Stories

  • Haiti Mission Trip Blog #7

    This morning, three members of our team had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the local artisans that make the 3 Cord merchandise found here at Mission of Hope.  We were able to work one-on-one with one of the artisans and braid...

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  • Haiti Mission Trip Blog #6

    We can’t believe our week of ministry in the mountains of Haiti came to an end today.  Our team of 8 has fallen in love with the bumpy ride up the mountain to visit the beautiful people of Turpin and the neighboring village of Palto. ...

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  • Haiti Mission Trip Blog #5

    Today we spent another beautiful day in the mountains in the village Of Palto. We visited a small church and had the pleasure of giving water filters to the pastor’s family and two other families. We also had the opportunity to pray with each of...

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  • Haiti Mission Trip Blog #4

    Today was another beautiful day in Turpin! We have enjoyed getting to know our intern, Sarah, and her passion for the people of Turpin. It is a blessing to see the spiritual maturity of our Haitian translator, Marcos, who as a child was sponsored by...

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  • Haiti Mission Trip Blog #3

    Today we spent the day in the beautiful village of Turpin after a dusty, bumpy ride up in an open canter vehicle.  We had the blessing of painting a house for a family of 9.  The family was extremely warm and appreciative of all we...

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  • Haiti Mission Trip Blog #2

    Bon Swa from Haiti! We arrived safely last night. Ocean and Simson from Mission of Hope were waiting for us at the airport. They helped get our luggage to the bus and brought us to Mission of Hope’s campus. Since we arrived after dark, we...

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  • Haiti Mission Trip Blog #1

    This Saturday, a team of 8 Woodside members from 5 of our campuses will be leaving for Haiti.  We are all anticipating an incredible experience at Mission of Hope.  We will again serve in the village of Turpin.  Mission of Hope’s mission is to reach...

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  • India Mission Trip Blog #7

    Polama Polama Payanam Polama..!!  Suvisesham Solla Polama…!! This was a song that we sang and danced to probably over 20 times over the last 2 days of LLLT Camp!  As you can imagine, it was a favorite! What a journey these past 10 days have...

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  • India Mission Trip Blog #8

    The team has begun their return back to the States.  They will return tomorrow afternoon.  Please continue to keep them in your prayers as they travel home and for rest on their journey back. Here are some pictures from the Magimai Home including a picture...

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  • India Mission Trip Blog #6

    Today was a beautiful day!  We spent the entire day at Little League Leadership Training (LLLT).  The day was filled with dancing, songs, games, Jesus, and 200 joyful children! Our team split into 4 groups with 50 children each.  The morning session began with an...

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  • India Mission Trip Blog #5

    Hello friends! We are halfway through the mission and God has already shown up in so many ways. We conducted a debrief of our experience so far and a question our team was able to explore was: what is the reason for suffering? It is...

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  • India Mission Trip Blog #4

    Hello family and friends! In this picture you can see the boys modeling their new shoes and outfits, they LOVE their gifts! Today was another successful and eventful day in India, it reached 100 degrees!! Our strong men and women were outside working hard planting...

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  • India Mission Trip Blog #3

    Hallelujah! We were blessed today to have the opportunity to worship beside our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ at the New Life Orphanage. To give you some background, the New Life Orphanage in Namakkal was started in 1991 by Pastor Kirubakaran, who began rescuing...

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  • India Mission Trip Blog #2

    VaNakkam (Hello) from India! We have safely arrived in Chennai and were greeted with many smiling faces, beautiful scarves, and Indian lei’s. It was a warm welcome, no pun intended! To begin our mission, we toured the headquarters of the Faith Prayer Tract League (FPTL)....

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  • India Mission Trip Blog #1

    Hello Friends! We are overjoyed to share that on Thursday, October 19th a group of 13 Woodside members will leave for Chennai, India. As we prepare for this mission trip, we are reminded of this verse: “Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world...

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  • Mexico Mission Trip Blog #1

    God is good. The team was wide awake at 4:15 this morning. 7 deep on the bus ride down to DTW. God willing each of us are being sent by our supporters, a team holding the rope while we climb down. The team will arrive...

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  • Quebec Mission Trip Blog #9

    Thank you for your prayers.  The Quebec Team arrived back home safe and sound at 2am this morning!! This message is from Pastor Dom Ruso at the180 Church: Muscles grow when we use them. It is the same with our spiritual life. No matter how...

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  • Quebec Mission Trip Blog #8

                          Saturday was our last full day in Quebec. And another full day it was. We headed back to the warehouse where the180 church meets and spent a few hours wrapping up the projects we...

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  • Quebec Mission Trip Blog #7

    Today was a day of completion, fun, and a day of hard work and cleaning. We started off our day at the 180 and finished most of the projects we have started this week. Some painting, some building and some cleaning. After lunch we headed...

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  • Quebec Mission Trip Blog #6

    Thursday brought many different projects at multiple locations. Here are the some highlights from a few teammates: • Joey: My two favorite things this week were: visiting Quebec city with the team and enjoying the rivers and the city, my other was serving with all...

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  • Quebec Mission Trip Blog #5

    Today we headed into the Old City Vieux Québec where we met with an old friend of Rick and Lana’s named Peter. He was a Congolese Pastor who is now a Christian leader in Québec. He fled his country during the wars and genocide in...

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