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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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Men’s Haiti Trip: Day 4—Construction cont. by Erin Stringer

The day started off with an early breakfast of hot dogs and mango! What is better than hot dogs before 7 am? Things are really taking shape. We worked all day on the barn, a few of the Haitians were working alongside us. In the evening we had a visit from a local vendor come who sells…

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Men’s Haiti Trip: Day 3—Construction begins by Erin Stringer

Today we were on the Loving Shepherd ranch working on the pole barn which is where we will be for the remaining part of our stay. The pole barn is going to be used for storage, but more importantly, for occupation training and classrooms. The barn is 120 ft long and 32 ft wide. Although…

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Men’s Haiti Trip: Day 2—Les Cayes by Erin Stringer

Day 2 started off with a great breakfast and then off to church. Although it wasn't in English Jan kept us up to speed with the translation. It was a great service and some great worship and we had the joy of participating in the celebration of a new convert to the Kingdom of…

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Men’s Haiti Trip: Day 1 by Erin Stringer

Our first day was an incredible journey! We left for the airport in Fort Lauderdale at 3:30am and after a short flight delay we arrived in Haiti. Driving out of Port Au Prince was a shock to those of us who have not been to Haiti before. It took what seemed like hours to get out of the…

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