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“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…

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“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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2014 July Nicaragua Family Team Day #3

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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2014 July Nicaragua Family Team Day #3

by Mission Team Member

A banner hung above the gate, "Bienvenidos y bienvenidas Iglesia Emanuel", Welcome Emmanuel Church. The excitement of the community on our arrival to Terencio was more than I had expected. A talented drum line accompanied us in and we were led to seats to start the ribbon cutting ceremony for the…

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When life takes us through the mud

by Sara Ward

Sara Ward, wife to worship pastor Sam Ward, recently returned from the ECC trip to England and Scotland.  She writes a blog called Poets and Saints, sharing stories of beauty and grace through hard days. It was by accident that we found the old stone bridge arching over the…

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High School Mission Trip Day #5

by Mission Team Member

Good Evening families and friends, we are settling down for the night and have had a pretty busy day. Serving group 1 went to the day camp this morning and then went to Seabury in the afternoon which is an organization that specializes in doing yardwork and housework for the elderly so that they…

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