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  • Uganda Mission Trip Blog #6

    Our Uganda team is on their way back home.  Please pray for safe travels. Enjoy these pictures highlighting various portions of their trip.

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  • Uganda Mission Trip Blog #5

    Today was another long but fulfilling day for Team Uganda. We woke up, ate our breakfast, loaded up the bus and headed straight to Holy Spirit Fire for the Youth Festival. (This is a festival for youth ages 14-35.) We were anticipating 2,000 children to...

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  • Uganda Mission Trip Blog #4

    It’s Friday and our hearts are changed.  Thinking and processing yesterday. There are no words.  There are so many needs and yet such joy! There were 1,000 people yesterday that we encountered in the refugee camp and yet the total in that area was 100,000....

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  • Uganda Mission Trip Blog #3

    Friends and family, there are absolutely no words to describe the beauty that our team sees and gets to experience here in Uganda. We are truly blessed. Today we visited 3 different schools and were accompanied by the Holy Spirt Fire Church. At the first...

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  • Men's Retreat 2017

    2017_MensRetreat_Booklet_v06_SHIP_SINGLE_PAGE_MASTER   Session 1 Led by Pastor Steve Zarrilli Session 2 Led by Pastor Jim Dahlke Session 3 Led by Pastor Lorenzo Sewell

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  • Uganda Mission Trip Blog #2

    We made it! After two 8 hour flights and 6 hours of driving we have arrived in Mbarara where we will be staying for the rest of the trip. Everything about Africa is different from home and beautiful in its own way. The moment we...

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  • Uganda Mission Trip Blog #1

    In less than a week, Woodside Bible Church will be returning to Uganda for the second time. A group of 18 Woodside members will be going to share the gospel, deepen their love for God and others, and grow in relationship with the people there....

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  • Why You Should Go To Thailand

    He Will Never Be The Same… As we reflect on this powerful interview with one of the Thailand mission trip goers from February 2017, you can’t help but be compelled to join next year’s 2018 mission trip. This is a wonderful opportunity to know, interact,...

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  • Thailand STM Trip Recap 2017

    Be A Part Of Our Future Thailand Team! We celebrate God’s movement in Thailand as we witnessed the gathering of His people from various tribes, tongues, and nations. The video below is a recap containing footage from our last short term mission trip. If you are interested in going...

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  • Rome STM Blog #3

    Thank you for your prayers, our team made it back home last night.  It was an incredible week sharing the love of Jesus with refugees in Rome. At the drop-in center, we typically had 50 men representing countries from the Middle East and Africa.  Our...

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  • Hearing Her Story- Unshackled

    She spoke…we heard and responded! On February 21st, Woodside’s anti-human trafficking ministry, Unshackled, held an event with a Survivor who shared her personal story.  She educated 100 people that evening by giving us a fresh perspective on how human trafficking can take on a variety...

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  • Update from Thailand: Drew Clarkson

    As tough as I pretend to be, I could not help but tear up as I watched Pastor John’s wife, Nut, break down into tears on stage. It was the final stage of the dedication ceremony, and as always, Pastor John and Nut were trying...

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  • Rome STM Blog #2

    Our team has arrived safely in Rome.  Amos (our missionary) provided some ministry training on how to share the Gospel to a non-believer. We practiced by splitting up into pairs.  The “teller” shared with their partner about a subject for 3 minutes. The “listener” had one minute to recap with the...

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  • Thailand STM Blog #9

    Final Thoughts It’s our final stretch of travels. Our team is sprawled across gate E5 at the Chicago Airport—some laying belly up on the floor, others with their heads hung over their carry-on suitcases—trying to sleep. The physical exhaustion of the past two weeks has...

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  • Thailand STM Blog #8

    Saying Goodbye We had finished breakfast and were standing in the lobby of the hotel before the sun had shown its face. Rows of suitcases waited next to the door as Jim shared the morning plan. The clock was ticking loudly to finish a final inventory...

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  • Thailand STM Blog #7

    Our Last Day of Village Outreach The commute to the second village was much longer than the first. Our team packed into vans, passing time by sharing stories from throughout the trip and lessons learned. The travel group leaders assigned to each van led their...

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  • Thailand STM Blog #6

    Village Outreach The excitement of the weekend rolled into Monday as we ventured into our first day of village outreach. The drive was short to the village located in the mountains halfway between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. We pulled into a dirt parking lot...

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  • Thailand STM Blog #5

    Akha Baptist Church’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Sleeping until 5am felt like a luxury knowing Pastor John and Nut probably didn’t sleep at all the night before. Considering this day was the day Pastor John had envisioned for His church 20 years ago, none of us...

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  • Thailand STM Blog #4

    Global Worship We arrived a little after sunrise and crowds of people groups from various countries were already waiting behind the sanctuary for morning service to begin. Different tribal groups from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma) as well as people groups from Cambodia, India and...

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  • Rome STM Blog #1

    Anywhere…We Rome! “People everywhere desperately need Jesus,” is what Pastor Doug told our congregation. This phrase has resided and stirred in every team member’s heart as we begin preparations to leave on Woodside’s 10 day mission trip to Rome. Our team consists of members from...

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  • Thailand STM Video Blog #6 & 7

    Sometimes you meet heroes. The kind heaven gets excited about. Thanks for all your prayers! The team experienced more than we could ever capture of share!

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