On September 10, we held a "Back to School Bash" for the children and families living in Jackson Heights. We had games, snacks, a Bible story, and of course, a school supply giveaway! A BIG shout out goes to the VBS kids of Heritage Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama who donated hundreds of pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, and many more supplies.
We are hoping to go bigger next year and make this an annual event for the community. Our plan is to set-up the event in Diversity Plaza, the heart of Jackson Heights and invite many more families to join the fun. We would love to partner with churches so if your church is interested, shoot us an e-mail and we'll get you the information to start planning and recruiting now!
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
Whew!!!! What a fun-filled and very busy trip we had back to the Promise Land! Our family was very excited to make our first trip back since the big move and I'm pretty sure many of "our peeps" were just as excited to have us for the first visit back! We were fortunate to be able to see lots of family, friends, and churches that spanned 3 different states. One of the highlights of our trip was getting to share with several of our supporting churches what God is already doing among South Asians in Jackson Heights. We want to say a big hearty "Thank You" to FBC Prattville, Heritage Baptist, FBC Blairsville, Central Baptist, and Trinity Anglican Mission for having us! Our love tank was overflowing by the time we had to say good-bye (which, for the record, was still no easier than it was the first time we said good-bye.) Sniff, Sniff!! If we didn't get to see you this trip, we hope to see you on our next one.