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2019 November Puerto Rico Team, Day 6

2019 November Puerto Rico Team, Day 6

November 8, 2019  |  
As our last full day of work began, the words from Luke 12:48 “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required” was on our minds. A lot of work had been completed on both of the homes, but a lot was still needed. Doug led morning devotions on the topic of […]
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2019 November Puerto Rico Team, Day 5

2019 November Puerto Rico Team, Day 5

November 7, 2019  |  
Another beautiful day in paradise, being awaken by the morning call of doves and the croaking of the frogs... and by the way these frogs are larger than any back in Kansas! We loaded the van at 7:15 and headed to the church for our morning devotions. Elisa opened our day with scripture in the […]
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2019 November Puerto Rico Team, Day 4

2019 November Puerto Rico Team, Day 4

November 6, 2019  |  
We woke to a beautiful,  clear morning after yesterday’s showers. The campsite is nestled in the woods, surrounded by random island vegetation  and gives off a very secluded, yet peaceful atmosphere. Besides the dorms, there is a dining hall and a chapel. After a very indigenous breakfast of cornmeal and a ham and cheese sandwich, we were […]
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2019 November Puerto Rico Trip, Day 3

2019 November Puerto Rico Trip, Day 3

November 5, 2019  |  
And the Lord said..." Put me to doing, put me to suffering". Today we got our hands dirty and we loved it! We were fortified with a hearty breakfast of eggs and fruit in preparation for a day of messy work. Traffic was unexpectedly heavy and delayed our arrival to the church, but Tino expertly […]
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2019 November Puerto Rico Trip, Day 1

2019 November Puerto Rico Trip, Day 1

November 4, 2019  |  
Our first day started early with everyone arriving at KCI airport at 3:20am. After a blessing by Norm, we were off to the gate. We met up with Mary in Charlotte, then met up with Tony when we landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at 1:30pm. Willy met us at the airport and helped us […]
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2019 November Puerto Rico Trip, Day 2

2019 November Puerto Rico Trip, Day 2

November 4, 2019  |  
We all awoke refreshed and ready for what the day would provide. After a healthy breakfast of oatmeal and fruit , we headed to Samuel Culpepper Methodist Church to meet and pray with Pastor Eric and the congregation. We were given an explanation of certain highlights in the sanctuary. There’s a plaque thanking Church of […]
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2019 October Malawi, Day 8

2019 October Malawi, Day 8

October 21, 2019  |  
Yesterday we traveled to Bosveld and began the cultural experience portion of our serve trip. Such amazing sights!  And when we aren’t taking in the beauty of Africa and its wildlife, we are afforded time to quietly reflect on all that we have seen and heard, to discern in what direction the Holy Spirit is […]
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2019 October Malawi, Day 7

2019 October Malawi, Day 7

October 21, 2019  |  
Our team experienced a mentally challenging, but rich and productive morning. We traveled from Madisi to Lilongwe, and conducted our final meeting with CCODE, providing insight and recommendations to our partners, and receiving the same from them. By the time we said our goodbyes, it seemed that we had clarified many points for each other; […]
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2019 October Malawi, Day 6

2019 October Malawi, Day 6

October 18, 2019  |  
This was one of those days that-from the beginning to the end, filled our hearts.  We started out, back at the Madisi church, where we visited their preschool. Over 50 children delighted us with songs and recitations, as well as lots of giggles and hugs. It was clear that these children were in the care […]
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2019 October Malawi, Day 5

2019 October Malawi, Day 5

October 18, 2019  |  
Our time here in Malawi is winding down, but opportunities for seeing things in a new perspective and sharing God’s love with our brothers and sisters have not! We began the day at the Madisi church, where folks were being trained in tie-dying and the construction of commodes. It was truly inspiring to watch the […]
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2019 Puerto Rico Update

2019 Puerto Rico Update

October 16, 2019  |  
This past June, ten team members from Church of the Resurrection went to Hatillo, Puerto Rico to help the Samuel Culpeper church in efforts to rebuild areas that had been affected by the hurricane that devastated the island during September of 2017. Pastor Eric, Senior Pastor at Samuel Culpeper partnered with the Anibal Reyes Belen […]
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2019 October Malawi, Day 4

2019 October Malawi, Day 4

October 16, 2019  |  
There is a balance to life, and a serve trip to Malawi is no exception. Today was a difficult day, but a necessary day and a productive day, thanks to God. We spent the morning in a meeting with CCODE, the organization that implements our Economic Empowerment Initiative. We heard presentations on the status of […]
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