After the camp at Pine Ridge I spent a few more days there. I enjoyed the company of two friends…Linda (the Horse Lady) and LaDonna. Linda is from Tennessee and has the ministry “Gaits to Heaven”. She and her friend Icy Wilson are currently having a horse camp on the reservation. It was good to see Linda and LaDonna again.
LaDonna’s husband is Lakota and can trace his ancestry back to Wounded Knee.
We visited…you guessed it…a cemetery!
Then it was time to head out. I decided to stop at Sheep Mountain in the southern section of the Badlands…this area never ceases to amaze me.
Finally, I headed on to Rapid City where I bought four new tires…ouch! Another day and a lot of dollars later I found myself in Montana…beyond beautiful drive!
Then I got to go to Glacier National Park. I drove the “Going to the Sun” road in the park where I saw even more natural beauty…
From the Badlands to the Rocky Mountains…God obviously loves variety and so do I! But one morning this week I woke up thinking about all of the Native children I’ve worked with and am going to work with. I realized that, yes, I love seeing God’s love of variety in nature but even more beautiful is the variety in the people He created. Our differences are vast but one thing remains the same…we are ALL God’s children and He created us with wondrous variety for a reason…to glorify Him in the way we were were created!
I’m headed to Ft. Belknap reservation in the morning. Please pray that many Native leaders rise up among these children as a result of our work there. I’ll keep you posted.