As of May 18th, we have here in the community of Fort Thompson our first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The past months much of our time and energy has been spent preparing, as well as encouraging, people regarding COVID-19. We are now ministering to individuals and families of those that have tested positive and are grappling with COVID-19. Diamond Willow Ministries is in a position to be able to help meet real on-the-ground needs (spiritual, physical, mental and emotional). Really that is at the very core of what our role is here, being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.
We will continue to monitor health information and closely coordinate with Crow Creek Sioux Tribal leadership to determine when it will be appropriate to begin having gatherings again. We desire to come together for worship, learning, and fellowship, but only at a time, and in such a way, that it will protect those most vulnerable in our community that we hold so dear.
Rod Vaughn will continue to be on the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe’s FM radio station KZZE-LP at 96.5 on Sundays from 1:00 – 2:00pm. There are Dakota language hymns, contemporary Christian worship music, a biblical sermon, and a time of communion. You can also listen to this radio broadcast by going to www.crowcreeksiouxtribe.com and clicking to the link in the red button at the top right of this webpage.
The Diamond Willow Ministries’ office at the Ikce Oyate Christian Center remains open, although the doors are locked. Staff can be contacted at 605-245-2685 or by email at Info@d-w-m.org.
We must all work together, united with wisdom and love, to curb the devastation that this virus can have. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the individuals and families affected by this pandemic both here locally, and across the globe. Thank you all for your understanding and support in this matter.
Thank you so very much for your continued faithful financial support. In these uncertain times, your giving is so needed and greatly appreciated. As we continue to serve within the communities of the Crow Creek Sioux Nation, we have ongoing expenses to meet needs. Your giving makes an immediate positive impact on lives. Wopida (Thank you)!
- Serving one another in love