He Dog/Rosebud Reservation Trip 2019
He Dog is a small community on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. We have been spending time with our friends in He Dog and another community by the name of Mission for many years now.
What We Do
Our desire is to continue to partner with the ministry of Tiwahe Circle Fellowship in Mission and surrounding communities like He Dog. When we're on the Rosebud in June through Lakota Journey (www.lakotajourney.org) or when we visit at other times during the year, we want to see the gospel move forward in the lives families all over the Rez! Since our presence there is part of an on-going partnership, then what we do changes according to the real time needs of our friends there. Sometimes we participate in programs primarily for children, but we also branch out to help in other ways. Whatever is needed, however we can stand with our friends, that is what we do - for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.
Why We Do It
The missions strategy here at City On A Hill centers around the idea that missions is not just a trip. To be missional is to have an outward focus - to have the focus off of ourselves and on the Gospel, on a daily basis. It is not about us, but about the ultimate sacrifice Christ made out of love for us. Our lives are a testimony to His grace and for His glory.
We have adopted Acts 1:8 as a model for our strategy.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” -Acts 1:8
We all have our own Jerusalem, Judea/Samaria, and our own ends of the earth where God has placed us. We need to be relational and intentional with those around us in these places and be responsive to the Holy Spirit’s direction. Missions is not necessarily a trip to some other city or far off place - it is a response to the redemptive power of Christ’s love - a desire to share this good news with everyone around us so they too may know Jesus personally.
How You can Join the Journey
Continue to pray for Bethany and the people of He Dog. Pray we remain open to however the Spirit wants to move – maybe a couple more weekend trips throughout the year, work projects, or other new opportunities.
Come to Rosebud This Summer
If you would like to know more about the current trip we are planning in June of this year or you would like to help out in some way, please contact us. We love talking about what we are doing on the Rosebud! firstname.lastname@example.org. The link above will take you to a printable version of our trip registration form. If you're considering the trip this June, we need this completed form and a registration deposit of $120 by MARCH 31ST.