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Food for the Hungry Announcement
Food for the Hungry Announcement by Erin Stringer

2017 sees us celebrating seven years in partnership through FH with the people of El Porvenir, Torrencio, and Ameya.  We will now begin to wind down this relationship to say goodbye in 2018.  You may ask, “why”?  First, we have always planned to remove ourselves to prevent creating…

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Thailand Team Update
Thailand Team Update by Guest Blogger

After 25+ hours of travel, the team arrived in Chiang Mai eager to get some rest so we could begin the week ahead.  The team awoke to a lovely break in the heat in Chiang Mai, a comfortable 85 with a slight breeze. We spent the morning taking a tour of the print shop operation. They were in…

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REACH Trips 2016 by Erin Stringer

REACH 2016 Trips Interested in participating on a mission trip this coming year?  Send inquiries and interest to the trip leaders below.   April 2-8: Holly Hill UB, Florida (Brian Kramer) April 23-30: Food for the Hungry, Nicaragua, Women (Deb Quilhot, Kim Fish) full April…

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5 Ways to Pray for Persecuted Christians by Sam Ward

This morning, I had a breakfast meeting with a friend.  We talked about our lives at work, as husbands and as fathers.  We also talked about what God was doing in our lives.  There is stress that we are dealing with and we want to be present with our families while doing our best work. …

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Relying on Peer Pressure by Guest Blogger

Peer pressure is real. It is an especially significant force for young people trying to navigate the challenges of adolescence. However it is not something to be feared. In fact, as youth workers we need to press in on the fact that students hold such sway in the decisions their friends…

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Support through Supplies by Erin Stringer

Help us shower the kids of LME with school supplies!  Here is a list of supplies needed by grade.  You can buy all or just some of the supplies listed.  Principal Jenny has asked specifically for small to medium sized backpacks with basic supplies.  Drop off your backpack to the ECC front…

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Notes from Nicaragua by Sam Ward

It's been a week since we left for Nicaragua.  And still, I can see the smiles on the faces of children, the smoking volcano, the tile roofs and the cardboard/plastic shacks that flashed by the bus windows as we drove. As I reflect, I wanted to share my notes from Nicaragua... June 28,…

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Why This Man Left His Job by Erin Stringer

We leave jobs all the time.  Life happens, things change and we change accordingly.  But it is not everyday you meet a man who leaves a good job -- a rewarding and satisfying job -- to embark into the unknown.  Meet Kirk Falconer, the new CEO of Destiny Rescue (USA).  He is one such man…

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REACH Moment: Glunts by Erin Stringer

Two weekends ago we brought Brian and Rachel Glunt up on stage so we could pray with them as they prepare to serve as full-time missionaries in Thailand.  Here is more about their story and this monumental life change. Wow, Thailand!  How did you first get connected with Thailand and…

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Haiti Construction Team 2015: Day #5—Construction at the Ranch by Mission Team Member

Today started early - breakfast at 6, on the road by 6:30 so that we can participate in devotions with the guys at the ranch.  The trip to the ranch is always amazing.  The guest house is about 4 miles from the ranch, as the crow flies, but it takes about 30 minutes to get there.  The…

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