Pine Ridge Native American Reservation

Since 2003, Lifetree has annually sent ministry teams to our affiliate mission located in the village of Allen, South Dakota. The town of Allen, part of the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation, is home to members of the Oglala Nation, Lakota Sioux Tribe. The nine-day trips include worship and feeding events in the villages of Allen and White Clay (Nebraska); Bible school at the Allen mission for 60 to 100 Native American children; and one-on-one encounters on the streets of Allen, White Clay, or wherever the Holy Spirit leads our team members. 

Allen is considered by the 2010 U.S. Census as being the poorest town in America (,_South_Dakota). These difficult economic conditions do not deter the members of this proud nation from desiring the best for their upcoming generations, and inspire our teams all the more to demonstrate to the Lakota in word and deed that the kingdom of God has indeed come near them. We are ever mindful of Christ’s very own words “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 5:3).
Check out some sights and sounds of our 2016 Pine Ridge mission trip:     


IMG_8866     20160621_203058