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When Jesus saw the multitudes, He was filled with compassion because they fainted and were scattered as sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “the harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are few. Pray to the Lord of the harvest that he send laborer into his harvest.”
As I write this article, my friend Barry Moen and I are on the Pow Wow trail which began at the Denver March Pow Wow and will end in mid September in Bismark, N.D. There are others that join us. We have so much fun loving the people. God loves them, we love them and they know it.
We set up our prayer and healing tent near the dance field and gave away balloons, a movie about Jesus’ life, music CDs, bracelets and candy, and shared the good news of Jesus with everyone that stops at our tent. We prayed for salvation with those who will give their hearts to Jesus and for those who need healing in their bodies.
We simply love the people. The people are eager to hear and receive the good news of Jesus and are filled with joy even as they pray. We encourage them to attend a church that emphasizes the Bible and continue with daily prayer. It is amazing that in their culture the native people pray daily.
Now they can know the God who created them and they pray to. We are busy (sometimes overwhelmed) from the time we open until we shut down.
In Denver we prayed with over 670 persons for salvation, young and old, Indian and non-Indian.
We prayed with many for healing in their bodies and healing in their hearts
Wives brought their husbands, grandmas brought their grandkids and many brought their friends to hear the good news of Jesus.
The Native Americans are beautiful people, they are very spiritual and open to the gospel.
The gospel is simple. God loves every person and sent Jesus, His Son, to the earth to show the way. Then He died on the cross for our sins. He was raised from the dead and He is alive! Whoever would believe and say yes to Jesus can receive the gift of eternal life and enter into the family of God, reach their destiny on this earth and eternity with God in heaven.
When we return to a specific pow wow we hear testimonies of many children and adults of the good things that Jesus has done in their lives over the year. I ask, “is Jesus still in your heart?”
Their reply, always with a smile, is yes! Their lives are changed and their bodies healed. Wherever the gospel is preached it is the power of God to salvation.
We also attended the Arizona State Pow Wow in Tempe, Ariz. It ended with over 380 persons praying to receive Jesus.
We will also head to Albuquerque for the Gathering of Nations and then to Denver for the Cinco de Mayo celebration. We will go to the Wyoming, Montana and many South Dakota pow wows throughout the summer. We will pray with thousands of Native Americans.
This is our sixth year visiting the pow wows and each year we see the fields are white (ripe) for harvest. It just gets better and we continue to expand our reach into the nations.
What value is a soul?
Jesus said it is of greater value than the riches of the whole world. Wherever there are people the fields are white (ripe) for harvest:
At the pow wows, at Cinco de Mayo and the streets of Sheridan.
In Romans 10, Paul wrote, “For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed unless they hear and how can they hear except someone tell them.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things. The fields are white to harvest but the laborers are few, cry out daily to the Lord of the harvest.”
Lord send laborers into harvest.
Karl HUnt is pastor at Joy Junction.