This past week we spent on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation with Diamond Willow Ministries. In an extreme nutshell, we spent the week loving on children. Diamond Willow is an organization that provides a positive place for the kids to be. It is a big playroom that contains ping-pong tables, fus-ball, carpet ball, a tv center, and a kitchen. The kids in the area come from difficult life situations. They are able to come to Diamond Willow and get away, get support, and just get some real Christ-centered love. Besides just a great organization, Diamond Willow is nearly the only Christian presence on a reservation of approximately 6,000 people. When groups like ours come in, they are able to multiply the number of kids they can have out and influence.
"Truly I tell you," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life." --Luke 18:29-30Basically, if we give a little, we will get a lot. In what way can you give more today? Is there an area in your life that you can do more, share more, or love more? If there is...just do it!
To see more of our pictures from this trip, visit our youth group facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/First-Christian-Church-of-Richland-YOUTH/321279294150