As I sit here on our last night pondering what to blog about, all I think about is the fact that I am TIRED. And then I stop. And reflect. This was just a week for me. For the residents of La Plant, it is every day.Read More
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Tomorrow will be the last day for me working on the reservation. I have had ample time to reflect on my experience and what I will take from working with the resilient people of the Lakota Nation. Resilient is an interesting choice of words for me to use. As a helping professional, I have dedicated my life to working with people from different backgrounds and stories, but I have never worked with people that have a history quite like the Lakota.Read More
There are twenty two of us from the Farmington Valley Association representing a variety of churches in the Avon-Granby-Bristol-Terryville (Connecticut) area. Anyone who has not seen Simply Smiles in action in person must come to La Plant, South Dakota. The staff are amazing people with hearts of gold. And the people of La Plant are a blessing; simply being with the people warms your soul. The needs here are huge. The needs are ongoing. The needs are hard. And yet there is hope…Read More