A Huge Thank You & the LPL Chinle AZ Recap to show fruit of your prayers!

Living Proof Live Chinle 2016 | Recap from LifeWay Women on Vimeo.

Beloved sisters, no words can convey the depth of my gratitude to you for countless prayers and thousands of scholarships that God used to make Chinle LPL a reality.  My four days there, face-to-face with so many Native American women – hearing their stories, their hurts and their hopes and getting to hold some of them in my arms – landed on me in a way I never want to get over. God is stirring up the dust in that native soil. I deeply hope He has plans for LPM to continue to invest in the faith of  Native American women. If the statistics we heard over and over are accurate, the reservation is only 5% Christian so the harvest in plentiful. We want to be part of seeing to it that the workers are not few. Women came from all over the reservation in Arizona but they also popped in from other parts of the United States all the way to Florida. I did a roll call during the first session to see how many tribes were represented in the room and, after about ten different names were yelled from the audience, I finally just said, “On the count of three, everybody shout the name of your tribe!” The sound stood the hair up on the back of my neck. I’ll never forget it.

The women we served stole my heart. They would have stolen yours, too. You would so love these sisters. And the best news of all is that, out of the bounty of Christ’s grace, we had many more sisters in Jesus when we left than when we arrived. One of the churches offered to have outdoor baptism for anyone who desired and even had changes of clothes and towels (well, and pastors!) ready and waiting right after the conference. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever beheld in my life.

You helped make it possible. Keep that in mind as you take a few minutes and watch the recap.

I love you so dearly. You women are my entire ministry life. I want so much to serve you well. Please pray that I will. Please pray that I’ll please Christ and continue to grow in Him and love Him more than anything I can see or touch in this temporal realm. May He continue to capture all of our hearts.



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  1. 51
    Esther Schmid says:

    My daughter and I “got” to be with you on Saturday because I grew up with Karen Schell and Ina Noggle. MY parents were missionaries on the Navajo Reservation from 1963 and the church my partner pioneered is off of I-40 by Houck,AZ. Jessica & I have done quite a few of your Bible Studies with our church where we were going to in Albuquerque,NM. I am currently living on the Tohono O’odham Reservation where my husband is a high school math teacher for a BIE school.
    The ministry you and the team did on Saturday was so very needed in the lives of all the Native American women.

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    Libby says:


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    Christine Race says:

    I wept as I watched the video – so beautiful from start to finish. To see gals praying over the seats beforehand -each and every one – and all the faces both male and female..so varied in appearance but TRULY ALL Gods Children. My mother moved a few years back to Sedona – and hopefully her church can offer the same sorts of ministry opportunities to folks. Beth has blessed me for years..I think my first study was the “original” God own heart” = David..but there have been so many. Welcome to all those into the FAMILY of GOD – the ONE AND ONLY – WHO LOVES ALL thru his SON JESUS CHRIST. Still in joyous tears…Bless you all..Christine

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    Karen Sanders says:

    I’m Minister to Women at Travis Avenue Baptist Church and a group of my ladies loved the Scripture Memory time in 2015. Will you have our Siesta Sisterhood in 2017? If you will be offering it again, when will be able to sign up? I want my ladies ready to roll. Thank you for all you mean to us. May God fill you with His strength!

    • 54.1
      Media says:

      Hi Karen! Yes, we will be offering SSMT in 2017. Check back on the blog on December 5th for information on how to sign up. Blessings!

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