888.PPM.4090Contact UsEmploymentDONATE
Praying Pelican Missions Logo

Coffeeville First Baptist

Serving In Hawaii
September 15, 2022
Community: Oahu
Partner: Sunset Beach Christian Church
Staff: Morgan Shepherd

Aloha!

by Morgan Shepherd | September 16, 2022 4:09 PM

We made it safely to Oahu! We are settled in and have been enjoying the beautiful landscapes we pass on our drives. Last night we had an impromptu trip to the beach to see the sunset after orientation! 

Aloha!

A Bit of Demo

by Morgan Shepherd | September 16, 2022 4:13 PM

We have lots of projects ahead of us this week at the church! One of which is renovating two bathrooms; they are used often and in need of some updates. We’ve started filling cracks in the walls, tearing out the counters, and cleaning the glass window plates.
A Bit of Demo

Brightening and Tidying Up

by Morgan Shepherd | September 16, 2022 4:17 PM

We also are working on cleaning the kitchen! The property has a lot of people come through, and cleaning and organizing is always needed somewhere!

Brightening and Tidying Up

Giving the Shower a Shower

by Morgan Shepherd | September 16, 2022 4:22 PM

The outdoor showers got a little TLC too!
Giving the Shower a Shower

Smashing Tiles

by Morgan Shepherd | September 18, 2022 4:09 AM

In order to replace the counters and sinks as part of our bathroom remodeling, we first had to do some demo!
Smashing Tiles

When the Ocean is Right Across the Road…

by Morgan Shepherd | September 18, 2022 4:12 AM

While at a stand-still waiting for parts and supplies, a few of us went to the beach for a quick dip in the ocean before getting back to work!
When the Ocean is Right Across the Road…

Cleaning for Jesus

by Morgan Shepherd | September 18, 2022 4:18 AM

Saturday we started working bright and early. A small group of us swept, mopped, and cleaned some of the church’s buildings, which is a constant need with all of the activities and events the church has throughout the week.

Cleaning for Jesus

Making it Feel More Like Home

by Morgan Shepherd | September 18, 2022 2:41 PM

The church has a building to house staff and we have been able to come alongside a flooring project they have been hoping to get done before a new family moves in next month! We are laying flooring in the main hallway and in the empty apartment.

Making it Feel More Like Home

God Provides the Skills for the Job

by Morgan Shepherd | September 18, 2022 2:43 PM

Chester has been using his gifts in order to prepare, cut, and install the countertops in the bathrooms!
God Provides the Skills for the Job

A Fresh Coat of Paint

by Morgan Shepherd | September 18, 2022 2:46 PM

The painting is coming along! It’s so fun seeing the progress!
A Fresh Coat of Paint

Pie Crust Communion Bread

by Morgan Shepherd | September 19, 2022 4:07 AM

This morning, we got to attend the Sunset Beach church service! They service is held outside and Pastor Jacob has a “come as you are” motto. We enjoyed some beautiful worship with solely a ukulele and a great message on Acts 8 and the contrast of the two conversions. We felt so welcomed and blessed to join in the service today!

Pie Crust Communion Bread

The Pineapple King

by Morgan Shepherd | September 19, 2022 2:38 PM

Sunday afternoon, we went to Waimea Valley, though we weren’t able to see the waterfall due to drought, we enjoyed a peaceful hot dog lunch with some beautiful botanical views. Then we went to the Dole Plantation! We took the Pineapple Express tour around the plantation, did the 2008 World's Largest Maze, ate some Dole whip, and did some souvenir shopping! 

The Pineapple King

A Dole Lot of Dole Whip!

by Morgan Shepherd | September 19, 2022 2:41 PM

Some of us even got to enjoy a Dole whip sundae!
A Dole Lot of Dole Whip!

Surf n' Turf, Tacos, and Shrimp

by Morgan Shepherd | September 19, 2022 6:08 PM

Sunday night, we stopped at a little food truck lot and had a delicious local dinner!

Surf n' Turf, Tacos, and Shrimp

Don’t Take Your Counter for Granite

by Morgan Shepherd | September 19, 2022 7:34 PM

The new counters and sinks have been installed!

Don’t Take Your Counter for Granite

They See Me Rollin'

by Morgan Shepherd | September 19, 2022 7:37 PM

Two buildings were recently painted, but the sides had been missed, so we were able to get some more paint to finish up the job!

They See Me Rollin'

Fuel Well to Work Well

by Morgan Shepherd | September 19, 2022 7:40 PM

Donna has been cooking up a storm every day for us! She has the gift of food and hospitality and has been able to use it well this week. We and our stomachs are very thankful!
Fuel Well to Work Well

Sweeping Soap

by Morgan Shepherd | September 24, 2022 11:59 PM

After all of the painting, lights and counters, we got to move on to the flooring! We made sure to prep it well.
Sweeping Soap

Kãne & Wahine

by Morgan Shepherd | September 25, 2022 12:06 AM

Betty Jean used her artistic gifts to hand paint men and women bathroom signs for a personal touch from the team!
Kãne & Wahine

Don’t Stall Anymore

by Morgan Shepherd | September 25, 2022 12:11 AM

Last but not least, we reattached the doors to the bathroom stalls! Then we got to stand back and see the finished product! We are so thankful to partner with Sunset Beach and be able to help them to focus more on their church body and community and not worry about their bathroom anymore!

Don’t Stall Anymore

Power in Prayer

by Morgan Shepherd | September 25, 2022 12:14 AM

Tuesday morning, we were also able to help with the church’s homeless ministry outreach. The people experiencing homelessness were provided with some groceries, a hot meal, access to clothes, and got to hear a powerful testimony and were shared the gospel. One woman in particular was moved by the testimony and Suzanne was able to join in on praying for and loving on her.
Power in Prayer

Sunken Ships

by Morgan Shepherd | September 25, 2022 12:17 AM

Wednesday morning, we got to explore Pearl Harbor! We took a boat out to see the USS Arizona Memorial and walked through museums detailing the events of that fateful day. 
Sunken Ships

Until Next Time

by Morgan Shepherd | September 25, 2022 12:20 AM

We got dropped off at the airport Wednesday afternoon. We ended our trip in prayer of thanks to God for the way He worked in this trip and how He continues to work. We are thankful for this opportunity to learn and experience so many things and are excited to share with our community back home!
Until Next Time

Subscribe To Updates

Comments

No comments have been posted.

Praying Pelican Missions Logo

Email

info@ppm.org

Address

8011 34th Ave S, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Pelican Account

LATEST TRIP JOURNALS


See You Soon Guatemala!

FBC Waldorf

Guatemala | September 24, 2022

Until Next Time

Coffeeville First Baptist

Hawaii | September 25, 2022

Monday Underpinning

Son Rise Community Church

Appalachia | September 28, 2022

Pastor Nelson

Discovery Church

Costa Rica | September 29, 2022

Helping the first responders

Fayetteville Christian School

Appalachia | September 29, 2022

CONTACT US


FOLLOW US


FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube

ADULT MISSION TRIPS

Our customizable mission trips allow each person on your team of adults to find a place to serve, regardless of their interest or skills.

AFRICA MISSION TRIPS

Africa's many countries boast a wide array of beauty, culture and needs. Destinations include South Africa and Ghana.

CARIBBEAN MISSION TRIPS

Serve with Praying Pelican across the Caribbean—locations include Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.

CENTRAL AMERICA MISSION TRIPS

Serve with Praying Pelican across the Central America—locations include Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

COLLEGE MISSION TRIPS

College students are looking for a place to make a meaningful impact. Amplify that impact by partnering alongside a local church.

INTERNATIONAL MISSION TRIPS

This is your opportunity to serve alongside a local church and experience God in a different culture—from Belize, to Cuba, to South Africa and beyond.

MISSION TRIPS

Get all the information you need about our mission trips and what your group can expect as they serve on mission with Praying Pelican.

USA MISSION TRIPS

From our hometown of Minneapolis to the island of Puerto Rico, USA mission trips are diverse in service opportunities, cultural experiences, and community needs.

YOUTH GROUP MISSION TRIPS

Deepen your youth mission trip by doing ministry built on genuine partnerships, long term relationships, and sustainable ministry.

Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions|© 2022Praying Pelican Missions