Hershey Free Church is beginning a multi-year partnership with a village (“KB”) in Burkina Faso, West Africa, to foster Transformational Community Development (TCD). KB has been long impacted by extreme poverty. There is little access to clean water, minimal latrine use, and many children with preventable diseases. The vision is for this village to become a model of transformation that can be replicated in other...
I am convinced that God sovereignly orchestrated details of the trip on every scale, ranging from the persons he gathered together to go, the homeowners he arranged for us to befriend, the opportunities he brought about for building relationship, and even the weather itself!
When I heard that Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, I knew instantly that I would go and serve. I didn't know how or when, but I knew I would go.
While we did a variety of service opportunities like handing out meals and hygiene packets to homeless individuals and helping in a community garden, our time spent in DC was used as a training ground for when the girls would return home and how they can be gospel influencers in their daily spheres of influence by being relationally intentional.
With a trip like this we will not know of the full effect until years from now, but this was a necessary and spiritually strategic experience for the students and leaders. We thank you for your support in prayer and finances. We thank you for your encouragement along the way and for following our adventure on Facebook. What a thrill it is to be with believers seeking to serve our savior and be released from anything that hinders the work of God in our lives.