DR Mission Trip '24: Update #6
by Phil Weinmeister on February 25th, 2024
And…we’re back home from the Dominican Republic!What a week. Over the course of our trip, the MHCC team was able to lead a 4-day discipleship camp for 5 to 18-year-old Dominican girls. The camp was packed full of fun and games, Biblical teaching, and very personal small group time. The games were a massive hit and we won’t soon forget the plethora of gleeful cheers and screams from games like tras...  Read More
Resources: Sharing the Gospel
by Cameron McAllister on February 25th, 2024
On Sunday, February 26, Pastor Tom spoke about a few resources to help in sharing the Gospel as part of our current series, Love Your Neighbor.  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #5
by Bob Swertfager on February 23rd, 2024
In the morning, the discipleship team prepared for the events of the afternoon.  We again merged ‘game activities’ with ‘ministry activities.‘ Mandi worked her magic with the various games of the day. Today’s games included:  Marshmallow Scooping, Cookie Face, Ping Pong Ball in Cup Game and Water Bottle Flip. We also had many other games that the girls enjoyed. For discipleship, we built on our on...  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #4
by Darby Ferguson on February 22nd, 2024
Hola from San Pedro de Macoris. We have now spent three afternoons with the girls who come here for camp. They gather inside to worship and hear a message all in Spanish. The team prepares each morning with Phil's sermon notes so we can follow along later. This is helpful for those of us who don't know the language.Today, when we were outside in our small groups, the girls did a craft that will re...  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #3
by Marie Sabbarese on February 21st, 2024
Day three of our FCA DR missions trip was filled with meaningful messages, wonderful worship and engaging small groups! Oh, and we can't forget all the amazing games planned by our very own Mandi (with an i) Freise. Our big discussion today led by the famous Phil Weinmeister, focused on Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12, Romans 10:9, Romans 8:14-15, asking these beautiful girls what being a child of God ...  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #2
by Mandy Dyson on February 20th, 2024
Our first day of hosting camp today in the Dominican Republic was filled with lots of games, laughter, singing, teaching, and sharing. A big bus brought about 60 girls, ages 6-18, from Boca Chica to join us for the afternoon on Day 1 of the 4-day camp in San Pedro de Macoris.  Read More
DR Mission Trip '24: Update #1
by Phil Weinmeister on February 19th, 2024
The Mars Hill team arrived safe and sound (and very tired) in the Dominican Republic yesterday We pulled up to the mission house we’re staying at in San Pedro de Macorís around 4:00 PM. Since then, we’ve been preparing for the arrival of 60-80 girls who will be showing up any minute today The team is ready to go with games, worship, a message, and small group time.  Read More
There is Hope
by Tom Gray on January 23rd, 2024
Turning to the new year most often comes with great optimism and excitement – hopefulness and enthusiasm about new beginnings run hot.  This year, however, I’m hearing a lot of pessimism and foreboding looking forward.The negative predictions are certainly understandable with this being a presidential election year that no doubt will be as negative and ugly as it can be. We fear the process and th...  Read More
Missions Partner Spotlight: Israel at War
by Cameron McAllister on December 1st, 2023
As we conclude 2023, we invite you to look back through our blog to see all the Missions Partner Spotlights we've had. To conclude this year, we wanted to put a spotlight on Israel and provide resources so that you can pray and support as God leads.Beginning with Hamas' attack on Israel on October 7, thousands have died, hundreds kidnapped and held hostage and hundreds of thousands have been displ...  Read More
Missions Partner Spotlight: Orphan Care Ministries
by Cameron McAllister on November 1st, 2023
This month, we are focusing our Missions Partner Spotlight on three different orphan care ministries that we partner with—PROMISE686, FAITHBRIDGE and SAVING SUSAN.  Read More
Missions Partner Spotlight: Operation Christmas Child
by Cameron McAllister on October 1st, 2023
This month, we are focusing our Missions Partner Spotlight on OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD! The Samaritan's Purse project OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD collects shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies, and personal care items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift—filled shoebox is the first gift...  Read More
Partner Spotlight: Asian Christian Academy
by Cameron McAllister on September 1st, 2023
This month, we are focusing our Partner Spotlight on ASIAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY! ACA is a diverse ministry involved in various kinds of theological education and social services.  Read More