Posts from July 2014

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Barbara Thomas and Team depart for Malawi

by Heather Prince Doss

Malawi is facing an increasing number of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis that is compounded by poverty and food insecurity. Two years ago, Habitat for Humanity Malawi (HFHM) decided to intervene by starting an Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. On a Global Village build in August, Barbara Thomas […]

Father-Son Team Touches Lives of Savannah’s Homeless

by Heather Prince Doss

Jonathan and his son Austin began visiting Savannah’s Forsyth Park last year to work with a group of volunteers that serves homeless men and women in the Savannah area. Jonathan wanted Austin to have first-hand experience of compassion and mercy serving the people Jesus called “the least of these.” They found People Helping People – […]

STEPS in the Right Direction

by Jack Miller

Every August, our presbytery provides a wonderful opportunity called STEPS (which stands for Studying, Teaching, Equipping, Praying, and Serving). I had the privilege of attending my first STEPS program last year, and was amazed at the quality of the workshops, the joy of the fellowship, and the power of the worship. Hundreds of Presbyterians from […]

Stephen Ministers: The “After” People

by Heather Prince Doss

People often ask, “What exactly is a Stephen Minister?” One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the “after” people. Stephen Ministers are there: . . . after the phone call you hoped you’d never get. . . . after the divorce papers are served and the bottom falls out of your life. […]

Rise Church: Reflections From Montreat

by Steve Keeler

Twenty three children and youth accompanied by seven adult chaperones and two Keeler granddaughters attended the lively and wonderful 2014 Montreat Music and Worship Conference from June 22 – 27. The theme for 2014 was “Rise Church.” This is the second year in a row that Sea Island was represented at this annual and very […]

Surgery, Sanitation, and Quilts

by Heather Prince Doss

Update from Andy and Mardi Steere in Kenya: About a year ago, I met Eva while visiting Pastor Paul’s new Vineyard church plant in nearby Kinale. She had a debilitating thyroid condition requiring medication that she and her family couldn’t afford, and so we prayed with her. Her physical issues weren’t the only presenting symptoms, […]

Barbara Thomas leads Habitat build in Portugal

by Heather Prince Doss

Mission report by Barbara Thomas: Thank you for your prayers during my team’s recent Habitat for Humanity mission to Braga, Portugal. In early April, our group of 14 gathered in Braga from eight states, Washignton (DC), and Halifax, Nova Scotia. We were one of the teams renovating the ancestral home of Maria Augusta and her […]