Native American ministry is uniquely different from Cru’s model of ministry. For one, “Life is lived through relationships,” as Mark Charles would tell us. Native American ministry is doing life within Native American communities.
Donnie & Renee has been on staff for over 10 years in Cru. They started “Nations” in 2004 on the campus of New Mexico State University. For many Native American people who respond to the call of following Jesus, they are told to take off their Indianness and embrace a new identity that comes with a new culture, worldview, ideology, and forms of worship. It is only until recently have Native people begin to ask what if the gospel was fully entrusted to us? What would our “Christianity” look like and feel like?
Renee shares her story and I AM FROM poem at Cru’s biannual staff conference at Colorado State University in 2014.