Rapid City, South Dakota Mission Trips - Home Repair

To escape the epidemic of poverty at the Pine Ridge Reservation, many of South Dakota’s Lakota population have moved to Rapid City in search of work. This influx has intensified the need for the help local churches and ministries have rallied to provide.

To support their outreach, you will host a Children’s Bible School, establish friendships with those you meet and “get dirty for God” by repairing and painting homes. On your day off, you’ll explore incredible sites in the Black Hills, including Mount Rushmore. 

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Please note: Participant must be at least 18 years old to travel as an individual on the following trips.

  • Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

    Dates
    6/18/17 to 6/24/17
    Cost $499
    Director: Michael Kneff
    Plus Registration Fee: $100
    Ages: Jr. High
    Availability: Spots Available
  • Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

    Dates
    6/25/17 to 7/1/17
    Cost $499
    Director: Michael Kneff
    Plus Registration Fee: $100
    Ages: High School, Jr Sr High Mixed, Jr. High
    Availability: Spots Available

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Mission Trips - Christian Missions - Rapid City
December 8, 2014 by Chris Klinefelter
When we look at photos of the Badlands and Black Hills, youth mission trips are rarely among the first things that come to mind. That’s understandable: This corner of South Dakota is often thought of more for its rugged beauty than for its need for Christian missions work. Over the years, wind and water have sculpted the soft rock, creating a textured cascade of red, brown, and gray. But this uniquely picturesque part of America is also riddled with poverty. The southern border of Badlands National Park is the northern border of the Pine Ridge Reservation, the home of the Lakota tribe.
September 25, 2014 by Chris Klinefelter
It’s never too early to start thinking about summer mission trips for junior and senior high schoolers.  Fall is here and summer will be here before you know it. Consider joining Mission Discovery as we do some much needed mission work in Rapid City, South Dakota in July of 2015. Here are some of the highlights to expect on this youth missions trip:
Man with girl on shoulders
August 22, 2014 by Nathan Walters
Together we danced around to the beat of a Native Lakota drum. It was the first of many dances to be had within the bounds of a new arbor. We spent all week building this massive circle structure that will connect all of God’s children in the area. It will cross generations, gender, and race.
July 23, 2014
Dust swirled through the air as the sun was setting, tucking itself beneath the black hills near Rapid City, South Dakota. We must have looked clueless as all of the men circled around the women who circled around the children, all dancing to the beat of a drum. The high pitched moans of the Lakota drummers were ringing through the smiles and laughter of us all as we clumsily ran into each other. We were united, all together in one Spirit. It was a celebration.
September 19, 2012 by Maury Buchanan
Listen to these statistics presented by an organization called Life Initiatives. It frames the "Why" of Mission Discovery's work in South Dakota with Native Americans.