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Chillicothe United Methodist Church

Serving In Hawaii
May 20, 2023
Community: Kauai
Partner: West Kauai UMC - Kaumakani Sanctuary, West Kauai United Methodist Church - Kekaha
Staff: Tori Snyder, Orlando Morales Cintron

The Team is Here!

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 20, 2023 9:01 PM

We give glory to God for the safe arrival of the team. Ready for a week full of work! 
The Team is Here!

Team Meeting

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 21, 2023 1:13 AM

Same goals: serve God and serve the community. It’s a blessing to serve together! Amazing first day in fellowship. 

Team Meeting

Already Finding Ways to Serve

by Tori Snyder | May 21, 2023 1:38 AM

The boys were fascinated by this fancy classic lawn mower. They took turns fixing up the church lawn for tomorrow's church service! 

Already Finding Ways to Serve

Lots of Laughs

by Tori Snyder | May 21, 2023 1:41 AM

Taking opportunities with our own professional photographer this week! 

We got to spend some quality time with Tim tonight! He will be our main guide this week as we work our way through projects getting this church ready for their 110th Anniversary this summer! 

Lots of Laughs

Morning Devotions

by Tori Snyder | May 21, 2023 2:07 PM

This week we are getting the chance to spend our time with Jesus right on the beach. 

This is giving a new meaning to a BnB (Bibles and Beaches). 

We are looking forward to our time in fellowship this morning with the church congregation! 

Morning Devotions

Time of Fellowship

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 21, 2023 5:30 PM

Today the group had the opportunity to share in a time of worship and hear God’s Word in communion with the local church. We enjoyed a great time of fellowship. 

Time of Fellowship

Prep Work

by Tori Snyder | May 21, 2023 5:31 PM

Team is getting all set up for all the painting that is to come!! We jumped right in this afternoon :)

Prep Work

Scraping

by Tori Snyder | May 21, 2023 5:32 PM

All smiles from our scrapers!! 
Scraping

Power Washing

by Tori Snyder | May 22, 2023 1:31 AM

Some of our power washing crew!! 

Power Washing

Sunset Time

by Tori Snyder | May 22, 2023 1:33 AM

Carson enjoying the sunset before our team meeting!! Praise God for such beauty!! 
Sunset Time

Morning Devotions

by Tori Snyder | May 22, 2023 6:03 PM

Our team making our way to gather for morning Devotions!

We were blessed by Dave with a Native Parable story. We are anticipating hearing the lesson of the Parable later today. 

But how crazy is it that Jesus taught to his disciples through Parables all the time! 

Morning Devotions

Maintenance Guy

by Tori Snyder | May 22, 2023 6:05 PM

Hudson has been Tim's main maintenance guy this week! He has blessed the church with fixing various machines that have been out of commission for a while! 

It's great finding opportunities to use our different gifts to serve the local church this week!! 

Maintenance Guy

Reaching High and Low

by Tori Snyder | May 22, 2023 6:06 PM

Got a bright and early start on the painting this morning! 

Everyone is hard at work getting this church looking spiffy! 

Reaching High and Low

Making Rainbows

by Tori Snyder | May 22, 2023 6:09 PM

Iyanna has become an expert with the power washer!

She was making sure the scaffolding stays nice and clean as we were blessed to use them this week by on of the church members!

Making Rainbows

Underground Work

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 22, 2023 6:10 PM

The church floor needs to be repaired, so the team made the inspection and took the measurements needed under the floor. Michael and Orlando teamed up for this task to make it possible. It’s amazing to do teamwork in favor of the local church! 

Underground Work

Scraping Squad

by Tori Snyder | May 22, 2023 6:11 PM

Mastering the scraping task!! These ladies have stayed strong as a unit in making sure all the excess paint is off and cleared so our priming crew can come by and move on to the next step in the process! 
Scraping Squad

Lunch Time/Energy Boost

by Tori Snyder | May 22, 2023 6:13 PM

Getting in all the nutrition we can!!

Thankful for the spread that has been accessible to use this week! 

The Ladies at the Church and the PPM staff have tag teamed meals!

Lunch Time/Energy Boost

A Beautiful Church

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 22, 2023 7:26 PM

The team is working together to make the church look great! The whole team is working hard and with great enthusiasm. 

A Beautiful Church

A New Day with a Goal in Mind!

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 23, 2023 1:52 PM

The team is ready for the day. God is good, it's a beautiful day. Our task has been discussed and we are ready to go. 

A New Day with a Goal in Mind!

Beautiful Nature

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 24, 2023 2:37 AM

In the morning the group enjoyed a beautiful rainbow during their time of devotion. It is a blessing to have fellowship surrounded by God’s amazing creation. 

Beautiful Nature

Mechanics

by Tori Snyder | May 24, 2023 2:37 AM

Hudson and Emily worked together today to get all the churches out of commission tools and supplies back to work as they didn't finish yesterday.  

They also went around and replaced a bunch of the wood for finished work on the church!! 

Mechanics

Hard Work!

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 24, 2023 2:40 AM

The work that the group is doing is marvelous. They are working hard and the church looks amazing. 
Hard Work!

In the Trenches

by Tori Snyder | May 24, 2023 2:43 AM

Bryce working on getting that ditch dug so the wood of the church doesn't erode. 
In the Trenches

Evening Adventure

by Tori Snyder | May 24, 2023 2:44 AM

After a hard day of work we took a drive to the Grand Canyon of the West!! It was breath taking!! 
Evening Adventure

Lookout Point

by Tori Snyder | May 24, 2023 2:46 AM

Our last stop before heading back for dinner was one of the coastline from the highest point of the hills of the canyon!! 

This was a highlight for a lot of us! 

Praise God for showing us so many beautiful and unexpected things this week. 

Lookout Point

Great People and Great Work

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 24, 2023 4:32 PM

Everyone is doing their best in favor of the local church. The group is working very hard and doing the best they can in favor of the local church. One great example of hard work is Dave: he is doing his best! 

Great People and Great Work

Morning Group Pictures

by Tori Snyder | May 24, 2023 6:33 PM

We surrounded Sam and Bryce in their suits from making it out alive! 

These boys spent the entire morning under the church replacing some of the main beams of the churches support. This building is old, and it definitely needed a little love from below! 

Thankful for their hard work! They were dirty as all get out!

Morning Group Pictures

Interview Time

by Tori Snyder | May 24, 2023 6:37 PM

Raegan and Halle prepping for their impromptu interview video to send to Bethany Hamilton! 

Tim is trying to get her to respond to these ladies as they admire her life and story. 

It's been fun to be on this beautiful island that she grew up on and still lives on!

Interview Time

Mornings with the Lord

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 24, 2023 10:16 PM

Every morning there is a devotional time where the group discusses and reflects on the Word of God. This morning we enjoyed a time of devotion and reflection on God’s willingness to forgive. God is good! 

Mornings with the Lord

Pure Art!

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 25, 2023 12:47 AM

Auntie Nancy is teaching the group how to make leis. Truly a beautiful form of art! She is known on the island for being the best lei maker. She wins multiple awards every year. 


Looking forward to taking home the leis that we are making tonight. 

Pure Art!

Sam Becoming a Pro

by Tori Snyder | May 25, 2023 12:48 AM

Sam is catching on fast to this Lei making!

Sam Becoming a Pro

God and Suffering

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 25, 2023 2:25 PM

This morning we learned how God makes sense in a world that is affected by pain and suffering. Jesus and his cross bring ultimate hope to a broken world! 

It was an amazing morning on the beach learning together. 

God and Suffering

Darth Dave

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 25, 2023 2:29 PM

The group brought to Orlando and Dave a very cool gift. Light sabers with surprise candy inside. It is evident that Dave is strong in the force. 
Darth Dave

On the Newspaper

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 26, 2023 2:52 PM

This morning we receive the amazing news that the group appears on the local newspaper. It’s amazing news because more people would know about the local church, which would open doors for them to share the gospel with people in the community. 

On the Newspaper

Finagling string

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 26, 2023 2:55 PM

The group is working very hard to finish their mission trip in amazing form. This days had been amazing, working with the local church and seeing God’s grace everyday. 
Finagling string

An amazing trip finishes

by Orlando Morales Cintron | May 26, 2023 10:18 PM

The group work really hard all week. They put their best effort to honor God and serve the community. It was a marvelous effort and experience! By the grace of God this beautiful team finish their work with strength. Is evident the love of God in their hearts and lives. 

An amazing trip finishes

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | June 5, 2023 11:57 PM

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