“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.


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

Wo’iyopastake (wo-EE-YO-pash-ta-ke) – Lakota word for Encouragement

Encouraging & Supporting

the Pastors & Christian Leaders

of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

since 2010


We have some wonderful changes!

With more than 11 years now in this ministry, our Board of Directors spent a large part 2019 furthering our knowledge of how to BEST help the Lakota people, and advance the kingdom of Jesus Christ across the Pine Ridge Reservation. We took the time to deeply study the most important book, “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.

Jesus said in John 15:16, You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

“go and bear fruit—fruit that will last”

That is what we are about!

We have settled on partnerships with two very wonderful ongoing developmental works actively helping the Lakota people. Please click on the TABS at the top of this page to read all about the Whiteclay Makerspace and the Chanku Waste Medical Center.


Shoebox Christmas Gifts!


(Thank you very much!)

This project has closed for this year of 2020.

We thank all of you who made up Shoebox Gifts or donated funds toward shipping.

We were able to send 245 Shoebox Gifts, even in this Covid 19 year!



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Wo’iyopastake Ministry

107 Millstone Circle

Clinton TN 37716