In the middle of South Dakota, surrounded by rolling green hills and endless skies, lies the beautiful Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Students will work alongside Cheyenne River Sioux tribal members and learn about their history, culture, and the challenges they currently face.
This reservation is full of rich stories, beautiful scenery, and diverse culture. But like many Native American reservations, its history is also marred by hardship and injustice — the effects of which can still be felt today. Alcoholism, drugs, unemployment, abuse, and suicide all impact family dynamics and the larger community on a daily basis.
Our desire is to humbly walk alongside the friendships we have built and faithfully support the local organizations who work day in and day out on the reservation. Although families and individuals on the reservation face many challenges, there is hope. We know that Jesus deeply cares about this community and He is empowering individuals from Cheyenne River to rise up, advocate for their community, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and love the broken. God is there, and God is working.
While every partnership and project looks different, our goal is to meet the tangible, physical needs of people living on Cheyenne River. Usually this involves teams of students working on trailers and homes across the reservation. Even though our primary platform for partnership on Cheyenne River is construction-based, the heart of our ministry is relational. Students will have the chance to spend meaningful time with community members and hopefully leave their trip with a better understanding of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe.
The cost of this trip is $450 per person. This will include everything except travel meals to Eagle Butte, SD and returning home from Eagle Butte, SD, snacks and souvenirs.
If you are planning on going, pay attention to the following dates:
December 1, 2022--Registration Deadline & $100 non-refundable deposit
January 15, 2023--$100 payment due
February 15, 2023--$125 payment due
March 15, 2023--$125 payment due
**Participants are not required to use the payment plan option, but final payment is due March 15 to ensure the participant’s spot.**
Worship Night Fundraiser
ONE Student Ministry, a ministry of Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, is hosting a Worship Night Fundraiser benefiting those who are going on our South Dakota Mission trip this summer. The worship time will be led by our ONE Student Ministry students and adult leaders.
While there is no charge for the event, we will be taking donations at the door. We will have homemade baked items AND t-shirt pre-ordering available before the event and during intermission for a donation as well. We’d love to have you join us for this night of worship and to hear about the work the Lord is doing in South Dakota.
Because of the generosity and support for our MissionSD:23 trip, we were able to raise over $5100. Thank you for coming out and supporting our students!
Tune Our Hearts T-shirt Order
Cornerstone Bible Fellowship is taking a team of twelve adults and twenty-eight students to Cheyenne River Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota this summer, and we are selling t-shirts to help offset some of our costs. Shirts are graphite grey, Gildan soft style material with white print (see the mock up photo above).
We are asking for a $10 minimum donation per shirt and are asking for payment prior to printing the shirts. Payments can be made:
At the Worship Night Fundraiser event (we will have receipts specifically for shirt orders)
Via Venmo: @ns1sm
Via CashApp: $ns1sm
Last day to place an order is Wednesday, March 8th.