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Our first day in Bangladesh
Posted by Amy Patton on

  Today, February 9, was our first full day in Bangladesh - which seems funny because we left on Wednesday, February 7 from San Francisco  at 9:30 am and arrived at our hotel in Dhaka around midnight on February 8, having only witnessed one sunset.   The stars were bright as...

Bangladesh Team Commissioning
Posted by Amy Patton on

  January 27 was an exciting day for the Bangladesh team as we were commissioned, by no less than four encouraging services, to represent the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church (and Jesus Christ - a tall order!) with eagerness and determination.  We were asked to serve the people we...

The Bangladesh Team: prayer requests
Posted by Sarah Williams on

  It's almost time! Our Bangladesh Vision Trip is February 6th - 17th. Join us in praying for each team member; Diane Bays, Melinda Gordon, Lisa Okada, Todd Olson, Amy Patton, Linda Rinnan, Alan Shiffer, and Pastor Robin Garvin; their ministry in...

Gearing up for Bangladesh!
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Posted by Amy Patton on

What is a Vision Trip? World Vision explains the difference between a mission trip and a vision trip as the difference between a short-termeffort of hands-on relief in response to a natural disaster, for example, and the observation of long-termrehabilitation or development programs. The...

Back Home; What Next?
Posted by Graig Flach on

We arrived home late Monday evening, safe and sound and on time. Thank you for your prayers of support and your interest in these postings. Our last couple days in Beirut included some sightseeing and ongoing debriefing (our final debrief discussion in Lebanon occurred at our hotel, above; we...

Mark and Alan Hit the Ground Running
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Posted by Graig Flach on

Mark and Alan arrived safely last evening, via Chicago and Amman. Today they pitched in as if jet-lag were nonexistent. We are grateful for safe travels and for the full program we experienced today, including a visit for orientation to the World Vision office in the Bekaa Valley. We also...