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Agua Viva Serves – Akins Team, Part 2

The work in Los Chiles continues.  In the morning, the team helps teach English to young adults at the English-speaking school.  In the afternoon, the group split up – some put in water meters and the rest helped out with the VBS for the children in the community.  We close out each day with devotions. […]

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First Costa Rica Mission Team of 2016 arrives in Los Chiles!

The Kent Akins team left Saturday morning for Los Chiles, Costa Rica for a week of serving with Auga Viva Serves.  They hit the ground running on Sunday.  They skyped with the Promiseland Children back home at FUMCWP, attended a beautiful church service and led the community’s children in small groups, took a tour of […]

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Thank You Promiseland!

In Promiseland on Sunday, the kids made 200 hygiene kits for the refugees that are stranded in Los Chiles, Costa Rica. The kids packed the bags with a washcloth, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste. They also put in cards that said “Know that you are loved!” on the front. Each card was also personalized by the […]

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Welcome Home Mission Teams

We welcome home three returning mission teams today and celebrate their service: The Rebuilding Hope team led by Steve Schaal worked on building accessibility ramps, installing water lines and plumbing fixtures, and painting in Dalton, GA.  The Impact Singers served and sang their way to Key West and back at places like senior centers, botanical […]

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#PrayForOrlando

I am shocked and angered and deeply saddened by the horrific shootings yesterday morning.  As each hour passes, my heart grows heavier for the victims and their families.  And with each news update there is a growing urgency to heal a world that would allow for such evil.  There will be a time for advocacy […]

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Impact Singers Singing and Serving

Impact Singers will be singing and serving throughout Florida from June 11 through June 16. We are excited to share God’s love throughout our state, and will be singing and serving at the following locations during the tour: The Source Coral Gables United Methodist Church St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen Samuel’s House Mallory Square Sunset Celebration […]

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Panua – Post #6

From Pastor David~ We have had a tremendous week in Naivasha!  Kenya is a beautiful country with warm and friendly people.  The Panua staff has welcomed us with open arms and has made sure that we have been immersed in their ministry each day.  Truly Panua brings hope! One of the most powerful images of this […]

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Panua – Post #5

Good evening from Naivasha, Kenya!  Pastor David’s blog post will be coming first thing in the morning, so in the meantime, we thought we’d share God’s beautiful sunset from across the world.

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Panua – Post #4

Greetings from Kenya! Today is the third day in our journey to give our Pastors David Miller, Scott Smith, and Roy Terry a glimpse of Panua; the OVC (youth of Panua), the neighborhoods they live in, the groups that they now call their families, and the businesses they are doing to make a sustainable life […]

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Panua – Post #3

Karagita.  A sprawling slum of over 800,000 just on the outskirts of Naviasha.  2 ½ years ago I had an opportunity to see how the selection process works when the potential youth are brought together to meet for the first time and each were asked to tell their story.  Florence (our social worker) was embarking […]

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