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New Covenant Christian School Class of 2024

Serving In Puerto Rico
May 20, 2023
Community: San Juan
Partner: Iglesia Bautista Central de Villa Las Lomas
Staff: Heather Rivera Gonzalez, Valeria Cortés, Daphne Hiraldo

Grocery Shopping!

by Daphne Hiraldo | May 20, 2023 9:16 PM

After landing safely in Puerto Rico and having an amazing dinner, we are buying groceries at Walmart for the food distribution we will be doing tomorrow in Villa las Lomas. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for us throughout the week.  
Grocery Shopping!

Sunday Morning Service!

by Heather Young | May 21, 2023 12:23 PM

This morning we are joining Iglesia Bautista Central de Villa las Lomas for Bible study, worship, and service. Dalton is sharing a message from the book of Matthew about being light. We are blessed to be here sharing this time with the church!

Sunday Morning Service!

Sunday Morning Worship!

by Heather Young | May 21, 2023 12:24 PM

Kid's Bible Class

by Valeria Cortés | May 21, 2023 12:42 PM

While some of us were at the service, others get to share a word with the children of the church about the power of our words. We love getting to know the kids and that they get to know us.

Kid's Bible Class

Grocery Distribution!

by Daphne Hiraldo | May 21, 2023 5:50 PM

After service and having lunch, we are distributing groceries around the community of Villa las Lomas. We are also taking this time to be able to pray over their petitions and share the gospel. This has been a great opportunity to apply the message we heard in service and share the light of God with others. 
Grocery Distribution!


by Heather Young | May 22, 2023 9:19 AM

Today we are hard at work painting Pastora Deborah's church! We are amazed at how good it looks so far and how fast the work is going with so many hands involved. This is the Body of Christ in action!


Pressure Washing!

by Daphne Hiraldo | May 22, 2023 10:14 AM

Today we are pressure washing the roof of a family's home that works at the church. We are happy to be able to serve and help this family with their home. 

Pressure Washing!

Afternoon Painting

by Valeria Cortés | May 22, 2023 2:17 PM

In the afternoon we're still painting at the church. We are making really good progress; it already looks new and fresh!

Afternoon Painting

Ready for the Next Step!

by Daphne Hiraldo | May 22, 2023 4:28 PM

After a great lunch, we are finishing pressure washing the roof. We are excited to start sealing it tomorrow. 
Ready for the Next Step!


by Valeria Cortés | May 22, 2023 4:28 PM

After a long day of work we' re getting some delicious and refreshing Frappes. We're loving all the food we're getting to eat here in Puerto Rico. 



by Heather Young | May 23, 2023 10:56 AM

As we return to the church this morning to continue painting, some of us are reaching the high places, some are reaching the low areas, while others are painting the corners with brushes. We are amazed by how quickly the work is getting done!


Serving with Joy!

by Heather Young | May 23, 2023 10:57 AM

Despite the heat, we are out here with smiles as the church begins to look more and more beautiful. We are happy to be showing the love of Christ through our service.
Serving with Joy!

Painting Pastora's Office

by Heather Young | May 23, 2023 12:36 PM

After lunch a few of us are painting the walls of Pastora Deborah's office. She is ready for a fresh, new look  in the area where she works!

Painting Pastora's Office

A Lasting Impression

by Heather Young | May 23, 2023 1:02 PM

The gate of the church is one of the first things that people see when they walk or drive past. By painting it, the church is more empowered to give the community a good impression that this is a place of restoration and renewal.

A Lasting Impression

Prayer Service

by Valeria Cortés | May 23, 2023 9:52 PM

Tonight we're at the church's Prayer Service. We're worshiping and sharing testimonies. Renae, Cam and Lilly boldly testified about how God has worked in their lives.

Prayer Service

Faith Like a Mustard Seed!

by Heather Young | May 23, 2023 9:57 PM

Numbers 6: 24 - 26

by Valeria Cortés | May 23, 2023 10:02 PM

Also at the Prayer Service we're praying over members of the church. They have been a great blessing to us and we're grateful to partner with this community. 

 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6‬:‭24‬-‭26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Numbers 6: 24 - 26

First Coating

by Daphne Hiraldo | May 24, 2023 12:35 PM

Today we are back at the house sealing its roof alongside Joel, the owner. We are excited to serve alongside him and get to exchange testimonies. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for us for the rest of the day.

First Coating

Final Details

by Valeria Cortés | May 24, 2023 1:59 PM

This morning we came back to the church for the third and last time. We're getting the final details in some of the walls and fences. We are so thankful to Iglesia Bautista Central de Villa Las Lomas for letting us serve them and all the love they have given us!

Final Details


by Heather Young | May 24, 2023 2:26 PM

Although it began to rain this afternoon, we have been able to begin painting again. We are working hard to finish before the day is over!

Saying Goodbye!

by Daphne Hiraldo | May 25, 2023 1:16 PM

We are saying goodbye to the family whose roof we are working on. It’s been an amazing experience getting to know them and share what God has given us with them. 

Saying Goodbye!

Feeling Blessed!

by Heather Young | May 25, 2023 1:26 PM

We have been so blessed this week by Pastora Deborah, the cooks, and the other workers at the church. We prayed over each of them before leaving. Victor even stepped in for a photo!

Feeling Blessed!

El Yunque Rainforest

by Valeria Cortés | May 25, 2023 3:17 PM

After a week of hard work we love getting to explore a little bit of the beauty of this island. This morning we're at El Yunque Rainforest visiting some of the trails and waterfalls. 

El Yunque Rainforest

Luquillo Beach!

by Heather Young | May 25, 2023 5:23 PM

This afternoon we enjoyed swimming and shopping in Luquillo Beach! Our skin saw a lot of sun today but it was worth it. It was a great way to end our rec day.

Luquillo Beach!

Hasta luego!

by Heather Young | May 26, 2023 6:16 PM

Today we are heading home from this beautiful island. To serve here this week has been such a blessing. We have learned so much and are looking forward to sharing our experience with those who support us back home. See you later, Puerto Rico!

Hasta luego!

Continue Your Impact

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

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May 25, 2023 6:13 AM

Such wonderful workers for God.. continued prayers for all.. xoxo

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