High School Mission Trip / Summer 2020
July 11-18, 2020
Total cost $415/ea // More info @ The Zone
THE MISSION IN PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA
The Pine Ridge Reservation is full of rich stories, beautiful scenery, and diverse culture. But like many Native American reservations, its history is also marred by hardship and injustice — the effects of which can still be felt today. Alcoholism, drugs, unemployment, abuse, and suicide all impact family dynamics and the larger community on a daily basis.
This year, PCYG is again going on mission with Next Steps ministries. They send mission teams to Pine Ridge on a year round basis, and the desire is to humbly walk alongside the friendships they have built and faithfully support the local organizations who work day in and day out on the reservation. Although families and individuals on the reservation face many challenges, there is hope. In their years serving out in Pine Ridge, they have seen individuals from the Reservation rise up, advocate for their community, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and love the broken. God is there, and God is working.
The goal is to meet the tangible, physical needs of people living in Pine Ridge. Usually this involves teams of students working on trailers and homes across the reservation. Even though the primary platform for partnership in Pine Ridge is construction-based, the heart of the ministry is relational. Students will have the chance to spend meaningful time with people, and hopefully leave their trip with a better understanding of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe.