Ray Muckuk has been working or should I say walking, on the Longest Walk. The Longest Walk is used to raise awareness of Native American issues specifically, domestic violence and abuse. Ray has just completed his 5th walk since 2014 and he is working more in a trainer capacity helping others who are running for the first time.
Ray's longing is to see the gospel brought to the various tribes and for radical salvation. Coming to know Christ at Christian detox and rehabilitation center, he went through some rough wrestling with the Lord before he chose to follow Christ. He went through a hard struggle and it wasn't until the last week of his rehab that Christ broke through and brought peace into his life. Many times Ray has been given the opportunity to speak and share his testimony with various churches along the way, and each time he just prays that Christ is glorified and that somehow the Holy Spirit uses him to bring light into the darkness.
The fire of the Holy Spirit within him rages as he has run from state to state, standing up against the substance and domestic abuse that has been running rampant unchallenged and unchecked. Pray for him to be strengthened in the Lord as he labors.
"I used to tell young preachers, in order to preach you've got to have the power of God on your life. Now I tell them, in order to tie your shoes you've got to have the power of God on your life.”
"I had to raise the money myself, so I sold candy in my high school; for a year. A whole school year." This was an influential trip in Rebekah's life. That year she worked so hard to sell candy and raise the funds for a 3 week mission trip, she had no idea what God had in-store for both her and those she would encounter, as this would be the beginning of beautiful life in missions.
This is an interview with Raymond Muckuk, and will be part 1 of 2. In this first one we will learn a little bit about him and in the later we will look into the ministry he is doing. He is a First Nations Native from the Ojibwe Tribe. First Nations is the Native Americans of Canada. His Native name is Gaa-Bimiwi-dood which, in English, means, “He who carries the staff.” For the remainder of this paper he will be referred to as Ray, for this is his preferred name – his English name. Ray grew up outside of Pickle Lake, Canada. If he would associate himself with a city or town, this was it.
This is Pastor Levi, a missions pastor for Highridge Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Called into the ministry at the young age of 18, and having worked with various facets of the church, one role being youth pastor to me and my younger siblings. What an honor it was having someone with such a heart for the lost and dying world to be our youth pastor. There are few I know with such a great desire to share Christ with everyone.
I asked him to share a little bit about his role as a missions pastor and what that entails as well as how he personally stays engaged with Christ daily while balancing family and ministry.
Zach & Hannah
Missionaries working in Ubon Thailand, these two are pioneering into new territory. Having dated and married in America, Zach and Hannah felt a strong call on their lives to share the love and acceptance of Christ to anyone and everyone, longing for all to know the value Christ sees in them. For Them, by God's grace, this happens to be Thailand.