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Pine Ridge Reservation
Pine Ridge is the poorest place in America according to the last U.S. census.
The average ANNUAL per capita income is $2,132
Infant mortality rate is 5x higher than the rest of the country
97.7% of the children in Allen, SD live below the poverty level
Average life expectancy on Pine Ridge is 48 years old
33% of homes in Pine Ridge lack basic water and sewage systems.
On average, 17 people live in each family home
39% of homes in Pine Ridge lack electricity
Pine Ridge Drop out rate is 70% higher than the rest of the country
Teen suicide rate is 150% higher than the U.S. national average
But, there is hope!
“ For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
What will we be doing in Pine Ridge? Painting Cleaning Serving however we are needed
Most of all, sharing the love of Christ with the people of Allen
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19
“Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” – Matthew 9:36-38
He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Mark 10:14