The Word of the Lord Grows: Christian Apache Voices – Bible Study Materials

Rev. Dr. William Kessel was asked to give a 50 minute presentation at the 125th anniversary celebration of the Lutheran Apache Mission on October 287, 2018. Dr. Kessel wanted to let Apaches from the past illustrate how the Word of the Lord has grown and spread for over 10 decades. Thus, he provided a history in stories in which nine Apaches use their own words to share the goodness of the Lord. The speakers were from various locations: East Fork, Cibecue, North Fork, and Whiteriver. They included young and old, men and women. Both churches and schools were represented as well as the orphanage.

The Apache way of learning includes pondering and discussing stories. To that end, Dr. Kessel has also prepared 10 Bible Studies to accompany his paper. We hope this material can be put to good use in congregations and schools. In this package, you will find the 10 Bible Studies as well as the Answer Key.

May God bless you as you speak His truth in love and share the Good News of salvation. And the Word of the Lord Grows.

WELS Mission Journeys – Promotional Resources

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Cultural Fair Resources

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Powerpoint Presentations: Home Missions

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Fact Sheets: World Missions

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Video Resources

Powerpoint Presentations: World Missions

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Fact Sheets: Home Missions

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Missions Print Resources – Faces of Faith, Update Sheets, Maps, Logos

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Mission Festival Resources

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