On May 4, 191 runners and 41 race marshals participated in the Tulip Time Run. Together, they raised $19,200 to get shoes on kids in Guatemala. Here are a few photos of the day.
09MayTread 2013 Recap
A group of college students recently traveled to Guatemala. The below is the experience of Morgan.
This was the last house my team and I were going to go to for the day. We had spent the day installing stoves in homes throughout the Chichicastenego region of Guatemala.
We climbed out of the back of the pickup truck, and met the most wonderful family that was getting the stove. They were so friendly, loving and excited about interacting with us. As we made our introductions, we discovered …Continue Reading
The progress on the new building space is continuing right along! They’re already putting up the walls to the main worship space and drywalling and mudding the office space. Take a look at the pics to see the latest developments.
Every Tuesday and Thursday I wake up early, gather my things, and head off to the local Chilimá public school to teach English lessons to first through sixth graders. I meet up with my teaching assistant, Leah, the daughter of another Manos de Jesus missionary couple, at the Monte Flor gate, and as we wal…Continue Reading
15AprA Building Update
Last Thursday, Johnny McKenna stopped by the new building space to show everyone the building progress.
While he “wings it” on a few details, we still think you’ll enjoy watching. Take a look at the video below.
09AprCaring For The Sent
One of the unfortunate and often untold realities of living abroad is the stress it can place on one’s mental health and family relationships. If you’ve ever moved to a new city, you know the stress of making new friends, learning a new job and finding your way around a new place. Just imagine on top of that not being able to communicate with the people around you, not being able to read street signs, trying to do thin…Continue Reading
Working with middle and high school students definitely comes with its perks. Not only does my job include repurposing shopping carts for jousting, filling hundreds of water balloons, and all night events with students, but also organizing and co-leading a crosstown dodgeball throwdown with 4 other student ministries in the Holland area.
It’s not all fun and games though, things get real every week during SUBVEЯT and Sync. Students come with real questions, really hard situations, and …Continue Reading
One of my friends here recently told me that Sundays are “glory for the God time.” It certainly has been a privilege to give God glory with the Bussa people. The last two Sundays I have worshiped in two different Bussa churches. The picture above is of the Dubaysho church. Can you find the farenji (foreigner) in the picture? And do you notice the curtain shoved in the window? That’s to keep the children from staring at the strange white person during the service.
A couple months ago, I heard …Continue Reading
18MarOne Fish, Two Fish…
One of the ways we work with our partners in Zambia is through community projects (You may remember our initiative to purchase hens for a chicken coop). These projects help the church be self-sufficient and reach out to those affected by HIV/AIDS in their community. One of these projects is a fish pond. Fingerling fish are put in the pond, raised to maturity by community members and then sold. The “afri-hen” chicken house actually contributes nicely to the fish ponds too, because when you steep …Continue Reading
This past week, the staff at Engedi took a 3-day retreat to Chicago to recharge, learn from other churches and think and pray through the vision of the church. Here are a few photos from the trip.The drive to Chicago.
Meeting with David Helm, pastor at Holy Trinity Church. It was cool to hear David share about the awesome things Holy Trinity is doing in Ch…Continue Reading