October 31, 2013

Missions Team Update

1. The next two "important dates" from the handout we gave you are:

November 15th - the "point of no return" - due to the demands and responsibilities we have with the airlines and planning, once you have committed to going past this point YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF THE PLANE TICKET. You will receive a voucher/notice form the airline and make sure you see their restrictions. It will be good for one year.

For those that have paid the deposit but decided they cannot go - PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY, NOT THROUGH YOUR STUDENT. 

January 10th - You should have at least $600 in your account here at the school (for the student and the adult going). We need that money to cover the airfare and any down payments we need to make for the trip.

2. Mrs. Winter has done an excellent job with the Holiday House scheduling. Let's pray for a great "harvest" financially.

3.  Thought I would share with you a couple of testimonies I recently received from King's Castle Ministries. Your kids will be in great hands!

"We never cease to be amazed at how the steps of the righteous are ordained by God.  

“The outer rain bands of Hurricane Raymond, which was hitting the western coast of Mexico, affected our Homecoming Celebration.  On Saturday, we scheduled the Homecoming Team to go out to minister with the Guardians of the Vision children. However, it was raining cats and dogs around the lake, so we headed to El Congo only to find it raining there, too.  We continued on to Santa Ana only to find more rain.  In an effort to outrun the rain, we decided to give it one last try in the city of Chalchuapa because the Last Harvest Master’s Commission leader was from there, and we thought maybe we could find a good spot to do an outreach.   When we arrived, it was starting to sprinkle, and there were no children outside due to the weather.  Priscilla told us that we should go by her church to see if anyone there had any ideas. To our surprise, they were holding a children’s rally with about 150 children to celebrate the Day of the Child in El Salvador.  They asked us to do the entire program because they had food and gifts for the children, but no program.  We were the answer to their prayers, and they were the answer to our prayers of finding a place for the Guardians of the Vision to show the Homecoming Team what they could do.” 

“As we pulled into a community called San Jose, we went door to door, inviting the children to the soccer field where we were going to do the outreach.  We started the program with about as many adults as children, and suddenly, it began to rain really hard. We ran for shelter, and to our surprise two neighbors opened their home up to us. All the adults entered one home, and all the children entered another home.  We had a prayer meeting with all the adults, and everyone came forward with various requests...While the prayer meeting was going on with the adults, the children were in their own prayer meeting where 16 accepted Jesus as their personal Savior. We marveled at how powerful the meetings were thanks to the rain that broke up our original meeting.”

September 4, 2013

Team Fundraiser

Lozz Dozz clothing is partnering with the 8th grade missions team to help us raise money for the missions trip! The fundraiser starts today and runs until September 18th. Please watch this video to learn more and check out the information we sent home with your 8th grader today.

August 18, 2013

A New Team Begins To Assemble

We have 17 students in our 8th grade this year and Friday in bible class we covered information regarding the trip. The students were also asked to write out why they wanted to go on the trip. Here are some excerpts from their answers:

- "I want to go because I want to tell all the people about Jesus"

- Since I was in 4th grade I've been wanting to go. Every year they would go around to the classes and talk about their trip."

- "I've wanted to go since I was in first grade. I remember getting prayer cards and the teachers telling us about the trip."

- I accepted Christ into my life at the age of 7 and I want to show these kids what God can do to you when you are struggling and just need someone to love."

- "I want to go because I want to get closer to God and I've heard that it really changes you."

Students and adults have until August 30th to get their deposit and applications turned in!

July 3, 2013

Thank you

Many thanks to Southern Snowballs and everyone who purchased their treats tonight at the First Assembly July 3rd celebration! Proceeds helped is raise money for the trip!

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May 24, 2013

It's Official

The dates have been set for El Salvador 2014: March 13-19, 2014. Cost $1200. The time to get your passport and start raising money is now! The time to start praying - yesterday! Let's pray to have a great trip!

April 14, 2013

Thank You For Friday Night

We had a great time sharing dramas, dances and testimonies with you. It has been great to see God use these 8th graders!

March 28, 2013

The Day After

Hope everyone is doing well and is able to get some rest after the trip. Here are some of the stats that were given to us at the celebration a couple nights ago:

- 1268 people reached with the gospel
- 9 services
- 108 accepted Christ!
- 161 prayed with regarding requests for healing, family abuse, etc.

What's next:

April 2 - at 8:30 report back to elementary classroom to report on the trip; middle school chapel

April 3 - Elementary chapel at 8:45 am

April 12 - Missions Night for family and friends at 7:00, Colonial Chapel. Anyone is welcome to attend.

March 27, 2013

Final Arrangements

We're coming home!

Abby and Jenny...well...

Great sunrise over El Salvador!

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"Farewell Fiesta"

The King's Castle and Masters Commission staff put on a great farewell complete with testimonies, certificates, highlight video and prayer time. They are an excellent group of people and they were perfect for this first FMCS team in El Salvador. They told us we reached over 1000 people this week in our services with over 100 children accepting Christ!

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March 26, 2013

Reward Day

For all their hard work, the team was rewarded with a day at a resort! Tonight we'll have a special farewell service together at the castle.

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American Shoppers

The cash is flying - well sort of - as we hit the tourist market before the beach.

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March 25, 2013

Best Ending

I counted at least 80 children and adults - our largest turnout on our last night. We are thankful for God's hand on all the services and for every seed planted! King's Castle leadership team has been magnificent!

Tomorrow is a fun day before we return Wednesday night. We will be going to the market and the beach.

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Two More Services

More children are coming Christ - two more services completed since lunch!

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Ice Cream Treat

Much needed on a hot day!

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Ministry From Today

So far we have completed two services by 12:30. Heading to lunch break. Seeing many children come to The Lord!

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Last Day of Ministry

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March 24, 2013

Great Ministry to Finish Sunday

Great time of ministry in area started led by a woman who was once invited to a street ministry service by a group years ago that came from the states.

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Scenes from Sunday in El Salvador

Pictures from church this morning and a street ministry just completed:

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