payable to:  Sacred Road Ministries, PO Box 400, Harrah, WA  98933.  Include “Nail” in the memo line of your check, please.  Gifts can be made online via PayPal or credit card at: http://www.sacredroadministries.com/www/docs/7/giving.htm.  You can set up automatic payment through your bank to send checks to the above address each month. Include “Nail” in the memo line of your check.

Come&See:  Sacred Road hosts short term work groups throughout the year. Skilled laborers are especially needed! Contact Veronica at 509-930-0346 for more information. Once we move to the Reservation, we will be happy to host you!