Foundations for Nations is a new ministry dedicated to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Indians located on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. The Native Americans have often been called the forsaken and forgotten people. Yet God has not forgotten them. We are called to the Native Americans to show them the unconditional love of God, where broken treaties have betrayed them and history has cast them aside. We plan to conduct outreach programs, providing essential needs, teaching them life skills, and discipleship and mentor-ship. Through the grace of God we plan to help restore their honor as the host people of this great land.
Our vision is to build a mission center called Cornerstone Ranch. Cornerstone Ranch will be a safe and positive environment for the Native youth and families. Cornerstone Ranch will have a church, an outreach center, and a mission center for those who want to come and do a short term missions trip. We will have sports camps, sewing and cooking classes, vbs, after school programs, bible studies, and weekly church services.
Cornerstone Ranch is the “grounds” where we will minister to the Native Americans.
Wind River Indian Reservation is the 7th largest Indian reservation in the United States. It is located in the desolate, but beautiful state of Wyoming. It is home to two Indian tribes. Of the population 8,177 are the Northern Arapaho Indians and 3,737 are the Eastern Shoshone Indians.
We have seen first-hand the challenges that this reservation faces.
We believe that God is the eternal Father and Creator of all things. He has always existed in three persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit). (Gen 1:1-3).
We believe that God created man in His image (Gen. 1:27), but man rebelled against God, introducing sin into this world (Rom. 5:12). Ever since then, all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).
We believe that Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man, born of a virgin, died for our sins, and resurrected from the dead on the third day to freely offer salvation to all who call on and put faith in Him (Rom. 10:13). He is the only way to heaven and the only name that can be called upon to gain eternal life (Acts 4:12).
We believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah and came to usher in the kingdom of God which is already here, but not yet revealed in its fullness (Mt. 4:17). He deserves to be the Savior and Lord of our lives (Rom. 10:9). As a result, we need to die to ourselves, forsake all, take up our crosses, and follow Him (Lk. 14:27).
We believe that God sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to go out and be witnesses (Acts 1:8). Just as the Father sent His Son into the world, now Jesus sends us to be His ambassadors to a lost and hurting world (Jn. 20:21). The Holy Spirit gives us gifts and causes us to bear fruit in order to carry out God’s will (1 Cor. 12:11,12).
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God and the final authority and standard by which we should live (1 Tim. 3:16).
We believe that love sums up the law. We need to love God with all that we are and love our neighbors as ourselves (Mt. 22:37-39). By our love will they know that we are His disciples (Jn. 13:35).
We believe that it is the responsibility of the Church to take the Gospel into the entire world as a testimony to all nations (Mt. 24:14). Every member in the body of Christ must play a role in building the kingdom of God, and taking the Good News to all creation, making disciples, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey everything that Jesus taught (Mt. 28:18-20).