Sunday Collectives 12/23/13 – 12/29/13
By Craig and LaDonna Smith via Tribal Rescue Ministries
For nearly four decades, Craig and LaDonna Smith have been bringing the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ to people across North America and around the world.
Their lives were changed dramatically in June, 2009 when they were involved in an near fatal auto accident in northern New Mexico.
LaDonna suffered a C-1 neck fracture, which in most instances is fatal, or, if survived, results in total paralysis. The fact that she is walking and suffers minor effects can only be attributed to the grace and power of God.
For almost four decades The Smith Family ministry team has been involved in music and preaching ministry. Craig and his father, Ray, are enrolled members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians. They grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. LaDonna is a Navajo Indian from Arizona.
The Smith’s have served Christ in gospel music and evangelism, church planting and local pastoral ministry, as well as national church leadership roles. Presently Craig serves as a C&MA National Evangelist, helping equip everyday believers to become everyday rescuers through Tribal Rescue Ministries.
From Reservations to restoration, Hope for the native People is a documentary about Native Americans who have come to faith in God, and have a passion and joy to share their faith with other Native Americans who are living on reservations through out the US and Canada.
Hear their stories, and about their different ministries to help those who have been bound by alcohol, drugs, sexual addictions and abuse and gambling. Featuring testimonies by: Huron Claus, CHIEF Ministries, Ron Hutchcraft, On Eagles Wings, Gordon Thayer, Raymond Dunton of Wings Of Freedom Ministries and Craig & LaDonna Smith of tribal Rescue Ministries.
For six years, Craig and LaDonna Smith led the highly effective Native youth ministry called On Eagles’ Wings (OEW). Founded by fellow evangelist, Ron Hutchcraft, the Smith’s and Hutchcraft’s worked together to help develop next generation evangelists who made incredible advances for the gospel across Native North America.
From their experience with OEW, an encouraging number of these Native youth have gone on to pursue Christian higher education, preparing to respond to the newly discovered call of God on their lives!
Craig Stephan Smith, President of Tribal Rescue Ministries, shares profound lessons and truths through suffering and unexpected traumas of life. In 2009, Craig, his wife, La Donna, and brother in law experienced a life changing accident yet it became an avenue to touch many people going through similar experiences. This is part one of a four part series.
Craig S. Smith, President of Tribal Rescue Ministries and author of Whiteman’s Gospel has shared God’s truth for over 40 years. It wasn’t until recent when coming to death’s door God showed Craig deep spiritual truths and simple trust in God’s provision and purpose in his life.
This part two of a four part series.