Archive for February, 2015


Feb 17

Native American Partnership Work Day

2015 | by Clint | Category: Global,Mission Opportunity,Native American
woodcuttersA work team from DSC will be going to Window Rock, AZ on February 28 to continue our ministry to WIM, a ministry to our Native American brothers and sisters. They will be remodeling an apartment in preparation for a family that will be moving in March.  If you missed out on their latest trips, be sure to check out the details here.  To learn more and get involved in the upcoming event, read what Work Trip Coordinator Lee S. of DSC writes:

It’s just a couple of weeks before our first DSC Native American Partnership Work Day on Saturday, Feb. 28th.

For this trip we will be heading to Western Indian Ministries in Window Rock for a day of Interior Construction as we begin to prepare a new “apartment space” for an incoming family that will arrive in March. We will be constructing walls, installing insulation and sheet rock, and doing whatever we can to get an unfinished space closer to being ready for occupancy.

All materials will be in place, but if you are able to come, please bring tools necessary for interior carpentry and (hopefully) finish out. Hammers, saws, squares, gloves, etc. will be important, if we get into the need for sheet rock and taping tools we will be lucky!

For those of you who have not made the trip before, we will meet at the DSC Parking Lot at 7:00 on Saturday morning (meet on the east side of the building) and leave no later than 7:15. We normally return between 6:30 and 7:00 in the evening. While water and lunch are sometimes provided, it will be best if you come prepared with a personal water bottle and lunch. There is a small convenience store and Subway Sandwich Shop nearby, so the location is not totally remote…but be prepared. Weather is always iffy this time of year, so watch the forecasts. We plan to be working primarily indoors, you never know what might come up.

In terms of transportation, I will bring a 15 passenger van and trailer. Others may carpool, depending upon the numbers that attend and desired return times. It is a 2 hour and 20 minute one way trip, so we do spend quite a bit of time travelling.

Want to be involved? Email Lee at  lees@leelandscapes.com to get more info and to sign up.

 

Feb 9

Next Western Indian Ministries (WIM) Work Day – Feb 28th. Plumbers and Electricians Needed!

2015 | by Clint | Category: Global,Mission Opportunity,Native American

DSC Deacon Marvin G. writes:

A work team from DSC will be going to Window Rock, AZ on February 28 to continue our ministry to WIM, a ministry to our Native American brothers and sisters. We will be remodeling an apartment in preparation for a family that will be moving in March.

We need the usual non-skilled labor for digging, removing and replacing paneling and sheet rock, but we also need some skilled labor for plumbing and electrical work.

If you can join us on February 28 or have any questions, please contact Lee Scott (lees@leelandscapes.com) or Marvin Gibson (MarvinLGibson@gmail.com)

 

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Feb 5

February 2015 Achi Pastors Conference – Day 3

2015 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Prayer,Rabinal Achi
Pastor Clint updates us on the third and last Day of the Achi Pastor Conference:

The latest from Achi land!

Thank you all once again for praying.

God has indeed proven Himself good, wise, and powerful today.Our 2.5 day pastors’ training wrapped up this evening with three book giveaways (thanks to 9marks Ministries and The Gospel Coalition – International Outreach!). The pastors seemed eager to receive their books and very grateful for the time we spent together looking deeper into God”s Word, learning the basics of expositional preaching, and reorienting the priority of the local church back to the proclamation of the Scriptures week in and week out.It really seemed as if lights were coming on for many of the pastors here.

We are grateful to God for teaching us and them this week just like we (and you all) asked. God has indeed proven Himself faithful to His Word and to His people.Perhaps the best time of the training has been the small group times. These groups met in between our general instruction times and the engagement from the pastors seemed to grow with each new small group assignment.

Bart was able to slip away this afternoon with Dr. Jacobo in order to help reinstall a water pump for a small community, and collect some beautiful hand woven Achi scarves from a weaving coop. (Watch for these going on sale for Mother’s Day this year at DSC to support the Achi weavers and our efforts in North Africa.)

We plan, Lord willing, to return in June for more training. Until then, please continue to thank God for this training and ask Him to use these pastors and their congregations to spread God”s glory broader and deeper.

For now it’s four hours of sleep then on the road early to the city for our afternoon flight home tomorrow.  Thank you all for praying for and with us and these pastors.  God is great and greatly to be praised!

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