Sunday, January 20 we will have a special guest and personal friend of Pastor Chris, Rev. Leon Blunt Horn Matthews, a Lakota Sioux pastor from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota.
For the last 18 years he has been pastor of the Pine Ridge Gospel Fellowship. He and his wife Belva also own and manage the Higher Ground Coffee House as a small business and ministry on the reservation. Leon has been a passionate, sought-after speaker and advocate for the welfare, history, and culture of the Oglala Lakota people.
He has recently written about his experiences on Pine Ridge in a new book called Rez Ramblings: Living on the Pine Ridge as a 21st Century “Injun”. Rev. Matthews will preach at both of our services on January 20 and have copies of his new book available for us to purchase as a way of supporting his ministry and work on Pine Ridge.
You won’t want to miss meeting Rev. Matthews while hearing his witness and testimony!