We had a wonderful time at the retirement home. One man who’s 98 shared the difficult story of his life. He has no more family living. If you know something […]
Today I arrived in Ulyanovsk by overnight train from Moscow. I was met by my dear friend Sasha and Pastor Nadya and her husband Stas. Pastor Dena Berlyand retired at […]
We ask for prayers as Nancy Hoffmann had a family emergency at the last minute that cancelled her participation the trip. Lauranne has had an amazing series of flights from […]
There are 18 people traveling to Honduras this year. After some travel delays and luggage delays (we didn’t receive luggage until yesterday-4 days after we arrived), But we have started to work. We are working in a school building picnic tables, desks, bookshelves, and painting. It is so overwhelming the needs at this school. We’ve also replaced or installed ceiling fans in classrooms. Many rooms do not have working light fixtures and there are exposed wires.
The teachers are on strike here as the government is trying to pass a law to privatize public schools by charging a tuition. Most families here live in extreme poverty so additional fees for tuition would not be possible. They already have to pay for uniforms for the children.
Even though the teachers are on strike, they have been at the school every day helping us. They are planning something special for us today.The team has worked so hard and formed such a beautiful bond. We’ve laughed and cried, sang songs, and watched sunsets like no other.
Words cannot describe this place where people who have nothing and I mean nothing are so full of joy.
Our last work day has arrived. So long blue tape and scaffolding! We are thrilled to see what a difference a fresh coat of paint will do. Oh, and the […]
Today’s hard work is brought to you by black, hot coffee. But really, we needed a few pots of coffee to face all the walls left to paint. There was […]
Early Monday morning, our team of 12 joined a few local church members to continue our various tasks. God has blessed our team with lots of talent to knock out […]
The heart warming congregation of Christ First UMC welcomed our team during their worship service. We all enjoyed a potluck dinner and fellowship time with the congregation afterwards. After much needed rest we accepted the invitation to a cookout at a friend and member of Willow UMC.
Early Saturday morning our team arrived in the magnificent land of the midnight Sun This is not just a saying as it was still daylight when we landed in Anchorage […]
Saturday is bitter sweet. We are all exhausted and ready for our own bed and a nice long shower, but we are also sad to leave this place that has […]