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Belmont University

Serving In Pacific Northwest
March 2, 2024
Community: Seattle
Partner: Coastline Church, New Horizons Ministries, We Heart Seattle
Staff: Tori Snyder, Celia Schwartz

We Arrived!!

by Tori Snyder | March 3, 2024 12:17 AM

Our team has arrived safely in Seattle!! 

Tonight we got to settle in, meet our PPM staff & connect with our host pastor Brice of Coastline Church. He gave us a brief overview of his heart for Seattle & some of the ways Coastline is leaning into the Spirit and meeting needs in this community.  

We are beyond excited to partner with him & engage in meaningful ways with this city! 

Pray for our hearts to be ready & open for all the Lord has for us!! And for Gail as she prepares to preach in the morning! 

We Arrived!!

Fun, Fellowship, and Grilled Cheese!

by Celia Schwartz | March 3, 2024 12:36 AM

Tonight for dinner we enjoyed a grilled cheese bar prepared for us by some of our amazing team members! We then got to build our own grilled cheese and we definitely got creative with it! 
Fun, Fellowship, and Grilled Cheese!

Church with Coastline!

by Celia Schwartz | March 3, 2024 7:34 PM

We had such a fun morning joining alongside Coastline for church this morning! We were able to help prepare for Sunday service and then we heard Gail give an amazing Word! We are so blessed to be apart of this church community for the week! 


Ohhh and we also had an amazing lunch from a “local establishment” Chipotle! 

Church with Coastline!

Seattle!!!!

by Celia Schwartz | March 3, 2024 7:36 PM

We had a blast exploring parts of Downtown Seattle after church today! 

We went to Pike’s Place and had such a fun time experiencing the culture! It was a time of laughter, fun and some food, oh and we also saw some fish being thrown! 
Seattle!!!!

Pier Fun

by Tori Snyder | March 4, 2024 12:20 AM

I hope your read the caption as 'Pure' fun.... pun intended! 

Our team has gotten to experience the joy of the Lord in it's fullness as we have kicked off our week together.  

Please pray for the Lord to continue to fill us up so we can pour out to the hearts of the men & women of Seattle that the Lord puts in our path this week! 

Pier Fun

Dragon Fruit!!

by Tori Snyder | March 4, 2024 12:25 AM

Had a great time venturing around the Market today! Getting to try out some new foods!

Dragon Fruit!!

Gum Wall Art

by Tori Snyder | March 4, 2024 12:29 AM

Gail & our Trip Leader Tori took the gum wall very seriously. 

May their gobble gobble chicken art bless all those who come across it. 

If you don't know, the gum wall is an iconic spot in Seattle. And our team participated valiantly!!! 

Gum Wall Art

Making Breakfast

by Tori Snyder | March 5, 2024 12:44 AM

Mary Beth was the master of eggs this morning at our morning ministry with New Horizons! 

Our team got to cook breakfast for 18-25 year olds as well as connect with them and hear some of their stories!

Making Breakfast

PANCAKES!

by Tori Snyder | March 5, 2024 12:45 AM

Team effort on getting all the pancakes put out for the young adults at New Horizons! 
PANCAKES!

New Horizons

by Tori Snyder | March 5, 2024 12:49 AM

After serving breakfast we were given a tour of New Horizons' space! 

It was great hearing more about the organizations programs, services and heart. New Horizons helped house over 200 young adults last year. They are jumping into construction next week at their facilities to expand even more and renovate their current space to bring more dignity to the young men and women they serve. 

New Horizons

Meeting Physical Needs

by Tori Snyder | March 5, 2024 12:54 AM

New Horizons provides a ton of different resources to the young adults that come through their space on a given day. Their goal is to assist and support those who come through to find housing within 100 days of when they first come. Their success rate is really high, and they give the credit to the Lord! 

One of the beautiful things New Horizons does is gift every yound adult who transitions from the shelter into a home with a laundry basket filled with tons of essentials for starting up their new space. 

These can be donated by anyone anytime! Pray about how the Lord may be inviting you to take action in how to support organizations near you making an impact. And if you are following along and get to hear from the experiences of our team when we return, ask us how you can donate to New Horizons. 

Meeting Physical Needs

Sooooo Many Potatoes!

by Tori Snyder | March 5, 2024 12:56 AM

This afternoon our whole team was together at the Union Gospel Mission! We got to do BAM (bring a meal) program. 

Out team shopped for the food, prepped the food, cooked the food, and served the food. Then finally got to eat the food alongside the men at the Missions largest men's shelter in Seattle.  

Sooooo Many Potatoes!

Chicken Masters

by Tori Snyder | March 5, 2024 12:58 AM

Jose & Eric were quite the dynamic duo on prepping the protein for the night!! Their creativity and persistent attitude was a game changer in getting the meal ready for the men tonight!! 
Chicken Masters

Final Result

by Tori Snyder | March 5, 2024 1:02 AM

Don't forget to ask us about our time at the Mission tonight! God moved in miraculous ways! 

Through his timing, his leadership, his tenderness towards our hearts and stirring our hearts for the spirit He is so good. 

The meal we cooked turned out great! Then men were so thankful and we overall had an incredible time serving with the Mission! 

Final Result

Dishes Crew!

by Tori Snyder | March 5, 2024 1:10 AM

Kylie & Brennan & Addison were a huge help on dishes tonight!!

After Kylie & Brennan washed ALLLLLL the potatoes, Addison cut properly half of them. They all continued to serve the mission through hopping on the clean up!

Dishes Crew!

Can We Make it Fit?

by Celia Schwartz | March 5, 2024 1:38 AM

The name of the game today with the crew serving at Coastline was can we make it fit in the truck! 


We had a blast tearing about and demoing some of the kitchen at Coastline today! We tore apart sinks, baseboard, shelves and then hauled it all to the dump! It was such a fun and joyous time! 

Can We Make it Fit?

Breakfast Round #2

by Tori Snyder | March 6, 2024 1:10 AM

New Horizons day 2 was great!! The other half of our team got to meet the young adults and serve them some yummy biscuits and gravy! 

Breakfast Round #2

Cleaning Up

by Tori Snyder | March 6, 2024 1:13 AM

Our afternoon service project is one you'll have to ask us more about. However big summary is we picked up trash in one of Seattle's parks alongside a non-profit called We Love Seattle. The true humility this organization has is inspiring! 
Cleaning Up

We Love Seattle

by Tori Snyder | March 6, 2024 1:14 AM

We even got T-Shirts!!! 

Our team was really proud of the work we did. It was a honor serving alongside other men and women who care deeply about their city. 

We Love Seattle

Estimated 2000 Lbs.

by Tori Snyder | March 6, 2024 1:17 AM

The leaders from We Serve Seattle estimated that our group picked up close to 2000 Pounds of trash this afternoon.  

Please pray for the salvation of these heart filled folks who come consistently to clean up their city and meet basic needs of men and women experiencing homelessness out in the parks. 

Estimated 2000 Lbs.

Rec Day

by Tori Snyder | March 7, 2024 7:05 PM

Our team got to take the day yesterday soaking up quality views and time. 

We were thankful for some extra fellowship through the beauty of Washington!

Rec Day

Rattlesnake Ledge

by Tori Snyder | March 7, 2024 7:07 PM

We got to hike Rattlesnake Ledge!

Rattlesnake Ledge

Union Gospel Mission

by Tori Snyder | March 7, 2024 7:08 PM

This evening part of our team got to help Union Gospel Mission out with a few clean-up projects! 

Mary Beth was great at Chair tetris!

Union Gospel Mission

Cookies!

by Tori Snyder | March 7, 2024 7:09 PM

The ladies prepped all the food for our dinner tonight that we got to serve to the women and children of one of Union Gospel Missions Shelter. 

Get ready for some dessert!!

Cookies!

Chair Tetris

by Tori Snyder | March 7, 2024 7:10 PM

Shout out Mary Beth, Lily O and Tori for great organization skills! 
Chair Tetris

Opportunities to Pray

by Tori Snyder | March 7, 2024 7:12 PM

Our team has taken on the task of praying this week very intentionally and the Lord has been showing up. 

We have gotten to pray with men and women working in grocery stores, on our hikes and tons of folks out while doing ministry! 

Pray we all have a heart to pray and discern the spirit even as we go back home! 

Opportunities to Pray

Growing

by Tori Snyder | March 8, 2024 3:03 AM

Getting to tour the women's & children shelter tonight was great! 

This mural is a nice imagery of the growth that happens in this space. Seeds are planted and attended to unique to individual needs.  Growth occurs over time and beauty is quickly evident.  

Growing

Goodbye!!

by Tori Snyder | March 8, 2024 3:49 PM

Our team had an incredible week here in Seattle! The Lord gets all the praise. 

Last night we got to have a final meeting as a team reflecting on the week. We got to encourage and pray for one another.

We are not commissioned into life back on Campus at Belmont! 

We are ready to love as he has loved through the unique giftings he gave us! 

We are ready to Rally! 

Bye Seattle!

Goodbye!!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | March 8, 2024 11:57 PM

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