North America Indigenous Ministries (NAIM) began with a boat --the Willis Shank. In 1949, this rusty 136-foot minesweeper from World War II was restored and began regular trips from Seattle to the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska to evangelize the Native peoples living in the coastal villages. Almost always, the whole population of a village would gather near the dock when the boat arrived, blasting out Christian music from a large bull horn speaker mounted high on the radar mast. A team on board offered medical services to the Native people. An evangelism team held meetings. Bible college students gave their summers to teach vacation bible school and to lead week-long bible studies. Many Native people along the coast accepted Christ and others grew in their faith.
The Higginbothams decided to hop on board with this ministry and help it grow. As a church we want to support them by prayer and any other means.
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