“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!

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

Encouraging & Supporting

the Pastors & Christian Leaders

of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Time again for…


for Lakota children


Wo’iyopastake Ministry is requesting funds to purchase new backpacks and school supplies for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These children are some of the neediest in the entire USA.


School starts back up again there in mid August.


If you already have backpacks or school supplies that you would like to SHIP DIRECTLY to the Pine Ridge Reservation, please message me for a mailing address to send them to.

Wopila Tanka! [Thank you very much!]

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