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April 2015

Magaksicaagli Wi-Moon when Ducks Come Back

  During this season of spring, we would resume hunting and gathering.  We would teach our children how to make and repair tipis and weapons and teach them how to respectfully use the buffalo we hunted for many household uses. We would enjoy the return of warmer weather.

Today it is very different. The land we once called home is no more.  We cannot hunt on the land to provide for our families.   
The water is too polluted with chemicals running off mines
 in the Sacred Black Hills.  The trees are few and far between.  
We grieve because looking over the physical and cultural landscape we are 
reminded of  how much we have been through as a people
and our struggle today…
                                          
New Hope Native American Mission is here to provide hope with the basics of food, clothing, and a relationship with the Living God.  
As a Lakota-founded and led non-profit, 501c3 organization,
 we bring hope to the Lakota 
of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation 
in South Dakota who struggle to survive 
                                in the poorest county in the United States.

 
Gearing up for Gardens of Hope 2015!

Planning and preparation for Gardens of Hope 2015 is underway! We plan to sponsor 3 community gardens on the Cheyenne River reservation and individual family gardens. Last week an amazing group of students from Southwest Baptist University helped expand the community garden in Cherry Creek where we were blessed with a wonderful harvest in 2014.
 
We added an  new 20' x 6' and moved the fence to enclose this section. Soon we will plow individual family gardens for those families who express interest and provide seeds/plants and help implement drip-bucket irrigation buckets systems.
 
 A new way New Hope is going to provide a "hand-up rather than a handout" in 2015 is to provide access to nutritious, affordable eggs by raising chickens!  The Southwest Baptist University group built a chicken coop last week!  The eggs the chickens lay will sold to community members at minimal cost (all funds raised will be used to purchase feed and supplies for a healthy flock).  Families will benefit from having a good, local source of protein, vitamins, and minerals from these eggs! 
 
There are plenty of ways you can join us in alleviating hunger and promoting improved nutrition for the Lakota of Cheyenne River reservation through "Gardens of Hope" 2015!
 
Your tax deductible donation in ANY amount could help us with the following:
 
-chicks and chicken supplies (feed, feed pens, water dispensers, etc)
-fertilizer
-seeds, seed potatoes, onion sets
-tractor maintenance and repair; diesel fuel
-riding lawn mower (for weed control around the orchard and gardens)
-orchard care supplies
-irrigation supplies and fuel for irrigation pump
 
We are planning for the "Gardens of Hope" in faith that sponsors will come forth in helping us continue to equip the Lakota of Cheyenne River to raise their own food and enjoy improved health that comes form having a variety of fruits and vegetables and 
 

We are planning for the "Gardens of Hope" in faith that sponsors will come forth in helping us continue to equip the Lakota of Cheyenne River to raise their own food and enjoy improved health that comes from having a variety of fruits and vegetables and healthy protein in their diets.  Use the donation information to send your tax-deductible donationand provide "hope where hope is needed most"!  Thank you! 
 



Mail a check to:
New Hope Native American Mission
P.O. Box 425
Piedmont, SD 57769

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Family Sponsorship

If you would like to help support New Hope Native American Mission, you can do so is through a family sponsorship. You can join the sponsors who currently sponsor thirty-two families. Seventy-two families of the ninety families in Cherry Creek, South Dakota enrolled requesting family sponsorship during our enrollment this summer, so there are plenty of families who still need a sponsor!

For $20 per month, you or your church group/organization can sponsor a family.  

Follow the link below to learn more about 
family sponsorship and/or to sign-up.  
Thank you!

                                                                                                  

View the filmstrip below to learn more about Family Sponsorship including the "Totes of Hope" program. This filmstrip shows food and household items being distributed during two different 
Missions of Hope last year among the Lakota of Cherry Creek, SD 
on the Cheyenne River reservation and it shows some of the
 Lakota people in the community who do and would benefit from family sponsorship. 

                       
Mail a check to:
New Hope Native American Mission
P. O. Box 425
Piedmont, SD 57769

 -Or-

          
Keep up with how we are fulfilling our mission to provide the basic needs of food, clothing and a relationship with the Living God 
by clicking on any of the links below:
                                                      
  • Reading our newsletter: New Hope News 

                                                                 Published: 3.25.15
                         
      



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