“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1

Sunrise over Porcupine Butte

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

South Dakota

Welcome to Wo’iyopastake Ministry

We are so glad that you are here!

Take some time to browse through all our pages.


Wo’iyopastake (WO-ee-yo-Pash-ta-ke) – Lakota word for Encouragement

Encouraging & Supporting

the Pastors & Christian Leaders

of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation


Wopila Tanka! [Thank you very much!]

The people of God are very generous people! And we, at Wo’iyopastake Ministry, are very grateful to you for the many Shoebox Christmas Gifts you gave to the children of the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. We were able to send 293 Shoebox Gifts, with a gospel tract and a “Jesus is Life” wristband in each one! What a huge blessing! They are bring distributed these next couple weeks.

E N D – O F – Y E A R donations REQUESTED

We are asking our friends for donations, in any amount, so that we can give one month’s supply of HEAT to some families that we have committed to help on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

These are people who give of themselves sacrificially, every day, to help ALL the people across the Reservation. They serve, they help, they literally save lives at times. They reach out in love to everyone around them. And we try to help them to do so. The winters in South Dakota are harsh, to say the least. Help us to help them, so they can focus on helping the Lakota people in so many ways.

All online donations received by PayPal, or checks post marked by midnight, December 31, 2017 will give you a tax deduction for your 2017 tax return. We are a 501c3.

Go to the DONATE page for secure, online giving. Or mail checks to

Wo’iyopastake Ministry

107 Millstone Circle

Clinton TN 37716


Board of Directors – Dan Licata, Mary Young Bear, Kelly Milliron, Pastor Bonnie Licata