Sacred Road videos each summer week with the different team members [church groups] for the purpose of commemorating the weeks and to show others back home the need, the kids, the fun and the hard work.
Teams from Ohio, Edmonds, Issaquah and Puyallup were represented here.
In the morning the teams go out to work sites to help the native community.
This week we all worked on tiny houses for Valley of Hope, a transitional housing program for getting out of homelessness. Converting a shed to a livable space for a family. Fencing for Ronny, native elder. A single mother got a whole renovation on her single wide trailer. A team member worked on the electrical for this house bus.
Sacred Road in continuously splitting firewood for community needs and anyone can come and get firewood. They have also built wood sheds in the past. Roberta and I and 4 youth from Ohio stained picnic tables for the local nursing home.
Sacred Road/Hope Fellowship hosts a bible day camp for youth 6th grade and under. LabbeeMint, a mint growing company on the rez, invites the youth to swim at their own pool every week during the summer months. Most of the kids would never be able to experience swimming. Its a wonderful thing to see community, church and youth coming together in fellowship.
Tuesday night Hope Fellowship hosts BYGE, youth group for 6th grade to 12th grade youth. They do many fun activities and many of the older youth help on the work sites learning valuable skills.
It is the most amazing, life changing week you will encounter. The rez will get into you, the poverty will haunt you, the kids need you. You will give. You will work, you will love, you will cry. You will learn so much about yourself and others. You will make everlasting friends and you will never forget. We need to love our first neighbors well and the Sacred Road team does just that. They pour their hearts, souls and lives into this community who once would have literally killed them, but now see the hope in these white men, and embrace them.
Please share this video, please come and see. And most of all, pray for this community, these kids, and the staff at Sacred Road.