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Two Cultures - One Goal! A Navajo Mission Trip

Sometime its easy to overlook various cultural differences evident within the borders of our own country. The Native American Indians possess a rich and intriguing history that is quite diverse from ours. Yet, taking the time to listen and learn from our Indian neighbors, will most certainly enlarge one's appreciation for this often forgotten people.

Moving On to the Next Race-Thank You Don Schreier

Yesterday I was chatting with a friend who works for a NASCAR race team. We were talking about his job for the team. During a race he’s monitoring track temperatures, tire pressure, track bar adjustments, and other driver’s pit stops. I’ve been out there with him in the pits. He and I know that his car is set up better than Carl Edwards, and yet Carl wins?

“Regardless of how well a car is set up, it really comes down to the driver,” my friend says.

I was thinking of my life in relationship to a “well set up” NASCAR car and came across this:

Missions Trips: The Importance of Preparing Your Team

What if you knew that missions trips fit in to the global, grandest part of the growth of your church? What if your next missions trips laid the groundwork for the message you wanted to communicate?

Jamaica Mission Trips: Hard Work and Celebration

The Jamaica mission trip last week started with 61 college age and high school students answering the question, "What do you want?" and ended with a celebration with all of us jumping in a swimming pool (in clothes not swimsuits) to the tunes of a steel drum band!

‘A new way’ for Haiti Johnstown Donors brighten future for Orphans

Samuel Masadieu is a quiet little boy who doesn’t speak English, so it’s hard to know what the Haitian orphan thinks.

But when he giggles, holds Rich Rohde’s hand, or runs his fingers through his hair, it’s clear to Rohde that the boy doesn’t think of him as just a white man with money from some far away place called Johnstown, Pa.

Rohde gravitates toward Samuel, who fades into the background among the many children who arrived at the northern Haiti orphanage months after January’s earthquake left them alone in streets of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

Fouad Masri, Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor Seminar

Saturday, January 15, 6:00-7:30 pm and Sunday, January 16, 6:00-7:30 pm Belmont Church in Nashville in welcoming Mr. Fouad Masri, the Lebanese-born founder of The Crescent Project. This lively, interactive seminar will help you better understand and love Muslims in your community.

According to Belmont, "This is not something to invite our Muslim friends to, because it will be “shop-talk” as an experienced “mentor” is going to train a bunch of us “learners.”"

Ya Mon a Jamaica Mission Trip in January

Jamaica Mission Trips with Mission Discovery: Teams from Arkansas, Texas and Illinois left yesterday for home having completed yet another step in the expansion of the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf (JCSD). JCSD is nestled in the back country of Jamaica about 45 minutes from Montego Bay. There 37 deaf students not only go to school but are residents.

Year 20 Day 1 Good Start to the Mission Trip in Jamaica

This is what the pilots see on approach to Montego Bay International Sangster Airport.

Good arrival day here in Montego Bay. I'm more struck by the genuine kindness of the people here today than ever before. I had a nice chat with a taxi driver in the airport while we were waiting for Michael Kneff to pick us up. When people ask me about working here over the last years I'm always amazed by the response from Jamaicans when I say I worked in Salt Springs. Their eyebrows go up and they let out a shrill, like maybe I shouldn't ever go there again.

Mission Trip Impact: Montego Bay, Jamaica

This week a group of 61 is here in Montego Bay, Jamaica working at the Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf. This is my 22nd year to come here. I began here in 1989 with an organization called World Servants. I traveled with Tim Gibson, who I think had as much experience driving on the left side of the road as I did, and that was none.

MISSION TRIP IMPACT: Harry and Bobbie Bisher Arrive in Swaziland

UPDATE BULEMBU, SWAZILAND-Mission trips impact: Bobbie Bisher's parents were missionaries in India, she was just a little girl, but the good memories of God's work lingered and she never lost her childhood passion to serve God in a foreign land. Her husband Harry, a carpenter/contractor by trade was waiting for God's call, so when he heard Maury Buchanan from Mission Discovery tell about the African town of Bulembu, Swaziland his heart leaped. Could God be calling him too?

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