Glory! What a Holy Spirit-filled experience! This Native Praise Choir has done it again!!! We look forward to sharing our music on our new CD, which should be released in June, 2017, if not sooner.
MORE great news! The Native Praise Choir has been asked to sing, AGAIN, at the national WMU Celebration in Phoenix, AZ on June 12, 2017, following the FoNAC Leadership Conference, held at First Indian Baptist Church, June 11-12. What blessings, indeed!
BIG DAY for our Native Praise Choir! We begin recording our 2nd CD tonight. Pray for us as we want to express true praise to God Almighty! He is worthy!!!!
March 18 will forever be a memory for me. Never did I realize that meeting Willene Pierce in 1998 would change the direction my life would take 15 years later. I should have seen it coming. From the moment I met Willene, we were "linked". Girls' camps, women & girls retreats, the Native Praise Choir, the Native American LINK Executive Board, visits with missionaries, visits to mission points...on & on. I accepted the role of Executive Director, and my husband, Mike, as Treasurer of The Native American LINK, Inc., upon her retirement, but we felt confident, knowing Willene would mentor us.Then on this date, three years ago, God called her home, only nine months into our new posts. Using the wise counsel given us from Willene, & total reliance on God Almighty, the ministry continues. We miss Willene & honor her legacy, in the work of The Native American LINK, Inc. Thank you for your support & prayers.
Warm Southern Hospitality! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the WMU headquarters in Birmingham. Everyone was so friendly & treated us as if we were very special guests. It is wonderful to partner with such a caring organization. We can be confident in the leadership of our new national WMU Director, Sandy Wisdom-Martin. Thank you, Laura Harper, for setting up such a fine afternoon of learning & fellowship. Dinner with our dear Catherine & Lee Allen, & friend, Janie, was such a treat. Now, Mike is tired, road weary & fighting off illness, so we are Oklahoma bound today. God has surely blessed our travels. Thank you for praying for our Native American LINK ministry.
To visit special LINK friends is always good. A quick visit with Dan & Susan Gaske on Tuesday at Williamsburg included a Lent luncheon & a tour of Williamsburg, & LOTS of talking! Then, on to Indian Land, SC to visit Patsy Davis (on her birthday!)in her new retirement home. You go on a world tour in Patsy's beautiful home, seeing so all the decor which represent places where Patsy has ministered through the years. She served on the mission field & with Baptist World Alliance. We also attended a Bible Study with her at her church, meeting ladies who had heard the choir sing in South Carolina. They asked us to sing, so, of course, we did!
Last Thursday, Mike, Merry Monroe, Marisue Rowe & I embarked on a journey to visit two churches in Maryland & Delaware, as well as a host of individuals who have faithfully given mission support to The Native American LINK, Inc. ministry for several years.
It is wonderful to report how God has used this ministry. It is also such a blessing to personally say "thank you, wado, mvto, yakoke", give handshake or a hug. We have met some for the first time. People have been gracious to host us in their homes & feed us meals. It's been so good to reunite with friends & make new ones along the way. From Oklahoma to Arkansas, to Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and homeward bound, God is with us. So very blessed!