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Stories from Ghana 2019

Stories from Ghana 2019

On Friday May 3, I traveled to Ghana with a team of seven other men from the church: Daniel Gibbs, Chris Jones, Tom Lott, John Manyik, Tom Martin, Phil Nysewander, and Andy Richmond. We went with the goal of constructing part of a medical facility that serves an underprivileged area in rural southeastern Ghana. Six out of our eight team members had never served on an international mission trip before.

We landed on Saturday and drove from Accra, the capitol of Ghana, to a small village nestled on the bank the Volta River.

We woke up on Sunday morning and went to church. Our team split into two groups and visited two different churches. One went to an established church near the medical facility. The other visited a new church plant, whose building had no walls and was made of logs and a thatched roof. We had a great time trying to sing in a different language, attempting to dance the Ewe tribal dance, and enjoying time with the people. We debriefed when everyone got back to the hotel. Our feelings were best summarized by Daniel Gibbs, who said, “God just got a lot bigger.”

Stories from Honduras

Stories from Honduras

In late January, I traveled to Honduras with Lifeline Christian Mission to see Lifeline’s Bible Institute in Honduras where they train pastors and church leaders. During this trip, I was also able to see most of Lifeline’s other ministries in Honduras.

My trip began in Tegucigalpa, the capitol of Honduras. I traveled there with two staff from Lifeline and leaders from Marlboro Christian Church in Ohio. Lifeline partners with a church there and is building a bilingual school—this is their newest location in Honduras. They inherited it after a couple missionaries left a handful of years ago. They are making several positive changes as they move the ministry forward.

After Tegucigalpa, we traveled to San Pedro Sula, where Lifeline does the bulk of their work in Honduras. The delegation from Marlboro departed, but we were joined by staff from RiverTree Christian Church in Ohio. 

We drove up a muddy mountain on our first day in San Pedro Sula. The family of Antonio, Lifeline’s director of church planting in Honduras, runs the coffee farm there and donates some of the proceeds to starting new churches.

Stories From The Dominican Republic

Stories From The Dominican Republic

Ryan is a timothy of PCC. He has served as a church planter in Florida and Scotland, but now serves as the Director of Church Planting for GO Ministries. He was hired in late 2016 to facilitate a church planting movement in the Caribbean. The goal of this movement, which was dreamt up by Dominican leaders, is to plant one thousand churches in ten years.

Ryan and his team are two years into this movement. They have already planted sixty-seven churches!

Stories from Arizona

Stories from Arizona

What do a six-year-old and a seventy-two year old have in common? Well, a mission trip, of course! Twenty-four people from PCC traveled to serve Red Sands Christian School in Winslow, Arizona during the first week of Fall Break. We were testing the theory that all ages could serve together on a family mission trip and it truly was a beautiful experience melding four generations into one impactful week.

Stories from New Zealand

Stories from New Zealand

Missions is a priority for Plainfield Christian Church, so I travel a few times each year to visit, serve, and encourage a handful of our Global Impact Partners. 

Mike Isaacs, Brenda Isaacs, and I had the privilege of traveling to Auckland, New Zealand in September to visit Jill Shaw, one of our Global Impact partners. 

Our short visit was jam-packed! We did whatever we could to help Jill and learn more about her work.