A mission team traveled to Puerto Rico March 17- 24 for hurricane disaster rebuilding. The team partnered with Iglesia Cristiana (Disciples de Cristo) en Puerto Rico, Week of Compassion, Disciples Vol-unteering and Global Ministries.
Puerto Rico Mission Pilgrimage – Friday and SaturdayMarch 25, 2019Our last two days in Puerto Rico have been filled with working on painting, power washing and mudding houses that are in need of repair from Hurricane Maria. There is definitely a profound sense of the bigger picture among the group after spending our day in Bayamon at the Christian ... Read More
Puerto Rico Mission Pilgrimage – Thursday, March 21March 25, 2019Today, we broke our project routine to take a day into Bayamon and Old San Juan. We originally thought that Saturday, our last day on the island, would be our day to adventure. It turns out that March 22 is a National Holiday in Puerto Rico – Emancipation Day – ... Read More
Puerto Rico Mission Pilgrimage – Wednesday, March 20March 25, 2019The second day often brings the feel of routine and professionalism at the projects at hand, that is if you’re continuing the same work which sometimes is the case. We wake up, eat breakfast, we know our teams, and we get to work with that good American mindset of let’s ... Read More
Puerto Rico Mission Pilgrimage – Tuesday, March 19March 20, 2019Can you imagine holding your front door closed for hours as violent winds try to pry it open out of your hands? We heard that story today from Jose Medina, director of Campamento Morton (our home for the week), as he recalled the nearly 38 hours straight of Hurricane rains and winds.
TogetherJune 19, 2020I was taught that there were five senses: taste, touch, sight, smell, sound. All ways of knowing the world around us, of taking in the beauty of a hibiscus blossom or the sumptuousness of the first summer tomato. Something resonates in the heart when we hear a loved one’s voice on the other end of the telephone. Our senses do not just make us safe. They seem like a passageway to the soul.