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New Covenant Church

Serving In The Bahamas
July 17, 2022
Community: Marsh Harbor
Partner: Camp Abaco , First Assembly of God
Staff: Ryan Forbes, Sheila Petitphar

Getting Ready!

by Sheila Petitphar | July 18, 2022 11:06 PM

Pastor Ryan is multi-tasking today at the paint store. While the team was in Maxwells getting snacks, the PPM staff made a quick run to pick up the necessary supplies for tomorrow's work project. 

We are so excited that the team is here and are looking forward to an amazing week of ministry!

Getting Ready!

Come and Get It!

by Sheila Petitphar | July 18, 2022 11:09 PM

It's time for dinner and we are ready to eat!
Come and Get It!

Early Morning

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 2:12 PM

We enjoyed some volleyball early this morning before our full day truly began. 

Early Morning

Action Plan

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 2:14 PM

Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

Luke 14:28


Action Plan

Butterfly Pastor

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 2:20 PM

Genesis 1:26


Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”


This beautiful creature decided to make Pastor Tyler its home this morning.

Butterfly Pastor

Bleacher Project

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 2:24 PM

The camp needed one more set of bleachers and we were so happy to be able to build it for them. We know that it will get a lot of use!
Bleacher Project

Painting Project

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 2:26 PM

One of our projects is to paint a house in the community. We got started on it today...we are off to a great start!
Painting Project

Tree Trimmers

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 2:27 PM

We worked on trimming the trees in order to get a better view of the nearby beach. What a view this will be!
Tree Trimmers

Girl Power

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 2:29 PM

This girl is on fire today!
Girl Power

Grocery Shopping

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 4:42 PM

Emma and the rest of the team worked hard at purchasing groceries for the kids who will attend tomorrow's Vacation Bible School. 

Grocery Shopping

Prizes

by Sheila Petitphar | July 19, 2022 4:44 PM

Pastor Tyler and Emma were sent to run errands....another stop was the toy store to purchase prizes for Vacation Bible School game winners. What a fun errand!

Prizes

Breakfast

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 8:32 AM

We are grabbing breakfast this morning before heading out to VBS.

Breakfast

Peanut Butter Time

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 8:35 AM

Everyone was enjoying the peanut butter on their pancakes, what a great addition!
Peanut Butter Time

Waiting with Expectancy

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 8:36 AM

We are preparing for the day and waiting for the children to arrive - we are so excited!
Waiting with Expectancy

Ms. Smiley

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 8:39 AM

Patty is all smiles and happy all the time, the love of Jesus radiates through her!
Ms. Smiley

Pre-Games

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 8:48 AM

Emma (MS. M& M) throwing the ball around, having a blast with the kids!
Pre-Games

Giving Instructions

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 8:53 AM

Pastor Tyler is giving the children some information on the games and the names of the volunteers.
Giving Instructions

Smash Fruit

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 9:49 AM

Oops!!! Accidents happen and don't have to ruin our day...moving on!

Smash Fruit

Time to Snack

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 9:51 AM

After smashing the fruit and playing games it was time to eat some fruit jello.

Time to Snack

Waiting

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 9:53 AM

Teach us to wait on you Lord as this child waits for her fruit jello. 
Waiting

Musical Chairs

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 10:59 AM

To close the day, we played some classic musical chairs. 

Musical Chairs

The Wheels on the Bus

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 11:19 AM

VBS is over and it is time to head back to camp and back to construction. 

The Wheels on the Bus

Pastor Tyler

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 11:21 AM

Pastor Tyler can do almost anything.....this includes driving a bus!
Pastor Tyler

Building a Movie Screen

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 2:30 PM

We have been working hard digging holes for the new movie screen that is being built.

Building a Movie Screen

70+ Campers

by Sheila Petitphar | July 20, 2022 7:31 PM

The place we are lodging is a camping facility for children. This week they have over 70 campers, ages 10-12 years old.

70+ Campers

VBS Day 2

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 8:20 AM

Day 2 of Vacation Bible School is on the way!

VBS Day 2

Frozen T-Shirt

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 8:48 AM

We purchased some t-shirts, wet them, and then froze them. Each team had to unwrap the frozen shirt. The first team to unwrap the shirt and put it on wins! The competition was intense..😝😜🤪😂😂😂

Frozen T-Shirt

Team Trevor

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 9:00 AM

Trevor and his team working hard.

Team Trevor

Technique

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 9:02 AM

Interesting techniques were being use to get this done.
Technique

Winners

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 9:05 AM

Here are the winners of the frozen t-shirt game, they worked hard to earn that title!
Winners

Filling the Balloon

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 9:28 AM

Gearing up for a water balloon fight! 

Filling the Balloon

The Fun Continues

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 9:52 AM

We have been having so much fun playing these outdoor games!

The Fun Continues

Video

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 10:27 AM

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMNxPUwU7/?k=1

They are dancing today.




VBS DAY 2

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 11:12 AM

It's time to say goodbye to these precious kids we have bonded with this week. We will keep them in our hearts forever!

VBS DAY 2

Movie Board

by Sheila Petitphar | July 21, 2022 3:44 PM

The screen for the movie night is almost complete, we are so excited!

Movie Board

Excursion Day

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 9:46 AM

We are on our way to Bahama Beach Club in Treasure Cay!

Excursion Day

Beach 🏖 Beach 🏖

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 10:12 AM

Just reached the beach 🏖 and it is beautiful.

Beach 🏖 Beach 🏖

Sunscreen 🧴 and Ready

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 10:15 AM

We have applied our sunscreen 🧴 and it’s time to jump in!
Sunscreen 🧴 and Ready

Volleyball Game

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 10:59 AM

We are enjoying our beach volleyball 🏐  game!
Volleyball Game

Trevor had One Job!

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 11:02 AM

His job was to catch the ⚽️!

Trevor had One Job!

Swimming

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 11:04 AM

Cool 😎 water 💦 on a hot day, it is so beautiful here!
Swimming

New Game

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 11:08 AM

Hannah is learning how to play a new game.
New Game

The Bahamas Tan

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 11:22 AM

You can’t come to the Bahamas 🇧🇸 and not get a tan!

The Bahamas Tan

Still Beautiful 🤩

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 1:49 PM

Storm clouds are moving... 

Still Beautiful 🤩

Time to Eat!

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 3:07 PM

We had lunch by the beach and the food was awesome! Pastor Tyler was doing his dance while he eats, if you know, you know. 

Time to Eat!

Pool 🏊‍♂️

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 3:12 PM

We were also able to enjoy some time at a pool today, it was so refreshing!

Pool 🏊‍♂️

End of Excursion

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 3:16 PM

It’s time to pack up and head back to the camp for our last night before heading home. Today was a great way to end an amazing week!
End of Excursion

Napping

by Sheila Petitphar | July 22, 2022 3:28 PM

Some of us couldn't stay awake for the ride back.
Napping

Graduation Night

by Sheila Petitphar | July 23, 2022 12:33 AM

We received our graduation certificates today...we did it! Thank you for all the prayers back home, the camp staff, and the PPM organization. Thank you God for allowing us to be Your hands and feet here.

Graduation Night

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Comments

Kim Doherty

July 22, 2022 3:22 PM

Wow! The pic with the storm clouds is breathtaking!

Andrea Szekely

July 22, 2022 12:03 PM

Woo hoo. So glad you all got time to get beachy! What an experience. New land, new people, and some much needed R&R with friends. We can't wait to hear ALL the stories. Looks like a truly beautiful day. Praying safe travels home and you all get more sleep upon your return. Kenton-we making your favorite dinner!

Kim Doherty

July 22, 2022 10:22 AM

Happy vacay day!! Have loads of fun and soak in all the beauty!!

Judy Crow

July 22, 2022 10:21 AM

Enjoy! It looks beautiful! 💗

JK

July 21, 2022 10:15 PM

... and Jeremy (whoops, sorry bro).

JK

July 21, 2022 10:14 PM

Yo. Not sure who reads these or when they get read, but when you see this give your PPM staff a huge hug or massive team fist bump. Then do the same for Tyler. And Hannah. And Patti. And Wayne. And Rob. Or toss them in the water. Or heck, everybody jump in the water. Celebrate the "dew": Psalm 133

Andrea Szekely

July 21, 2022 4:06 PM

Great work everyone. The kids look so happy to interact with all of you. Fun Jokes to make you smile: 1. Q: Why did Adam & Eve do math everyday? A: Because they were told to be fruitful and multiply. 😆 2. Q: What kind of car would Jesus drive? A: A Christler😉

JK

July 20, 2022 9:00 PM

SHIFT was great tonight. Classic shenanigans by those who are always up to shenanigans. You were all certainly missed!!! Thankful for the pictures and the descriptions. Need a pic of you all by that beautiful water. What's it been like to show up so far?

Kristin

July 20, 2022 7:34 PM

Look at that worship team go 😉 thinking of my 12 students missing in the Shift room tonight and the question Pastor Steve asked during training week 'what makes you go wow?' My answer is you! You make me go 'wow!' Love yall!!

Kim Doherty

July 20, 2022 12:16 PM

We're enjoying seeing all of these pics! Thanks so much for posting! We know God is using NCC Shift to advance His Kingdom! Keep working hard and keep making a difference! Love you!!

Andrea Szekely

July 20, 2022 7:10 AM

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain decended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. ~ Matthew 7:24, 25 God will uphold what is His. I'm encouraged by all of you who said "Here I am Lord, send me". May his mighty hand continue to be upon you & protect you. We pray your hands accomplish that which God is set before you to do. Praise God!

JK

July 19, 2022 5:27 PM

Thank you for posting the pics! I was talking to a few others about the dream of building bleachers in Costa Rica, good to see you're getting the practice by giving to the ministry there! And the one of Jeremy doing whatever he's doing in the shrubs is now my new wallpaper. Cheering you all on!!! We'll be praying for you all at SHIFT tomorrow night.

Judy Crow

July 19, 2022 3:30 PM

Looks like you hit the road running! Keep pouring out His love to all those around you! Praying for you all! ❤️

Abigail Johnson

July 19, 2022 3:20 PM

So proud of the whole team and grateful for pictures. My heart is with you! Wear sunscreen Rianna!!

Dana

July 19, 2022 2:41 PM

So impressed with you all. May God give you the strength to keep going when you are tired as well as the wisdom to know when to rest. "When the work you put in is realized Let yourself feel the pride but Always stay humble and kind" Cannot wait to hear all the stories you will have to tell when you all get back.

Andrea Szekely

July 19, 2022 1:18 PM

Thrilled to hear you all are jumping into action. We are continually lifting you all in prayer. No action is too small, a smile goes a long way and a lending hand helps God answer the prayers of others. You're moving Mountains! Stay rooted in God's word. Be kind to all of God's creations. ❤️

JK

July 19, 2022 5:28 AM

Happy Monday! Saw a pic of Megan raiding the kitchen. How's the food? Looks like yawl are settling in for a week of worship! My prayer for you today is that you'll be tired tonight. That good kind of tired. The kind of tired that gets you happy and giddy cause you've done good work. The kind of tired that gets you telling stories with each other of your experiences and the relationships your starting to build. Love you all! Here's a prayer to pray if you want: "God, please give the people we're living and serving a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of how crazy awesome you are. We pray that the eyes of their hearts will be blown away so that they'll truly realize what is the hope of your calling and what are the riches of your glory." Ephesians 1:16-17 (FTBV)* *For The Bahamas Version

Kristin

July 18, 2022 8:21 PM

I love you all and am proud of you for putting aside doubts and fears to say yes with God and each other! You have lots of life to give, but you will receive even more on this trip, so go all in!

Judy Crow

July 18, 2022 3:25 PM

We are praying for y’all! Be flexible and kind to each other! Love with all you have! His grace is sufficient for you all! Enjoy!! ❤️

JK

July 18, 2022 11:06 AM

Heard you all had some great opportunities to be flexible during your travels so far 😉!!! Give each other hugs. Speak positive stuff to each other. Remember that each of you are showing up 100% because you said you wanted to show up. Thinking and praying!!!!! Can't wait to hear how day 1 goes.

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