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Spirit Lake Ministry




This is a special outreach to Native American children through a program sponsored by the Spirit Lake Ministry Center in North Dakota (an approved United Methodist Volunteers in Mission destination).

Each year at St. Andrew we gather donations of age-appropriate toys, stuffed animals, school supplies, hygiene items, and winter hats and gloves, and arrange them into gift-filled boxes which are mailed before Christmas to the Spirit Lake Ministry Center in Sheyenne, ND.

For Christmas 2021, St. Andrew prepared and shipped 40 gift-filled Christmas boxes to the Spirit Lake Ministry Center in Sheyenne, ND.  These gift-filled boxes will be distributed as part of the Center’s 2021 Christmas outreach program reaching Native American children in need living on reservations in SD, ND, and Minnesota.  In addition to the gift-filled boxes, we included some additional resources for the Center to use in its outreach programs.  This is our highest number of individual boxes prepared and our largest shipment since we began this outreach in 2012.  We are so grateful to be part of this blessing upon the children and families who are served through the Christmas outreach programs of the Spirit Lake Ministry Center!

Thank you and God bless you to everyone at St. Andrew who donated items for this project, and to our volunteers who organized and packed the boxes, and for those who packaged the shipment for mailing!  Please continue to pray for the children who will receive these gifts and for their families.