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Kevin Barthel baptizes in Globe, Arizona. Stephen and Teresa Fox are located in Mesa, Arizona, next to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a sovereign tribal area located in the metropolitan Phoenix area and bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Fountain Hills. The Community encompasses some 52,600 acres. The Foxes are working with a variety of Indians from several different tribes, including Creek, Apache, Navajo and Hopi. Wayne and Barbara Voss began their ministry to Native Americans in 1979, first in Canada with the Ojibway Indians and later in the United States with the Blackfeet Indians. Today they live in Great Falls, Montana, where Wayne is the missionary pastor of the Calvary Baptist Indian Church in Great Falls. The people who attend the Calvary Baptist Indian Church do not come from just one Indian nation but several—Blackfeet, Chippewa, Chippewa-Cree, Assiniboine, Cheyenne, etc. Today, most Native Americans are fluent in English so it is not necessary for the missionary to learn an Indian dialect. However, that does not mean the missionary can easily begin working with Native Americans. Due to treaties that were made and broken by “the white man” as well as other past injustices, most Indians are not trusting of “the white man.” It requires time, years to be exact, to earn trust and acceptance. Anyone planning to work with Native Americans should have a long-term commitment. The methods a missionary will use to reach Native Americans will be determined by where the Indians live. If the Indians live in an American town or city then the missionary can just knock on their door. However, if the Indians live on a reservation, permission for entry must be obtained from the local tribal council. Indian reservations are sovereign tribal lands. Working with Native Americans will mean dealing with their problems. Just like in other American communities the problems of alcohol and drugs are present in the Indian 28 BIMI WORLD – Number 2, 2011