Category: Words of Grace

Words of Grace

These are short devotions written by people from our Grace Community of Faith.

July 3, 2020

“Kendra” by Jorja Brewer One of the most impactful experiences of the trip in my life was the one little girl that I connected with, even though there was a language barrier, and her name is Kendra.  This little girl is 8 years old, has a little sister and her living conditions weren’t the best,…

June 23, 2020

Finding Familiarity in the Food by Glorietta Benigno. I find that when you travel, although you may be excited to try new things and explore, you’re always looking to find something recognizable. It’s a way to cope with new surroundings. It helps you feel more comfortable and at ease. Throughout the trip, I found many…

June 21, 2020

Exploring a Batey by Shara Foreman There were so many memorable moments on our trip that it was really hard to just pick one. On Monday morning we headed to our first Batey (bat-ea); one of the poorest ones. A Batey is a village that is owned by the Sugar Cane companies for the workers…

June 18, 2020

Soft Ball & Sharing by Ragnar Oborn I experienced many high points on our mission trip to the DR.  Our softball game the second day there is one that has stayed with me more than two months later.  Pastor Miguel and his church were excellent hosts such that they had arranged recurring events to serve…

June 15, 2020

Lessons from the Batey by Joni Wilson My most enjoyable experience was on day 4.  It was a real eye opening experience to feel all the different emotions brought on by all of the different aspects of the batty way of life.  This was the first batty we went to and we had Larrni, Glorietta,…

June 14, 2020

Justice and Education by Robin Mohle He has shown you, oh mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) I sit on a rough wooden bench in a concrete sanctuary next to a young man named…

June 12, 2020

Reaching Out by Working Out by Jacob Oborn At the church we were serving at in La Romana I was surprised to discover that there was a gym on the roof. The church had three floors and the roof is a flat, open space where the church put some weights, benches and artificial grass.  One…