Longview Community Church
Most recent to earliest. Longview Community Church from Washington State, visited and helped us continue hurricane recovery.
They worked on the interior of a home whose owners have been separated from their children for almost 4 years. This family has been working tirelessly to rebuild their home, so they can move their kids back to Abaco with them.
Longview also got to spend time enjoying the Sawmill Sink.
And do some food distribution to some families in need.
from Columbia, SC joined us in July. They brought a large group of students and leaders. They led our G2 program on Wednesday...
...as well as helped us put up walls in the Marsh Harbour Community Center, as our community is still trying to rebuild from Hurricane Dorian. They also shingled a home.
Our first mission team this summer was a group of athletes from the University of Pittsburgh, and CCO. They played a game of flag football against our local team.
...worked on painting the interior of a home for a family in Dundas Town...
And helped Ricardo shingle the roof of the Marsh Harbour Community Center.
Our trip back to the states was short this summer. Carrie and the kids got to (eventually) fly through Tampa and see the giant flamingo...
Barrett flew to Colorado to attend his first EPC General Assembly and hang out with friends. It was a time of refreshment as he got to worship with other elders, and sit around the table to fellowship with great friends and supporters.
We joined Bethany Presbyterian in Mercer, PA, for worship and updated them on our work at Kirk of the Pines.
...and Barrett officiated a wedding for great friends.
After Barrett and Carrie returned to Abaco, the kids visited Florida, and had their first re-entry back to The Bahamas without parents, and brought back a weedwhacker.
Soren and Paisley got to go back with 16 other kids to Eleuthera for a week at Camp Bahamas. This was the second year we sent BYN kids to camp. We are thankful for the help of the Holly Alm Camp Scholarship Fund, which helped make this possible
Our daily ministry continues. We have G2 every Wednesday, and pick up 45 kids on the bus to bring them to the Kirk. At G2, they hear the Gospel taught, then break up into smaller groups to discuss the lesson, and apply it to their lives.
One of our main goals is to raise up Bahamian leadership. We've brought a young Bahamian, Mario on as our Student Leadership Leader. He is responsible for teaching and discipling our student leadership team.
We continue to use our house as a place where we can do ministry, and meet with people.
We partner with other ministries on the island to help show unity in the church. Carrie and Cortina finished the last month of the school year as 2nd grade teachers at Agape Christian School, as there was a staff need.
We love our friends, and spend quite a bit of time with them, often playing pick-up volleyball.
One of our favorite activities is watching SpaceX throwing rockets into space...especially just after twilight.