Matthew 25:31-40 in the New King James Version (NKJV) says,
The Son of Man Will Judge the Nations
31 "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.'
37 "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' 40 And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'
Native Americans all across America understand and relate to this text in a profound way. It is Native American tradition to feed one another, provide a place to stay for one another, and clothe one another. Montana Indian Ministries works hard to honor Christ's commands at the same time honoring the tradition of Native Americans.
We here at Montana Indian Ministries work with missionaries from all over America and even from as far away as the Philippines. When these missionaries come to work with us to serve the Native Americans in Montana they often ask us what is the best method or process for reaching out to Native Americans. The answer is simple and it has application in every culture in every corner of the globe, meet the physical need first and foremost. After all, it is not our job to save but Christ and Christ alone Who saves.