Today we were able to distribute water filters! Tonight at our meeting, everyone shared words about their day. Common phrases used to express the day were inspiring, compassionate, flowing, harmonic, loving. However, it was evident that the team was overwhelmed with the impact the filters have on the Kenyans’ lives. We reflected on the scope of impact these filters have. It is such a privilege be the team on the ground here in Kenya on behalf of the church and all the donations, prayers and partnership. For those whose first trip this is, they were amazed to
Things are different here in Kenya. There is a balance here like any other place but the scales seem old and unfamiliar, prone to pitch and tilt, then over-correct to regain harmony. The pressure of the sun bears down on you, like a weight that you can never get used to. The weather stalks you, waiting to strike when you are least prepared with a sudden squall or gust like a jungle cat that disappears as abruptly as it arrived. Time here is not something that dictates where you should be or what you should be doing but is instead
The Kenya mission team is settled into Nakuru. After a long 2 days of travel(and only one lost piece of luggage) today was a day to be reenergized. We started the morning with worship at the church in Gitawamba. For many on the team, it was a chance to reconnect with familiar faces from past trips.
Each evening we gather as a team and each person says a word to describe the day (and surprisingly with 27 of us there are rarely repeats.) Some of the words from this evening were:
- Joy – a woman named Joy standing next to me
Each day after breakfast, the team assembles for a Devotion. Having had the opportunity to teach Kelsey Bilthouse in the 3rd Grade, I felt comfortable assigning Kelsey the challenge of delivering the devotion. I knew she would not let me down. Kelsey delivered a heartfelt devotion on the commandment to honor one’s father and mother. To me Kelsey described how her mom and dad adhered to the concept laid out in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Kelsey described how as a teenager
Women’s Mission Trip to Nicaragua: Day 1
Our day started off with a devotion by Jena and reading our notes from the church. Then we hosted the widows breakfast where we washed their feet. After the breakfast we hiked through the park then left for the hospital visit.
Women’s Mission Trip to Nicaragua: Day 2
Another great day! Leigh started off our morning with a wonderful bible study then the fun began With VBS for the deaf children. We got to
In September of 2017 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. In response to a potentially deadly cholera outbreak resulting from the hurricane, PRUMC sent 2,000 Uzima water filters to the people living in the mountains of this territory. The relief was immediate and many lives were saved.
Check out the brief video below where a local volunteer discusses the series of “God moments” that lead him to working with Peachtree Road in providing clean water.
“Grace transforms us into something more than we were before.”
This Lent we are focusing on Compassion and studying the beautiful ideas and words of Ron Greer. Ron writes, “Compassion begins with grace, for there is its source and inspiration.” Because we have received grace from God and from others, we are much more able to give it freely. The more compassionate we are, the more our souls are filled to overflowing with something we need to share.
As we consider this, we are so happy to share a living example of the compassion of Peachtree Road. This Christmas, you shared the
The Dogwood Gift Shop is Open for Spring!
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Our shop features an incredible selection of spiritual books and items, along with stylish appointments for home and garden. We have selections for women, men, children, and readers of all ages. We carry jewelry by e.newton, original art by Debra Hewitt, baskets, pottery and handcrafts from Africa and South America, southern linens and even Spanxx!
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