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I like to work on cars which I have been doing since I was 8 years old,watch wrestling with my son and his friends, I like to hunt and spend time with friends.
I used to be a machinist. I have been a School Bus Mechanic for about 14 years. I am looking forward to retirement soon.
This will be my 8th year going to Pine Ridge
I like going because I feel like I am helping the kids
I'm looking forward to working with everyone out there and helping Barry and Shelly with whatever they need done.
Please pray that I have physical strength, good health, and an open heart.
I enjoy quilting, making different types of crafts, camping trips (in a comfy motor home with beds and a bathroom!), weekend trips with the girls, reading, and spending time with my family and friends. I love chocolate and coffee! I love to laugh and have fun.
I am an Educational Assistant. This is my 13th year working with elementary children. I love watching their faces when they learn new things and feel successful, especially as they overcome difficulties and begin to believe in themselves.
This will be my 10th year going to Pine Ridge.
Pine Ridge is the poorest place in the U.S. A. and is literally in the middle of no where. As an educator, I know the importance of school. They are so thankful for the backpacks and school supplies we take to them. This relieves a huge financial difficulty from the adults and the kids are so excited about them. If this encourages one child to graduate, it is so worth the hardships of the trip itself.
I am looking forward to seeing some of the kids again who are now adults with little ones of their own! We also are growing to love the new little ones who we are being blessed to meet now. I can't wait to see Barry, Shelly, Madison, and other friends I have made throughout the years.
Please pray that I am in tune with God's purpose and will for those He places in my path, gives me knowledge for every situation, and to show His love freely. Pray for my health to be good and to stay healthy. Any time you are willing to work for the Lord, obstacles try to stop it. Pray for my team and their families. Pray for the missionaries and the Lakota People.
Playing piano, Reading, Crocheting
Retired Elementary School Teacher
We have always just given money to missions and wanted to get personally invollved.
I hope in some small way to make a difference in some child's life
That I will be prepared spiritualy and physicaly for the trip
I love to spend time with my wife and family. I like to read, go camping and woodworking. I love to teach Sunday School.
I have worked in a machine shop since I graduated from high school.
This will be my fourth year going to Pine Ridge.
My best friend Fred Howell asked me to go in 2010 to help with the work project that year. To be honest that was the real reason I went, but working with the Lakota children made the biggest impact on me, they really tugged at my heart strings. I want to get to know them better as well as teach them about Jesus. I would also like to build on the relationships with the adults
I look forward to see the children and continue building relationships with them. I’m also looking forward to seeing Barry and Shelly. . Oh yeah!! I can’t wait to go on the Kool Aid run.
My request is that I will always show Jesus to everyone that I come in contact with no matter who, or the situation.
I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
I am a receptionist in a combined general and pediatric dental office.
This will be my third year out to Pine Ridge.
No, only Pine Ridge
I love the fact that we are doing an outreach here in the United States. I understand the importance of mission trips to other countries but I love helping out here.
I love spending time with the children. It is fun to see how much they change from year to year. I am also looking forward to working with the group of people from the Arkansas church. It will be fun learning about them and the way they share the love of God.
Please pray that I stay healthy and that I keep an open mind and heart to all God has in store for me. Pray that we have safe travels and build wonderful new relationships.
Card making, teaching, singing, cooking
Pastor’s wife, Teacher, youth leader, women’s leader.
YES. Alaska and Philippines
To show/teach the Lakota People, especially children and youth, about the Love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Reading, Piano, Sewing and Travel
Worked at a Bank, Was a secretary at an elementary school for 18 years
Help me to have courage and good health
Pray for good health and strength and safe travels for me and my team
I try to live my life to the fullest.I hope to continue to always make my friends and family proud.
I really enjoy reading. My favorite types of books are mysteries, romance, suspense, and thrillers. However, I do enjoy biographies and historical fiction as well. I am also currently reading some fantasy titles. I enjoy running. I like that it helps me stay fit but I really run just for me. Its a time that I can be alone and work through any issues going on in my life, it helps clear my head.
I am a teacher. I am still looking for a full time classroom job but have spent the last 3 years working at Northwest Local Schools as a Title I teacher. I pull small groups of children to help improve their reading and math skills.
This will be my fourth trip to Pine Ridge.
This is the only mission I have been on, and this trip actually helped bring me back to church.
I am a firm believer that the best way to change the future for any culture is to reach out to the children and educate them. This mission does both of those things. We show the Lakota children that people outside of their village do love and care about them. We also help give them the tools to get an education. In my heart, I know that with those two tools, education and love, they can do anything.
I am excited to see how the kids have grown and changed. It always amazes me how much they mature over the course of one year.
Please pray that I have found a full time job, prior to the trip so I can put my full focus on the children out there and not be worried about missing interview opportunities. Also pray that the team can come together and work as a unified force to show the children our love and God's love.
I have the best job in the world. I babysit for two of my five grandchildren. Can’t get any better than that.
Last year was my first mission trip to Pine Ridge. My husband had been two years before me.
I’ve never been on a mission trip before but always felt the desire and tug at my heart to someday go on one.
This question is easy. I have heard so much about the trip from my husband and others that have went and saw the compassion they have for the kids and people of Pine Ridge. I always felt like I was there with them. I was in prayer and in spirit. Now I know why Pine Ridge is so important to the crew. The kids are such a blessing and so are the leaders of the mission there.
Seeing the kids again for one. I missed them so much after we got back home. I’m constantly wondering what they are doing. I’m also looking forward to having another church join us this year. It’s going to be such a blessing to share this experience with them.
I feel the best prayer that could ever go up to the father for me and the crew is that we are spiritually ready. I know if we are prayed up and studied up that the Lord will take care of the rest. So all I ask is pray for guidance to withstand any adversaries that we might face.
I like to travel, read, paint, and spend time with my family especially grandchildren. I believe my gift is teaching.
I was an elementary teacher and taught first and second grade.
When I read about Pine Ridge and saw some of the statistics I couldn't believe that this was a place in the United States. My heart was touched by all I read.
Being with the children and sharing about Christ with them.
That I will be spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally ready for whatever happens.
Ministry, Hunting, Fishing, Outdoor activities.
Pastor, Area Administrator, General handyman.
Mexico, (twice) Guatemala, El Salvador, Equador.
Always had a heart for the American Indians.
Getting better acquainted with life on a reservation.
That somehow I can make an impact on those we will be working with that will glorify God.
Due to my hearing disability I perhaps can be most useful on some work detail, but I am willing to serve wherever I am needed most.
Teach, Preach, Spend time with Lisa (wife). Like to play and watch football, basketball, baseball, etc
I pastor now full-time. I used to be in ministry bi-vocationally along with doing Sales (HAVAC, Insurance), Management (Restaurant, Warehouse).
Yes, Costa Rica '91, Romania '93, Philippines '99
The main reason I am interested in Pine Ridge as an outreach at this time is for our church (Grape Chapel Church of God) to be "hands on" in a mission trip/project. I want to be an inspiration to the Lakota Sioux people.
Pray for Souls to be saved and lives to be changed because of the seeds of love being planted. Pray for favor with the people and God's will be done. Pray for safety traveling, working and ministering.
Personal Mission Statement - "Building the Kingdom of God; one soul at a time."
I spend most of my free time with my family and friends. I have recently learned to ride a motorcycle and enjoy doing that with my dad. I spend a lot of time during the summer at the pool. I like being outdoors. I love trying new things and traveling. I have been skydiving and ziplinning and would do either activity anytime. I am always up for an adventure!
I am an Intervention Specialist at an elementary school. I am also a receptionist at a hair salon part-time.
I have been on the trip before. This will be my 8th year going to Pine Ridge.
I have not been on any other mission trips. Some day, I hope to go on other trips but right now I feel very blessed and fortunate to be participating as a member of the Pine Ridge Mission Team.
When I first signed up for the Pine Ridge Mission Trip, I felt that it was a good mission trip to start out with. I liked that it was in the United States. I also liked that we were going to be delivering backpacks to the children and promoting education along with hope for a better future. Amber had told me that the trip was mostly about forming relationships and a lot of the relationship building was with children. Since I truly value education and love working with children, it sounded like the perfect trip for me. After going on the trip the first year and seeing the relationships that other crew members had built, I knew I wanted to continue being a part of it. I return every year to continue building the relationships with the amazing children that I have met on the rez.
I am most looking forward to seeing the kids and spending time with them. I enjoy getting to know the crew and the experiences that we go through as a team.
Pray that I listen and follow God's lead with confidence in situations that I am put in during the trip. There are always situations on the trip that put me outside of my comfort zone and challenge me. During those times, I hope that I know what to say and do to show God's love.
Where to begin ... I enjoy family get togethers and my dogs. My twin grandsons are some of my favorite people to hang out with because they have such a fresh, and unique view of the world. A favorite thing for me to do is to sit by a fireplace and read or crochet. I like to kayak. I've had a lot of fun going skydiving and would do it every week if it weren't so expensive. I'm interested in family history and I like going to the shooting range to practice shooting. I like gardening - most of the time. I am a ever-starting over runner - I love it but it doesn't love me so much.
I have been a stay at home mom while my kids were growing up. I've done all kinds of odd jobs - everything from driving a bread truck to working in a day care center. I've done retail work and made the always famous Cinnabons. Now I do volunteer work for the most part.
This will be my 11th year going to the Rez and my 10th year leading a crew.
I have gone to Romania not long after the Revolution that freed Romania from Communism. Roy and Scott were also on that trip and were a joy to work with. I have also been to Haiti.
There are a lot of reasons. I first was interested in it because it was more accessible for people in our church who were not able to go to another country but still wanted to go and do something of service. Once I got to know the Lakota people ... well, I have such an enormous respect for them and the challenges they have bravely faced and love their sense of humor that now I can't imagine not going back.
Oh several things. It is always amazing ... no, really it is amazing to watch God at work. Things always come together in ways that you couldn't plan or predict and you just know it was a God thing. It grows your faith. And then there are the kids. There's just nothing like them. You never know what to expect from them but they are always incredible. Sometimes they challenge you, sometimes they make you laugh, and sometimes they make you cry. They are always unforgettable.
Pray that I am sensitive to God's leading. Pray that I stay healthy.