Mission Trips

Dominican Republic Part 2 – Monument Visit and Mission Preparation

After getting settled at our mission base in the Dominican Republic, we got ready to spend Sunday Church Service with a local congregation. It was a beautiful time to have sisters and brothers in Christ from all different nations worship together just like we will one day in heaven. Afterwards we went to have lunch and visit the famous Monument of the Heroes of the Restoration in Santiago. We had an amazing view over the entire city. We traveled back to our base, spend some time enjoying the outdoors and then spend time preparing for our mission and praying together.

Thank you for following us on our journey but most important for your continued support and prayers. God is good!

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Dominican Republic Mission Trip – Arrival Day

Amy and I spend the past 10 days with our Bethel Church mission team at SI – DR Santiago. Part 1 is available now on our Live Alaska Youtube Channel. God has worked in so many ways throughout this time and we can’t wait to share each of those moments. Thank you for the continued prayers and support. We couldn’t do it without each of you:)

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Acts of Love – Valentine’s Day Challenge

We haven’t even made it through January and the stores are already flooded with Valentine’s Day products. According to a recent statistic on spending habits, the average consumer spends $136.57 on Valentine’s Day merchandise and services totaling in a US spending of around $19 billion. Considering that most of these items will end up in our landfills shortly after, we need to ask ourselves if this is the love scripture describes. It is the contrast between love defined in worldly sense and in a biblical sense.

It is our prayer that we will view Valentine’s Day differently this year. That we will use this time of the year as a starting point to live our life for Christ by sharing His love with those around us. Not in talk alone, but in deeds. We created this fun Valentine’s Day countdown to reflect as a families on love God demonstrated, how His love transforms, how we can love one another, but also remind us that His love is everlasting.

Here is the printable Valentine’s Day Challenge . The countdown starts February 1st with a daily scripture about God’s love as well as a daily challenge for your family. Day 14 marks a day to celebrate as a family the love God has given us for one another as well as discuss how the Lord has worked in our hearts these past two weeks. It is our prayer that through this, each of our families will make a commitment to continue living a life which reflects the Lord’s love in everything we do and say. What a beautiful way to bond…in love…

Print the downloadable pdf file on cute paper making sure you are printing on the white back.

Cut and arrange all verses and pictures.

Fold verses in half and staple into a heart shape making sure pattern is outside. Continue inter looping hearts into a chain.

Assemble the remaining pieces.

Cut one heart a day starting on the 1st of February. read the verse and complete the challenge. The back of the large heart has the final challenge for day 14. Surprise!!

A fun family Valentine’s Day dinner celebrating God’s Love for us, how he has worked in our hearts and a time to make a commitment to continue to living out the gospel daily!

Prayerfully,

Simone and Kerstin

Counting it all Joy