Wind River Missions Trip

Join us for a trip to Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming! This is a ministry and work trip with hands-on projects and opportunities to minister to the Native American people. The summer trip will consist of helping with kids club, assisting at the food pantry, visiting a nursing home, and helping with a work project. On the fall trip, you will be able to help host a Harvest Festival community outreach, help host a church service, and more. Be expecting this trip to challenge, change, and transform your life and to take you to another level in your relationship with Christ. 

Dates: September 17-21
Cost: $500 (includes travel, lodging, and meals from Colorado Springs)
*Application and $50 deposit due May 1

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For more information, contact
Carrie Pendleton at 719-591-1800 or


Wind River Indian Reservation is the 7th largest Indian reservation in the United States. It is located in the desolate, but beautiful state of Wyoming. It is home to two Indian tribes. Of the population 8,177 are the Northern Arapaho Indians and 3,737 are the Eastern Shoshone Indians. We have seen first-hand the challenges that this reservation faces.

  • 75% of Native homes are affected by alcoholism.

  • Suicide is 2 in-a-half times higher than the national rate.

  • 95% of women and girls and 70% of boys have experienced sexual abuse.

  • 85% of the natives are unemployed.

  • 50% of youth drop out of school.



Foundations for Nations is a new ministry dedicated to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Indians located on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. The Native Americans have often been called the forsaken and forgotten people. Yet God has not forgotten them. We are called to the Native Americans to show them the unconditional love of God, where broken treaties have betrayed them and history has cast them aside. We plan to conduct outreach programs, providing essential needs, teaching them life skills, and discipleship and mentor-ship. Through the grace of God we plan to help restore their honor as the host people of this great land.


“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20 NLT


Who can participate?

This is a great trip for any age. Students who have completed 8th grade, grandparents, and everyone in between is welcome. Children who have completed 2nd grade can also come with a parent/guardian. 


Are any vaccinations required?

No, there are no required vaccinations, but we do recommend that you are current on basic shots including tetanus and rabies. Lice can also be common, so we recommend putting tea tree oil in your shampoo.


What should I pack?

Bring clothes for outdoor work including a sturdy pair of shoes/boots, comfortable and modest clothing for ministry days, personal & toiletry items, snacks & water bottle, sunscreen, basic first aid/medical, camera, Bible & journal, and money for purchasing souvenirs.


What is the time difference?

Wyoming is on Mountain Time, so there is no time difference.


Do I need to bring extra money?

The cost of the trip covers travel, lodging, and meals. You may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs.


How much luggage can I bring?

You are able to bring 1 suitcase or carry-on and 1 small bag or backpack.