Summer Youth Missions

Village Church East of Carol Stream

Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota

July 14 – 20, 2024

This reservation is full of rich stories, beautiful scenery, and diverse culture. But like many Native American reservations, its history is also marred by hardship and injustice — the effects of which can still be felt today. Alcoholism, drugs, unemployment, abuse, and suicide all impact family dynamics and the larger community on a daily basis.

Our desire is to humbly walk alongside local organizations who work day in and day out on the reservation. Although families and individuals on the reservation face many challenges, there is hope. We know that Jesus deeply cares about this community and He is empowering individuals from Cheyenne River to rise up, advocate for their community, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and love the broken. God is there, and God is working.

Village Church East youth students will go into the mission field and meet the tangible, physical needs of people living on Cheyenne River. While our primary platform for partnership on Cheyenne River is construction-based, the heart of our ministry is relational. Students will have the chance to spend meaningful time with community members and hopefully leave their trip with a better understanding of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe.

Help Us Meet Our Goal

Upcoming Fundraisers

Car Wash

June 8  |  9:00 am – 3:00 pm. | Culvers, 290 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream

Our students are just over a month away from their mission trip to South Dakota! If you’re out and about on Saturday, June 8th, swing by our car wash and have the EDGE youth get your car shiny to start the summer. Donations will go towards trip costs.