Christ church MISSION 2016 June 25th –July 2nd
We’ve kept it a secret for so long! But now we can finally reveal… Our location is…..
Location Information • Wanblee, SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation • Open to both middle school and high school students (rising 8th graders through rising college students) • Run by YouthWorks, a national mission organization (they ran our site in Hamlin this past summer) • YouthWorks has been running trips in Pine Ridge for a decade plus (since 1999) • Continues Christ Church’s tradition of American Indian missions • Serve through painting, cleaning, yard work or other simple work projects • Plan and lead kids programming for children in the community, including Bible lessons, games, crafts and reading • Students will have the opportunity to participate with each of the above service sites during the week • There may also be opportunities to volunteer with ministries that address persistent needs in the community, like hunger and homelessness
Some Facts About Pine Ridge • Pine Ridge is a place of heartbreaking need • Around 97% of the population lives below the federal poverty line, and most homes are badly over-crowded • Life expectancy is shorter than in any other community in the Western Hemisphere aside from Haiti • Despite these huge challenges, YouthWorks is committed to Pine Ridge because the people there are committed to bettering their lives
Important Dates • January 10th, 2016: All trip applications due. First Trip Meeting. • January 27th, 2016: Youth Fundraising Dinner. • April 17th, 2016: Second Trip Meeting. • June 19th, 2016: Final Trip Meeting. • June 25th, 2016: Trip begins. • July 2nd, 2016: Trip concludes.
Any questions? There’s more information in your packets! See you this summer!