Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2013’

Update 5/31/13

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This last week and a half has been very exhausting and intense. We drove to a small village deep in the bush called Ugaraba May 18. We didn’t make it to the village and had to camp out next to a difficult river crossing. The next day we continued driving all day only about 20km because we got stuck in …

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Week 3 update from Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

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  GREETINGS FROM JOBURG!!!   We opened last week by ministering in surrounding primary (middle) and secondary (high) schools and ended that week by spending the day with an African church in a segment of a town named “Orange Farm.” All schools were public educational programs that were not allowed to preach or teach a dominant religion; meaning that all different …

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Love and Unity (John 13:35)

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"By this, they will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:35 !Hola! Team Guatemala 2 of Chichicastenango here! So far, our past few weeks have been a wonderful experience. The people of Guatemala have really made an impact with their love and care for us as a missions team. The team we were before this …

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Week 3 Updates


  Our 2-week trips have safely arrived back in the United States. Stay tuned for their amazing testimonies! Here are the weekly updates for the remaining 16 teams still out on the field. Please keep them all in your prayers. Thanks!   Brazil Amazon E-mail from Rachel – Monday May 27th Summary: As the week began, we packed up the boat …

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This past weekend was a busy weekend for our team! We were able to see the Forbidden City, Tinammen Square, The Great Wall, the Olympic Village, and we even got a little shopping in!! By Sunday night we realized that we missed the kids and we were ready to begin our week.

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Life in the Amazon!

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What a crazy and intense week! A group of seven young adults from Illinois joined our group at the guest house Sunday night, we met up, and then headed out on our first boat trip at 7 the next morning. The boat trip out to Paracari was very relaxing, we all had our own hammocks at the very top of …

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From “city” life, to village life

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Greetings! We got back from the village yesterday afternoon, very exhausted and very in love with the people we met. It's a very interesting transition going from what is one of the most developed cities in the country (which is not super developed in the eyes of us, Americans), to a village where there is no running water, bathroom, or …

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Updates From the Field

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Belize Friday, May 17th   E-mail from Jessie Summary: The past week has been great. We have accomplished so much. Visited and shared the gospel using songs, skits, and bible stories at 5 different schools with over 150 kids each. At each school we have ministered to 3 different age groups and have tailored messages and skits for each age group. …

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We are in Brazil!

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Summary After a long few days of flights, with two flight cancellations, a night in Miami, and a night in Rio. We didn’t get to Santarem until Wednesday afternoon, but in the past 4 days we drove out to the village Bom Sessego and worked on building the walls of a church there for 2 days. That first night we were …

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Haciendo los filtros

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This past week has been very busy for us on the Guat Squad. After completing our filter project in Tesoro, we moved to the town of San Andres Itzapa, where we made the actual containers for the filters. To make one  of these, we had to first get the forms set up. these forms were made of four sides and …

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