S: New Mexico Missions
BC: The book was created by Sis. Robin Blanton, from Berea, KY In honor of all the work and dedication of Bro. and Sis. Burke as well as Bro. and Sis. Petty. Thank you for all you do.
FC: New Mexico Missions | 00200 | Dulce, NM
1: In 2005 Bro. Eddie Blanton heard the testimony of Bro. Mike Burke at a camp meeting in Beaumont, Tx. That testimony so stirred his heart that he immediately started looking into helping with the Indian Missions He didn't have to look far. Bro. Blanton was a carpenter by trade and the Indian Missions director, Bro. Don Burke was looking for volunteers to help build a house and a church in Dulce, NM. So in 2005 Berea Evangelistic Church helped by sending a crew of men and teens on two separate occasions to build a parsonage on an Apache Indian Reservation. Then in 2007 they returned to help build the church.
2: Bro. Clark | Bro. Burke and his wife, Naomi
3: 2005 | Jenney, Rachelle, Cody, Trent, Josh, and Justin
4: Justin, Josh, Trent, Rachelle, Eddie, and Jenney Standing in front of Navajo Lake
6: Jenney | Rachelle Blanton | Morgan Medley
7: Some of the youth from Berea Evangelistic Church that had the opportunity to help out in Dulce, NM. | Trent Blanton | Justin Riddell | Cody Blanton | And He said unto them, go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
8: Barry, Westen, and Stuart | Eddie Blanton | The Great Sand Dunes of Colorado
9: Jared Osborne | Sis. Purkey | In 2007 we had the opportunity to return to Dulce, NM and help build the Church. On the way there we stopped for a few hours at the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado. | Kids and adults alike had such a good time trying to climb the sand dunes.
10: Cody Blanton, Stuart Rose, Eddie Blanton, Westen Osborne, an Josh Gaines
11: The | The Great Sand Dunes of Colorado | The Majestic Mount Blanca that stands surrounded by history and legend From the first people who inhabited this valley. Many Native Americans believe that this valley is the source of life.. Where humans and spirit enter and leave this world.
12: Bro. Don Burke and his wife, Naomi, have dedicated their lives to Indian Missions. They travel all over the United States establishing churches on Indian Reservations.
14: Bro. Blanton and Bro. Petty
15: I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. John 9:4
16: Several other churches met with us in Dulce, New Mexico to help build a church for the Apache Indians. Bro. and Sis. Petty (the Pastor and his wife) were so excited to see what God had in store for them. The men, women and teens from all the churches worked together to help reach the Apache nation for he cause of Christ!
17: Dulce, New Mexico Indian Missions
19: For several days the men worked from early in the morning, till late in the evening, building a church for the Apache to worship in.
21: While the men worked outside, the women worked hard to make sure no one went hungry. | Come and dine, the Master calleth, Come and dine, You may feast at Jesus table all the time!
22: Jared Osborne | Sis. Burke and Sis. Petty | Joshua Gaines
23: Bro. Earnest | The Sanctuary | Sis. Arlene and Sis. Petty
24: The Apache children stole our hearts. Most of the the children are on drugs by age 9-10 years old. God willing, these children can be reached for Christ, before this same fate can happen to them.
27: Indian Missions | Serenity Prayer God, Grant me the serenity: to accept the things I cannot change; The courage, to change the things I can; And the wisdom, to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world, As it is, not as I would have it; Trusting thatHe will make all things right if I surrender to His will; So that I may be reasonably happy in this life. And supremely happy with Him forever and ever in the next. William Spence1953
28: Bro. Daniel Rose
29: But JESUS said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: For such is the kingdom of heaven. Mat. 19:14 | Sis. Carolyn and her grand-daughter "Baby girl" | Bro. Earnest | Bro. Earnest and his wife, Sis. Carolyn, and their grand-children.
30: Some of the Indian ladies were gracious enough to come and cook "Fry Bread" for us.
35: Send a light, the blessed Gospel light, let is shine,from shore to shore. Send a light, the blessed Gospel light, let it shine, Forevermore! Let us not grow weary in the work of love, Send a light, Send a light!
37: The members of Berea Evangelistic Church are so thankful to have had a small part in the building of the Mission Church in Dulce, New Mexico! We pray that God will continue to bless the Indian Missions.