"Cati just latched herself onto me." - Beckie IrvinNew Life Community Church was back for their sixth annual trip to assist MEBSH Mariani Church in constructing their church building. And this year it was finished. The team was able to join in a worship service in the church building for the first time in six years. Over the years Beckie realized that both churches were benefiting from the partnership and that the mission trips were not just about helping the church to construct a building. She realized that it was about bringing churches together across cultures. “I think what we kind of expect is for the American church to partner with the church in a third world country and that church benefits from the Americans. But I think what is so amazing is by partnering with a church that is so different from us we learned so much from them.” When Beckie and the team left MEBSH Mariani Church in July, the Haitian church said they would be praying for them. Beckie realized that it was a true partnership. “It’s not just us trying to fix some problem so that we feel better or do some construction work so we feel better about ourselves. It really is a partnership. We are all humans and we can all pray for each other and love each other. That is really impactful.”
"It really is a partnership." - Beckie IrvinAs for Beckie, her trips with Praying Pelican Missions have affirmed and inspired her call to live a missional life. “I have always felt called to missions,” said Beckie. “I have a particular burden for third world and developing countries. I think that my trips with Praying Pelican Missions have served a few different purposes that have been really important in my life.” First, her trips with PPM have confirmed her passion to serve in missions as a career. Second, the trips have given her preparation and training for the international missions work she would like to pursue. And the trips have helped her to keep her vision while studying at a secular university. She is currently a junior at Texas Tech University, studying for a degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics, which she is hoping to one day use in mission work. “My trips with Praying Pelican Missions have meant a lot to me. Every time I go I am just so full and Christ is always so apparent and present on the trips.”
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