The Eastern Band of Cherokee are the remnant of those left behind when their families and friends were removed to Oklahoma in 1838 on the tragic “Trail of Tears”. From that remnant of 1000, there are now over 14,000 enrolled in the Eastern Band with over 12,000 living on the 60,000 beautiful acres of reservation. Like most Native American tribes, the Cherokee have always been a spiritual people, many mix the traditional native spiritism of their ancestors with elements of Christianity, many on the reservation have not heard or don’t acknowledge a straightforward approach to salvation through Christ. The people there are also weighed down by alcoholism, drugs and the gambling scene at Harrah’s casino. We will be going to serve and build relationships so that we may share the Good News.We will also be ministering to the people of the neighboring town.
Cost: $400 per person will include lodging, 20 meals at Cherokee, White Water Rafting, supplies, transportation. We will be doing fundraisers to offset the cost of the trip, proceeds will go to decrease the cost of those who participate in the fundraisers.
FOR: High School Students & Adults (younger children may attend if accompanied by a parent/guardian.
For more information and printable application, click here.
If you have any questions, contact Drew Bolin at (704) 689-3622.