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community. There are also cultural differences that will have to be learned. While the white man’s goal is to accumulate wealth, Indians just work to survive. From infancy Indians are taught that they must appease the spirits. Families are usually matriarchal. Also, Indian families are large (uncles, aunts, cousins, etc.) so there are many different people that influence the individual. Offending one member of a family can result in offending many. The chronological method of teaching the Bible has proven to be an effective way to present the Gospel to the Indians. Rather than beginning in the New Testament, Bible lessons begin with God’s creation of the universe and progress through the Old Testament and then into the New Testament. Native American religions are polytheistic so the truth of one God, the Creator of heaven and earth, is important. Despite the difficulties of working with Native Americans there are also great rewards. One young man in the Southwest came to know Christ Jesus as his Lord and Savior as a child. For many years he was faithful in church. However, as a Stephen and Teresa Fox teenager he was seduced by the temptations of the world and became involved with drugs and alcohol and was living with his girlfriend. Although out of church and away from the Lord, God did not cast him off. A Christian man at his place of work began to talk with him about his spiritual life. Having reached the bottom, he sought God’s forgiveness and began to faithfully attend church again. His girlfriend, after seeing the change in his life, opened her heart to the Gospel and today they are married, faithful in church and growing in the Lord. There is a tremendous need for more missionaries to work among Native Americans. Established missionaries also need help. Maybe you or someone you know has seriously thought about doing mission work among Native Americans. The advice of veteran missionaries is as follows: 1) Be sure that working with Native Americans is God’s will for your life. 2) Be prepared for long-term commitment because it will take years just to be accepted. 3) Understand that it will be a different type of ministry requiring patience and time. 4) Begin by working with a missionary who has experience and success in Indian ministry. Wayne and Barbara Voss 5) Go for God’s glory and not for self glory. BIMI WORLD – Number 2, 2011 29