Sunday, July 27, 2008
Hispanic Ministry Training
Sundays, September 21 - October 19
5:00 P. M. - 6:30 P.M.
Facilitated by Rev. Scott Parrish
1. “Where are We & Where Does God Need us to Be?”
2. “Hispanic Community and the Role of the Church”
3. “Hispanic Context in the U.S.: Challenges and Opportunities”
4. “Hispanic Community and Missional Strategy”
5. “Where is God Leading us from Here?”
Contact Trinity On The Hill UMC @ 706-738-8822 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Saturday, July 26, 2008
An interesting broad view of Cuba may be found in a current news report of the challenges and potential for change at http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-cuba-castro-revolution.html
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Enjoy the summer and all the great happenings of it,
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The eyeglass clinic is always a phenomenal success when we do these mission projects. Imagine people who've NEVER had access or ability to have their vision checked or to receive glasses. The results and the joy is immediate! Many people in their 50's, 60's, 70's, and older have struggled with the daily tasks for years and accepted their situation. Many children of these poor families who live a subsistence lifestyle struggle with little hope of acquiring a luxury like a pair of glasses. Imagine suddenly being able to read, or thread a needle, or see a face at a distance. The results are immediate and profound. A small everyday miracle for us perhaps, though for much of the world it is a transformational moment when someone receives a pair of glasses.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I leave this morning at 6 AM with a team headed to New Orleans to do Hurricane Katrina relief work. Yeh, I know it's been awhile, but the work still continues.
I'd signed up since I'd heard the guys would be working inside. After all, who would want to be on a roof in New Orleans in July. Guess what?! A few of us, including me I'm afraid, have been volunteered to help some teenagers from TN do roof repairs.
Shift gears, keep taking the malaria medicine, and now eat gumbo in a different locale!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
We enjoyed having a mixed group of ages on this recent mission experience. That really is the best way to do it! We had teenagers, young adults, and adults of all stages. Part of the children's ministry had teenage workers, and they gave the energy and enthusiasm which adults would loose by mid afternoon in the African sun! Check out Luke dancing with a little girl named Blessing. Note the music is missing, & the sound was so distorted with so many other voices that I muted it as it detracted from the beauty of the video. Just imagine the music and put yourself in the shoes of one dancing with Blessing.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
At end of the Tuesday med clinic when we ran out of time to see everyone in line we gave out worm pills and vitamins or aspirin. Check out the previous posts to get an idea of how large the crowd had been ALL day. Add the noise level. Include English, French, and a couple of ethnic/tribal dialects like Ewe & Mina but multiply times 200. For me this video offers a strange contrast with Michael James playing keyboard and singing in background as the large crowd receives a "parting gift."