On Tuesday, October 9, Yuma Aglow will host a first-ever “Native Night.” This delightful event will include “Indian Tacos” and a unique praise program presented by a native couple from Castle Rock, CO.

Indian tacos (fry bread with meat and toppings) and desserts will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. at High Plains Manor, 700 W. Third Avenue in Yuma. The meeting follows at 7:00 P.M., with Greg and Valorie Shortman as guest speakers.

Original tribal-style music will be led by Greg Shortman, who is a member of both Assiniboine (Nakota Sioux) and Gros Ventre tribes. Mr. Shortman is an engineer with CenturyLink, as well as an instructor of tribal drums. He incorporates tribal customs and praising God with native singing and drumming. He participates in numerous powwows and exhibitions of native dancing, singing, and drumming, in addition to teaching these skills to other natives in conjunction with the Denver Indian Center, and as leader of the Colorado Crew of native performers.

Mrs. Valorie Shortman will share her testimony and encouragement from Scripture. Her life verse is Joshua 1:8-9, which states: “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Valeria and Greg Shortman will provide music and testimony at Yuma Aglow’s “Native Night” on Tuesday, October 9 (Courtesy Photo)

Mrs. Shortman celebrates a diverse, multi-cultural background, with Ute, Arapahoe, and Jewish roots. She provides specialized support for special needs students with Douglas County Schools. She also teaches Messianic Jewish folk dancing classes at their home church, The Rock Church, and other locations. She and her husband have one son, Jadon, a high school senior, who will soon participate in a college-level cultural and humanitarian program in Peru.

The public is cordially invited to enjoy this special evening. Lee Roubideaux will display a variety of Indian artifacts, including four headdresses, or war bonnets. You will enjoy learning more of native culture, while praising the Lord in native style. You will be blessed to become acquainted with this warm, prayer-loving couple and share their message of hope in Jesus Christ to people of all tribes.

For further information, please contact Teresa Roubideaux, Yuma Aglow president, at 848-0324.