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Life Impact Ministries

  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #7

    We could feel the cool air enter into the plane as we descended into Detroit Metro Airport. After nineteen hours of flying, our mission trip was officially over to India. The last two days of our trip were spent at “The Bible Church.” On the...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #6

    The last three days, we have been hosting a medical clinic and engaging in street evangelism. We also visited the “It’s a Girl” home and the Magimai orphanage. At the first village in Panaiyur, we hosted a medical clinic sponsored by Woodside. Dr. Shelia was...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #5

    Today was the last day of the LLLT camp.  As we headed to Maila where the camp is held, the driver decided to take the long way.  We were pulled over by security and the team member that was interviewed at the airport was observed...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #4

    Today, the team was scattered. Most went to LLLT, two members went to went to Pastor John’s church to give testimonies and two went to “It’s a Girl” locations to meet the girls and take pictures for the sponsorship program. At camp, a few campers...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #3

    Today, we went to LLLT (Little League Leadership Training,) which is a type of Vacation Bible School for the youth. The camp was about an hour drive from our hotel and we were all exhausted from our travels. We got to our hotel around 4:30am,...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #2

    Greetings from Chennai, India! It is 2:30 in the morning local time but many people are out and about. Our Journey started out uneventful. Everyone showed up at the church on time, we made it to the airport without any delays and the two flights,...

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  • Chennai India Mission Team Blog #1

    We are finalizing the last minute touches of our soon-to-be India mission trip on Thursday, Oct. 18. God has already answered our prayers in so many ways. He is moving quickly in financing and providing for necessities we will need for service in India as...

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  • Puerto Rico Mission Team Blog #4

    We were all excited to get started early today (even with sore muscles and tired eyes)! We split into our same groups as yesterday and got right to work.  Everyone already seemed to be able to pick up right where they left off and get...

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  • Puerto Rico Mission Team Blog #3

    Greetings from Toa Alta! Today was our first official day on the worksite.  Upon arrival we took in our surroundings of the squatters village we were assigned to help in.  So many homes were still is disrepair, roofs with only blue tarps, structures collapsing and...

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  • Puerto Rico Mission Team Blog #2

    Our morning started with a beautiful church service at Iglesia Cristiana Cristo Redentor.  Pastor Elvis was alive with excitement and provided a beautiful message for all in attendance.  He went over Genesis 1:2 and compared the passage of God creating light in the darkness to...

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  • Puerto Rico Mission Team Blog #1

    Greetings from Puerto Rico! We arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday around Noon.  Before the airplane even landed, we were all emotional over the massive number of blue tarps that were spread across the rooftops of the homes.  We even noticed the destruction that...

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  • Ukraine Mission Team Blog #3

    God is doing great things in the village of Sokil, Ukraine! So far, between 150-170 kids have attended camp each day! We have begun our days with some intense warmups involving lots of dancing, led by Laura Klepp! We have been blessed with delicious meals...

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  • Ukraine Mission Team Blog #2

    Time has been flying by in Ukraine, but God has been accomplishing much! The Woodside and Sokil team have continued to lead the youth camp each day, focusing on the gospel of Jesus Christ as the focal point in every activity. This has led to...

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  • Ukraine Team Mission Blog #1

    Greetings from Sokil, Ukraine! Our access to internet has been spotty at best, but we are so grateful to be on this trip and will send updates as we find internet access. Our long time of preparation and prayer before the trip has helped make...

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  • Wake Thailand Team Mission Blog #5

    My name is Terren Howard, and I believe in a God who still performs miracles. In the last two weeks, I have been in awe of the many different things I have seen God do. I could have never imagined, in my wildest dreams, that...

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  • Wake Thailand Team Mission Blog #4

    It was another exciting day to check off the list! We went for another long drive and a 7/11 snack run before journeying to another Akha village.  We got to see and be a part of another church service, which was very cool for all...

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  • Quebec Team Mission Blog #7

    We made it home safely late Sunday night from Quebec, and we’re still processing our thoughts and emotions from the week! Saturday, we finished cleaning up the church, then headed out to visit Notre Dame Basilica down by the Old Port. This was the first...

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  • Wake Thailand Team Mission Blog #3

    Today we visited pastor Akha John’s Church. The energy and passion that lives within the church community is infectious! The children from the Akha Light Foundation shared songs and a dance. One of my favorite moments from the morning was during worship. A little boy...

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  • Quebec Team Mission Blog #6

    Today was spent on several cleanup projects at the 180; replacing some tile from walls we removed, and decorating the kids rooms. One team picked up some donated furniture, and another team organized a closet for the Oasis (a day camp for a refugee community...

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  • Quebec Team Mission Blog #5

    The soccer camp is done! 40 kids. 2 languages. 2 churches working together to share Philippians 2:2-4 and life with these kids. Working with the 180 is a joy. Their staff helped with logistics and leadership, members provided lunches for us, one of their members...

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  • Quebec Team Mission Blog #4

    Most of Wednesday for the team was spent on the soccer field. Some members of the team continued renovations and painting over at the 180 throughout the day. The highlight for the whole team was being able to work out details to have four Nigerian...

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