Trip 2: Guatemala Day 4

Blog 1: Today was so much fun! This morning we went to install stoves at a home near Antigua. The woman was very greatful and apprecitave of our work. The operation went smoothly until we had to drill the hole in the rof and didn’t have the right tool so we...

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 3

Blog 1: Today I installed an ECO-Stove into a family’s home, played with the children at Escuela Integrada, made hats with the ninth graders for the people at the nursing home, danced at the nursing home, and played soccer with third and fourth graders. My favorite part of the day...

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Trip 1: Guatemala Day 3

Blog 1: Buenos dias de Antigua, Guatemala! Today was our second day with the chicos at Escuela Integrada. This morning after a delicious breakfast of banana pancakes, we began our work painting various areas around the school. When the bell rang, we knew our work was over and we got...

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Trip 1: Guatemala Day 2

Blog 1: Today we got to visit Escuela Integrada where we met many joyful children and enjoyed playing games or doing other activities with them. In addition, we went with the children to a nearby nursing home to play games with the people there and bring them gifts. God was...

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Trip 1: Guatemala Day 1

Hurray! We’re here!  We’ve experienced some delicious food and everyone is finally in bed after a little more than a 20 hour day for everyone in the group! It was a long day of traveling and taking in some of the sights and sounds of Guatemala City and Antigua. Our...

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Ryan Lasker Thank You Note

Pastor Rhodes wanted to pass along the following letter from Ryan Lasker, who  is currently in the Navy Boot Camp north of Chicago. Ryan graduated from Salisbury High School in 2016 and was active in the youth group as well as scouting.  Receiving the letter you sent brightened my spirits...

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Financial Peace University

By Susan Shinn Turner Financial Peace University, held January 26-March 23 at St. John’s, was a resounding success for participants. At the conclusion of the nine-week course, 14 families had saved $25,660, paid off $21,358 in non-mortgage debt, and cut up 16 credit cards. “We really enjoyed it,” says Sandy...

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VBS – Donation Request

We Need Your Help! For this year's Vacation Bible School, we are in need of packing materials for an activity that will fill lots of GUTSY Bears. GUTSY stands for God’s Unique, Talented, Special You! On Day 1 of Imagination Station, kids learn that we are all highly complex creations of...

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Help Needed for South Sudan

Right now, more than seven million people need humanitarian assistance in South Sudan because of the ravages of civil war, drought, and government instability. The ELCA is poised to respond to this need. Through our long-standing relationships in the region, we are prepared to accompany communities through food distribution, water...

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