Monday, July 1, 2013

All of our Mission Teams are home safely!

The Arizona mission team arrived at BIA at noon today!

We are thankful for the safe return of all of our mission teams, and are grateful for the church family that supported them throughout this process!  God bless them all!

Team from AZ due in today!

The team from Arizona is due in today at Bangor International Airport on Delta flight # 6206.  The ETA is 11:52 (original time was 12:02).  Feel free to drop by and welcome them back to Maine.

Welcome home!!

The team from Guatemala arrived at All Souls by bus at 4;00 AM. All were tired and happy to be home after a very long day of travel. 

We look forward to hearing of the experiences of both teams after they get some much deserved rest!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Slight delay for the Guatemala team

The Guatemala team is returning via American Airlines flight #1284 from Miami.
They are on the plane but "left the gate" at 8:36 rather than 7:35PM.  They are now in the air.  There have been many delays and cancellations today due to weather in the US.

The estimated time of arrival in Boston is 11:37.  If that is accurate, I think they will arrive no earlier than 4:00 or 4:15.  (I don't know how long it takes to get 55 tired people off the plane, get baggage, load the bus, etc . . . .I think the bus ride itself may not take as long as it does for any of us to drive. :-) )

I will keep checking and post something when I hear from Renee . . . .

So, it may still be early, but maybe about the same time as sunrise?!!!


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Revised travel information for the AZ team

Our team in Arizona is now at Canyon DeChelle.  The Colpritt family has moved on to more family time in CA.

The rest of the team will leave Phoenix on Sunday night (6/30/13) at 11:25 PM and will fly to Detroit.

The flight from Detroit to Bangor is Delta #6206 and will arrive at 12:00 noon on Monday.

Please note that this is different information than was previously published!

Pray for safe travels as the team hopefully leaves the 100+ degree temperatures behind . . . . and perhaps brings us some sun!

News from day 5 in Guatemala

Here is a message from Renee that I missed from Day 5 (6/27/13):
(Sorry that it is out of order!)

We are closing in on the completion of our projects. There has been a lot of stabilizing of the homes with extra supports today. Roofs are all on, walls are all up, and two of the homes are completely painted. Doors and windows are the final touches that need to be made. 
Today we held the one official Children's Bible School. Claire Tobin was our star translator who managed to tell the story of God's love for us all in five minutes. Becka Timms was a master of the teaching moments...and loads of the rest of the team, played and helped the children complete their projects before the rain came. We managed to stay dry until all the work was done for the day
and then the sky opened up and thunder echoed all around us.

  Pizza tonight....Spirits are high and we are ready to put the finishing touches on our projects tomorrow. Check out the FB site for Nathan Walters. His pictures from today are amazing again!....

Love to all of you from all of us!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Last day of work in Guatemala 6/28/13

We have had a great completion to our work here in Guatemala.  The house sites were completely finished and each group had a beautiful dedication ceremony.  The medical clinic wrapped up their work and they were also able to tour the completed work sites.  Everyone is very excited about tomorrow's activities.  Most of the team is heading for a volcano hike with guides some distance from here.  They will be gone all morning and return in time to spend their money at the Marcado (Market).  The remainder of the team will be doing a walking tour of Antigua before hitting the market.  It seems like we just got here and we are preparing to leave.  The recipient of the house of Site 3 said to me... "I watched this house go up in 5 days and I still can't believe it."  Our team has been blessed with high spirits and wonderful relationships that will carry forward into the future.  Many of the team members want to be remembered to their families, but they are too numerous to list, so just suffice it to say, we are praying for all of you each day.  Again, I refer you to Nathan Walters' site on Facebook...he takes the best pictures of all!
Pax et Bonum :-)
(Peace and All Good to You...quoting St. Francis)


Pictures of Day 5 in Guatemala

Here are pictures from Day 5 of hard work and play in Guatemala.
Great progress, God moments and connections!

See more pictures in Nathan Walters' album on Facebook!