Pine Ridge Mission Trip

Pine Ridge Mission Trip

Day 6 – Pine Ridge Mission Trip

We continued to work on this week’s projects, discovering more issues than we expected and challenges that must be overcome. In passing it will appear not much has been accomplished, but we are all wore out. We still put priority into having time for devotions and prayers twice daily as a team. Even during our labors we spend time to understand the spiritual needs of each other and the Lakota men we are working with. This year we have the…

Day 5 – Pine Ridge Mission Trip

We continued working on the rehabilitation center (staining kitchen cabinets, running internet cables and the roof sheet metal is almost done). In addition we continued work on getting the old trailer dug out so it can be towed away for the new (well it is 40 years old) to replace it. You can see in the picture below of the kids playing and they are getting excited to have a new home arriving soon, possibly tomorrow. Several of us will…

Day 4 – Pine Ridge Mission Trip

Wow! We had a great day. We worked on a wide range of projects today: We worked with two local Lakota ranchers to have their cattle checked and vaccinated by a Veterinarian mission team (Aaron got kicked and Luke got dumped on). We prepared to remove a trailer that will be replaced by the trailer we are living in right now. This included digging out the tongue and wheels. We started installing the steel roof on the rehabilitation center. It…

Day 3 – Pine Ridge Mission Trip

Today was our first day of work. We were blessed to have ten Lakota men working with us throughout the day. Projects included pouring cement, constructing walls, getting a mobile home ready to move, moving a Lakota family from Rapid City back to Pine Ridge, and various other projects. It was great to see old Lakota friends and learn what has been going on in their lives, both good and bad. We have devotions, pray, and sharing our meals with…

Day 2 – Pine Ridge Mission Trip

Today was our day of rest. We tried going to service at a new church, but God had other plans. When we arrived we learned that the pastor’s wife’s father had died suddenly on Thursday, so services were cancelled as they had to go out of town. We decided to have our own service. The local assistant director lead us in song and a brief message. We met a local Lakota woman, Lucy, that shared with us how her faith…

Day 1 – Pine Ridge Mission Trip

We are on the road. We have a total of 15 men and we are all looking forward to what God has planned for us this week. We will not arrive until 10:30 p.m. Central Time. We will be on Mountain Time during the week. Pastor Chris prayed over us this morning and Dan lead us through Communion. We have the Faith van, U-Haul trailer, and two minivans. The trailer is completely full. We had many donations that included: a…