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Holy Week Services

by Erin Stringer

Holy Week Services 2015 Good Friday [April 3]: Good Friday lands on Passover this year so we will be celebrating with an all-church Passover meal!  On site tickets are sold out but you can still register to join us via the LIVE feed.  For more information on how to register, click…

Posted in: General, Worship Arts Ministry

Things You Should Know - An Email to Myself

by Marilyn Miller

I went totally numb and couldn't process the words he said to me.  It was two days before Thanksgiving in 1995 when my doctor gently told me that tests showed the baby I was carrying would be born with Down syndrome. After that, the conversation was a blur as I struggled to keep my…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

Israel Trip - Day 10

by Erin Stringer

Today we crossed the border into Jordan for a once in a lifetime visit to Petra.  Petra does not have much biblical significance but this site is still a huge WOW.  The Treasury building is the most iconic building, well-known to Indiana Jones fans.  It was a long day -- including 4…

Posted in: General, Educational Trips, Israel 2015

Israel Trip - Day 9

by Erin Stringer

We said farewell to Jerusalem this morning and headed south towards Eilat near the Red Sea.  On our way we stopped in En Gedi (where David took refuge after being plotted against and pursued by King Saul) and hiked a beautiful path through the desert cliffs back to two different waterfalls.…

Posted in: General, Educational Trips, Israel 2015

Israel Trip - Day 8

by Erin Stringer

Today was our last day in Jerusalem and a free day. Most of the group walked the city walls in the morning and then spent the afternoon in the Old City. A few made the short trip into Bethlehem. It is safe to say we will all miss Jerusalem!

Posted in: General, Educational Trips, Israel 2015

Haiti Construction Team 2015: Day #7—Les Cayes Market and Travel to Port-au-Prince

by Mission Team Member

As Dave mentioned in the last enstallment, it was bittersweet ending our time at the Ranch.  Today we spent the morning hitting some places that help us to understand the community better.  First we stopped by a local souvenir shop.  From there we went over a couple of blocks to the…

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Israel Trip - Day 7

by Erin Stringer

For most, yesterday will be the highlight of the entire trip as we spent the day walking the last week of Christ. We began on the Mount of Olives and ended the day at the Garden tomb where we took communion together. It is a tough day in so many ways — walking where Jesus walked and…

Posted in: General, Educational Trips, Israel 2015

Haiti Construction Team 2015: Day #6—Construction at the Ranch

by Mission Team Member

Wow! As an entire team, we cannot believe that we have completed day #6 working at the ranch. The week has gone by all too quickly, but we feel as though we have helped advance the LSM mission in Haiti. Today was our last day at the ranch, always one of the most bittersweet times of any trip to…

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Israel Trip - Day 6

by Erin Stringer

From region to region, day to day and even hour to hour we have experienced a wide range of temperatures.  In Jerusalem it is colder than most parts of Israel and after a drizzly day yesterday, we were unsure what the weather had in store for us today.  But the sun was brilliant and the…

Posted in: General, Educational Trips, Israel 2015

Israel Trip - Day 5

by Erin Stringer

Today was filled with remarkable experiences!  We unexpectedly were able to start the morning on Temple Mount.  Due to obvious ongoing tensions, most groups do not get the opportunity to go onto the Temple Mount.  Today, however, it was open to us and we spent the better part of the…

Posted in: General, Educational Trips, Israel 2015