I greet you in the Name of Jesus Christ. I am writing to announce a profound gathering, Nitapewak Family Camp, taking place on the East Coast, July 11-14, 2019 at the Rockahock Campground, Lanexa, Va.
Nitapewak Family Camp, we believe, will be a prophetic event, for such a time as this. Nitapewak means “our friends” in our Algonquin dialect. The camp will include worship, teaching, family activities, workshops and a pow wow. For more information, see attached file or visit: www.facebook.com/nitapewak
Our Mission, Vision and Goals:
Mission: Nitapewak Family Camp is a gathering on the East Coast of peoples of all Nations coming together to love, fellowship, worship and lift the name of Jesus.
Vision: Our objective is to pull down barriers which have separated Native communities and the church, while exploring contextual worship in a Christ centered environment.
Goals: • To foster a sense of unity among all Native people • To grow our expressions of Native contextual worship • To glorify Jesus Christ and the image of Creator in all people • To teach children of all ages how to embrace Creator • We can follow the Jesus Way and still have our Native identity
We will have participants gathering from across the U.S. and Canada for our first Nitapewak Family Camp. One highlight will be a pow wow on Saturday, July 13th of the camp.
Speakers include: Casey Church, Wiconi International, https://www.wiconi.com/page-3/page-7/ Pokagon Band Potawatomi member from southwest Michigan. His ministry has taken him all across the U.S., Canada and world wide in teaching the Gospel contextually to Indigenous people.
Jonathan Maracle, Mohawk from the Tyendinaga Territory, Ontario, Canada, www.brokenwalls.com Jonathan realizes walls have been built between the visitors to this land and the First Nations people. He began to see the need for these walls to be broken and uses love and songs to break down the walls.
If you would like to see the body of Christ truly formed in the way God desires it to be, “a great multitude, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues standing before the throne” (Revelation 7:9) and be a partner/supporter in this historic event. Please contact Troy Adkins, firstname.lastname@example.org, 804.829.2778 if you have any questions or want more info.
Troy L. Adkins