Tanzania Trip – Saturday July 15

This morning we were excited to see Mikanjuni Lutheran Parish for the first time. As our Land Cruiser unloaded we were greeted with song by members of the partnership committee. We toured the church and the Saint Luke Mikanjuni Nursery School. Over tea, we exchanged introductions and then saw the area that will become a […]

Thursday, July 6 – Avery County, NC

Thursday morning started with devotions led by Pastor Matt based upon 1 Tim 6:17-19, which reads: As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. […]

Wednesday July 5 – ASP Avery County, NC

Wednesday morning came with a few sprinkles of rain, and everyone was moving a bit slower than on Monday or Tuesday. Nonetheless, everyone was up and ready to go in time for morning devotions. Prospect UMC led a devotion on what they called “Wall Wednesday”, inviting everyone to focus on God’s love and let that […]

Tuesday – July 4th at ASP Avery County, NC

The morning of Independence Day began with the sight of fog between the foothills and the scent of wood-burning stoves. Saint Luke led morning devotions beginning with a rousing arrangement of “Lord I Lift Your Name on High” on guitars and saxophone. Pastor Matt offered a reflection on freedom and service after sharing Galatians 5:13-14, […]