WARSAW, Va. — Twenty-three members of Warsaw Baptist Church traveled to the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota last July to serve among the Native Americans. The reservation, home to about 8,500 people, deals with the issues of poverty, alcoholism, domestic violence and unemployment.
The team from Warsaw served in McLaughlin where they hosted 90 children for activities, crafts, games, Bible instruction and music. A construction crew built a bedroom in the home of a community leader with three generations living together.
Shoes, clothing and books were given to the children. Many received tutoring in basic hygiene and health care. Medical screenings detected a number of health care issues for adults and children.
“We made friendships we hope will last and hope to continue our mission in the future,” says Mickey Robertson, pastor at Warsaw Baptist.