Mission Trips

Ethiopia Mission Trip Update #1

By | Ethiopia, Mission Trips
The Ethiopia team has landed. Praise God the flights were easy. Some were tired when they landed but all were troopers. We had breakfast and headed right out to Sunday school at one of the churches. The Sanctuary team was amazing!!! I shared a message for the children and then we organized the children into teams for this weeks VBS. Team leaders (our team members) learned the children names and took some team pictures. I have attached some pictures from day 1.  Praise God for a great first day!

Blue Skies #5

By | Blue Skies, Mission Trips
WHAT A DAY! (see the end for the best part!)  It was a beautiful morning at Port St. Joe, we started by drinking coffee, eating donuts, and overlooking the ocean as we had our last Chapel of the week.  Pastor Brent talked about Responding to God, whether it be to surrender life to Jesus, get baptized, or maybe just take the next faithful step in following Him.
We ended chapel with serving and receiving communion with our host families, it was a beautiful sight and very emotional.
We had to move most of our activities inside for the day, as thunderstorms rolled through, but that was ok for most of the families, it had been a busy week, and everyone was tired.
The guest families participated in their last Kindred Journey meeting, and it was very powerful. God is moving and showing up in the midst of their challenges in major ways. He is not finished yet!
We did our final goodbyes and send off to the guest families. We cannot describe how much we have come to love them.  They are now family!
Then we headed to the beach for 2 SUNSET BAPTISMS! 2 of our youth volunteers, Thomas and Savannah responded to God’s pursuit of them by surrendering their life to Him and desiring to be baptized TODAY! Praise God for our growing faith family!
They told us before we came, that this was going to be the “best week ever”, well I think they might just be right!

Atlanta Dream Center Update #4

By | Atlanta Dream Center, Mission Trips

Hey parents,

Sorry our updates are coming out to you pretty late, but our days are FULL!  Check out a new update below!

Hey it’s Annamarie and Sarah! Today we started off with amazing worship with the worship team. Then we did a group activity called special words of life. We got to know a little more about each other and our selves…. ask your girl about it when she gets home! For our afternoon outreach we went to an apartment complex on the most diverse mile in the country. We got to ask the children to come and hang out with us and had a lot of fun in the bounce house and many other activities. Although there were language and culture differences we were able to connect to not only the children but also the parents. We also had the opportunity to go out for Compassion night. This is where we are able to provide food and clothing to the homeless people of Atlanta. We also got to listen to their stories and understand what they are going though. Being able to love on the hurting and pray for them unified our team. We were able to talk about our experiences and share how we were impacted and feeling after a full day of serving. We are so grateful for this amazing opportunity and we can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for the rest of the week! We love you all and appreciate all of your prayers!!!