“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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 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


It’s that great time of year again!

We are gearing up for our 11th Year of sending

Shoebox Christmas Gifts

to Children of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota!

For Wellspring Church in Connecticut:

-Pick up a plastic shoebox on October 23rd or 30th

-Return a filled shoebox on November 6th or 13th

For Life Church Knoxville in Tennessee:

-Pick up a plastic shoebox on November 6th or 13th

-Return a filled shoebox on November 20th or 27th

Anyone else, please contact us at


Instructions for making up a Shoebox Gift are on the tab above for Shoebox Gifts. (We welcome a shipping gift of $8.00 per box)


(Thank you very much!)


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Wo’iyopastake Ministry

107 Millstone Circle

Clinton TN 37716