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Little Splash Overs

by Marilyn Miller

"Suffering is like little splash overs of hell. Tiny little splash overs of hell that gives you an appreciation of the ultimate hell from which Christ has rescued you." That's how Joni Eareckson Tada described the suffering she endured as she reflected back to when she underwent chemotherapy…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

A REACH REPORT—God at work in the Middle East

by Mission Team Member

In the last Perspectives class held at ECC speaker after speaker shared with us stories of what God is doing in the lives of Muslims in the Middle East--totally different from all that we see in the news.  These stories remind one of God's strange strategy given to Joshua in order to take…

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A REACH REPORT—Datemas’ prayer list

by Mission Team Member

ECC Pray-ers: below is the monthly prayer list from Dave/Cathie Datema.  Thanks for taking their needs before the Father.   Specific things to pray for: - For Dave to have wisdom and perseverance in his leadership role. - For the collaboration vision (many ministries working…

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Destiny Rescue Helps Girls for Life: Thailand Update from Sara Ward

by Sam Ward

This week we had the chance to visit and work at several places where the girls are taught job skills and given employment: Destiny Rescue jewelry production Destiny Rescue Cafe Destiny Rescue Hair Salon These businesses give the girls the chance to have employment, steady income, and job…

Posted in: General, Missions, Thailand Trip 2014

Working at the Rescue Home: Thailand Update from Sara Ward

by Sam Ward

Our days are filled with work and meeting people and so much to accomplish with so little time to actually sit down and write. At the end of the day, I collapse into bed, sweaty and hot, my feet aching and blistered. Bangkok is the hottest city in the world and now I know why. We drink gallons…

Posted in: General, Missions, Thailand Trip 2014

Day #5—Nicaragua Men’s Trip 2014

by Mission Team Member

Went to El porvenir yesterday to lay block for latreens of our efforts. This work day was enjoyable. It was less intense. As we worked we had chances to make new friends with the children and community leaders. Mario, the contractor, was pleased with the results . At least he said he was. Lol…

Posted in: General, Missions, Nicaragua Men's Trip 2014

We made it!:  Thailand Update from Sara Ward

by Sam Ward

From Chicago to Tokyo, Tokyo to Bangkok, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, we are finally here at Destiny Rescue! It has been a very long journey with major sleep adjustments. We are 11 hours ahead of the US, so the jet lag is leaving us weary, which was why today was all about adjustments. Some good and…

Posted in: General, Missions, Thailand Trip 2014

Day #3—Nicaragua Men’s Trip 2014

by Mission Team Member

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 God is with you wherever you go. Not only does God travel with us, but He goes ahead of us all and follows behind after…

Posted in: General, Missions, Nicaragua Men's Trip 2014

Day #2—Nicaragua Men’s Trip 2014

by Mission Team Member

Today, Saturday, our ECC team headed into El Porvenir.  We were warmly greeted by community leaders and many happy children.  After a period of introductions and discussion we rolled up our (short) sleeves and 'chipped in' helping with the current work project. We chipped away…

Posted in: General, Missions, Nicaragua Men's Trip 2014

A REACH REPORT—Woo-hoo for A Hope Center

by Mission Team Member

Strides of Hope Thanks to you, we've reached 115% of our goal! We now have pledges and donations totaling 78,500 dollars! Over 300 people joined us at Shoaff Park, walking the 1.8 mile course, enjoying an IHOP Pancake breakfast, and having fun at KidsZone. Your support of A Hope Center…

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