Matthew 25:31-40 in the First Nations Version (FNV) says,
Fate of the Nations
31 "When the True Human Being comes in all of his power and shining-greatness, along with all of his spirit-messengers, he will sit down in his seat of honor. 32 All nations will be gathered and come before him. He will choose between them like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right side and the goats to his left. 34 "Then the Chief will say to the sheep on his right, 'The blessing of my Father rests upon you. Come into the Land of Creator's good road that has been prepared for you from the beginning of the world.
35 For I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was hungry and you fed me. I was a stranger and you gave me lodging. 36 When I needed clothes, you gave me something to wear. When I was sick, you took care of me, and when I was in prison, you visited me.'
37 -39 "'When did we do all these things for you?' the good-hearted ones asked.
40 "I speak from the heart,' he answered them, 'whatever you did for the least important of my fellow human beings who needed help, you did for 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.