What We Believe
Native American Outreach Ministries Inc. is a non-profit mission home dedicated to providing a safe and loving home for Native American Children.
Psalm 68:5-6a NIV "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing."
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy
We believe that the Bible is the infallible, written Word of God, and is without error in its original manuscripts.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life and that no man comes to the Father except through him. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily ressurection and ascension into heaven, present ministy of intercession for us and His return to earth in power and glory.
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He perfoms the miracle of new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live a godly life.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. That alienation can be removed only by accepting through faith alone God's gift of salvation which was made possible by Christ's death.
We believe that because all believers are spiritually united in the Lord Jesus Christ that we should cooperate in all possible ways to further the cause of Christ. Instead of letting doctrinal differences divide us, that we should work with our fellow believers, loving and being patient with one another in our differences, in an effort to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to reach a lost and dying world with His message of Salvation.
How it All Began
A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER, LINDA OLEHRKING
In the Fall of 1985, the Lord called me to Arizona to work with Native American Children. Extreme trials and obstacles only increased my burden for them. Experiencing the pain of sexual abuse first hand, while living here, gave me a new insight and burden for these precious children. More than anyone I ever met, these innocent ones needed to know the healing love of Jesus Christ. N.A.O.M.I. was established in 1993, and we moved into our Children's Home in January of 1995.
We are told that it takes a village to raise a child. However, when a child has been abused and wounded, it takes more than just one village—it takes many. NAOMI is one small village, working with many others to help hurt children recover from child abuse.
Native American children suffer from abuse at one of the most alarming rates in our country. Child Sexual abuse in Native America is both epidemic and holocaustic. 90% of the children that come to live at Naomi House are the victims of child molestation.
My heart's desire, and the reason NAOMI exists, is to share the healing love of Jesus Christ, with hurting children that desperately need His healing touch. NAOMI was established as a non-profit home for abused and neglected Native American children and we moved into our present home in January of 1995.
We strive to maintain an atmosphere that not only looks like home but also feels like home. We are a family. For the sake of the children, we avoid all appearances of institution and endeavor to be as culturally appropriate as possible.
Meeting the diverse and complicated needs of sexually abused children as soon as they have been hurt enables them to heal and come to terms with their abuse. We aspire to help end child molestation one child at a time, by removing wounded children from the vicious cycle that led to their abuse.
N.A.O.M.I. is a non-denominational Christian Ministry. We minister primarily to Native American Children and their families. Our main thrust of ministry is the Children's Home we operate in Joseph City, Arizona.
NAOMI House is located in Northern Arizona. This is the home started by Linda Thompson in 1995. When Linda opened NAOMI House, it consisted of the single family dwelling (still used for housing the children) and a barn. Later, the adjacent property to the west was bought and the Ministry Center was constructed on it. Bunk houses were added, a large playground and the house for staff at the northeast corner of the property.
There is a need for safe houses like NAOMI on different Reservations across America. We believe the Lord is leading us to reproduce into different locations, as well as expand here in Arizona. We are in the very beginning stages of establishing a non-profit in South Dakota.