Missions Archive


Past Mission Work In Which We Have Participated

  • Tornado affected Moore, Oklahoma clearing debris and repairing buildings/playgrounds
  • Flood ravaged North Carolina repairing houses and a church</li
  • St. Louis inner city Habitat for Humanity Projects
  • Seward County Habitat for Humanity Projects
  • Dallas inner city repairing houses and painting
  • Chicago inner city shelters and food kitchens
  • Kansas City inner city painting houses
  • Kansas City aiding Grand Avenue Temple Church
  • Pine Ridge mission trips

Mission Trips To The Pine Ridge

Mission Trip Participants

We have been working for a non profit group named Re-Member which is located just outside of the town of Pine Ridge, SD. Some of the work sites entailed:

  • Helping elders and disabled people with home repair and cleaning projects.
  • Begin plans for constructing new buildings and facilities.

We stayed in one of their two housing units, sleeping on bunk beds or in a tipi. Meals were provided in their dining hall.

First Year

  • Reconstructed a round shelter used in ceremonies for young girls entering puberty.
  • Began construction of two outdoor shower facilities at the site.

Second Year

  • Completed the shower facilities.
  • Began construction of large group housing facility in a large quonset structure.
  • Sleeping, cooking, and shower facilities have been constructed at the site by Dallas Chief Eagle.

Third Year

  • Constructed a flight of stairs down a hill to the site of a sweat lodge.
  • Constructed 14 benches whose backs can be brought forward becoming a picnic table./li>
  • Constructed a meeting house which will be used by the people attending the sweat lodge as a changing facility, a place for meals and as a gathering place for meetings.

Fourth Year

  • Constructed a picnic shelter at a Sun Dance site.

Years three and four were mostly adults who went to finish projects our larger groups had started.

Lakota Prayer

Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery
teach me how to trust
my heart,
my mind,
my intuition,
my inner knowing,
the senses of my body,
the blessings of my spirit.
Teach me to trust these things
so that I may enter my Sacred Space
and love beyond my fear,
and thus Walk in Balance
with the passing of each glorious Sun.