DC is Home!

Praise the Lord… all went well. We are thankful for the thousand blessings we enjoyed in DC, and we are happy to be home.

Our last day we enjoyed 4 “quick-hitters” as we visited the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the MLK and FDR memorials- all in about 3 hours.

We set a Guinness World Record by walking 70 miles in 6 days visiting all of DC we could handle.

We packed 50 Tons of meals for those in need.

We enjoyed each other’s company without getting on each other’s nerves… at least for the most part.

God was good to us, as he always is. Below is the last installment of the photos from the trip. Thanks for letting us borrow your children for a week of service and learning in DC!!!

 

Final Day for Team Chile

Hey everyone!

It has been a tremendous blessing to serve all the wonderful people of Chile!

Today we served in our biggest VBS outreach in the community. Neighborhood children of all ages were able to participate in classes taught by the House of Hope Staff and FBCA Student.

The children enjoyed classes for Crafts, Piano, Math, Drums, English and Soccer. We also provided a program called “Kids Zone” that allowed children to enjoy praise and worship, and a devotional by Mr. Daniel the Vice President for House of Hope.

We will finish up our final clean-up and sharing time before heading to the airport to come back home to Houston! The Lord has done some amazing things through our students this week. Several students have commented about how we are blessed beyond what we imagine in Houston, but how we can all servants for a Christ in our school and community.

We want to personally thank everyone for all your continued prayers over this week. Also, we want to thank the students and parents for trusting the Lord and His leading in the Holy Spirit in this trip.

We look forward to sharing our personal stories and testimonies with everyone when we return home tomorrow!

In His Grace,

JR and Kelley – Team Leaders

Chile Team Update

Hola!!

We have been working faithfully and God is continuing to use our team in ways to serve everyone here in Chile.

Over last two days we have finishing our work projects here at House of Hope Ministry. The students have been working to finish painting several rooms, refinishing the soccer area, and they have done a fantastic job completing the “Vine mural” taking from scripture in John 15:5.

Also, the students had a tremendous opportunity to serve at a school and two different orphanages. Three students shared their testimony and our team taught them a dance to “Foot Loose” which they loved.

Friday we were able to enjoy a trip to a Chilean beach. It was very beautiful to see another part of Chile and learn about their history and culture!

Continue to pray for our team and our final day. Thanks everyone for your continued support and we look forward to sharing more with everyone upon our return!

 

Eagle Week NYC: Final Thoughts

Our final day in New York City took us back to Midtown Manhattan.  We glimpsed the stunning classical architecture of the New York Public Library and took a group picture “between the lions.”  We took a few moments to reflect at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on the opportunities we had had to make a difference in the lives of others–serving hot meals to the homeless and enriching the lives of struggling elementary students with tutoring and play.  Then, groups dispersed to stimulate the local economy in a different way–by shopping.

We returned from NYC with less money in our pockets, but perhaps with greater riches inside:  the words of gratitude from those who are hungry and need us to be the hands of Christ; the smiles from the kids who need someone to run and play with them who need us to be the feet of Christ.  In the end, that’s what Eagle Week is all about.

 

DC Day 5

The day started early with an 8:00 arrival time for our boat trip down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon.

Once we arrived, we found many things to see and learn. Below are a few of the coolest…

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And in the middle of it all, These 2 guys shows up to say hello… (Jake Trippett And Will Scott, class of 2017)

We always enjoy seeing our former students, even its 1000 miles away!

Some of the rest of our final full day in DC, in pictures…

God Bless these students and their hard work they have put into this trip, and may He continue to bless these students and others as we finish up Eagle Week.