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Painesville Baptist Church

Serving In Pittsburgh, PA
June 15, 2019
Community: North Side, North View Heights
Partner: Church of Our Savior, Greenstone United Methodist Church, Light of Life Center
Staff: Douglas Buchanan, Janet Buchanan

Painesville Crew has arrived!

by Janet Buchanan | June 15, 2019 9:10 PM

Tradition has it that the van we take on our Mission trip must break down at some point!  This year we were just one hour away from our Mission site in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are all excited about being here and look forward to our ministries in this community. 

Painesville Crew has arrived!

Sunday at Greenstone Methodist Church

by Janet Buchanan | June 16, 2019 8:52 PM

Today started off with a good breakfast and then we met with Brittany, the director of “The Cove” ministry. She shared with us her vision for sharing Christ with their community. Next we went into the sanctuary for a prayer walk before church. This beautiful 100 year old traditional church is going through some difficult times, but are coming up with some untraditional ways to share Christ with their community. 

Sunday at Greenstone Methodist Church

Serving the homeless at Daily Bread

by Janet Buchanan | June 16, 2019 9:09 PM

This afternoon we had the privilege of serving the homeless at a ministry called Daily Bread. Brother Bob  called today, “Cod Father Day”!  Sounded strange at first, until we learned we would be cooking 130 cod fish (at least a foot long) that had been donated to the ministry. The men and women were so appreciative of an unexpected fish fry.  After cleaning up, Doug and Janet took us to Randyland. Randy Gilson bought Randyland on a credit card in 1995. Every day after waiting tables, he came home to paint and bring happiness to his neighborhood. Now people travel all over to share his dream. This place is hard to describe, but one you will never forget!
Serving the homeless at Daily Bread

Duquesne Incline

by Janet Buchanan | June 17, 2019 8:55 PM

Riding up on the Duquesne Incline was an experience in itself but when you got to the top , the view of Pittsburgh was breathtaking. Our group spent time praying over the city and enjoying the view. 

Duquesne Incline

Helping Expand the Cove Minstry

by Janet Buchanan | June 17, 2019 9:04 PM

The team helped to prepare rooms for Cove volunteers to stay in at the 130 year old parsonage. We were up on the 4th floor cleaning the space for the volunteers, as well as doing other odd jobs. 
Helping Expand the Cove Minstry

North View Heights Community

by Janet Buchanan | June 17, 2019 9:14 PM

Working at North View Heights is one of the main ministries we prepared for on this mission trip. When we arrived the children greeted us with open arms. We played games, covered the sidewalks with chalk art, told the creation story, made crafts, served popcorn and homemade cookies, and last but not least enjoyed eating dinner with them that was provided by the Kids Meal Network. 
North View Heights Community

Nightly Debriefing

by Janet Buchanan | June 17, 2019 9:19 PM

Each night we take time to reflect on the ministries we were involved in and share the highlights of the day. 
Nightly Debriefing

Moving Day for Brittany

by Janet Buchanan | June 18, 2019 3:59 PM

Brittany, the director of  “The Cove” ministry was so excited that God had sent  a trailer and a team of Missionaries from Ohio (that’s us) to help her move all her belongings to the parsonage on this exact move in day!  Isn’t God  good!

Moving Day for Brittany

Bible story at North View Heights

by Janet Buchanan | June 18, 2019 4:03 PM

Today’s bible story was Joseph and the coat of many colors. Hannah did a great job sharing the flannel graph story. 

Bible story at North View Heights

Craft was a big success!

by Janet Buchanan | June 18, 2019 4:07 PM

Today the kids painted boy cut out cookies with different colors and m& m’s to represent Joseph and the coat of many colors. 
Craft was a big success!

Kids Meal Network

by Janet Buchanan | June 18, 2019 7:40 PM

Tonight everyone seems at home with the kids we are ministering to at the Heights. Jen fit right in with her little friends  at the meal. 

Kids Meal Network

North Side Common Ministries

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 2:16 PM

North Side Common Ministries helps homeless men have a place to stay at night and helps them find jobs and housing. They also have a food distribution ministry, (one of the largest in Pennsylvania), and they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. We helped in the kitchen prepare lunch, painted two rooms, and worked in food distribution area, as well as walk the pet dog Ann. 

North Side Common Ministries

Painting Crew

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 2:18 PM

Kenny and Ethan took on the blue smoke room!
Painting Crew

Th Bathroom Crew

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 10:21 PM

Anna, Elicia, and Ben tackled the painting job in the bathroom with help from Hunter and Makenzie.

Th Bathroom Crew

Dog walking?

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 10:25 PM

Lilly and  Rachel decided to walk the dog to the dog park, but for some reason Ann did not want to walk home. It took them over 20 minutes to coax The dog to walk back!
Dog walking?

Food distribution ministry

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 10:29 PM

The food distribution crew worked hard in the freezer section to organize the goods. It was led by out fearless leader, Pete. 
Food distribution ministry

North View Heights

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 10:35 PM

Todays bible story was led by Anna and Ethan. They shared the story of Joshua. .

Game Over!

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 10:37 PM

A friendly game of kickball was played at the Heights until Kenny’s turn!  This could not happen again in a million years!
Game Over!

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 10:41 PM

Each day the kids wait in line to get home made cookies. That is one of the first things they ask when we arrive at the Heights. “Did you bring cookies?
Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Pirates Game at PNC Park

by Janet Buchanan | June 19, 2019 10:47 PM

Tonight we went to see the Pirates beat the Tigers, 8-7. We all enjoyed the game ! 
Pirates Game at PNC Park

Point State Park

by Janet Buchanan | June 22, 2019 1:47 PM

After a good nights sleep we continued our Recreation Day with a picnic at Point State Park. This is where 3 Rivers join at one point. Allegheny River and Monongahela River unite to form the Ohio River

Point State Park

Saying our goodbyes at North View Heights

by Janet Buchanan | June 22, 2019 1:55 PM

Our last day at the. Heights we shared our Bible story about Jonah and the Whale with hand puppets. 
Saying our goodbyes at North View Heights

The ultimate snack!

by Janet Buchanan | June 22, 2019 1:58 PM

Then we brought out the ultimate snack. Homemade icees and popcorn. The kids lined up over and over. They really enjoyed the special snack. 
The ultimate snack!

We get treated at Scoops.

by Janet Buchanan | June 22, 2019 2:00 PM

Our last night we all went down to a local ice cream shop called Scoops for our final treat. 
We get treated at Scoops.

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Sharon Shaw

June 19, 2019 6:48 AM

So proud of this group of kids. You are willing to give your time, use your talents and be used outside of your comfort zone, all for the glory of God. And pretty proud of the leaders as well who were willing to give and sacrifice for this mission. Praying for you all to be used in a mighty way. Praying for safety. And praying Gods blessings all over this trip for everyone involved.

Shannon Clancy

June 19, 2019 4:42 AM

Praying for y’all daily!! Continue to spread God’s love!! Y’all are amazing kids!!

Eric Heatherly

June 18, 2019 11:08 PM

Great job! Way to be about sharing the love of Christ. Romans 2:4

Chuck Harton

June 18, 2019 4:02 PM

Lifting you all up in prayer!! Thanks for being the light of Jesus!

Barbara Lagania

June 17, 2019 7:13 PM

Love you all!!!!! Thank you for being there. So proud of you. Love and prayers ❤️🙏🏻

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