Jesus said, “And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd” (John 10:16). The South Dakota District engages in mission work on two South Dakota Native American Indian Reservations: Rosebud and Pine Ridge. Here you can learn more about the mission and ministry of our District’s Native American Ministry.
Native American Missionaries
Rev. Andrew Utecht is a faithful servant of the Lord who serves the people of the Rosebud Indian Reservation. He shares the Gospel of the Savior Jesus Christ, offers Biblical counsel, and performs acts of mercy and care in Rosebud and Parmalee. He is involved in a sewing factory that provides jobs to Native Americans sewing Native American Star Quilts and other products. You can learn more about Pator Utecht's mission among the Native Americans at the Rosebud Lutheran Church and Lord's Warriors Lutheran Church, Parmelee website.
Rev. Albert Sutton faithfully serves the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He shares the Gospel of the Savior Jesus Christ, offers Biblical counsel, and performs acts of mercy and care in the Evergreen housing development near Porcupine on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He serves alongside his ministry team: Larry and Doris Belitz and Jeff and Diane Falin.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up