Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. FAME was able to continue to do several workshops across the reservations in this past 2017 year in the form of teaching a marriage seminar in Dilkon, communication seminar in Lechee, and even teaching in the college setting at Indian Bible College to name a few of the events we conducted. I remember at one of the teachings hearing an encouraging word from one of elders sharing that more teachings like these need to occur.
In addition to the teachings, my wife and I were able to continue to grow in our family by welcoming Fievel Andrews into the world on September 29, 2017. We are now a family of four.
It has been a year of blessings and growth, but also of refocus.
It is this refocus that I wish to share briefly on. FAME’s purpose to build strong, godly, healthy marriages and families in native communities has not changed, but how we go about doing it will be beginning to change. We will continue to do the occasional teaching. However, our focus is changing from mainly teachings to trainings. This refocus has come after hearing the need of training lay counselors in the native christian churches to help partner alongside hurting families and marriages. This is going to take form in 2018 by FAME teams going out to different locations on the reservations to talk with small groups of leaders in order to gauge the lay counseling skills that already exist and what areas that FAME can help to improve through trainings. This year is mainly going to be a year of gathering information to build a strong foundation for the years to come. We are excited for this new chapter in FAME’s story and we are glad that you have chosen to partner with us in this story. Keep on the lookout for opportunities to partner with us in the near future. Thank you.
President of FAME