It was a small gathering, but it was lively and passionate. As members of the Fellowship of Native American Christians watched videos and heard testimony about all God has done among Native Americans, amens echoed around the meeting room.
“Even through the pandemic, God is opening doors for this fellowship to reach Native Americans with the gospel,” said FoNAC board president, Jordan Kanuho. “The silver lining of the pandemic is virtual meetings held across states.”
Willie McLauren, vice president for Great Commission Relations and Mobilization for the SBC Executive Committee, said this year’s SBC Annual Meeting has been a “foretaste of glory divine,” as he thanked the FoNAC for its faithful ministry. “As I’ve walked through the halls, I’ve seen every tongue, tribe and nation. This is just a rehearsal down here.”
Before Warren “Jr.” Pratt and the Tribe of Judah Dance Ministry shared their faith and heritage through dance, FoNAC executive director Gary Hawkins recounted the long history of Native Americans in the United States — and even more so, the long history of Native American Christians in the U.S.
‘We’re still here’
“People don’t always understand where we are, but to that I’ll say, ‘We’re still here,’” he said.
Tribe of Judah drew a crowd as they sang, danced and drummed about the glory of the gospel.
“We don’t need to look back and wish for the past,” Pratt said. “We need to be excited about what’s ahead.”
And what’s ahead for FoNAC? A future filled with more ministry, more love and more gospel witness.