Pine Ridge Ministry
The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe with an estimated population of close to 40,000. The reservation is large, and its needs immense, commensurate with grinding poverty.
A number of years ago, the St. Andrew's Youth Group went on a summer mission trip to the reservation. While on the trip, the group learned that the organizations working to improve conditions for those living on the reservation were craving more consistent support. It was difficult for these organizations to complete the projects they needed and get the donations they needed with groups coming only once.
After that first trip, the St. Andrew's congregation chose to make Pine Ridge a regular ministry of the church. In addition to several large loads of donations being taken to the reservation throughout the year, members of St. Andrew's have traveled to Pine Ridge on a mission trip each summer. Working with organizations we have established relationships with, they are involved with a building project that helps the people of the reservation. They also learn about many of the social and economic problems facing the residents of the reservation.
Want to get involved or make a donation? Please contact Kris Parsons for more information on Pine Ridge or call the church office.
Donations for Pine Ridge
The PRMT (Pine Ridge Ministry Team) will be collecting donations every Thursday from 6-8pm and also monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month 9am-12pm at Colorado Junction Room 209.
Right now we are looking for spring and summer clothing items; winter clothing items are always welcome …very gentle used for all ages and shapes and sizes. Also, craft items, canning items, baby items, and blankets. Please clean any items you want to donate before dropping them off. We can always use school supplies and diapers. Also, if you are interested in helping sort, you can come over at this time. Questions? Contact Kris Parsons or Almira Uemura.