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Emptying

May 15, 2015 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

In Philippians 2:7 it says that when Jesus came to earth he "emptied himself by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” This sounds a little like he had to renounce some of his divine qualities. But what Paul had in mind is not the laying aside of divine powers and… Read More

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Turning The Page

January 20, 2015 | by: Gospel Family | 0 comments

(This blog post is from Gospel Family Ministries. You can visit their website at www.gospelfamily.org.) School has started back up, and so has the go, go, go ofeveryday life. With our incredibly rushed lives comesdistraction. We are so distracted that we can’t see orperceive what God is doing… Read More

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Lottie Moon Week of Prayer Day 8

December 7, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Day 8: Planting seeds for planting churches Today, Lily Llambes helps others embrace the true God. But at 25, she grappled with where to place her faith when she was invited into Santeria, whose practices are similar to voodoo. Instead, she became a Christian. For nearly a decade, she and her husb… Read More

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Lottie Moon Week of Prayer Day 7

December 6, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Day 7: Scripture planting is key When IMB missionaries Jon Gerwig* and Bradford Wotzke* moved to East Asia with their families in 2004 to share the Gospel with the Iron Peas,* the minority people group of more than 3 million had no known churches and only a handful of believers. The Iron Pea peopl… Read More

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Lottie Moon Week of Prayer Day 6

December 5, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Day 6: Music makes relationships Good values weren’t enough for Linda Hamfors of Stockholm, Sweden. Linda, who grew up in an atheist family, believed Jesus was “a really amazing guy” and learned values from her parents like forgiveness, acceptance and love. But good values couldn… Read More

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Lottie Moon Week of Prayer Day 5

December 4, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Day 5: A new wave of church planters For Mitch Englehart,* it’s a beautiful sight that’s taking place in some very dirty water. The South Carolina native watches from the bank of a stagnant canal as six new believers are baptized outside a village in South Asia. Dhanwan is one of them. … Read More

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Lottie Moon Week of Prayer Day 4

December 3, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Day 4: A risk worth takingMoving a family to South Sudan, a war ground made up of daily turmoil and strife, has been a major risk, even to the point that IMB missionary Robert Lane calls in several times a day to assure his supervisor his family is still alive. Robert sees it as a risk worth taking… Read More

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Lottie Moon Week of Prayer Day 3

December 2, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Day 3: Pregnant women become catalysts Women in various stages of pregnancy or post-pregnancy surround IMB missionary Nancy Potter* and some Southeast Asian health workers. They chat excitedly about the discipleship and training classes the day before, while waiting for their weekly health class. … Read More

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Week of Prayer - Day 2

December 1, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Day 2: Churches share the task Mike and Heather McAfee have plans for putting wings on their vision to reach Abidjan with the Gospel. This sprawling West African city, getting on its feet again after a decade of war and turmoil, is not an easy fix. As the economic capital of Ivory Coast, more than… Read More

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Our final day in the village...

October 19, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

"Here in this warn and weary land, where many a dream has died. Like a tree planted by the water, we never will run dry. So living water flowing through, God we thirst for more of You. Fill our hearts and flood our souls with one desire" --Thrive by Casting Crowns This song has been our anthem this… Read More

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It's a good morning!

October 16, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

Some pictures from the last few days! ays...… Read More

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Worshiping God in this moment...

October 15, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

As I sit at the compound this afternoon reflecting on the day we have had, listening to the rain drip off the roof and the quietness that surrounds us here. It is peaceful, the birds make different sounds than what we are accustomed to and the trees and plants look different also. It is a foreign la… Read More

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So it was quiet last night just before 10pm our time, and most of the team were sound asleep in their beds after a long day of working in the village. But then suddenly I felt like I was on a cruise ship and figured Lori, in the bunk above me, was just turning over until Danielle in the bed beside m… Read More

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Nicaragua day 2

October 13, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

***I have tried and tried to upload pictures, but it is not letting me tonight, I will do my best to upload some tomorrow night**   Greetings from Nicaragua! Yesterday, around noon a team of nineteen men and women arrived safely to Managua. At the airport we said our good-byes to the other t… Read More

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Almost time to go...

October 10, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

  It is amazing how quickly the last six months have flown by. It seems like yesterday, that we were having our first orginaztional meeting for this year's mission trip. It seemed so far off at the time. We had pleanty of time to fund raise, organize and make arrangements at home while we are … Read More

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The faces of those without clean water...

September 21, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

For the last week you have partnered with the 2014 Nicaragua Mission team to "Drink water to give water!" Thank you for being a part of this challenge. Here are a few faces that until last year, lacked clean water... Aren't they beautiful? It is so amazing how these sweet children… Read More

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H2O Project- Why we go Day 6

September 20, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

For our last day of our H2O Project we will hear from the lasts addition to our team. An addition that we always knew was a part of the team, just the last one to formally jump on board to go again this year. Matt Franks, in this truly heartfelt story, tells more about him and how Christ has changed… Read More

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H2O Project- Why we go day 5

September 19, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

During this very special week of The H2O Project, we are going to have an opportunity to hear a few stories of the ones who have gone to Nicaragua and those who are going for their first time. These stories are from the team member in their own words. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have and that… Read More

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H2O Project- Why we go day 4

September 18, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

During this very special week of The H2O Project, we are going to have an opportunity to hear a few stories of the ones who have gone to Nicaragua and those who are going for their first time. These stories are from the team member in their own words. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have and that… Read More

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H2O Project- why we go day 3

September 17, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

During this very special week of The H2O Project, we are going to have an opportunity to hear a few stories of the ones who have gone to Nicaragua and those who are going for their first time. These stories are from the team member in their own words. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have and that… Read More

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H2O Project- Why we go day 2

September 16, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

During this very special week of The H2O Project, we are going to have an opportunity to hear a few stories of the ones who have gone to Nicaragua and those who are going for their first time. These stories are from the team member in their own words. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have and that… Read More

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H2O project- Why we go Day 1

September 15, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

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H20 Project- Drink water to give water

September 14, 2014 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

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Ephesians 2:10

July 29, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." We know that the apostle Paul was adamant that we are not saved by our works but by grace, a free gift from God. Even in verse 9, right before this … Read More

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Free 31 Day Family Devotional

June 21, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 1 comments

A Gospel Family Ministries resource, equipping families to lead in Family Devotions by investing the next 31 days praying Scripture over and with their families. This family devotion will walk families through prayers straight from the Bible and help them pray this Scripture for their homes. These 3… Read More

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Thankful for Laundry & Sleepless Nights

March 20, 2014 | by: Brooke Williams | 0 comments

Today I am thankful. Thankful for never-ending piles of clothes to be washed, dried, and folded for my 2 precious ones who are alive to wear them. Thankful for my exhaustion today because it means I had a little boy crawl into my bed last night. Thankful for my daughter’s extensive project … Read More

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Growing, Sharing, Serving

February 6, 2014 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

One of the most important aspects of a missional community is that it is in balance. Different leaders use different terms to talk about this balance. Mike Breen and the 3DM guys say UP, OUT, IN. Hugh Halter says Communion, Mission, Community. At Heritage Community Church, we say Growing, Sharing, S… Read More

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The well is complete!

November 14, 2013 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

Today was an amazing day! We began the day with a beautiful morning. The sun was shining so brightly and we were so thankful for this day. After stopping to pick up two awesome pinatas in Grenada we headed to the village. The people of the Rio Medina were so excited to see us drive up. This just war… Read More

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it's a beautiful day!

November 14, 2013 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

It's a beauftiful day here this morning in Nicaragua. Coffee is brewing, the sun is rising and the anticipation of the completion of the well is so strong  in the house. We are so excited and so ready to get to the village this morning and see the people and complete this project. Last night I … Read More

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Day 3: We have water!

November 13, 2013 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

Due to internet issues or website issues.... this post had to be cut short... I will do my best and post more in the morning... sorry. Today was an amazing day in Rio de Medina, as the well is near completion! Today the well team was successful in placing the pipe and flushing the well! It really w… Read More

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Day 2 in pictures

November 12, 2013 | by: Hannah McClain | 1 comments

As we are tired tonight here is our day in picures. This the team of oxen/bulls that brings in the water. The well site with the villagers watching the progress. Dina sharing pictures of her family with the girls. Our afternoon class with the children. Matt showing his mad jumping ski… Read More

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Our first Full day here

November 11, 2013 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

  Our first full day here in Managua is coming to a close. Our morning started out this morning with devotions at 630am, followed by breakfast and then out to the village by 8. The ride in the van to the village took about an hour. On the road to the village we passed many motorcycles, horse… Read More

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Team two has arrived in Nicaragua

November 10, 2013 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

After a very early wake up call, our team headed out for our journey. It is a journey that will be amazingly life changing for us all. When we were briefed this afternoon by the team here in Granada, Jorge told us that the one tragic thing that could come out of this trip is that we would go home th… Read More

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And the first team has started their journey!

November 8, 2013 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

The first team to head to Nicaragua from HCC, left this morning! Sidney and Marty started out their adventure bright and early today! They are headed for quite an adventure that will take them to very remote parts of Nicaragua looking for a specific unreached people group. Please pray for their trav… Read More

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Packing our bags and getting ready!

November 6, 2013 | by: Hannah McClain | 0 comments

Is it really Wednesday? Really? In t-minus 3 days, 20hrs and 9 minutes(give or take)I will have the honor and privilege to travel to Nicaragua with ten other amazing humans to help fulfill the great commission and spread the gospel. Our team has been meeting together, praying for each other, praying… Read More

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Fall is here!

October 2, 2013 | by: Brian Williams | 0 comments

Don't you love this time of year?!?  I do!  Secretly I wish it would get cooler here but I won't complain... One of the reasons I love Fall is for all the memories we make as families during this time of year.  Football, cooler weather, raking leaves and then jumping all in them, Hall… Read More

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