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St. John Lutheran Church

Serving In Hawaii
June 3, 2023
Community: Kauai
Partner: Kauai Baptist Church
Staff: Halecia Wimpy, Orlando Morales Cintron

Prayers for Safe Travel

by Halecia Wimpy | June 3, 2023 4:04 AM

Your PPM staff are so excited to meet you. Halecia and Orlando are praying for your travel and arrival on Saturday! 

Prayers for Safe Travel

We're Here!

by Halecia Wimpy | June 4, 2023 4:21 AM

We all arrived in Lihue between 7-8pm after a LONG day of traveling! More tomorrow after we catch some zzzzz's. 

We're Here!

Early Morning Work

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 4, 2023 1:16 PM

Early in the morning, we helped pack everything that was necessary for the church to be ready to receive the members before worship. We are motivated to serve and work with passion in favor of the local church. 
Early Morning Work

Together for the Community

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 5, 2023 5:32 PM

Early this morning we were ready to to help local members of the church for the glory of Christ. Happy, smiling, and ready for good, hard work! 

Together for the Community

Happiness

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 5, 2023 5:34 PM

God provides us with joy and happiness when we serve him with humble hearts. Today we serve in favor of local fellow believers. Sophie is weeding some white ginger lilies for our new friend. 

Happiness

Taking On the Challenge!

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 5, 2023 5:37 PM

We are working at a house with a big yard, which means a big challenge. We worked together and the yard is looking great!
Taking On the Challenge!

God’s Work in the Community!

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 5, 2023 5:39 PM

A neighbor witnessed the work we were  doing and decided to work alongside us! God provided help with our mission! God is good! 

God’s Work in the Community!

Everyone Can Participate

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 5, 2023 5:41 PM

The youngest member of our group put in hard work today. Everyone can be part of the mission!

Everyone Can Participate

Our New Friends

by Halecia Wimpy | June 7, 2023 12:27 PM

We loved getting to know our new friend, Wanda, from Kauai Baptist Church. We were not only able to help her with yard work, but also able to learn some of her story. We also learned Wanda has amazingly helpful neighbors! Thanks, Wes and Ryan, for all the ways you blessed our team and Wanda today! Wanda and Ryan hopped in this photo with us!

Our New Friends

Strategy Session

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 7, 2023 12:35 PM

We were ready to work hard! As a group, we set a strategy to help at this house and finish all the yard work in an amazing fashion. It is a blessing to serve the local church members in their houses. We pray they see the love of God in our actions. 

Strategy Session

Leah's House

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 7, 2023 6:26 PM

We worked together at Leah’s house on Tuesday. She is a member of the local church. Her heart is amazing and it was a big blessing to help her with her yard. The group worked really hard and put in their best effort. 
Leah's House

Stronger Together

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 7, 2023 6:32 PM

At Leah’s house, we see how we are stronger together by God's grace. The work in this yard was excellent. As you can see in the photo, the group is stronger and works in unity. 
Stronger Together

Creating Relationships

by Halecia Wimpy | June 9, 2023 1:49 AM

What a treat to spend time with our new friend, Leah! We learned alot about her life challenges and her family. We sure enjoyed getting to know her! We worked hard to bless her on Tuesday! 

Creating Relationships

Amazing Views

by Halecia Wimpy | June 9, 2023 5:34 AM

Leaving Wanda's on Monday, we stopped at a couple scenic viewing areas near Kapa'a. On one side we could see the Wailua River.  On the other side, we could see the Opaeka‘a Falls. After checking out the views, we decided this tree at the parking area was lovely for climbing! 

Amazing Views

Kauai Coffee

by Halecia Wimpy | June 9, 2023 6:18 AM

We toured Kauai Coffee Plantation after work one afternoon. We learned all about coffee and even got to taste some! 

Kauai Coffee

Getting the work done!

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 9, 2023 4:45 PM

The church shed needed some work, so we made a great effort together to make the shed look great. In the photo, you can see Tyler organizing in the shed. 
Getting the work done!

Window Work

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 9, 2023 4:49 PM

We had the opportunity to serve the church working on their window project,  which was begun in the spring with another Praying Pelican team. What started as putting trim around the inside windowsills became a larger project of replacing the window frames. Blake said, “We let lots of termites and carpenter ants into your room...sorry, ladies”. 

Good humor and great teamwork in favor of the church on Wednesday. 
Window Work

Shower done

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 9, 2023 4:52 PM

We worked together to upgrade our temporary shower! It was an amazing experience serving alongside the church. 
Shower done

More Landscaping Work

by Orlando Morales Cintron | June 9, 2023 4:54 PM

We served together in the church yard, often overlapping spaces. Part of our group spent time weeding the new flowers and plants put in this past March in the flower beds. It is a blessing to serve together in this beautiful church. 
More Landscaping Work

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | June 9, 2023 11:57 PM


Jose

by Halecia Wimpy | June 10, 2023 2:00 AM

Jose is an exchange student from Spain. What an exciting and awesome opportunity for him to serve others in Kauai! Jose is helping one of our volunteers from Kauai Baptist Church sketch a plan for the window project. 

Jose

Picnic Potluck

by Halecia Wimpy | June 10, 2023 2:03 AM

We were invited to join the KBC growth groups at a potluck at the park. Guess who was there too? LEAH! Some of the ladies in our group took the opportunity to sit and talk more with her. 
Picnic Potluck

Volleyball

by Halecia Wimpy | June 10, 2023 2:17 AM

We stayed at the park until it was nearly dark! What a fun time playing volleyball with some of the youth and young adults from KBC.
Volleyball

Kauai Culinary Market

by Halecia Wimpy | June 10, 2023 2:26 AM

We were able to sample and purchase delicious fruits, vegetables, and more at the lovely farmer's market! Several of us got coconuts! What a great way for us to support local businesses!
Kauai Culinary Market

Rec Day!

by Halecia Wimpy | June 10, 2023 2:31 AM

Thursday was our rest and recreation day! After sleeping in a bit, we hiked the Ho'opi'i Falls trail! Here we are at the first waterfall!
Rec Day!

TWO Waterfalls!

by Halecia Wimpy | June 10, 2023 2:42 AM

There were TWO waterfalls on this hike! We enjoyed spending more than an hour at the second one. The trail was fairly easy, but there were some areas of moderate intensity that challenged our climbing skills. But we ALL made it down to the falls and back to the car! Praise Jesus!

TWO Waterfalls!

Shave Ice

by Halecia Wimpy | June 10, 2023 2:45 AM

You can't go home without enjoying some well-earned shave ice and local ice cream! YUM!
Shave Ice

A hui hou nō

by Halecia Wimpy | June 10, 2023 2:52 AM

We had three sets of flights today! We'll never say goodbye, but we'll for sure say "see ya later"! 

What an amazing week of smiles, hard work, beach time, stories, prayer, yard work, laughter, food, more prayer, hugs, eye rolls, tools, adventures, Jesus, and more! 


A hui hou nō

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