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Habitat/Hawaii: Building a sense of Ohana

Ohana=Family Another word we’ve learned (and lived) in the past few days is ‘ohana’. In Hawaiian culture, there is a strong sense of ohana (family) which goes far beyond traditional blood relatives. In fact, in Hawaii elders of the community are often called “auntie” or “uncle”...
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Habitat for Humanity: Parity not Charity

Today marked the big day – we finally started the build! Our day began in the hotel conference room with the Sheridan crew proudly sporting our red, white and blue Thrivent shirts. We were greeted by the Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii Executive Director, Patrick Hurney,...
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Hawaii: A Pew with a View

Arriving on ‘The Big Island’ This Saturday marked the beginning of a new adventure for 10 of us from Sheridan – some experienced mission trip goers and the other half of us complete newbies. At about 3:30am our group huddled up in the wee, cold hours of the morning and...
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Pile of glove donations at Barnabas

Growth at Barnabas Community

In 2016, more than 2,000 households registered with Barnabas. Because families register through a head of household it’s difficult for us to track how many utilize the store every month. However, it’s safe to estimate that hundreds, if not thousands of people benefit from...
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Joy in a Shoebox

Last Saturday was a busy day for the Barnabas Community, and not just in the number of folks that came through our door. While there were many people, there was also a special energy, a liveliness in the community that day as hundreds of families with children waited with...
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Thankful in Tanzania

I was leery of taking this journey during Thanksgiving and leaving my family but God had a plan. So, thankful to God. Only, He can provide for us. Tom and I have begun the long journey back to the United States. The worship at Mudio this weekend was very meaningful. During the...
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The Pencil

It was early morning…on a beautiful day…our tenth year to take the road up Mount Kilimanjaro to Masama Girls High School.  This was always the most relaxing day of our two week Tanzania trips. Linda would again teach sewing and hand stitches to the girls.  I would get to wander...
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Haiti Scholarships Create Futures with Hope!

HTF‘s mission is to foster hope and sustainability with dignity. Our vision is that ALL may have life!  In Haiti, Haitian Timoun Foundation partners with St. Joseph Family, Tetkole, and CLM (Chemen Lavi Miyò, which means “Pathway to a Better Life”). These...
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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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Happy & Tired Conversations

This week has been unlike any other Habitat Global Village week we have experienced thus far. We worked hand in hand, side by side, building walls and trusses throughout the week. Someone counted, and there were more than 390 trusses built, 1,169 boards screwed in for the fence,...
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As Simple as Multumesc

One Word One word, well two words in English, is a way our team is bridging the language gap in a country where few-if any of our group-speak the language. Thank you-Multumesc in Romanian-is the first word and only word I know in Romanian, thanks to our waitress, Florida. But the...
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Haiti Mission Partnership – Facts To Know

HTF’s mission is to foster hope and sustainability with dignity.  Our vision is that ALL may have life! In 2009, an exploratory team from Sheridan traveled to Haiti to discover the partnerships that would form through The Haitian Timoun Foundation (Haiti Children’s...
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