It's confirmed. A decade after the last "Ride Across the Rez" in 2012, we're heading back to the Missouri River and South Dakota. This time we will start in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and finish in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Along the way, we will visit Sgt. Floyd's monument, Spirit Mound, Calumet Bluff, Chief Struck by the Ree's grave, St. Paul's Catholic Mission (Marty, SD), and other places both connected with the Corps of Discovery and those significant to our own mission trips to the Sioux Nations.
Part of any journey is preparation, and as Pastor Ellen and I prepare for this one, I am once again reading through "Ride the River." (See the previous post for more info on the book.) I've done this every few years, and each time I discover something new. This time is no different, and I am only a few days into the study. This re-discovery comes at a time when I am at a crossroads with my job at Bethel University. I am truly trying to "Ride the River" under the guidance of the Trinity. I will let you know how it goes, when I know how it goes.
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