Nicole Stecklein 
Church of St. Patrick-Edina 


Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Pine Ridge Reservation 


St. Pat's10th-12th Grade Mission Trip
Pine Ridge Reservation, SD
July 14-20, 2018

Registration opens at 6am on Thursday Feb. 1st

A mission trip can be a very rewarding and even life changing experience. While on the Pine Ridge Reservation, we will spend our days building and repairing homes for families in need and leading Vacation Bible School for the children in the community.  Our nights will be filled with group fun, cultural experiences, praise and worship, and small group time.  Our trip is organized by Youthworks:

 Pine Ridge Reservation is surrounded by the panoramic beauty of the Badlands. Rolling hills, forests and river valleys extend throughout this area. Despite the natural beauty of Pine Ridge, residents of the reservation are struggling with poverty, unemployment, addiction, health problems and more. The realities of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation are nothing short of heartbreaking. Around 97% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. Most 2–3-bedroom homes on the reservation are occupied by more than 20 people. Life expectancy is shorter than in any other community in the Western Hemisphere aside from Haiti.

Although there are no easy solutions, there is much to learn from a people who have weathered both present and past trouble.  We look forward to spending a week with the Lakota people and serving in this beautiful community. This trip requires hard work, co-operation, and much self sacrifice. If you are not willing to rough it and work hard, then this is NOT a good trip for you. This trip is also an incredible experience in faith, service and personal growth.  And it's a ton a fun too!  

This trip is limited to 60 participants (current 10th-12th grade) and priority is given to students who are active at St. Pat's and to those who first complete their registration and non-refundable $100 deposit. Total trip cost is $550. Scholarships available.  Contact Nicole for more information:

"Whoever loses their life for my sake will find it."  Mt 10:39