A Quiet Saturday

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Today was a day to work on the weekend homily and take care of letters and paperwork. I did stop in at the Speyer home (6th – 8th grade boys). They had been hiking in the chalk hills on the North end of campus. Chance came across some deer antlers he wanted to show me. Chance plans to file down part of the antlers and use them on his regalia, since he is a traditional dancer. The students are proud when they can add to or help create their own regalia.

I walked by the William Home (4th – 5th grade girls) , and saw them sitting on the living room floor trimming soup labels and bagging them into bundles of 500. Each of the homes and classrooms are saving up labels to earn equipment, and every student pitches in to help make that possible. They also put the box tops for education that are sent in to good use. While they students get plenty of athletic activity over the weekend, sometimes it’s nice to have some quieter times for those kinds of activities.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

One thought on “A Quiet Saturday”

  1. You better be betcha that those antlers are important..! That’s a pretty special gift.! BIG one ! I have never been blessed by such a find ! Congratulations to Chance..!
    It’s great to know that people exist who still see the importance of God’s “little” Spirit gifts.No gift from God is small..I am always sooo happy when I find a beautiful feather..or a colored rock…or a special stick. Sometimes I find them where I would least expect to find one..! This reminds me, I need to go on a hunt for some soon.
    I don’t think I will find any antlers..! But..maybe a pretty rock.
    May God protect ALL of you special people from the gathering storms..
    Mia and Bob

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