For the past week, the Northern team has been in South Dakota. Arriving last Thursday, we were welcomed into a retired school in Belle Fourche. The couple who took us in had purchased the 1919 bricks and mortar school less then seven months ago. Their hope is to turn it into a center for the town, to create RV spots for camping, and to save a historical building from being demolished.
On Friday we had another member join our group from Spain, Juanpi. Mark and Christina drove the RV to pick him up and a small group of us volunteered to help with yard duty while the rest of the team walked. As a group we went to mass in the afternoon, and afterwards piled into the seven seater van and drove to Mount Rushmore.
I could hardly believe that such a feat was accomplished with dynamite, and that not a single person was lost during its construction. While there, our team was met by a group of motorcyclists, the Christian Motorcycle Association. After individually thanking us for what were are doing, and taking a group photo, they prayed over us infront of Mount Rushmore.
This evening, we were once again shown the kindness of a host home welcoming us in. A short drive out of Hill City, we found our next home for the weekend overlooking the valley and the mountains. Sharron and Michael would not only put a roof over our heads, but make sure we never went hungry!