The mission partnership that started in 2009 between WMUV, RVBA, and Pastor Boots Marsh of the Standing Rock Reservation has truly been a hand-in-hand, heart-to-heart effort to bring hope to Native Americans living in the Dakotas. Since 2004, an increasing number of Roanoke volunteers have developed relationships on the Reservation under the leadership of Bob Hetherington, Director of Missions for Roanoke. Through WMUV’s network, the efforts doubled as volunteers from churches across Virginia increased the number of hands to minister to the Sioux Indians.
Standing Rock Reservation covers an area about the size of Connecticut on the border of North and South Dakota. The reservation is home to about 8,500 people who struggle with the issues of unemployment, alcoholism, poverty and domestic violence. Desolate land and extreme weather conditions make this area a difficult place to live and work.
WMUV Mission Trip: July 24-29, 2016
Cost: $125 (plus travel & lodging approximately $1200 per person)
Saturday, February 20 – New volunteers and interest session
Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294
9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Saturday, April 16 – All Volunteers
Training sessions are held at the Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294
Register online for Standing Rock Training. Registration opens January 15, 2016