Julia Curtis

Cockleburr Ethne Church, Arizona

Church Planting Team Member
Sacaton Arizona
Cockleburr Ethne Church
September 19

About My Family

The summer after my freshman year of college I decided at the last minute to go on a missions trip to Arizona after my missions trip to Poland fell through. Little did I know that God had planned that trip to change my entire life.

In May 2017, I graduated from Murray State University with a degree in organizational communication and nonprofit leadership studies. In fall 2017, I moved to Casa Grande, Ariz., to be a missionary on the Native American reservations. While serving on the reservation has been very challenging at times, I am so thankful God has chosen me to serve Him here!

About My Church Plant

I currently work as a full time missionary to the Tohono O'odham (TO) Nation, which is the second largest reservation in the country. Fewer than 1 percent of people on the TO Nation are Christians.

Our vision is to see every community have consistent access to the gospel. We work toward that vision by planting churches, leading Bible studies, hosting missions teams and meeting needs in various ways.

My main roles in our ministry are teaching children, discipling teenage girls and leading evangelistic Bible studies.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

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Julia Curtis

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Please pray that God would soften the hearts of the people on the Tohono O'odham Nation and that many would be saved for HIs glory! Pray that the gospel would transform communities. Pray that God would plant churches and continue to open doors in new communities. Pray that God would send more workers to join our team.


Pray for me, my team and our ministry. Commit to long-term financial support of the ministry. Partner with us by bringing out missions teams to help us with various projects in the future.
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