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Difficulties of a Mission Trip

1 Jul

So you are all expecting me to say that this was an amazing trip but for me, but it was not amazing. I faced struggles and battles that I thought wouldn’t be possible for a mission trip.

To let you in on what’s going on. So for a while now I have been going through a spiritual battle. I’ve been questioning if God is real or if He cares about me or if I am even worthy of His love? Through this battle I have been trying to keep it to myself and by doing that I have been struggling with annoyance, hatred and many different things. Before the trip I asked God to show me what to do and what He wants for me on the trip. So I was going through this past week on this trip and was just not myself. I  felt it too. I really needed to do something about it, so I prayed to God to show me what he wanted me to learn and how he wanted me to grow on this trip…

One evening we were having dinner with the church leaders and I sat down with the pastor and his wife. I really saw his love and care for the community and I learned that he does this full time job as pastor for voluntary work. This really made me think again about how I wanted to become a pastor. This really inspires me to become a pastor even more now. The past year or so I threw this idea out because of finances, but now after watching this pastor choose to live in poverty because he wants to lead this church, tt really makes the financial obligation obsolete, because if God can provide for this guy and watch over him by following God then God will provide for me and watch over me when I follow Him.

God really answered my prayers within a couple of hours. This really washed ways all my doubts that I had against God. I know now that God is real and He loves and cares for me. I know that I will struggle and fall but now I know that God is watching over me and loves me. I just need to be sold out for God as much as possible. For me to be sold out for God I will need to change some things in my life. Some of those things are increase my spiritual disciplines, better the people that I surround myself with, better the way that I act around people and I want to better my health so I can be strong in the Lord then getting sick all the time.

So as one body under Christ I would like you the body to keep me accountable, but again I know that slip up here and there but I will try to not use this as an excuse, but I am so thankful for being able to let you into a little part of my trip and I hope it really touches some people’s hearts. I love you all!!! Thanks for reading.

 

-Tyler Rosu

 

Barahona Championship

16 Aug

By Phil Ball

Over 13 years ago, when I was in college at Christian Heritage I played on an amazing basketball team. Each of us bought in to Coach Wilmore’s vision of how we should win games (defend, block out, rebound, run the floor and execute our offense). Each of us brought something different to the court when we played. Each of us was aware of our teammate’s strengths and weaknesses. And each of us knew how to work together with our strengths and weaknesses to win the game. We trusted each other so that no matter which 5 players were on the court at a given time, we knew we could get the job done. Coach also told us, “If you get tired and need a rest, just raise your hand. I’ll get you out of the game and when you’re ready, let me know and I’ll get you back in.” Turns out, we won a national championship! It was an awesome feeling! All our hard work, all our dedication paid off! There’s no way I could possibly describe the feeling of that moment when the final buzzer went off and we threw our arms up in the air, hugged each other and celebrated! I never thought I’d ever have an experience like it…but I’ve been wrong before!
This past week in the Dominican Republic, I witnessed God working through our team in new and awesome ways. In particular was our time in Barahona as we took on an Extreme Makeover – Compassion Edition. In just two day’s time, God used us to radically transform their project (we’d call it a community center here in the states). We chipped away cement and picked out big rocks to level the ground for a new basketball court. We removed playground equipment so that we could level the ground there and re-install the playground equipment with a new, safer layout. We dug out a small retaining wall that gave us the dirt necessary to level the basketball court. We helped mix and pour cement used for the basketball court, for reinstalling the playground equipment and to fix the pathway at the front entrance. And we spread about 12 tons of white rock throughout the playground to help it looknice and to be safer for the children.

In addition, many of our team was also leading songs and games with the children over at the adjoining church. They were making bracelets with the wordless book and handing them out. They were putting stickers on faces and hands. We painted fingernails. And they were printing their pictures and giving them something to help them remember our time together. But it was the second day at this project that stood out to me the most.
The second day was sunny and hot and we knew we had a LOT of work to do if we were to finish the job we started the day before. We had some more leveling to do, we were re-installing a teeter-totter, mixing and pouring cement for the basketball court, entrance and playground equipment and there was a lot of rock to spread. But our team came together like a well-oiled machine. One group shoveled the rock into wheel-barrels, another group ran the wheel-barrels to the place it was needed most and dumped it, and then the team with rakes spread and smoothed the rock. On the other side of the project, we had some people mixing the cement, others shoveling the cement to wheel-barrels and others running the cement to the basketball court where it was dumped and smoothed. We had a vision! We had a game plan! We had people rotating in and out of the action so we all were rested and hydrated (well, almost all of us )! And we had God working through us to complete the good work he started in us the day before! The final job of the day was spreading the white rock. Working as a team, by God’s strength, it took us about 2 hours to spread the last 9 TONS of rock! It was amazing!

When it was all done, every one of us was in awe! The place looked nothing like what we’d arrived to the previous morning! And all we could do was sit back and take in what the Lord had done through us, praising Him for the strength and energy!


And there it was…that feeling…just like the national championship I’d been part of 13 years ago. The celebration of seeing the vision fulfilled through countless hours of preparation, commitment to the leaders and each other, hard work, and trusting that the job would get done no matter who was in the game because we all had a role to play. But there was just one mistake.
In the midst of my days playing basketball, Coach Wilmore caught me making the same mistake. It came after my best game of my career. What was that mistake? I showed my potential – and now that I had given him a glimpse of my potential, my coach expected it from me every time I laced my shoes up and hit the floor.
Our DR Team showed me their potential this week – every single member of our team…students, adults and myself included. We showed what we were capable of when we are willing to completely yield ourselves to God and let His spirit take over and move through us! In many ways, it was even better than winning a championship however many years ago because the results are blessing so many people and will last for years to come and will be celebrated in heaven forever! And as the youth pastor, I, like my coach before me, have the duty and honor to hold this team to their potential now that we are home! God is just as present and working in Vancouver as He is in Barahona! If we yield ourselves to the Spirit of God, there’s no reason we cannot transform hearts and lives for Jesus in our homes, our schools and our communities the way we did in the Dominican Republic! Pray with me to that end!

Philippians 1:3-6
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Amen!

How Was Your Trip?

14 Aug

 By Julia Jones

“How was your trip?”

“Ummmm… amazing?”

How do you quickly explain to someone how your trip was? There are still so many things running through your head, so many faces, and so many names. And not everyone wants to get your emotional vomit all over them. But they still want to hear about your trip. So how do you explain it?

When people ask me about the trip, all I can think about is a little girl’s face looking up at me:

I met a girl named Francesca. And she had the best smile. I was out side of the church playing the game Dead Fish with the kids, where all of us youth were trying to make the kids smile. In the most undignified of ways, acting like raptors,

and all sorts of crazy things. Then we were called in for closing songs before the kids went home. We went in and all of a sudden there was a little girl holding my hand. I looked down at her and smiled. She went with me everywhere.

We had a huge conga line and she and I danced together.

And she was around my waist the rest of the time. I kept looking down and every time I saw her she was looking up at me with a huge smile. She melted my heart. I don’t know why, but I love her. I never said a word to her. But I love her. It was simple and easy. I don’t know how to explain it. But I know that she loves me too. I know that that is how Christ’s love is for us. We don’t need to ever say a word to him, but he loves us all the same. He holds our hand, and dances with us, he looks at us and smiles, but most importantly he loves us. And that little girl Francesca showed me Christ. With just a smile.

 

 

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Life Changing Stories Part 2

11 Aug

By Lori Fenn

Oh, How He Loves Us….

Wow.

I’ve been a teacher for half of my life, and I thought I knew about kids and families. God has so completely shaken my beliefs to the core and shown me something more beautiful than I could have possibly imagined. Joy. Joy in the midst of not just poverty, but extreme 3rd world poverty. Joy in Christ and all He is and all He continues to do in the lives of those who love Him. As I reflect on the last 3 days, this verse comes to mind:

“I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will also rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the path of life; you fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:8-11

I have been invited into the homes of 2 families. Both families live in a home made of tin and wood haphazardly nailed together to make a shelter. No bathrooms or running water and a small room that everyone shares with mattresses on the floor for a bedroom. However, when I entered these homes, these kind people pulled up chairs and welcomed us into their hearts and homes. The joy in their hearts and the hearts of gratitude put me to shame. When asking a man, ironically named “Jesus”, how we could pray for his family, all he asked for was that their kids would always put Christ first and stay close to Him. He never asked for anything for himself, nor did he ask for more money or material things. If that wasn’t convicting enough, he then asked how he could pray for me and added my name to his family’s prayer journal. He told me he would constantly pray for me. What an example of a Christian brother!

Today, we worshiped and played with kids. 500 of them.

500 of the happiest children I have EVER seen! They sang songs about Jesus with reckless abandon and passion I haven’t witnessed in a long time. This from children who have nothing, yet showed me that actually they have everything. They showed me that I need to love like they do. I need to worship like they do. I need to focus on eternal pleasures and not temporary ones. I came on this trip to bless, but instead I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams.

I have also been blessed to serve and to watch others serve. I have been blessed watching the teens on our team love so well. I have watched them be the hands and feet of Jesus. I have watched them for 2 days do a project that involved lots of shoveling, pouring concrete, digging, spreading rock and cleaning, and all of that in 90 degree weather with 90% humidity. Not once have any of them complained. They have worked their hearts out and treated each other with dignity and respect and worked hard. Getting them to stop and take a break has been quite a challenge. I have watched the young men show honor to the young ladies on our team. Holding doors, letting them be first in line, standing up and giving them seats, and graciously allowing them to do the physical labor of our work project (those girls are amazing with a rake and a shovel!).

I could write pages more. There’s so much more I’d like to share. I don’t suppose I’ll be able to wrap my brain around all that I have experienced until after I return home. I just know that the things I have seen and heard will not soon be forgotten. I also know after spending all this time with Compassion International, that I’ll never look at sponsorship the same either.

Regalos Pequeños (Small Gifts)

By: Megan Dacus

These last few days I have had the privilege to speak and serve with many Dominican children and adults. We touch them with the large gifts and services we bring, but I’m not sure they know just how much all the small things they do touch our hearts. I am so lucky that I am able to speak Spanish, because I am able to create deep relationships with a few children in a short amount of time. I want to share a few stories that really touched me even though the blessings may be considered small back in America.

The first story is about a little girl that is named Yafreisy, who is 13 years old. We met when I spilled nail polish on her feet and hands! I felt so bad, but she said “Me gustaría hacer tu pelo luego” (I would like to do your hair later). I have no clue why she wanted to be around me after that, but I suppose she was just thankful that I took time to paint her nails. Later she helped me braid and twist my hair into an amazing work of art! She wanted me to come with her and help her with crafts and before we even started she grabbed my arm and put her bracelet on me. I could probably buy it for about 50 cents, but to her that bracelet is a special item and she still wanted me to have it. This is when I met her friend Alany.

During crafts I met Alany, who is 12 years old. She loved my hair and the fact I could speak Spanish in order to help her complete the project. She followed me around, more like pulled me around, to things she wanted to show me and to people she wanted me to meet. It was a blessing to be with her throughout the day. She spoke a little English and I could speak some Spanish, so we tried to teach each other new words in both languages. She had to leave with Yafreisy and I wasn’t sure if I would see her again. But, the next day we were passing out shoes and I heard a girl outside the window calling to me; it was Alany. There was a mob outside, so they were worried about our safety and we weren’t able to go outside, but through all the chaos she wanted to give me her necklace that looked very expensive for a girl in poverty, yet she gave it to me without hesitation because she said “Te amo” (I love you).

Earlier the second day I met a girl named Genesis. All I said to her was “Me gusta tu vestido” (I like your dress), and from then on she wouldn’t let go of me. She wanted to take me everywhere with her and she wanted to take pictures with me, but it was her birthday that day and I wanted to bless her in some way as well. So I told her “Nosotros podemos tomar una foto solo de tu para tu cumpleaños” (We can take a picture of only you for your birthday). She told me instead “yo quiero una foto contigo” (I want a photo with you). Later that evening when we returned to the project I saw her again and she helped me pass out shoes to all the children. After Alany gave me her necklace, Genesis gave her ring to me and said “Te quiero tenerlo para me recuerdas” (I want you to have it in order for you to remember me). She didn’t think twice about giving it to me and she told me not to leave, to stay, and that she loves me.

All three girls were very hard to leave and they all are beautiful, have beautiful hearts, and beautiful personalities. It was hard to translate everything and respond in Spanish, but that was part of the challenge in order to build relationships with these wonderful girls. They all touched my heart with the all the little things that they gave to me, whether it was tangible or just a part of themselves. After every encounter with them I broke down and cried when they left because I didn’t want them to go and because they gave me such expensive gifts in their eyes.

These girls reminded me of Mark 12: 41-44:

41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

I worry about saving money for college, new shoes, and new clothes etc. that I don’t need to worry about, so it’s hard for me to just give away my things and my money because I feel like it’s valuable. These girls don’t have a lot and they need to save money for necessities, yet without even thinking they gave me wonderful gifts with complete joy. I am like the rich people to them and they taught me a wonderful lesson that I will have to bring back to the United States with me. I love those girls so much after only a couple days and I hope I was able to be a blessing to them just as much as they were to me.

Dios se bendiga a Ustedes.

God bless you all.

How He Loves Us!

9 Aug

How he loves us! ~Ryan Aufenkamp

In just the first few days of being in the Dominican Republic, its truly impossible to imagine how crushed my expectations would have been had I came with any. Since Friday, leaving PDX and arriving in the DR, I’ve had the complete privilege and blessing to be able to visit two homes of families that live in the DR. Let me fully tell you, that no one truly knows poverty until they have experienced the way that they live, by being in their homes, talking to them, and trying to love them. Nothing can prepare you for the emotions that flood you, the feeling of the undeserved grace that you have been freely given through living in the States.

My soul is completely burdened for these people, not entirely because of the fact that they live in such poor conditions, but because many of them truly have NO hope. We visited one home in particular where the mother had to give one of her children to another family due to not having the funds to support all 4 kids. She had no dreams, no hopes of the future, and was truly lost… living day to day. I ache to share with them that there is one who is so much greater, so much more worthy of praise, and that there is hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ!

The glory of God blows my mind, he never forgets about His people, and He loves sinners.

Luke 12:28-31 “But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not seek what you are to eat and you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.”

There is hope for the lost and for the broken… God has taught me that in crazy ways, even in the past 3 days, and i truly believe he will continue to.

 

  How he loves us! -by James Hoffman

During our home visits, I realized what kind of situation many people live in.  Their houses were no larger than a two car garage,  there was no plumbing and limited appliances.

We met a family with eight children, but only five were able to go to school.    It really puts life in perspective.

How he loves us!- Lauren Lamb

If I came on this trip with expectations, they have all been thoroughly washed away by now. Though I may have anticipated the scenery, I couldn’t have predicted the stories. In the past days our team has had the opportunity to go on home visits to remarkably cramped, humid homes the size of most people’s bathrooms. We talked openly with families about their struggles and dreams as they attempt to break the cycle of poverty. In the two homes I visited, I saw a stark contrast between a family who didn’t know God at all and a family passionate and zealous for Him. Both families were asked what their hopes were for the future, and neither asked for the expected material things like a nicer home or larger paycheck. In fact, the didn’t expect anything in particular. However, the family without God seemed to believe that they could never have anything; while the Christian family knew that they didn’t need to ask for anything because God would provide. God showed me the difference that hope makes for families with nothing to hope for,and the beauty of the plans He has for us.

How he loves us!- Steve and Patricia

As people who do these trips often, we are blown away at how amazing these youth (and adults) are serving.  Their humility and enthusiasm, their hearts and attitudes, exceed any and all expectations we had.

God has been with us,  and continues to guide this adventure in ways far beyond anything we could have planned.  We are watching our youth become even bolder in their faith. We are seeing their hearts break for what breaks God’s heart.

Today, as we began our EXTREME MAKE OVER on the church here in Barahona, it was such a blessing to see everyone pour themselves into serving.

 

In the middle of it all, the children washed our ladies hair and braided it.  Simply an act of love. 

Our team worked incredibly hard as they prepared the way for a new basketball court and a new playground for the children. They have seen the neighborhood, the poverty, and the homes, and they have heard the stories of the orphans and widows, those that are hungry, those who have nothing but Christ.

As they moved dirt, broke up cement, carried rocks, knocked down walls, and played with children, it was obvious  that God has put a passion in our youth to serve in this place.  Seeing the joy of the pastor and of the children for what is being done to this place, is worth every effort, every dime and drop of sweat.  Seeing their smiles is a reminder to our team that Jesus truly loves us!

We are so proud of this team!

At the end of our day, the church surprised us with a gift by arranging for us to go to an amazing place to refresh ourselves.

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God is good!

Please continue to pray for our team as we serve here in Barahona.  We have a very big day planned for Tuesday with work, time with kids, 500 shoes to be fitted and a celebration in the evening with a worship service.

The Box

5 Aug

By Luke Jech

The very thing I despise is the thing I cling to.
The thing that I try to get out of, I crawl into.
And out of fear, I hold it close near.
I try so hard to get out of it but every time I do something pulls me back.
It’s like a trap that I get stuck to
Or a black hole that just keeps sucking me in.
This thing just keeps holding me back from what I truly desire, my God.
This thing that so many of us fall into, is what is known as the comfort box.

I was reading in Genesis 12 the other day about God calling Abram (Later Abraham) to move to Canaan. I think there are a few things that we can learn from his story about our comfort box and about taking risks for God.

Genesis 12

The Call of Abram

1Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.

1. God calls us to take risks. We first learn that God called out Abram, to leave everything that he ever knew, his family, friends, country, security and comfort. Abram was tried whether he loved God better than all, and whether he could willingly leave all to go with God. As I was reading this, I couldn’t help but to think that we are in the same spot as Abram. God has called us to go on this mission trip and to leave many things behind. While it may only be for a week and not a lifetime, it will still be a long week filled with things that none of us will be familiar with.

2. Risks can lead to great things. I’m sure Abram’s first thoughts were when he heard this was, why God? Why do I need to leave all these things? God soon answers him by saying that he has so much more planned for Abram’s life than living in a box of comfort. “2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” God makes him a promise that if he is willing to risk it all and follow God, then he will make a great nation out of him. That he will make his name great and that the savior of the world will come from his descendents. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me right? Well God also makes us a promise. If we are willing to step out, he can do some pretty crazy things through us. That through him we can do even greater things that Jesus did.
John 14:12 “12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

3. Risk calls us to leave earthly comfort, but find comfort in God. God lead Abram to a land filled with Canaanites. From what we know the Canaanites were not very good people. They were very ungodly and I imagine that if it was today, it would be like going to a downtown city into a bad neighborhood. Abram must have felt fear and loneliness at some points. Abram was rich, and had a numerous family, but was still unsettled, and in the midst of enemies; yet, wherever he pitched his tent, he built an altar.  “8From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.” Wherever we go, no matter how dangerous it might be, we can always find comfort that our God will never leave us. We also should praise him for the provision and protection that he gives us.

4. Risk will be met by hardships.  “10 Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.” After living in Canaan for a little bit, a severe famine hits. Abram is forced to leave and to seek refuge in Egypt. If I was him at that time I would have been thinking “hey what’s going on God? I thought you called me to live here?” But God is faithful to his promises. Abram faces many trials in his life and God comes through to provide for him in each one. Just as Abram, we will have many adversities to get through and many trials. John 16:33 gives this advice to us “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Notice how it doesn’t say if but instead it says we will face many troubles in life and even on this trip but we should take heart because Jesus has already overcome everything. He overcame the world by living the perfect life and dying for our sins. The same spirit that was in him is in us and we can overcome all of these trials through Jesus Christ.

5. Risk sometimes ends up in failure. The last thing we learn is that taking these risks don’t always turn out the way we wanted them to. As humans we all do the wrong thing at some point. Statistics show that 100% of humans fail at some point of their life. Even Abram failed, a man who many people looked up too and is counted in the bible for being a very righteous man through faith. 11When he was about to enter Egypt, he said to Sarai his wife, “I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance, 12and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13Say you are my sister, that it may go well with me because of you, and that my life may be spared for your sake.” Abram was afraid. He stopped trusting in the Lord and tried to protect himself by lying about who Sarai was. He was a coward, a liar and failed to protect his own wife. Yet God still came through for him.  “17But the LORD afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.” We will all fail at some point and even mess up during this trip but that’s ok! It’s ok because God will still look out after us, still love us and still bless us. You just got to ask for forgiveness, get back up and try again.

One of my favorite quotes is “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate” (Tom Watson). Meaning that you will fail plenty of times but the more opportunities that you give yourself, the better chance you have at doing something great. So don’t be afraid to step of your comfort zones and to do the crazy things that God calls you to do. I know it’s scary, and that’s why I ask all of you to keep me accountable to do the things God calls me to because I won’t do them a lot of times out of fear. I also ask you guys back home to pray for us, that we may be stretched and challenged in our faith and that we would take a step outwards onto a limb and say “I trust you my Lord with whatever happens.”

Incredible, Immeasurable things!

3 Aug

By Lauren Lamb

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Right now, there is a lot to think about.
Does my luggage weigh too much?
Can I afford this many bottles of bug spray?
What if the tropical storm hits where we’re staying?

But as our team miraculously packed hundreds of shoes and baby blankets, soccer balls and sponsor child gifts last night, it was a reminder not to set our minds on the earthly limits of what we can do. Because it isn’t much. Let us remember that as servants this week, God hasn’t put it upon our shoulders to figure out His will and make it happen.  He asks us to serve, to share, to love, and the rest is His work.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Next week we could exhaust ourselves trying to do God’s work minus God. Trying to change somebody’s heart or redefine culture all on our own is as ridiculous as it sounds. But if we clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience toward our projects, our team members, the families we meet and the guy at baggage claim in the airport, God tells us that through us He can accomplish incredible, immeasurable things! After all, servants don’t get to plan and decide their work. It’s simply our joy to go and do.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Next week, please pray that our team is diligent, dedicated and passionate, but also peaceful. With a team of leaders, workers, communicators, planners, criers and huggers, pray that God will do something beautiful.

(Verses used: Colossians 3:1-2, Colossians 3:12-14, Colossians 3:15)

Packing night!

3 Aug

Our packing night!

500 shoes for shoesforkids

25 soccer balls, clothes for kids

Blankets for the Child Survival Program

Gifts for our sponsored children with Compassion

All going into our one piec of checked luggage we are all allowed.

 

Please pray for our team as we leave early Friday morning.