NHS Mission Trip
One of the greatest gifts of all time is to be able to coach and teach. It is such a blessing and I learn so much engaging with the amazing students and parents we are involved with. Living a life of service is a big topic for our home and school. Serving is the fastest and best way to living a full and fufilled life that I know of. Last week I had the opportunity to take a group of high school students on a short trip to help build an earth bag structure near Mission South Dakota on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The Rosebud Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation in South Dakota, United States. It is the home of the federally recognized Sicangu Oyate – also known as Sicangu Lakota, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, a branch of the Lakota people. What an incredible people the Lakota are. We were honored to be amongst them for a short period of time where they shared some of the Lakota culture customs, prayers, songs and dance. It was a great experience and some of us are eager to join them again.
As with most acts of giving those who are trying to serve typically end up receiving much more than they give, that was true for us. The small amount of help we were able to give pales in comparison to the gifts we received from the Lakota people and those working with this project. The building project we are a part of is sponsored by Lakota Child and Family, the lead builder is DJ from Unsheltered Earth. Love conquers all, we were humbled by the open arms of the people and how we were treated. Chief said that the love, care, laughs and positive attitudes of these kids set the stage for the entire project.
Please send all donations to:
Lakota Child and Family
27863 292nd Ave
Winner, SD 57580
I created a video of our experience for my YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/SxfPOVVNYG8
Audio Tracks Used
They’ll Know We Are Christians” (also known as “They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love” or “We Are One in the Spirit”) is a Christian hymn written in the 1960s by then-Catholic priest, the late Fr. Peter Scholtes. It is inspired by John 13:35.
Thank-you, Jonas Stoltzfus of Kingdom expression for allowing us the use of their version of “We are one in the Spirit”. What an amazing family you have Jonas, we pray that you are blessed in your creative endeavors. You can support Kingdom Expression by checking out their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCRSkR-i6dPaERK9HiYDCTw.
You can buy their music from their website or Apple Music https://www.kingdomexpressionmusic.com/store/p1/Kingdom_Light_CD.html
Apple Music at https://music.apple.com/us/album/kingdom-light/1537744567
“We Are One” Jars of Clay
Artist Jars of Clay
Album Redemption Songs
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SME (on behalf of Essential Records); LatinAutorPerf, CMRRA, Music Services, Inc. (Publishing), ASCAP, Polaris Hub AB, and 9 Music Rights Societies
used in this video were: “Calling Song 2”, “Prayer Song” and “Thanksgiving Song”
Red Road Native American Flute Saregama
“The song used is Trail of Tears”
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