Would you travel half across the world? Some of us might, but what if it was to a remote village? I forgot to mention that this trip is to Papua New Guniea, not exactly an easy trip. Would you do it? If I thought about it quickly, I'm honestly not sure exactly that I would say yes. Most of us are spending our summer camping, enjoying the outdoors, a glass of wine on the patio, and gathering with friends and family. Would you say “yes" if you felt connected and knew without a doubt that you … [Read more...] about Would you travel half across the world to a remote village?
Happy Mothers Day week! A little while ago we shared a special project that we were working on this past winter while we were living in Mazatlan, Mexico. I wrote here about the passing of Darryl’s Aunt Debi and our decision to dedicate one of our projects in her name. Debi meant a lot to her whole family including her loving husband Dave, along with her children Jennifer and Craig. Debi went to be with her Lord and Saviour on January 25, 2017 after a battle with cancer. We knew that this … [Read more...] about A Dedication Project: Growing Awareness For Vineyard Ministries Child Sponsorship Program
This year has challenged us to the core yet again and there has been a heavy level of sadness, sickness, and death in our extended family and friends. Darryl's side of the family has lost two significant people since the end of September and in their memory we try to choose JOY. In the book of Romans it speaks of the JOY that God gives us and the joy of the Lord as we trust in him. Joy and happiness mean leaning into life even when there are struggles and pain. We've had to choose happiness … [Read more...] about A Special Project : Choosing Joy In The Midst Of Sadness.
On the morning of Tuesday February 7th our team piled into two vans and headed out to one of Vineyard Ministries Community Centers called Loma Bonita. In english Loma Bonita means beautiful hill. Before heading out, we stopped at Sams Club (like Costco) to shop for pantry items that would be a great blessing to the families that live in these very poor areas. In the parking lot of Sams Club, our team all worked to organize and make up 120 food pantry bags for people needing help in this … [Read more...] about Vacation With Purpose Part Two: Delivering Food Bags To Families In Need.
It was an amazing week with our Vacation With Purpose Team here in Mazatlan a few weeks ago. I'll share in few posts showing you what we all got up to, where we went, and how the week turned out. Our team consisted of the following families. The Tatums family which included Mark and Karen, plus their children Abigail and Luc. The Nickel family included Wally and Sylvia plus their children Savana and Joel. Darryl's parents Lorraine and John joined the team which totalled the fourteen of us … [Read more...] about Vacation With Purpose: Part One
Hello from Mazatlan. Our first few weeks have been mostly quite uneventful, a lot of settling, unpacking, a lot of meetings, and the wait for internet to our building continues. There are complications with the internet in our building which means we have had to completely adjust how we've been able to do ministry for these first few weeks. We are really enjoying our apartment and the surrounding area and it suits us completely. We are thankful for Gods blessings that he provides every … [Read more...] about First Update On The Ground In Mazatlan Working With Vineyard Ministries.