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REACH REPORT—a Link Worth the Click

by Mission Team Member

Recommended link: MISSIONS CATELYST is a quick but detailed overview of things God is doing in the world, edited by Marti Wade.  Articles are missions-horizon stretchers.  Check it out. Once on the page you can subscribe if interested.  This is a follow-up to the PERSPECTIVES…

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REACH REPORT—prayer updates from Datemas

by Mission Team Member

From Dave and Cathie Datema come the following prayer requests for this month.  Thanks for your prayers on their behalf.  Note especially the request for Cuyler, please: Specific things to pray for: - For Dave to have wisdom and perseverance in his leadership role. - For the…

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Reach Report—Update from South Africa

by Mission Team Member

I'm sending along an attachment below, containing the latest news from Jason and Karen Shrock in S. Africa.  It does a good job of showing the day-to-day life of a mission family and the routine they typically face in order to do what God has called them to.  Enjoy.   That…

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Safety Pin Surgeon

by Christy Cabe

My daughter had been watching me and was disappointed in my reaction. She had been hoping to witness a little drama and excitement… and possibly tears. But there were no tears involved. Instead I was quite stoic and the emotions of my face were of self-pride and relief. I had just…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

“Faith Beyond The Blood”

by Christy Cabe

It is just moments before I undergo minor knee surgery.  Without notice I begin hemorrhaging.  This moment is frightening, and I find myself embarrassed, bewildered and fearful of the implications it may hold.  Even with modern technology some things are out of our control. …

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Children’s Wing Dedication THIS SUNDAY!

by Erin Stringer

We are so excited to dedicate our new building this weekend, and wanted to make you aware of the details: Saturday evening tours will begin from the Event Center at 7:30 immediately following our Saturday night service. On Sunday morning, tours will begin at 10:30 in The Commons, and will be…

Posted in: General, Children's Wing Expansion

Making This Moment Count

by Sara Ward

Sara Ward writes for Poets and Saints, a blog about faith and life. She wrote this essay in honor of the new children's wing and to all the volunteers and staff who make a difference in the life of a child. The Haitian woman with the baby hands her child to one of our friends and walks…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

“Welcome Mat to My Heart!”

by Christy Cabe

Please join me and "welcome" Lori Clounie as one of our guest bloggers this summer.  Lori loves to entertain family and friends so we have asked her if we could peak into her thoughts on the subject of "hospitality!"  Lori also writes on her personal blog titled "Only God" which…

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2014 July Nicaragua Family Team Day #5

by Mission Team Member

Relationships Can’t believe we only have one day left!  This is Sarah’s second trip and Joe’s first trip to Nicaragua and what a week it has been.  The perception of the trip is that we’re helping the communities to build sustainable, prosperous, and working…

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2014 July Nicaragua Family Team Day #4

by Mission Team Member

Hola amigos y amigas!   Our second day in the communities began with a “side trip” to El Porvenir this morning.  Our visit to the school – and this will surprise no one who’s been here – turned into the inevitable impromptu soccer game.  From there…

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