Navajo Missions Trip – Report
Special Thanks to Ron and Tyda Harvey, associate pastors of Window Rock Church of God, for their wonderful hospitality, and incredible work ethic, to make kingdom business, happen. These are incredible servants of the Lord, enduring much hardship in His service.
Loaded Cross, Bench, tools, podium, and luggage Wednesday, April 9th.
Left Tulsa April 10th, and drove to Amarillo, Texas. Stopped at ‘The Cross’ in Groom, Texas.
Arrived in Window Rock on Friday, April 11th, in the evening. Late night dash to Home Depot in Gallup to purchase concrete…
Arrived at Window Rock Church of God 9-9:30AM Saturday, April 12th, for ‘Peach Tree Ceremony’
Service began at 11 Am. Speakers included:
Apostle Ron Harvey, Senior Pastor Jerry Tom, Missionary Chris Walsh, Gunnery Sgt Greg Gil (USMC retired), Sgt. Harry Hayes (United States Army Retired), Deswood Tome, Special advisor to the office of Navajo President, Ben Shelley.
Forgiveness was asked by Sgt Harry Hayes, and Sgt Greg Gil for past atrocities committed by the US Calvary, under Kit Carson upon the Navajo Nation.
Sgt. Greg Gil, presented his marine corp combat knife, (K-bar) as an honor gift to Mr. Tombs, special advisor representing Ben Shelley, President of the Navajo Nation.
Pastor Jerry Tom, explained from John 10: 1 ¶ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
That previously, white men have come to the Navajo nation, by jumping the fence. That now, through repentance, and the forgiveness offered by the Navajo, white men could come through the door, graciously opened in love, through forgiveness.
Chris Walsh spoke on the origin of ‘The Peace Tree’, and how the Iroquois confederacy, proclaimed peace in the land, according to the great peace.
http://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/the-iroquois-blessing/Peace tree explanation
Proclamations were made, and agreed to, and signed by all who bore witness, as an eternal memorial to what the blood of Jesus had sealed this day.
Prayer was offered for the healing of the Navajo nation, and for the land itself, that God Almighty would bear witness, with mighty signs, wonders and miracles.
Deswood Tomes then addressed us, as special representative for President Ben Shelley, of the Navajo nation, words of encouragement, vision, and strength for a great future for the nation.
Tickets had been handed out to those in attendance, awarding each participant, a peach tree to take home with them for their garden.
We then ate lunch and spent the afternoon on a prayer drive to Canyon Le Chelley, and spider rock, a place of ancestral worship. We prayed blessing on the canyon, and the entire lands of the Navajo, and commanded the evil spirits there, to leave. There was clear spiritual activity after we prayed, with immediate high winds, strange cloud patterns, and clear demonstration of the Holy Spirit and power.
We prayed that God would forgive and cleanse the land from the unjust blood shed there, and that God Himself, would literally recreate the Navajo nation and her lands,
Isa 51:3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Isa 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
Isa 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
We then drove to Many Farms, in the heart of the reservation, and witnessed devastating poverty, as we worshipped with a people hungry for what only God could give.
Drove back to Window Rock, and arrived around 1:30AM, long day!
Enjoyed a fabulous Sunday brunch at Quality Inn, and met a traditional medicine man, who warned me: ‘It is okay to tell your story here, but don’t try to convert anyone.’ A threat…
Attended Sunday morning service at Window Rock Church of God, and what a presence of God! Karen had led a guy in the motel parking lot to the Lord, and he was a marine, just back from Afghanistan, that was really hurting. Bought him breakfast, and got him some warm clothes, and took him to church, for the first time in his life. He was fired up!
Pastor Woody Elmore from Billings, Montana, left his notes on the alter, and preached his testimony, of how 19 hours after he was married, his mother shot his wife twice in the head, and is currently serving life imprisonment. He was a minister, and his church removed his ordination. His wife was in a coma for several months, then eventually came to, and divorced him. How psychiatrists tried to get him ‘crazy money’ for being disabled. How he walked with Jesus through it all, and how the Lord delivered him from fear of man, and need for acceptance from any man or woman. He is now happily remarried, and preaching the gospel. Powerful word, powerful anointing, powerful presence of God!
Our team then prayed for people in a wonderful open heaven type presence of God! Expecting some great reports!
We were then fed a wonderful lunch of mutton stew!
I had a private meeting with Mr. Tombs of the Navajo office of the President, and showed him some highlights of the Canadian tribal reconciliation, and how it healed my country. I will be following up with him, on some possible future things to be done…
The Navajo nation has partnered with Israel, and is in covenant with them.
The Israeli department of agriculture, has offered to help them ‘cause the desert to bloom as a rose’. Seems that our donation of peach trees is in line with what God is doing there….
Please watch this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_KEkmsBoHQ
While Harry took Karen and the kids back to the motel for a well needed nap, I helped lead a work party creating ‘A Garden of Reconciliation’, in front of the church. We planted the 14’ tall cross in concrete, then planted two peach trees on one side, and the white pine, on the other. We then set the podium in concrete, and installed the Plexiglas top over the pledge and proclamation, witnessed and signed in the service.
We had fun!
This is phase one of the garden. It needs to be fully fenced, and a water line run to it. We need to install 6 prayer benches, and to finish landscaping it with flowers, and perhaps a bird bath. Behind the cross and trees, we need to construct and install five flag poles, flying the following five flags: The United States, The Navajo Nation, The Flag of Arizona, The Israeli flag, and the Christian flag.
It is our desire to organize all of this and install it during the Gathering of all Nations conference in July.
That evening service, it was my intent to simply enjoy the presence of God, but pastor Jerry had me preach, and preach I did, on many topics. Everyone heard the voice of God, and we prayed for many that were sick. I am expecting great reports of the signs, wonders and miracles that God did that night.
Well, that night, we had several very strange demonic manifestations at our hotel room, probably the result of our friendly neighborhood medicine man. I decided to forgive him, and pray for Him to meet Jesus, but his antics had me up praying until 3AM as things went bump in the night…
Monday morning, we went back and helped clean up the fellowship hall, then completed the application for accreditation for an IVBI on the Navajo Nation! It has been sent into Victory, and is being processed.
We then visited the Window Rock wildlife sanctuary and zoo for an hour or so, then hit the road for Tulsa. We drove all night, and arrived in Tulsa at 6AM on Tuesday morning. Saw the ‘blood moon’ round about Oklahoma City, and thought that was pretty neat.
Grateful to Pastor Jerry Tom, Senior pastor, Window Rock Church of God!
In summation: It is my conviction that God is visiting the host peoples of the United States of America, with great power, signs, wonders and miracles, and that this event is only one of many that must occur, to usher in the next move of the Holy Spirit across America. There have been historic atrocities in almost every Indian tribe across this land, and these broken treaties, and unjust blood shed, are literally crying before the throne of God, for justice.
Much of what occurred, is due to a lack of understanding of First Nations worship and culture by the Christian church, and it was often Christians that allowed, or in many cases perpetrated some of the horrors.
We the church of the living God are the only solution to this problem. Only the blood of Jesus and the power of God can make past wrongs, right, and there is power in the blood…
As I research the history, culture and traditions of many tribes, I discover wonderful ways that God has been already visiting them historically. Yet, even the noble red man needs to be forgiven, for all have sinned, and fallen short of the glory of God.
In Rwanda, I recall a woman dancing in church, lit up in the glory of God. She was dancing in the Holy Spirit, with a group of men, also on fire for Jesus. When I asked about her, I was told that the men with her, were the very men that had slaughtered her family in genocide, but that she loved them!
She uttered the words that still burn for me today: “Our God is great, and only in Him, can we forgive the unforgiveable.”
We cannot bring back the dead ancestors, nor bring the butchers to human courts, but I firmly believe two things:
1. There is a place in Jesus, where the unforgiveable, can be forgiven.
2. That when we, in this generation, take our place in Christ, as descendants of those who have enjoyed racial privilege as a result of the past conquests and slaughters, that God hears, answers, and actually forgives. Humility, tears, and honest repentance still move the heart of our Father, for He delights to show mercy, for God is love!
Both Daniel and Nehemiah stood in proxy for their nations sin, and God heard, and forgave the nation, because of these men.
3. That the land itself feels the weight of sin and past atrocities, and is awaiting us, the church of the living God, to make wrongs right, and to pronounce the blessing, and recreative power of our God, to cause it to bloom and be fruitful again.
Romans 8: 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Many people, close to the land, literally feel, this groaning and travail of the creation, but only we, in the power of the anointing and Holy Spirit, are the ones who have the ability and responsibility to do something about it.
The Navajo nation, to my knowledge, is the largest North American Indian tribe in the United States, followed by the Cherokee. It seems fitting that God would move here, in this fresh move of His Spirit. May many other ministries hear the voice of the Holy Spirit in this, and study their history, and the treatment of the First Nations peoples in their region, and then, like I, move in compassion, to begin to heal, fix, and bless, standing in the gap, and repairing breaches in our US defense system, that again this nation arise in honor and glory, red, black, white and Latino working together for freedom, liberty, and justice for all…
Some thoughts on future ministry:
Wounded Knee massacre: there is work to be done on Pine Ridge…Perhaps a hoop dance could be done, with veterans present, after I complete what I believe God has shown me on ‘The Ghost Dance’.
Sand Creek Massacre (Washita, OK) – In the recent movie, IronMan 3, the terrorist, the Mandarin, alludes to this event. Ticked me off, to hear a devil speaking through a movie….
Choctaw Massacre – Mobile Alabama – October 18th, 1540, the Spanish conquistador, (in the name of Christ) slaughtered 11,000 Choctaws. Perhaps a Spanish ministry, can mobilize to meet with a Choctaw delegation to fix this mess.
Read ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’ and see what Holy Spirit says to you….
America can be restored to righteousness, but it is going to take targeted intercession for First Nations, against racism, and against abortion. Then this demonic deception operating through secret societies currently ruling this nation, will be broken, and the glorious light of the gospel, and river of life in the Holy Spirit, shall again flow freely…There is work to be done, let’s get it done!