Update from the Missions Team in El Salvador

Day 3: Our first two days of work went really well. Everyone has been working together and getting to know each other better, both within our team and with the masons. We’ve moved a lot of dirt (many diggers at the bottom and Jim up top), sifted a lot of sand and made many...
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Youth Mission Trip to Nashville

July 9: Stopping for worship on the way to Nashville! Thank you, Faith Lutheran Church in O’Fallon, IL, for your hospitality! Nashville, here we come! July 10: Service projects start today! May God use our hands to be servant’s hands. After a full & wonderful day...
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women in el salvador in worship

Days 1 & 2 in El Salvador

Day 1: Other than a short delay deplaning in Miami, all our flights went smoothly. We met up with our friends from North Carolina and are getting to know them. They are the ones in the picture: Alan, Brooke and Ryan. We’re staying at the same hotel as last year, which is...
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free store with clothing on hangers

Barnabas Community – 2016 Missions Annual Report

A Place of Plenty in Lincoln 2,200. That is how many families were served and impacted by the ministries of Barnabas Community in 2016. You may have heard Barnabas Community mentioned around Sheridan before and have wondered what exactly this ministry is all about. While it...
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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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Haiti VBS – 2016 Missions Annual Report

Through your generous December Magnificent Gifts and other giving, Sheridan is able to support a Vacation Bible School for 250 children and caring Haitian adults in partnership with the Haitian Timoun Foundation. There is a specialized camp for residents of Wings of Hope, a home...
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message written on Habitat for Humanity home in Hawaii:

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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