God has opened up this opportunity for my team and I to partner with One Collective in Rapid City, South Dakota to serve the Lakota Tribe.
North Rapid is largely a Native American community located within the city limits of Rapid City, South Dakota. Rapid City has a population of approximately 85,000 people with approximately 20,000 being Native Americans. A large percentage of the people live below the poverty line. Families struggle with poor nutrition, inadequate housing, substance abuse, drugs and unemployment. The high school dropout rate among Native youth is also high with approximately 50% of youth failing to graduate.
One Collective is a holistic ministry without walls that seeks to meet spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs. Our team will be building relationships through sports ministry, helping with service projects and serving the Lakota Tribe in practical ways as needed.
Most importantly is your support in prayer for my team that will be traveling to South Dakota. Pray that we can be a light of hope for those who need it. Please also pray that our own lives will be forever impacted as we learn from the Lakota people and as we humble ourselves before God.
Also, prayerfully consider supporting Judson’s Global Outreach efforts in partnering with this organization. Each participant is looking to raise about $800 to support the work they will be doing with One Collective.
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