Broken Walls News
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Broken Walls just returned from a tour that took them to Gallup and Farmington, New Mexico. This was the first time that Broken Walls had been in the southwest for a couple of years.
The first event of this tour was at Gallup All Nations Assembly of God. The church congregation is 85% Navajo and the house was packed. The people were had a strong desire to see what worshipping as a Native American looked like. Others had seen Broken Walls before and were very pleased that we had come back.
The following night, Broken Walls played in the local arena to a full house, comprised mostly of local Navajo. There was beautiful protocol to open and a foot-washing ceremony. Also, a group of young dancers came in full regalia to be part of the evening. They danced in honour of the Creator while Broken Walls played their songs.
Friday night, was the start of the Aglow International Southwest Region’s First Nations conference in Farmington. People had driven for as much as 18 hours away for this conference which was a time of teaching native and non-native leaders in ways to reach the First Nations people with respect to their cultural setting. Many people said “You have opened our eyes and hearts to how we can reach First Nations people with understanding, honour and respect. Thank you.”
They look forward to returning to continue to share the gifts and vision of Broken Walls.