345 Native Youth Receive Jesus Christ During Summer of Hope

Through nightly outreach events, the Summer of Hope team engages young people in fun activities, shares personal “hope stories,” presents the Gospel, and leads Native young people to the Savior. (Photo, caption courtesy of On Eagles’ Wings)A widespread misunderstanding that Jesus is “the white man’s God” means most Native Americans don’t know Jesus. Poverty and addiction create more barriers to Gospel hope.

A division of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, On Eagles’ Wings, equips Native believers to reach their people for Christ. More about that here. Each year during the “Summer of Hope” outreach, an OEW team shares the Gospel on reservations throughout the United States and Canada.

This year’s team was the smallest to date, with only 21 members. But it was “Gideon’s Army,” ministry founder Ron Hutchcraft says.

“This team traveled 4,000 miles and put on 16 major outreaches on seven different reservations. There were hundreds of conversations about Jesus.”

The 2021 team also marked a significant milestone – OEW’s 29th annual Summer of Hope outreach. “And this was arguably the hardest one we’ve ever done,” Hutchcraft adds.

See our previous Summer of Hope coverage here.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


  • Praise God for the hundreds of Native young people who gave their hearts to Christ! Ask the Lord to help new believers quickly connect to a church community so they won’t face challenges alone.
  • Pray for wisdom and discernment as believers engage in follow-up activities with new Christians.