Recently a team from First Baptist Church San Bernardino sent a team of ten church members plus Pastor Jim Newell to spend a week helping the Broken Arrow Bible Ranch. The ranch is located in New Mexico some 20 miles south of Gallup. The ranch is run by the United Indian Missions who conducts eight week long camps every summer.
The volunteers from First Baptist provided assistance in the kitchen, cleaning, maintenance, minor repairs, staffing activities, worked the snack bar, built relationships with the campers and of course spent a good deal of time praying for and encouraging the campers and the camp staff. Pastor Jim Newell says that the team's mission was to come along side the camp staff and provide whatever support they can so that the staff can concentrate o the young Native American's attending the camp.
First Baptist San Bernardino sends a team every other year because of the high demand by church's across the U.S. to be a part of this Godtastic work. This year, there were 147 campers and 37 staff assisted by the team from First Baptist. Seventeen of the campers accepted Christ as their Savior. Pastor Jim, or PJ as he is called was the camp Pastor for the week and provided messages from God's Word for Chapel services each morning and evening.