Native Praise to National WMU Celebration….AGAIN!
The event will be held June 12-13, 2016. Nostalgia. In one word. Prior to 2001, a group of Christian Indian women, were gathered together a few times, by Willene Pierce, founder/director of The Native American LINK. The women represented many tribes & church congregations, and enjoyed singing the Christian Native hymns that most had learned as children.
Things begin to change for the group, as Wanda Lee, Executive Director of Woman’s Missionary Union, made a visit to Oklahoma, at a WMU meeting, where “Willene’s choir” was singing. Ms. Lee extended an invitation to have the “choir” sing at the national WMU celebration in 2002, to be held at St. Louis, MO. As Willene gathered the women together to share the news with the group, a name was formulated. We became the Native Praise Choir.
As a celebration of this historic event, the choir decided to return to the place and occasion of significance, not to sing, but to be present for Ms. Wanda Lee’s last Director’s Address, before her retirement. When Wanda Lee learned that the choir would be present for the WMU Celebration, an invitation was once again extended to sing.
We will honor the Lord and Wanda Lee for her support to our ministry. Pray for us as we prepare.