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Porterfield UMC

Serving In South Florida
June 11, 2022
Community: Miami Gardens
Partner: Parkway Baptist Church
Staff: Jennie Pakan, Kylie Owens, Johanna Broten


by Kylie Owens | June 11, 2022 9:41 PM

After 9 hours of bonding on the road, we have made it to our destination, Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church!


8:30 Worship

by Jennie Pakan | June 12, 2022 9:33 AM

Good morning! We ate some breakfast, had our devotions, and jumped into church mode. We sang praise and worship, God is worthy!

8:30 Worship

Some Cultural Experience in Little Havana

by Kylie Owens | June 12, 2022 7:43 PM

We spent some time this afternoon in Little Havana to get a taste of some of the Miami culture.

Some Cultural Experience in Little Havana

Dinner is Served!

by Kylie Owens | June 12, 2022 10:08 PM

We are so thankful for this delicious food provided by Brother Bentley! Jerk chicken, anyone?

Dinner is Served!

11:00 Creole Service

by Kylie Owens | June 12, 2022 10:12 PM

During the 11:00 Creole worship service at Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church, the graduates were honored. They were given a beautiful congratulation and charge as they head into the next phase of life. Our seniors were also called up to join so they could honor them as well.
11:00 Creole Service

Let’s Play Ball!

by Kylie Owens | June 13, 2022 4:34 PM

We were in charge of the sports portion of our partner church’s VBS. A lot of friendships were made.

Let’s Play Ball!

Service Project

by Kylie Owens | June 13, 2022 4:51 PM

Our team was tasked with painting the front gates of the church and a side building. Operation Love Your Neighbor is underway!

Service Project

Sport's Camp

by Kylie Owens | June 14, 2022 7:34 PM

We left it all out on the field today with the kids. Such a blessing to see God work!

Sport's Camp

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

by Kylie Owens | June 14, 2022 7:36 PM

Working together on projects in the blazing sun. Lots of laughs were had!
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Back to Work

by Kylie Owens | June 15, 2022 9:31 AM

The team is already hard at work painting fences and disposing of some old refrigerators and other items for the church.

Back to Work

Lunchtime Inspiration

by Kylie Owens | June 15, 2022 12:25 PM

Working in the heat all day requires a quote from one of the most well known office managers. ;)

Lunchtime Inspiration

Sweet Relationships

by Kylie Owens | June 15, 2022 1:17 PM

It has been so much fun creating some sweet, sweet relationships this week with the kids.

Sweet Relationships

Water Games

by Kylie Owens | June 15, 2022 1:21 PM

Water games today at VBS.
Water Games

Slip and Slide Time

by Kylie Owens | June 15, 2022 10:40 PM

Water + Bubbles + Tarp = a lot of happy hearts! 

Slip and Slide Time

Getting to Know our Pastor

by Kylie Owens | June 15, 2022 10:43 PM

We had the opportunity to talk with our host pastor about the history of Parkway Baptist Church and the Miami Gardens area. We also prayed together to start our last day of ministry.
Getting to Know our Pastor

Departing with Full Hearts!

by Kylie Owens | June 15, 2022 10:46 PM

We will never forget these friendships!
Departing with Full Hearts!

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