Pastor Dave's Blog

The Rev. Dave Buerstetta started serving as one of the pastors at Woodridge United Methodist Church in 1995 and is currently our Koinonia Pastor. Learn more here.

You can follow Dave on Twitter @davebuer or read his personal blog here.

Mission trip to Pine Ridge Reservation

Posted by Dave Buerstetta on OA11er @ 11:40 AM

This weekend, 20 youth and 6 adults will travel to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for a week of service. Painting, home repair, and providing children a VBS-like experience are some of the ways we will meet and serve with the community there.

Please pray for our group to be good and effective servants as the hands, feet, and ears of Jesus so that we might work hard with, and listen well to, the people of Pine Ridge. 

So that you may pray for us by name, our students are: Erik, Karl, Margot, Andy, Brandon, Mylene, Rachel, Sarah, Gavin, Gillian, Jake, Lia, Marisa, Madi, Ian, Ryan, Amanda, Kayleigh, Jaidyn, and Krista

Our leaders are: Alma, Kathy, Heather, Glenn, Kevin, and me, Dave

Please also pray for the people of Pine Ridge, where about 97% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. In the entire Western Hemisphere, only Haiti has a shorter life expectancy than Pine Ridge. Pray that we will honor and learn from a people who have weathered so much. 


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