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Why Take Family Mission Trips ?

Why Take Family Mission Trips ?

I’m headed home from another mission trip, thinking back to the times we took our own family mission trips.  Our kids were 5-10 years old at the time, as we traveled deep into the mountains of Mexico.  If you ask my kids, they would tell you those trips were some of the best we took…. Continue Reading

Can you Help our Teen Girls Retreat?

Can you Help our Teen Girls Retreat?

After one of our SHIP trippers shared her story about being raped as a high school student, I heard a unique comment. We thought only bad things happened to us, here in El Salvador. We didn’t think bad things happened in the United States. Wow! I was blown away. That moment is still etched in… Continue Reading

Looking Back at 2015 – 10 Firsts in El Salvador

Looking Back at 2015 – 10 Firsts in El Salvador

I started this new year by going to El Salvador to work with an orphanage & neighborhood.  What you might not understand is these people are my friends.  Not simply a place I go to serve God, but a place to build deeper relationships & share God’s love. I am always humbled by the people’s… Continue Reading

Palm Sunday Crafts

Palm Sunday Crafts

We had so much fun yesterday in Bible school at SHIP El Salvador. Why? The kids got to paint with their feet, hands & fingers as they made their Palm Sunday Crafts. Even though we did this Palm Sunday craft with a group of kids, you can do it in your homeschool. If you’re looking… Continue Reading

FREE Bible Lessons for Kids – We Choose Virtues in Spanish & English

FREE Bible Lessons for Kids – We Choose Virtues in Spanish & English

What a terrific first day of Bible school in El Salvador.  I decided to review We Choose Virtues that we studied last  summer, which are contentment, diligence and patience. Today we want the kids to be content in any & all circumstances where God places them. To start, we sang the Content song from We Choose… Continue Reading

Sunday in El Salvador with 3 Precious Girls

Sunday in El Salvador with 3 Precious Girls

As some of you already know, I spent last week in El Salvador with a team from Ohio & Indiana.  We’ve had an awesome time so far & I’d like to share some stories over the next several days. On Sunday, we brought home three precious girls & their mamas to eat lunch.  Last summer,… Continue Reading

Service Projects for Kids & Easy Crafts for Kids

Service Projects for Kids & Easy Crafts for Kids

Since the neighbor kids are on vacation from school, I planned some service projects for kids.  SHIP provides education, uniforms, tutors and more for these kids. We wanted them to give back. I decided on easy crafts for kids by painting kitchen towels for each of the ladies with a micro-business.  I searched pinterest for… Continue Reading

Graham Cracker Nativity Crafts for Kids

Graham Cracker Nativity Crafts for Kids

On Tuesday morning, I felt like the Pied Piper.  None of the neighbor kids returned for our Christmas activity. After getting a few kids outside our compound, we wandered down the street to get most of the kids who go to school with SHIP. Each child received a ziploc of candy & paper plate with… Continue Reading

1st SHIP Business Seminar in El Salvador

1st SHIP Business Seminar in El Salvador

Steve & I returned with the SHIP crew for a week in El Salvador. (SHIP is Shelter the Homeless International Projects) Lots of the neighborhood kids were at SHIP to meet us.  What a warm welcome we received from our friends. For several months, we’ve discussed ways we can encourage the ladies who had micro-businesses… Continue Reading

Christmas Fiesta in El Salvador – Family Mission Trips

As many of you know, Steve & I travel to El Salvador several times a year to work with SHIP (Shelter the Homeless International Projects). In fact, we’re on one of those family mission trips right now. If you’re reading this, would you nominate SHIP to win a percentage of the day’s profits. It doesn’t… Continue Reading