Research by Topic: native-american-ministries

Native American youth enjoy 60-year-old camping tradition in Oklahoma

Published November 13, 2019

Keeping with a 60-year-old tradition, the Oklahoma Indian American Baptist Association (OIABA) held its annual summer youth camp—known as the Youth Bible Assembly (YBA)—in July. Comprised of 13 churches, OIABA is part of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Native American Ministries. The camp provides Oklahoma Native youth aged 12 to 18 the opportunity to […]

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Murrow Indian Children’s Home receives contribution from AT&T

Published November 18, 2016

Murrow Indian Children’s Home, Muskogee, Okla., has received a $50,000 donation from AT&T to create a program for those who transition from the home to independent living. Founded by an American Baptist, the home has been providing care to Native American children with support from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its predecessor organizations […]

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ABHMS joins Christian leaders supporting nonviolent protest at Standing Rock

Published November 4, 2016

To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. – Deuteronomy 10:14 VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/4/16)—In keeping with its historic commitments to racial justice, the rights of indigenous peoples and care for creation, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) joins with other Christian leaders in support […]

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ABHMS provides gift to Murrow Indian Children’s Home

Published October 12, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/12/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has provided a $15,000 gift to Murrow Indian Children’s Home, Muskogee, Okla., on behalf of the American Baptist family. The gift includes all donations from ABHMS’ GoFundMe campaign and an ABHMS matching grant. The home was challenged recently, when it respectfully declined donations from an atheist […]

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Children’s home powwow proves successful

Published October 7, 2016

By all accounts, the fifth annual fundraising powwow to benefit American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)-supported Murrow Indian Children’s Home, Muskogee, Okla., was a huge success. The event was held on a recent Saturday on the grounds of neighboring Bacone College, Muskogee. Approximately 275 attendees of all ages enjoyed a silent auction, live auction, raffle […]

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ABHMS-supported children’s home stresses education, faith

Published September 22, 2016

Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray. — Proverbs 22:6 Twelve-year-old twins Ezekiel and Emmanuel* epitomize what can happen when formerly homeless, abused or neglected children begin to reside in a nurturing, loving, Christian environment. At age 8, the brothers—both unable to read—came to live at American Baptist Home […]

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Deafening silence: The ongoing genocide of Native Americans

Published September 6, 2016

By The Rev. Dr. Cassandra Williams On Dec., 21, 2013, 18-year-old college student Ma-hi-vist (Red Bird) Touching Cloud Goodblanket was home on winter break when he experienced a mental health episode. Goodblanket’s parents called 911. After police arrived, they refused to allow the parents into their own home. When police emerged from the home, they […]

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Native American Ministries

Published January 18, 2016

Aho—“thank you”—for stopping to visit with us! As American Baptists, we have been in ministry together for many years. Some of that history can be found here. Our Native American churches are located in the Northeast, Southern Plains, Northwest and Southwest. What began through missionaries sent to our people continues to evolve as a growing […]

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