WORSHIP SCHEDULE: SUNDAY @ 8:30, 9:45, 11:00am
children at Haiti Vacation Bible School

Days 1 and 2 of “The best camp ever”!

 We have had an amazing start to camp! Fet Bondye Bò Lanmè (Party by the sea) is underway in Jacmel! The camp is comprised of over 250 children, over 50 Haitian leaders and 54 U.S. leaders. We are serving side by side  to provide the best camp experience possible.  The eight HELP...
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Worthy

While I have many stories to tell about my work with the schools in Tanzania, this one teaches us about trusting in God and believing in ourselves. Kidia Secondary School is a poor school run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Tanzania. The Kidia Lutheran Church, with three huge...
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2016 Ski Retreat: So much more than a ski trip!

Leader Reflections The highlight of Sheridan’s Spring Break ski retreat for me was the community that was built. Youth with wide age differences partnering up on the ski slopes to encourage each other and enjoy each other’s company. Sheridan families who didn’t know each other...
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Mission Blog: Honoring Angela de Jesús   

Today was a day of remembrance for the family at our work site. Three years ago on March 10th Carlos, Elison and Katy lost their mother due to a brain aneurysm. Silvia, Carlos’ girlfriend shared this detail with us in a conversation earlier in the week. She also shared that...
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Tanzania Group Update: Children

Believing you have witnessed the poorest of the poor, around the corner you discover you haven’t seen it all. Today we visited one of our sister congregations, Karansi Lutheran Church & Nuru English Primary School and realized how grateful children living in extreme...
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2015 National Youth Gathering

Every three years the ELCA holds the ELCA Youth Gathering. This year the gathering was in Detroit. Sheridan sent seven people to the Gathering this year. Without the support of the congregation we would not have been able to attend. We are so thankful that we got to have this...
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El Salvador 2015-Home “ownership.”

Jerry Fricke and I have made a pretty good team. Our work has been consistent all week. We have been digging a two-stage septic system. In essence, we’re digging a couple of pretty deep holes. One is about four feet wide and will go, upon completion, to about 18 feet! The...
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Work Day 2: El Salvador 2015

As this trip being my first mission trip ever, I had no clue what to expect. I am participating with both of my parents and my older sister. The first day working at my house site was very quiet, no one really talked and we only worked. Today was a completely different story,...
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El Salvador 2015-First work day

Monday was our first day working with the people here to help build homes. Our group of 24 from Sheridan was split into four groups. Two groups were working on homes. One group was digging holes for wastewater and one group moved about 600 bricks. The group that moved the bricks...
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Camp “Up, In, Out”

The heart of Camp Up, In & Out We reach up in our relationship with God. We reach in to discern where God is calling us. We reach out to serve God by serving others. It only lasted five days, but the impact will go on and on. Every day for a week 20 youth and four adults...
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Eye Clinics in Jacmel

The second day of eye clinics have been completed. Yesterday we were at Lekol Sen Trinite, a primary school at the Trinity House. Sheridan has members who sponsor students at this school. Our family sponsors Kimberley Pierre, however, because of Carnival, school was out so I was...
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