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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America!  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Saturday, 24 March 2018

Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America

 We are all living in a world of information that is instant which should give us goodwill and peace, yet we are seeing the opposite. We are in an age of foolishness, like never before and we do not know how foolish the next day is going to be. We are seeing evils dark side and no one is able to stop what is evil, for Satan is out to kill everyone. The rural America is affected as much, or maybe more for we are smaller than the populated area of our world, and we as a whole feel it effects on our sanctity.

We have a story of struggling in the decaying of morality in our cultures and traditions, in the home and our Churches, for people want to gather where there are numbers. The Rural areas do not have the luxury of large arenas and great musical talent that are entertaining in themselves. We are in an old environment where our Church are older and smaller and our youth have the ability to drive great distances to get what they want. For we have been geared to think bigger is better, and do not put the emphasis on relationship that should be an area of primary importance. The relationship with parents and the Church is what gave the Rural areas a feeling of belonging to God and to one another. That feeling is become now more of an interest in who has the most friends on the internet. 

Our Area is dependent upon Farming and Farming has become a large enterprise, involving several families to maintain and run the business which leaves those who are on governmental assistance demanding even more with less work being done by locals and the farmer having to go outside to get their employees. This attracts a lot of evil doing and when it is on a reservation your dealing with superstition and traditions that are based on the animal world, or worship of the Zodiac stars in the heaven and not fulling trusting in God, for God created everything good and evil and it is up to us to know the difference.  We lack pride of ownership of what we owe, for we’re surrounded by hate for what happen to us in the past. This is seen in how many alcoholics we have and how freely drugs are used. Then the way we treat our boys and girls without intact families, but broken families where the children may not know who Dad is, or maybe who mom is, so they live with grandma or aunties and uncles. This cause one to think about who am I?  Who really cares, and they feel they have a reason to hang out with their friends who are bent on trouble, with taking advantage of one another sexually, leading to more confusion of evil actions and behavior. The word dysfunctional becomes compounded for they have no sense of moral responsibility which needs to be taught in the home.

Our School on the reservation are plagued with absenteeism for why go to school for they have no encouragement in the home. You see when in the homes in our rural areas, we are faced with so many problems where no one is wanting to solve them, we have crime at an all-time high, which we are dealing with in our Valley as we have two laws and when you step into the Reservation your Governed by Indian treaty laws and the County Sheriff’s Department has to work with Indian jurisdiction. This then allows some to have favor and are not prosecuted according to the law, but turn back into the community to repeat the criminal activity. We have had several community meetings this year already with people in authority and it seems people are good at blaming someone else. Those in Patty Murray’s; our Senator in WDC office said, “we did not realize you had such a problem on the Reservation”. Our Tribal leader are wanting justice, but seem to be good at placing blame on our political officers, prosecutors and Judges.

We heard JoDE Coudy say, “he feels like cutting down the reservations to only Native Americans, but realizes that can’t be done. What needs to be done is for all to begin to have pride in our homes and our families and clean up our yards and homes to make them attractive, so we improve our image”.

This is so true for we are going to be as good as who we worship, reverence, have hope and faith in to answer our prayers, so we can feel good about who we are, were we are and where we are going when we die. It is not guaranteed where we go unless we know who we are following, Satan leads to the evils of hell now and when we die, hell forever where the worm will never die and that is pain of not accepting the Lord. Then the Lord gave all the world a promise, He loves our world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him, will have everlasting life now and when we die with Him in heaven.

Having lived on the Reservation most of my life I have seen the struggles with raising children, making a living and providing for family, I have seen the interest in the Church dwindle to where it’s impact really does not make a difference, for people feel very strongly they do not need God for they can run their own lives better. This is the greatest truth Satan wants you to believe and we need to accept the fact we need to abide in the vine; Jesus so we can produce fruit that is good for everyone regardless of where or who they are. For God created us for goodwill and peace, and that takes work that only comes as we seek the will of the Lord and trust him and obey Him, so we are able then to resist the Devil and all his host of evil.

I hope you see as a Church our God has not changed, for He is the same as He has always been and loves you and wants us to love Him. God says, I am the way, truth and life and it seems like truth has escaped our lives and we need to make sure we have the belt of Truth that we see in Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth.

This is where we prorogate life which is the foundation of our armor. Truth is what is so needed to day for man has many times given himself over to lust and lust when it is completed bring forth death and our world is dying out to what is good and living for their own satisfaction.  Pornography is rampant on the internet and you can see anything you want to and hear anything, for there are no limits to what they can do. 

Then Ephesians 6: 14 , having put on the breastplate of righteousness, The Breastplate protects our heart a picture of the righteousness that needs to be present that guards the heart from evil so we are not dead but alive in the Lord who is the source of our life that is pumping the Blood to members of the body, like protecting every member of the body of Christ as God is in control of our lives.

Then our feet need to protected by peace Ephesians 6:15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 1 It is so easy to get blister and John Wooden the UCLA coach with a 23 winning record made sure his player wore two pairs of sock so we did not get blister and have to time out of the game. Today we are climbing the steepest sloops ever and we need to have Hines feet that are sure regardless of how steep the slopes get. We are climbing a ladder to heaven and it is certainly steep today with evil on every side.

And take the helmet of salvation, We need to practice making sure our helmet is on, so you do not get hurt in the head where your thinking is. Our battles are fought in the mind and it is our assurance that God is with us, helping us keep the truth that is needed today more than every with all the evil going on. and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

 for it is the truth that is the sword of the Spirit which is the Bible that needs to be used to cut away all evil in our minds, this happens when we read it and meditate upon what we read, then we have the shield of faith that deflects the lies of Satan and they are many today saying you’re ok you like god. We need the shield of faith for it is controlled by our arms to defend every part of our bodies and without faith it is impossible to stay alive in Christ. 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance No one seem to be able to stop what is going on with lawlessness around the world for it is as we pray with a great sense of urgency as if our lives depended on having our prayer answer, for Governments can help no amount of money can help no amount of religiosity can help, no Doctor can help for it is only God that help us get out of the evil that surrounds us. 

I hope you’re seeing it does not make any difference where you live, God is present and wants to accept you for He loves us all. All we have to do is reach out and touch Him and that is accepting what He came to do and that is to love you for He gave His only begotten Son Jesus to die for us, that whosoever believes upon Him shall (should) have everlasting life. I hope that is what you want everlasting life now and forever, as you abide in the vine; Jesus, so you can automatically produce good fruit for all you need to taste and see it is good and pure holy! 

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