Whatever it Takes

February 28, 2019

70,000. That is a huge number.   If that number were miles, that distance would stretch around the earth almost three times.  If it were dollar income, that salary amount would put you around the 84th percentile in America.  And if that were people, those bodies would fill up the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta to…

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Days In Khayelitsha

February 24, 2019

Our days in Khayelitsha were filled with paint brushes and repair tools. We painted walls, ceilings, doors and windows. We repaired minor wall imperfections, doors, and began replacing cabinets. But our most meaningful and heartfelt impact was with the children that returned from school each afternoon. Using salvation bracelets, a Bible story cloth, soccer balls,…

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You Are Treasured

February 22, 2019

That was the truth that we hoped to pour into the hearts of the women at our two retreats, Tuesday-Thursday. Our time together was based on Psalm 139:14, which says, I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”                              …

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For His Glory: Cape Town February 2019

February 16, 2019

Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa! We arrived safe and sound very late Thursday evening and got a few hours of sleep before beginning a whirlwind of activity on Friday. Before we started on our to-do lists, we paused for a lovely breakfast at our favorite bakery situated beside our hotel, called Knead. Each morning…

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January 16, 2019

Whooo hoooo! It’s Swaziland/eSwatini time!!! Two INFO meeting opportunities…Wednesday, Feb. 6th at 7:30PM in D110 or Sunday, Feb. 10th at 12:30PM in A123. Trip dates are June 20-July 3, 2019. See you there!!!!

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January 7, 2019

January 2nd, our fourth full day in Costa Rica was definitely my favorite! After we ate yet another delicious breakfast prepared by the sweetest hands, we headed to the second church location to serve there. We split in two groups: those who would paint trees and those who would rake leaves. The neat thing about…

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Happy New Year!

January 4, 2019

Hola, mi nombre es Zack Burkhardt.  I am currently sitting on the stage at our host church, Thursday night at 10:45, and I’m reading from my notes on Monday, New Years Eve. This was easily the longest and most exhausting day of the trip.  Most of the team was awake by 7 AM, with breakfast…

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Hola From Costa Rica!

January 2, 2019

December 30, 2018 Hola from Costa Rica! We have had a busy first few days here. Sunday we had church where Olivia and Sarah Beth shared their testimonies, Stephen spoke, and our entire team was called to the front of the church to follow along and dance. It is always exciting to experience a new…

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What a week!

November 10, 2018

Hello! We are finishing up our week here in Swaziland and goodness has our time here been so very sweet. The week has been full…lots of home visits, playing with the kids at care points, and spending time with the Spraggs and Hunts. The guys painted the exterior of the Spragg’s house one day while…

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Update From Nsoko

November 7, 2018

Hello everyone- Yesterday morning during our devo time as we studied Matthew 7:7-11, We discussed how we need to be intentional in prayer asking the Lord for opportunities to share Him with those around us. The Lord answered that prayer in a very unexpected way just a couple of hours later. Spiritual warfare manifests itself…

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