Global Notes

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in From Dan, Global Notes, Trips | 0 comments

The International Conference on Missions (ICOM) is Nov 17-20, this year in Lexington, KY. This is one of the best mission conferences because of its broad appeal to the national church and international missions. Several Connection Pointe members have plans to attend; for those coming, please let Teresa or I know so we can arrange to all meet over coffee or a meal. Our church is registered, so there is no cost to you, but you do need to register individually. Follow the link to church...

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Guatemala Team Off to a Good Start

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Guatemala, Trips | 0 comments

Day 1 of VBS and Sports Camp in Los Verdes, Guatemala Today was our first day to really interact with the children at the learning center in Los Verdes.  In the morning, the younger children (pre-school age) piled out of the school bus or walked along the road up a steep hill to the learning center. As they came past the gate, they flooded towards us for big hugs. They know their friends from Indiana bring fun and excitement and they usually can’t wait to see us. Today’s morning VBS was a hit....

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Part Two: Relationships Turn Into Friendships

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Kenya, Maasai, Sponsorship, Trips | 0 comments

Whether the Nairobi team or the Massai team, relationships formed in the past or during this trip continue to grow. Amy Steffy’s Story… Friday, the Massai team traveled to the village that Teresia is from. Since her school had just started a mid-term break, both Teresia and Selina were able to accompany the team out to Teresia’s village. John Keshe, his wife Paris and their two youngest children also went with the team. As the team cars were loading up, all four girls climbed into...

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Part One: Relationships Turn Into Friendships

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Kenya, Trips | 0 comments

Whether the Nairobi team or the Massai team, relationships formed in the past or during this trip continue to grow. Kelsey Stuckwisch’s Story… On Tuesday afternoon, select Medoya students lined the tiny hallways leading towards the administration office. As the CPCC team waited in the room next door for our sponsored child’s name to be read, there was a certain child who kept peeking in the doorway without losing her spot in line. The look of joy and anticipation filled her...

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Touching Lives Forever

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Guatemala, Trips | 0 comments

-Angela Baker Guatemala Trip Team Member 1 Peter 4:10  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Some say that to teach is to touch a life forever, and nowhere is this more evident than at The Learning Center in Los Verdes. Through these past couple days we’ve witnessed how the teachers at the Learning Center are the foundation for the tremendous work being done, and most importantly in pouring out God’s love to these...

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What motivates them?

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Madagascar, Nosy Mitsio, Trips | 0 comments

-Chuck Rapp Life on Nosy Mitsio has many challenges. Here’s my Top Ten list. 10.  Outhouse and bucket showers 9.  Poor nutrition and strange foods 8.  Very little electricity (solar) and no AC 7.  400 square foot home 6.  Lots of dirt 5.  Missions study and homework 4.  Remote location 3.  Very difficult travel 2.  New language 1.  Constant flow of village visitors and little privacy What motivates a family to take on these challenges? I heard the answer to this question during the team...

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