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Strong Rock Christian School

Serving In Hawaii
March 26, 2022
Community: Kauai
Partner: Kauai Baptist Church
Staff: Carissa Hildebrandt, Crystal Hahn, Bethany Kiers, Barbara Kiers

Prepping for the Team

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 26, 2022 10:39 PM

We checked out a local beach this afternoon and are prepping for the team to arrive! Just a few more hours until they're here.

Prepping for the Team

Arrived and in Bed!

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 27, 2022 4:31 AM

Everyone has arrived in Kauai! We grabbed bags, headed to the church, and got settled. We're all ready for a good night's sleep before spending time with our host church tomorrow. 

Up Early and Ready for the Day!

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 27, 2022 12:11 PM

After a great night's sleep, we were all up around 6am to get ready for the day! This morning we're having our orientation meeting and then attending church service with our partner Kauai Baptist Church!

Up Early and Ready for the Day!

Sunday Service

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 28, 2022 4:04 PM

We had a great service Sunday morning. Noah, Jackson, and Carmen all shared a short testimony. We were able to sing a worship song in Hawaiian and pray in small groups for our week. It was awesome to see the differences in the service, but to know that we all come together with the same heart.

Sunday Service

Hanalei Bay

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 28, 2022 4:13 PM

We spent Sunday afternoon with the youth group from Kauai Baptist Church. There were about 52 of us in total! We started out at Hanalei, but after about an hour and a half of sprinkling, it started pouring down rain. We decided to load up and head to a beach with a little more sunshine. We finally landed at Kalihiwai. It was an incredible afternoon and evening of making new friends eating a delicious meal and playing on the beach.

Hanalei Bay

Let's Get to Work!

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 28, 2022 4:14 PM

Today we started our projects! We're broken up into a few different teams. One team is helping manage the trash. They loaded up all of the trash from the past few days and have been making runs back and forth. 
Let's Get to Work!

AC Overboard

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 28, 2022 4:16 PM

Another project on our list is pulling out some old AC units and drywalling the space they once were in. Mr.Herring is heading up this project! 
AC Overboard

The Mission

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 28, 2022 8:34 PM

This afternoon Pastor Nathan shared a little about his testimony and his heart to serve the community. He shared about his struggle when he first felt called to be a pastor on the island and that just because there are beaches, beautiful sunsets, and rainbows here doesn't mean there isn't a mission here. We're now heading out to start canvasing to invite people to the Easter service! Our goal for this afternoon will be to pass out 1,000 Easter invites! 
The Mission

Hawaiian Sunset

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 29, 2022 1:28 PM

We spent the afternoon passing out flyers to invite people to the Easter service. After that, we had an awesome lasagna dinner from Auntie Jenny! It was delicious. 

We wrapped up the evening by heading to Poipu beach and got to see a sea turtle, seal, and a beautiful sunset! 

Hawaiian Sunset

Tuesday Update!

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 30, 2022 7:36 PM

We had a busy Tuesday! We worked hard around the church. We did more trash dumps, drywalled, painted, landscaped, and even passed out Easter fliers.

We ended the day with dinner from the church community. It was such a full day, but so life-giving to continue to pour out into this place.

Tuesday Update!

Praying Over the Future

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 30, 2022 8:34 PM

Before we went to sleep Tuesday night we went to the land that they are hoping will hold their future church. Just as we all began to pray it started to rain. We spoke words of truth and prayed for providence for Kauai Baptist Church.
Praying Over the Future

Early Morning Surf

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 30, 2022 8:38 PM

We woke up early Wednesday morning to head out to meet Pastor Rick a friend we've made on the island to surf! We took turns surfing while others snorkeled, paddle boarded, and boogie boarded. It was an early morning, but so fun!
Early Morning Surf

Team Food Distribution

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 30, 2022 8:44 PM

A small group of us went to West Kauai UMC and helped pack food distribution bags. We got to spend time with the congregation and met a woman who came over on a boat from the Philippines 87 years ago. She shared stories of her life including living in Honolulu during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Team Food Distribution

Project Wrap Up

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 30, 2022 8:50 PM

We're getting so close to wrapping up our big project of updating the stage! It has been such a cool transition. We have a few more hours of work this afternoon before we can see the final product!
Project Wrap Up

Wednesday Night Youth Group

by Carissa Hildebrandt | March 31, 2022 12:12 PM

We had an amazing night hanging out at Kealia Beach. We played smash face with the youth and everyone was laughing. For dinner we ate hotdogs around a bonfire. We ended the night singing worship songs and eating s'mores. It was our last time to see several of the youth. We're going to miss them all!

Wednesday Night Youth Group

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Lucy Hopson

March 29, 2022 10:48 PM

Beautiful sunset! Praying God will move in the hearts of the community and Easter service will be awesome bringing new people into the Kingdom!

Lucy Hopson

March 27, 2022 6:46 PM

Praising the Lord everyone arrived safely and was welcomed by such a beautiful group. Praying God’s glory and presence will be seen and felt throughout the week. 🙏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻❤️

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