Posts by brent.stapleton

Change of Plans…

Change of Plans…

Friday Afternoon Coming back from the port after trip to Mindoro canceled due to weather God is always in control and knows our plans before us. We have learned that flexibility is key on Mission trips. We awoke at 2:00 am to drive a couple hours to catch a ferry to the island of Mindoro. Our team of 16, with luggage and many boxes of food supplies piled into a large truck and set off. Upon arrival to the port, we were informed that it had closed down due to weather. So we turned around and drove several more hours back to the guest house. You get creative with games to play in very tight...

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Facelift

Facelift

Once we arrived in Manila, Tuesday evening, we were picked up by vans from Kids International Ministries (KIDS) and taken to their guest house in Rizal. This would be out home base for the this trip. Wednesday morning we met with Norm Denler to learn about KIDS and take a tour of some of their facilities. During the tour we visited their children’s home, birthing center, Christian elementary and middle schools and the site for their new high school. The team with Norm and the Nichols at the new KIDS high school site It was amazing to see how God is working through this ministry and to...

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Getting There – Monday, 8/5/2019

Getting There – Monday, 8/5/2019

Fifteen members of the team arrived at PDX at 6:00am to begin our trip to the Philippines (Sky had to catch an earlier flight to PDX and would meet with the rest of the team there for our flight to Tokyo). Check-in and getting through security was pretty uneventful and before we knew it we were at our gate waiting for our 9:09am flight. Starting at about 8:00, one by one our team members stated getting text notifications that our flight was being delayed until 10:20am which wasn’t good considering our connecting flight in Seattle was scheduled to depart at 11:15am. There was no way we...

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Team Retreat

Team Retreat

We had our one-day team retreat on Saturday, June 22. We all met at the Church at 9:30 Saturday morning for a time of prayer, study and preparation for our trip in August. Part of the prep was making song boards for the songs we’ll sing at the VBS in Floodway and other outreach events.After lunch we did a team building activity which involved about two hours of hiking around taking group pics at various locations. It gave everyone a chance to hone their geo-tracking skills and to just get out and enjoy a bit of fresh air and exercise. The hike was similar to the hiking we’ll be...

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