...Know, Grow, Go, Show, Sow
National mission fields give our members an opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and serve others in meaningful ways. From repairing homes to teaching children about how much God loves them, no one returns from a mission trip without feeling their life has been changed.
South Dakota - Since 2006 we have sent mission teams to the Yankton Sioux Reservation to minister to the community, lead Bible studies, and coordinate a summer vacation Bible school for local children. We partner with Cedar Presbyterian Church on the reservation, and are actively involved in helping the church repair and renovate its facilities. In 2011 we hosted nine members of the Dakota Presbytery to share their faith stories and to visit Native American historical sites in our area.
Unemployment, poverty, and depression are oppressive factors in this community. Our goal is to support the local church in bringing comfort and hope to the people through an understanding of God's love. The trust some of our team members have built with members of the community over the years is a testament to the Holy Spirit at work in this community. This summer our team returns to the reservation to continue to build relationships, serve others, and help people know Christ.
Read about one of our home-grown, South Dakota missionaries: Gayle Schrack.
In addition to our summer mission trips, we support a missionary with Campus Crusade. Lisa Smith serves on the Great Lakes Regional Team and is responsible for training and supporting first-year missionaries to universities in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois.