NEIGHBORS AND NATIONS

Sunday in eSwatini

July 3, 2019

The following is a glimpse of our experience at church Sunday morning: This morning we went to a traditional Swazi church. The church service here can last up to 3-4 hours. The singing continues for about an hour but is so beautiful it doesn’t even seem that long. We heard a message from Romans about…

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Bearing Fruit

June 28, 2019

Often when we participate in ongoing ministries, we wonder if our labor is in vain.  We witnessed on this trip that when it comes to this ministry, our labor is indeed NOT in vain.   For the first five years of the ministry, we watched a young man named Phinda push a wheelchair to the…

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First Day…

June 26, 2019

Today was our first day of working with the children. Even though we only had a few hours to play with the children, it was extremely moving. The kids in eSwatini may not be rich materialistically, but they sure are rich spiritually. It made me realize how privileged Americans truly are & how much we…

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The Long Journey

June 24, 2019

Hey Everyone, We have finally made it to Swaziland! The 15 hour flight was long and hard but we survived and only lost one bag. After a night in Johannesburg we drove to Manzini, Swaziland and settled in to the guesthouse. Everyone is healthy and seems to be doing very well. Thankfully the missing bag…

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One More Day…

June 20, 2019

Good afternoon everyone! All of the preparations for our trip to eSwatini are coming to an end.  We have raised funds, had team meetings and now have packed all of our supplies. We are so excited and ready to begin our journey to eSwatini tomorrow evening. We would greatly appreciate your prayers, below are some…

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Mid Week Knysna Update!

May 15, 2019

Greetings! Today is Wednesday, May 15th, and we can’t believe the week is half way over! We are excited to share what we’ve been up to in Knysna and how the Lord is shaping us and using us for God’s kingdom to be furthered. On Sunday, we visited the church that Chris pastors in the…

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Weekend Update for Knysna

May 12, 2019

Hello everyone! After a few days of travel, we have arrived in Knysna, South Africa! The travel went very smoothly! We had no problems with baggage or big flight delays. On our drive from Port Elizabeth to Knysna, we stopped at a beautiful natural park at Stormsriver. We meet the Wilkins’ family here for lunch…

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Knysna Team Departing Tomorrow!

May 6, 2019

Hello everyone! The Lord has been so sweet to knit together a wonderful team to travel to Knysna, South Africa to serve alongside the Wilkins’ family and Youth for Christ. Our team is leaving tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th! After several meetings, we’ve been praying together, reading the Word together, and reminding ourselves of what the Gospel is…

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Perspective From a Long Term Missionary

April 17, 2019

One of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my adult life was to return to The States from the mission field. Reverse culture shock was in full force, and even after being Stateside for four years, it sometimes still is. If you’ve ever lived overseas, or even been on a short-term mission trip, you…

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Get Out of The Boat

March 27, 2019

“I just don’t think I can afford it.” Have you ever said those words to yourself or to someone else?  Maybe you were thinking about buying new furniture and realized the budget just wasn’t available.  Or maybe you were planning a dream vacation and the financial numbers just didn’t add up. Or, maybe some friends…

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