Indian Life books featured in ministry outreach
Last updated 1/26/2023 at 12:03pm
CHESTERMERE, Alb.-"Candy only lasts for a day or so, but the books we include may stay in that home for years!" says Dwayne Dyck of Eagle's Nest Ministry Centre (ENMC).
Each year for the past 15 years, the ministry has operated a Christmas Bag Outreach, and this year they decided to use products from Indian Life Ministries in their bags, along with their normal seasonal goodies. "The message of Jesus may be read by children, parents, and other family members."
The ministry prepares 3,000 bags, which are handed out in 10 different First Nation communities in Northern Alberta. "These communities represent Cree, Dene, Beaver and Metis tribes. Every year we distribute the bags at community Christmas feasts and going door to door." says Dyck. "Our hope is that through a simple little bag of candy and a story, the Spirit of God can do His wonderful work in the saving of souls for His glory."
The ministry, which has been serving northern Alberta since 1994, offers summer Bible camps and eventually broadened their ministry to hand out small bags of Christmas candy.
This year, Dyck says, "Indian Life Ministries provided 3,000 children's books, written by and for Indigenous people, at a very low price. We were so thankful for their partnership in bringing joy and hope to so many people this Christmas!" y
If you have ideas for including Indian Life books in your outreach programs, contact Todd and Krystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.