On Saturday, Gary along with a cadre of pastors was given the center of the 98th Crow Nation Festival arena. There a brief explanation of the purpose of a horse giveaway brought the crowd to the edge of their seats. Anticipation gave way to exclamation as a lovely Native lady was introduced as the recipient of a gorgeous Tobiano Paint Horse (registered American Paint Horse).
"This is an answer to prayer" she proclaimed! "I have wanted a horse for my kids and my prayers are answered"
The recipient's name is Lorri Oldbull.
Gary Burd conveyed the heart of M-25 Ministry is to bless and touch lives. Partnering with M25 were Pastor Paul McElroy of Helena PHC, Christian Heritage Church of Amarillo and Living Word Church of Maiden, NC. Also Dr. Russell Stands Over Bull, pastor of Arrowhead Christian Center of Pryor, Mt. ( a full blooded Crow pastor) was instrumental in opening doors for the outreach.
We salute Pastor Rick Haug for this exciting news story. Gary and Carolyn Burd never cease to amaze me with their creative ministries to people outside the four walls of the church.