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Sandia Presbyterian

Serving In Hawaii
July 9, 2022
Community: Kauai
Partner: West Kauai United Methodist Church - Kekaha
Staff: Carissa Hildebrandt, Adam Hildebrandt

Off to Pick Up the Team!!

by Carissa Hildebrandt | July 9, 2022 5:05 PM

We're on our way to the airport to pick up the team! We're so excited to see everyone and introduce them to our incredible partners out in West Kauai!

Off to Pick Up the Team!!

The Team has Arrived!!!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 9, 2022 10:13 PM

The team made it safely to Kauai! With the four-hour time difference, we thought some coffee was in order. So we made a quick stop at a local shop and are off to the church!

The Team has Arrived!!!

Dinner with the Pastors

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 10, 2022 12:53 AM

Tonight the team was treated to a potluck dinner with our partner pastors for the week and several church members! It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with the people we are here to support and encourage in ministry!!! Oh, and it was also delicious!!!

Dinner with the Pastors

Church Time!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 10, 2022 1:22 PM

We started our day at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church! What a blessing to begin our week with the chance to worship with some of the people we’ll be serving alongside of. 

Church Time!

More Church and More Snacks!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 10, 2022 4:16 PM

Next, we joined in the service at West Kauai UMC, and were greeted with snacks afterward! It’s been an incredibly welcoming morning, being served and loved well by those we came to serve!

More Church and More Snacks!

Let the Fun Begin!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 11, 2022 1:56 PM

Yesterday was a day of fellowship and preparation for the week ahead, and now it’s time for that prep to give way to action! VBS is underway in Eleele and we can’t wait to serve these kids for the next few days!

Let the Fun Begin!

Projects are Underway!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 12, 2022 1:25 PM

In addition to VBS, we got a few work projects started yesterday, including changing floors in one of the church offices!

Projects are Underway!

Story Time

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 12, 2022 2:07 PM

VBS day 2 is off and running! This group is talking about things that are sometimes hard to do, but God helps us! So far the most frequent tough thing to do is clean bedrooms.

Story Time

Playhouse Under Construction

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 12, 2022 7:04 PM

One of our projects this week is building a deck around this beautiful 200-year-old monkeypod tree! The church will be using it to hold Sunday school for the kids and potentially expand it to a second story!

Playhouse Under Construction

Keep Grinding!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 12, 2022 9:35 PM

Work continues into the evening on our treehouse deck. Lots of little measurements, but it’s coming along!

Keep Grinding!

The Deck is Secure!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 14, 2022 3:50 PM

Our group got to work BIG TIME to build the framing for this deck. It’s currently being treated with primer and then parishioners will install the deck boards!

The Deck is Secure!

Final Day of VBS!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 14, 2022 3:52 PM

Our last day of VBS is underway. It has been such a joy to see the transformation and buy-in of these kiddos over the course of the week. Video to come soon!
Final Day of VBS!

Pizza Party!

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 14, 2022 11:34 PM

As fate would have it, another pastor that lives next door to one of our partner churches owns pizza ovens, so we’re having an end of VBS pizza party on our last night together! 

Pizza Party!

Sandia VBS

by Adam Hildebrandt | July 18, 2022 3:04 PM

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