South Dakota

In 2012 our Associate Pastor of Youth and Missions did Outdoor Leadership Lab and met Don and Teena Lykins, who run Camp Dakota Sonshine, near Sisseton, SD. Don and Teena were just a regular couple with 4 kids who went on a mission trip where God “wrecked their lives.” The result was their leaving “the good life” of the Charlotte area, with good jobs and a good church and going to the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Dakota Nation, where they started a ministry to the Native Americans, 97% who are lost. In 2013, our church sent a construction team to help build a multipurpose barn, followed by a team to help run a week of day camp. In 2014 we sent one of our own as a camp counselor and are sending another team to run another week of day camp. We also financially support the ministry of Dakota Sonshine.

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