Morning Star Ministries
gets recognized and is commended
by Dr. Henry Blackaby
During a recent Prayer for Spiritual Awakening Conference in Pembroke, NC, Dr Blackaby acknowledged and gave some very kind and encouraging remarks for the Morning Star Ministries. Dr. Blackaby has a special love for Native American people and is convinced that if revival is to come to America again, it will most likely come through Native Americans.
Dr. Blackaby is an Internationally recognized author, teacher and conference speaker. Among the many books He has written, Eperiencing God :Knowing and doing the will of God, has sold over 7 million copies and has been translated into 45 different languages. Dr. Blackaby is recognized as an authority on Prayer and Spiritual Awakening.
Thanks for your interest and concern in Morning Star Ministries.
Morning Star Ministries was organized in 2008 with the primary goal of reaching the American Indian with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has been determined that less that 10% of American Indians make any claim to the Christian Faith. We want to encourage existing work among Indian people and seek to establish new work as the Lord provides the Leadership. The work of reaching the American Indian has been slowly but surely diminishing in recent years, as the energy and efforts of most Evangelical groups are being placed upon other people groups.
It has also been determined that the American Indian makes a more positive response to other American Indians and we hope this will enable us to reach some areas that have not been reached yet.
Thanks for your interest to visit this website and see how God is using MSM in the effort to reach the precious Indian people of North America.
Pray About how you can become involved in this effort and contact us if you want or need more information.
Go Ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And Lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Jesus Matt: 28: 19-20
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The Music you find on this website is being played by Jon and Andrew Locklear, the sons of Pastor Charles, the ministry director. If you would like a CD of the instrumental old time hymns, leave your name and address on the guest page. We will be happy to send you a copy.
At the Cross
Sept 5-6, 2014
A team of 5 men conducted a small mission project among the Cherokee’s in western North Carolina. A Cherokee church is preserving a 100 year old building and has renovated a basement area. Our team hung and finished the sheetrock for them.
Nov. 16-20 A MSM Team (Pastor Charles, Pastor Chris Hunt, Pastor Gary Hawkins) was in California to meet with California Baptist Convention officials to inquire into the status of Baptist work among Native Americans in the state of California. There are more Tribes and more Native Americans in California than any other state in the USA. We discovered that very little effort is being made, by any group to reach the more than 330k Natives with the Gospel. It is our goal to partner with the State Convention in the days ahead for a serious effort to share the message of Jesus Christ with Native Americans in California.
On Dec 12-13 MSM partnered with South Broadway Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md., to provide a meal and blankets, boggans and gloves to the Homeless.
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A recent Project was finished when 7 pallet loads of clothing was delivered to Larry Adams Trucking in N. Wilkesboro, NC. This clothing will be taken to S. Dakota and Arizona to some very needy Indian Communities. Bro. Larry is a fantastic Christian Minister who loves Indian people and is providing a much needed service of shipping across America. Pray that God might continue to use his efforts to bless the Native American people across America.
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On a recent trip to Oklahoma, I was informed that there were 189 Native American Southern Baptist Churches in the state of Oklahoma. I was also informed that 50 of these church did not have a Pastor and that some of them had not had a Pastor in several years. This is heartbreaking. To know that 50 congregations continue to meet but without a shepherd. I am sure there must have been a day when church leaders in Oklahoma would have doubted that this day would ever come. Is it possible that one day there will be churches in North Carolina who will be without a Pastor because there are none available? Ask Oklahoma Baptist that question? Join me in praying, that the Lord of the Harvest will raise up Native Preachers with a heart and burden to pastor a church. Join me also in praying that the Pastors who occupy todays pulpits will be faithful to preach the Word of God, without fear or compromise. We are living in days that demand the absolute truth from absolutely convinced teachers and preachers. Only the truth has the power to set men free…free from themselves, free from the power of sin and free from the guilt of sin. The Gospel truth is found only in Jesus Christ, who himself declared…” I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father except by me”.
July 30, 2016 It was my pleasure and privilege to preach in the morning service at Native Stone Mission Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pastor Gary Hawkins, the Executive Director for the Fellowship of Native American Christians (Fonac) is the founding Pastor of this fantastic young Native Congregation. At the writing of this newsletter, Bro. Gary has a Brother in critical condition. Please pray for Him and His Salvation.
July 30 – August 4
Indian Falls Creek
A camp for the entire family, Falls Creek Baptist Indian Assembly is widely anticipated each year becoming a tradition for many churches and their members. Hosting campers who represent between 25-40 tribes and over 250 churches each year as well as non-Native people, Indian Falls Creek could well be the largest Native Christian encampment in North America
It was my good privilege to teach once again at Indian Falls Creek at the Falls Creek Assembly grounds in Davis, Oklahoma. Approximately 2500 campers attended this year. I taught a class entitled, “The Church helping the hurting and the grieving”. I had about 70 adults in my class and it was a wonderful experience. Most churches will admit that the outreach to the hurting members of our church families, is not well organized and not well performed. In every church, big or small, there are always people who are hurting from the difficulties of life. We live in a complicated and sin cursed world. People are bruised and broken by the circumstances that life presents in this world. Sickness, sorrow, death, divorce, poverty and a thousand other social ills place burdens on the lives of humanity. The church is not free from these ills. Church pews are full of people whose hearts are bleeding and whose minds are confused. The church has a wonderful opportunity to minister to this group.
A trip to California in late August has been rescheduled because of sickness in the Family of Bro. Gary Hawkins, MSM Board Member and FONAC Director. California has more Native American Tribes and more Native Americans than any other state in the USA. Unfortunately, there is very little Christian work going on among them. Our goal is to locate communities where a Bible Study could be started in hopes of planting a church. Please pray for this effort. The time is getting late and the doors are getting smaller, for the Church to make an impact on Native Americans, most of whom don’t know Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Bethany Christian Fellowship, Pembroke, NC
Bethany is a 2-year-old church plant of Morning Star Ministries. God has blessed this effort and we have seen people be saved, discipled and given opportunities to be of service to the Lord’s work. We are looking forward to a permanent building that will enable us to expand our ministries and outreach. Bethany is a mission minded church that tithes to Missions. We gladly support several mission works across America and around the world. Our goal is to plant 5 new churches in 10 years. We already have 2 new church plants being developed at the time of this letter, that will be launched in the near future. It is a fact that 90% of churches in America are just trying to hold on or are declining. New Church plants are desperately needed for the days ahead. God might even want you to be part of a new church. Don’t limit Gods ability to use you wherever and whenever He chooses to do so.
Morning Star Ministries operates on the gifts of churches, businesses and individuals. We don’t sell anything. We don’t have sales to generate money. We believe that God can speak to the hearts of people to give freely and willingly to help us accomplish our goals. We have never had a project or a need that God didn’t supply enough and more, to meet that need. We do believe it important for us to make our ministry known so that people can pray and discover the Lords will in regard to helping us. Thank you for everything and every way that You have helped us to meet our goals. We see much that needs to be done across America and around the world to get the gospel presented to lost and dying men, women, boys and girls. Our most important need and wish is for the people of God to pray, that God would give us wisdom and direction as we go forward, and that we would have humble and submitted hearts to recognize and follow Gods will. That is true of course, with everybody who is serious about their relationship to God. Pray, then give God a chance to speak to you about other ways you can help us. When you know His will ..follow His will.
On August 10, Campbell Soup Company gave MSM 2330 pounds of Campbell soup products. Some was given to a food pantry at Berea Baptist Church in Pembroke, with Pastor Chris Hunt. The rest will be shipped next week to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, along with several thousands of pieces of clothing to the Navaho Reservation in Arizona. Rev Larry Adams, from near Boone, NC, is our partner to help ship food and clothes to reservations across America. He has a tractor -trailer dedicated for shipping to Native American communities. Pray and give thanks for this important partnership. <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
Prayer concerns; Ronnie Hawkins (Bro Gary Hawkins brother in Oklahoma) / 6 children in our partner church in the Philippines who have been infected with the Dengue Fever…. a deadly disease carried by mosquitoes. 4 remain in the hospital. / A permanent building for Bethany Christian Fellowship / A storage place for MSN to store clothes and food before shipping / Revival in the Land / 50 churches in Oklahoma without a Pastor/ hundreds of communities across Indian country with no Christian Church at all/ Laborers for the Harvest /
Morning Star Ministry Box 220 Pembroke, NC 28372
Pastor Charles P. Locklear, Ministry Director,
Pastor Chris Hunt, Sec-treas,
Dr. Mike Cummings. Board Chairman
email@example.com (910) 734-8795
2Corintians 4:1 ¶ Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we sha
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