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Nicaragua Family Trip: Day #6 by Anna Edgar

Today was check out day from the hotel.  This meant that this would be our last day in the village.  Bags were secured to the top of the bus and away we went.  We turned down a road that we had never been on during our adventures, only to discover that we were on way to the village of…

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Nicaragua Family Trip: Day #5 by Anna Edgar

Well...it's official - Jennifer Bennett found out today in El Porvenir that her family lied to her and that she was really adopted from Nicaragua!!  While planting a tree at one family's house, the mother there first told us that she was very grateful that the people from Emmanuel visit…

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NIcaragua Family Trip: Day #4 by Anna Edgar

Today was yet again, another day filled with great joy, love, and friendship!  Our morning today was a continuation of yesterday’s.  We walked through the community of El Porvenir to plant lemon trees for more families.  The families were asked to think about where they would like their…

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Nicaragua Family Trip: Day #3 by Anna Edgar

Day 3 ~ our first day in the community of El Porvenir was full of rich blessings!   We were greeted by smiles, waves and warm faces filled with joy.  One of our goals of the day was to plant lemon trees which when grown will provide juice for cooking, shade and may be used for medicines.…

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Nicaragua Family Trip: Day #2 by Anna Edgar

We've had two full days together already.  To summarize our experience so far, many have chosen to use the word "interesting".   We left ECC on Saturday morning at 6am and drove to Chicago to catch our first flight.  Unfortunately, that first flight ended up being delayed which caused…

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Prayer: Is Not Convincing God by Sam Ward

This week, I want to address the basic idea that prayer is not convincing God.  I was thinking about this as I drove to work this morning.  It hadn’t been an easy morning because someone who is 6 years old and shall remain nameless didn’t get enough sleep.  In the midst of the tears and…

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Prayer: Our Power Source by Sam Ward

We just experienced huge power outages across the midwest and east coast.  Powerful storms knocked out power lines and we lost our electricity for 4 days while others waited even longer.  Extension cords were draped through our house connecting our freezers to the borrowed generator.  Air…

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Prayer: The Conflict Is Real by Sam Ward

We’ve been learning more about prayer in our devos during music practice on Tuesday nights.  And we’ve been learning by doing more than by talking.  I think prayer is much like the arts in that you can talk about it until you’re blue in the face, but you can’t say that you know much about…

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Men’s Haiti Trip: Day 6—Final Construction Day by Erin Stringer

Today was our final day of construction. We had a long ways to go and without the option of staying longer we had to make sure everything was standing solid before we left. Our day started early like every other day with some really big pancakes to get us started. Then off to the ranch.…

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Men’s Haiti Trip: Day 5—Construction Part Three by Erin Stringer

Another beautiful day in Haiti, it started out with another good breakfast and then off to the construction site. Today we finished putting the rafters up and made a lot of headway. We also got the full tour of the Loving Shepherd ranch, it was very neat to see some of the different…

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