THE SEASON of THE SCRAPPER
Waiting for the disease to pass over us can cause fear.
Accepting things beyond our control is humbling.
Parting the seas of fear is hard, but with God's help it's very doable.
Most folks have been stifled by quarantines and social distancing. Some suffer a lot more than many others. Food and necessities have begun to run out for many in homes and shelters. Home-bound, sheltering in place can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. It's time to stand your ground and adopt the indomitable will of a YWAP Scrapper!
A YWAP Scrapper is someone who exhibits courage, resiliency and perseverance in the face of insurmountable odds. You feel like there are thousands of things you cannot do, but in truth there are thousands of things you can do. YWAP Scrappers develop a mindset that looks for unlimited potential where others see only impossibility. For the rest of this article, will give you some advice on how to emerge from your cocoon of struggle and create new opportunities as a Scrapper.
YWAP is a mentoring organization that helps folks build a Christ-like character. We're always on the move collaboratively working alongside many other great organizations. We speak in schools, churches and community events to large gatherings - like celebrations and funerals. For now, that type of ministry is unavailable. So what do we do?
Take a moment to enjoy this two minute video from a hospital parking lot.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Ask God to help you pray right where you are. Pick up a Bible and pray the Word. Teach your children to pray.
Campaign for Awareness InitiativeNAOMI House has a burden to "raise awareness" for Native American Children in need.
- Underneath the resilience, and beauty of childhood lies extreme peril and often unspeakable trauma.
- We believe that it is important to shed light, to the best of our ability, to the realities of growing up indigenous in America today. So much brokenness. So much darkness. So much pain, hurt and injustice. We have a responsibility to give them a voice. If we don't speak up for them, who will? If we don't give them hope, who will?
- A place like NAOMI House is actually needed on most reservations in America. In fact, tonight there is a child in need of a place to be safe and will have nowhere to go.
Who Can Host a Gathering of Caring People?...
- CHURCHES - Sunday Morning or Mid-week service
- Sunday School Class
- Bible Study
- Church Missions Board
- Women's Group or Event
- Living Room
Our next stop was at a gas station to deliver the bulk of the food to pastor's from the Navajo Nation. Reservations have been hit hard by the virus that sweeping the world with deadly carnage. The food was the first shipment as Pastor Daniel's vision is to help the Navajo's start a food pantry. There were five of us all together and we maintained social distancing to the best of our ability - no hugs or handshakes, just a couple of "elbow-bumps."
Not all Scrappers can get out and deliver life sustaining necessities, but we all can do something. I believe the biggest thing we can do is pray. That's what 2 Chronicles 7:14 is telling us- "get humble before God and pray." Scrappers will do anything to make a difference - one scrap at a time. At YWAP, we believe; "he who is faithful with small scraps of opportunity will be trusted with large scraps of opportunity." Grab a scrap and make a difference!
- A person who fights doggedly, who exhibits indomitable will.
He's a real scrapper, even against impossible odds, he always keeps fighting.
You can find out more information about the Scrappers at the native American Outreach Ministries at:
cftnflag.com Church For The Nations Flagstaff is a group of Scrappers doing big things in small ways to help many people at home and across the world.