Our summer began with the annual Talmaks Camp of the Nez Perce Indian Churches with daily services and special celebrations.
After that we had outreach teams here in Kamiah. The first one, the „Frontier Missions Team“ offered a VBS program for kids in a local park and evangelistic services in the evenings at the local community center. This team also brought a Semi truck full of groceries, for needy people in our area.
A Team of 34 from Central Bible Church in Portland and Redeemers Fellowship in Roseburg, Oregon arrived a week later. They offered their third „Hoop Camp“, an „Adventure Camp“, a VBS program and a practical outreach, where the teams helped elders and others with chores, such as cleaning and maintenance needs at their residences. For the first time, four of our local Native teenagers were fully integrated into the team, which proved to be very positive for their spiritual growth. Kyle shared his testimony about how the Lord helped him through his struggles, dealing with the death of his father. (see below).
After a day filled with activities, we had times of worship, prayer and teaching. One of the subjects dealt with that we as followers of Christ not only have to „believe the right things“ but that true discipleship necessitates that we do what the Lord is telling us. (John 15:14)
Our local paper, the Clearwater Progress published an article about the team‘s impact in our community (see page 4)