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Celebrating Ten Years

Celebrating Ten Years

10 years ago, flying back from a mission trip, the ministry of 516NOW began with a simple diagram on a napkin. In those 10 years we have been blessed to help build holy, prosperous and sustainable opportunities in 4 countries with the hopes and prayers for more.

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From Cobbler to Missionary

From Cobbler to Missionary

When we think about the task that our Lord has entrusted to us in the Great Commission, we could reach the conclusion that it is impossible to carry out. However, we must recognize that this situation has been faced by the church throughout the ages. We must remember Peter, Paul, Steven, Philip, Barnabas, in the beginning, as well as John Huss, John Knox, Calvin, Luther ….

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Another Powerfull Year

Another Powerfull Year

It is hard to believe we are coming to the end of yet another incredibly successful school year at PCA. Within a
week, we will have our 6th Kindergarten class graduating from our preschool program. And our original
Kindergarten class will be finishing the 5th grade and getting ready for 6th.

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Pastry Ministry in Diriamba

Pastry Ministry in Diriamba

Maria takes attendance at each class. As you can see there are 25 enrollees. At this session 22 were in attendance. Given the difficulties for women to break away from the home for an entire afternoon, that is quite good.

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Emily July – August Update

Emily July – August Update

This verse has been my constant refrain over the last few months of transition. As I mentioned in my last report, I spent the summer at home transitioning from life in the Dominican Republic into a new season of attending a ministry school in Birmingham, AL.

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Love-Rest-Love

Love-Rest-Love

We are thankful beyond words for your partnership in this journey. Each day I think about the work we have all engaged in and to be honest, sometimes it feels overwhelming. And it is true that often the work we do can be exhausting.

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Do good, bless others

Do good, bless others

Many know the book of Ecclesiastes by either the word “meaningless” or the 1965 song Turn, Turn, Turn by
The Byrds. What intrigues me more about this jewel of scripture is not what Solomon identified as
meaningless, but rather what Solomon found to be meaningful. My favorite verse on how to get the most out
of life is found in chapter 3, verse 12. Solomon

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SSK New Director

SSK New Director

Being one of the first children in the SSK program when it began in 2012, I know firsthand the impact it can have on the future of a child.

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Emily May – June 2022 Update

Emily May – June 2022 Update

May was an insanely busy month! We spent the first few weeks preparing for the arrival of the mission team. Once they arrived, we worked hard on pastor Fabian’s house in Sombrero.

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Faithfulness

Faithfulness

Often, we ask ourselves this question, “How can I live a life of faithfulness.” All through the New Testament
we read of how God calls us to a life of faith and being faithful, but what does that practically mean.

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SSK Newsletter – Nicaragua

SSK Newsletter – Nicaragua

With much joy and appreciation, our children once more received their school package in order to attend school. Nicaragua has gone through many economic and political difficulties over the past several years.

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Emily April 2022 Update

Emily April 2022 Update

April has had its highs and lows, but the constant current of God’s faithfulness has kept us afloat. I’ve been trying to savor my last few weeks in the DR with all the special people here before I head home for the summer.

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