Colorado Community Church has been sending short-term mission teams to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota since 1996. The teams partner with the team of missionaries who live and work on the Reservation year-round with the hope of building friendships with Lakota people while serving in the community.
Team projects have included building and renovating the Re*Creation and Worship Center, hosting bicycle repair, basketball camps, VBS, a first-aid class, crochet & knitting, pickleball, horseshoe tournaments, a science & technology class, community dinners, and doing home makeovers. The gym at the Re*Creation Center has been acknowledged by the Lakota Tribe as a place of safe-keeping, which has kept gang activity, teen drinking and drugs to a minimum. Not long ago, the Tribe voted to help financially with the utility expenses of the gym. Check out what God is doing through this mission and see if it ignites your calling!