Monday, January 11, 2010

Back from Nicaragua!

Hello! We got back into Oneonta late Saturday night / early Sunday morning, and I can say positively that every single one of us wants to go back. Thanks for all your prayer and support...

Over the next couple days I will make sure I have every team member's pic and blurb up for your information, recap a little bit what we did for the whole trip, and post each member's individual story or most memorable events as they see fit to send them in.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Trip

For the past few years, Main Street Baptist Church has sent a group of people to Bluefields Nicaragua to build a church and minister to the people there. They have had great times that were spiritually uplifting, relationship building, and life changing. The rest of the church has heard countless stories about the friendships that were made there, the people that touched their lives, and the way God has moved in them. This year we are sending a group of 35, mostly college students from SUNY Oneonta or Hartwick. The last few trips has seen the completion of the first church, which is now used seven days a week by the whole community. Our team is going from December 28th - January 9th to build a new church in a different part of Bluefields, one that is going to be used for church services as well as for creating pastors who can be used all over the world.

Each individual needs to raise a total of 2000 dollars by October 1st, half of which is due July 1st. The team needs 8000 dollars in addition to this for building and food supplies, which the whole team will be trying to raise through fundraisers in our town. A few members of the team have been getting a good response from our letters of support, and for that we praise God! But some of us don't have many friends or family from whom we can ask for money. We ask that anyone who is reading this pray for us that we can raise the money to be able to do this awesome thing in Bluefields.

If anyone feels God moving them to make a donation, no matter how small, to either the team or an individual, we would gladly welcome a check made out to Main Street Baptist re: Bluefields 2009. Please send it to Main Street Baptist Church/ 333 Main st./ Oneonta, NY 13820. (We can send you a receipt to be used on tax forms if you request it.) And again, we need all the prayers you are willing to pray for us. Thank you!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Crew

We thought it would be awesome if you could know a little bit more about the team members, so as they send in their information, it will appear on this page.

I am the East Coast Team Leader for Beyond Partnership and am very excited about this trip in December! Regardless of where we end up serving , God has big-time plans for us! If you have any questions about the trip or travel in Central America, please ask! My email is My favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 2: 9.

Crazy guy who loves to organize these trips
Married to wife Meg for longer than most of the participants have been alive, 3 kids (Josiah, Abby, Long)
Can't wait to see what God is going to do!

I'm going to graduate in May from Suny Oneonta. I'm studying to be a French teacher and actually student teaching right now. I love experiencing new cultures and ideas and languages.

I'm attending SUNY Oneonta and majoring in this point.
I'm so excited to go back to Bluefields because I
went on the trip two years ago, the first time the team went there!

I’m a student at SUNY Oneonta and I am majoring in Business Economics. I can't wait to see what God has in store for me and I am very excited about going to Bluefields!

I'm an adolescent education major as SUNY Oneonta with a concentration in English. I love music and traveling and I've been to Peru! I'm excited to see how God can use me for his purpose!

I go to Ithaca College - I'm a photography major with a duel-minor in journalism
and environmental studies, so I can be a photojournalist and travel to places like

Bluefields for the rest of my life. I was on the first trip to Bluefields 2 years ago and
went back last year, and can't wait to go back again!

I'm a junior at SUNY Oneonta majoring in Chemistry. I want to be a doctor when I graduate because I love to help people! I am so excited for this opportunity to go to Bluefields in December!

I go to Suny Oneonta for Art. I love the color Green. I can't wait to go on this amazing Adventure and bond with all these amazing People.

I am a freshman at SUNY Oneonta. I'm really excited about the trip to Nicaragua I know that it will be a great blessing to the families there and to
us as well.

I'm currently a freshman at SUNY Oneonta majoring in Psychology because I eventually want to make my way into the Music Therapy feild. Nicaragua's such an amazing oppourtunity! I can't wait to go and make a difference and build closer friendships with everyone!

I am graduating Spring 09 from Suny Oneonta with a dual major of Communication Studies and Art Studio largely because I love to talk with people (especially children!) and I love to paint and design. My one desire is to share the Love of Christ any way I can and Nicaragua is yet another privledged opportunity to do so. I pray I can use the gifts God has given me to give back to Him through the people in Nicaragua.
My favorite quote by my favorite artist:
"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." -Vincent Van Gogh

I go to SUCO and like ice cream. I am considerably shy, so I'm hoping this trip will help me become more outgoing.