And your people will rebuild the ancient ruins...You will raise up and restore the age-old foundations [of buildings that have been laid waste]...You will be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

Isaiah 58:12

About Wind River Reservation

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 and is home to the Northern Arapaho Indians and the Eastern Shoshone Indians.

The Native Americans have often been called the forsaken and forgotten people, yet God has not forgotten them. Where broken treaties have betrayed them and history has cast them aside, God has a redemptive plan to revive, raise up, and restore this unreached people group.

75% of Native homes are affected by alcoholism

Suicide is 2.5x times higher than the national rate

95% of women and girls and 70% of boys have experienced sexual abuse

85% of the natives are unemployed

50% of youth drop out of school

Why We Exist

Foundations For Nations is a a ministry dedicated to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Indians on the Wind River Reservation. We provide a safe and positive environment for the Native youth, families, and community. We have a local church with weekly services and Bible studies and have outreaches to the community through our food pantry, sports camps, vbs, and after school programs.

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2023 Impact Report


We saw 184 people commit their lives to follow Jesus, and our church attendance is growing.

Households Fed

We were able to serve over 2,800 households by giving out over 47,000 pounds of food to families in need.


We had 12 missions teams help with Kids Club and community outreaches impacting hundreds of lives with the Gospel.

Church Building & Recreation Center

Our Church/Recreation Center is NOW OPEN!


Women's Shelter:
Wind River Refuge

Our women's shelter will be a safe place for women who have been in abusive relationships. It will be a place where healing can begin and hope can be restored.  To open March 2024.  www.windriverrefuge.com

Meet Jason & Sarah Lucas

Jason and Sarah felt God leading them to start a ministry on the Wind River Reservation, so they moved their family to Wyoming in May of 2017 to birth Foundations For Nations.

Both Jason and Sarah had served in numerous ministry leadership roles and have been on multiple missions trips before feeling called to the Wind River Reservation. Jason graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a business degree and biblical studies, and Sarah graduated from Charis Bible College where she studied ministry and missions. Both Jason and Sarah are licensed ministers and serve as lead pastors of Foundations For Nations Church.

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Meet Our Board

We believe in partnership and accountability. Team is a vital part of any ministry. Our ministry operates under the covering of our board and our sending church, Church For All Nations in Colorado Springs.


Niki Tippets
Niki Tippets served in the Peace Corps in Poland in the mid 1990s. She pursued a career in natural resources with Grand Teton National Park before moving to Riverton to become a Residential Real Estate Appraiser. In 2003, Niki surrendered her life to Christ. She has a passion to serve wherever needed and has been involved with Foundations For Nations Church since their very first service in 2017. Living adjacent to the Wind River Indian Reservation for 20 years has given Niki a heart for serving the Native community and helping them come to know Christ.


Wendy Orthober
Wendy has a degree in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She worked as a CFO and in Investor Relations. She is currently an elder of Crossroads Presbyterian church serving in Missions and Outreach. Wendy loves her family, is active in her church and community, enjoys traveling, and is passionate about sharing the love of God with others to bring them closer to Him. Wendy met Jason and Sarah on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 2015, and they have stayed connected ever since.


Clay Caldwell
Clay grew up in a Christian but walked away from his faith. Like the prodigal son returning home, Clay attended Charis Bible College and graduated from 3rd Year Ministry School in 2015. He joined the staff as the Mission Coordinator Assistant leading students on trips all around the world and now serves as the Student Life Activities Manager. He hosts a show called "Charis Talks" where he captures the awesome testimonies of students. Clay is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has hiked all of the 58 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks and Kilimanjaro and hopes to hike Everest Base Camp soon!

Foundations For Nations Church

20 Mission Rd.

Riverton, WY 82501