Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End of the Year Donations

3:18 Ministries exists to share hope and make disciples through community development.  

God is moving! We just purchased the rest of the equipment needed to start a screen printing business. We will be employing Native Americans through this business venture. Would you please consider making an end of the year donation to 3:18 Ministries' General Fund so we can continue reaching out to our Apache brothers and sisters? You can donate right now at the "Donate" button at the top right of this page. We pray God's blessings on you and your family for 2015!

If you are mailing in an end of the year donation, it must be postmarked by December 31, 2014 to be included in your 2014 Giving Statement. Donations can be mailed to:

PO Box 349  Globe, AZ  85502

2014 Giving Statements will be sent out by February 1, 2015.

We cannot do what God has called us to do without you! Thank you for your partnership!

Ministry Thoughts from Tory

Nine years ago I had several people question why I was coaching two basketball teams of Apache boys and girls. I was asked on a couple of occasions if coaching was “really ministry.” It was long hours. I had to drive  thirty minutes from my house to San Carlos to help pick up our players. Then it was a forty five minute drive to Miami for the games. After the games it was back to San Carlos to drop all the players off. Sometimes I wouldn’t get home until after midnight. But in those precious minutes of travel time, we had amazing conversations. In those great times of coaching, talking and laughing (a lot of laughing!), friendships were born.

Three and a half years ago we had three young men start working construction with us. It is a long God-filled story, but one of those young men, Shane, was on the boys’ basketball team. Over the past three years Shane has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He has witnessed the birth of this second daughter. He has battled addiction. He has been at death’s doorstep and had a close family member commit suicide. Through it all Robert and I were privileged to walk alongside Shane and his family.

Last month Shane asked Robert to talk. Shane admitted he needed help to overcome his addictions. He was finally ready to surrender his life to Christ. At the lowest point of Shane’s life, God was there waiting for him. Robert baptized Shane at Talkalai Lake on November 12th. It was a wonderful day as Shane’s older daughter and the other guys who work   construction with us witnessed him surrendering to God. Shane told us last week he has not touched alcohol since and has no desire to drink.

We are committed to walking alongside our Apache brothers and sisters and leading them to Christ! I am thankful I serve a God who can place His servants at the right place at the right time to accomplish His plan.

Ministry Update

This fall/winter we hosted short-term ministry teams from Chandler Christian Church in Chandler, Arizona; and First Baptist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The team from Chandler Christian Church painted three bathrooms at the San Carlos Tribal Youth Home. This is the same Youth Home where we have been hosting weekly ministry times for about eight years. The bathrooms are in rough shape. We are hoping to remodel a couple of the bathrooms next year. The team also held an Afterschool Bible Club in Moonbase. The kids at Moonbase and the youth group from Chandler had a great time.

The team from First Baptist Church helped us host a Christmas Family Fun Day in partnership with the San Carlos Tribal Social Services. The event was held on the front lawn of Social Services in the middle of downtown. There were many fun activities for the children and parents to do. There were crafts, sugar  cookies to decorate, a reindeer ring toss game, books for the children to pick out, and pictures with Santa just to name a few. Kara and Liz’s Parenting Class students received Parenting Class hours for being there. A great partnership has been formed with Social Services through these Family Fun Days.

The short-term ministry team calendar is filling up for 2015. Our first team will be arriving in February. March is already full. If you would like to schedule a time for your church or youth group to partner with 3:18   Ministries, contact us at