From the Director: Connecting the dots!
“…he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit…” Titus 3:5
So often that’s what our ministries look and feel like: finding the dots on the pages of peoples lives, or the communities they live in, that indicate our Creator is at work— that there is something stirring. Then, with the skills we have been blessed with, including a deep compassion, we walk with them, joining one dot to the next. And, as the sketch on the front page makes clear, a picture of life emerges showing the active presence of God where only small dots once seemed in evidence.
Inenimowin and Humbled Hearts in Montana have done a tremendous job doing exactly that; helping people create whole pictures. Nestooaak and our other workshops have assisted in the development of meaningful new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, connecting the points of life in ways that have created new and hope-filled visions for the future. iEmergence has worked alongside community members in the Philippines, Canada, the USA and elsewhere, to bring restoration of identity, renewal of hope and the reclamation of vision for peoples trampled under the foot of apathy and disregard. And, NAIITS continues to work with its partners to create the next generations of leadership through traditional and non-traditional educational programs.
New journeys have begun— journeys that will bear much fruit for the nations and their peoples!