Two hours from Albuquerque in the desert mountains of the Navajo Nation Reservation, lies the struggling community of Crownpoint. Houses are deteriorating and lack many of the amenities that we may take for granted. With no running water, many elderly residents are forced to use outhouses, which at their age, is a difficult task. But despite this extreme poverty, there is a beautiful presence in the community of Crownpoint. Many of the families embrace their rich history and traditions, while also carrying a strong faith in Christ. They want to see an end to the poverty that plagues their community, but simply lack the resources to do so. To this end, Next Step Ministries has partnered with local leaders to help rebuild Crownpoint.
Ignite Student Ministry spent a week serving the people of Crownpoint and walked away not only feeling that God had used them to share the love of Christ to families and individuals seeking after His mercy and freedom, but also that God had spoke to each of the in a unique way. Transformed and strengthened by the experience, the students of Ignite returned to Delray Beach prepared to follow the path God had shown them in their daily lives. Crownpoint was a turning point for many of these youths, an experience that will not soon be forgotten.