Walker River Indian Reservation 2014
The high school youth traveled to Schurz, Nevada with three other churches in order to have the chance to work with the Sierra Service Project on the Walker River Indian Reservation. Once we were there, we worked on a variety of home and community repair projects. Some of us built an awning while others did roofing, painting, built a ramp, built stairs, and/or made trips to the dump. The youth worked very well together and nobody could tell which youth were from which churches.
The theme of the week was 'Speak Up' and we learned how to listen to God. We then learned how to speak up for ourselves and others who may or may not have voices. If we see injustice (even if we don't like the people who are being targeted) we need to speak up for them. We are all humans and children of God and everyone deserves to be treated equally.
The families we met were very thankful of the work we did and the Sierra Service Project staff were impressed with the youth's ability to be extremely flexible and patient during the rain. "This was the best mission trip I have ever been on," was heard from the mouths of many of the youth. Thank you for supporting us financially, in your prayers, and for helping us with our fundraisers.