Thursday, April 05, 2018 tnelson Vine Magazine 1 Comment
By: Leslie Gaska My faith journey began in fits and starts with detours along the way. I was first confirmed a Lutheran in my early teens in Velva, North Dakota . That was followed by a move to the Twin Cities, and another confirmation in a new church, this one Presbyterian. Then in my 30’s, I to...
Monday, March 19, 2018 tnelson Vine Magazine No comments
Beyond the Missionary Refrigerator Magnet By Melissa Meyers “Mom, why is our picture on everyone’s refrigerator?” asked my five year old son. We were on home assignment from Central Asia, and had been visiting many homes, having lunch or dinner with people who supported us in some way. Indeed, al...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 John Chaco DR Missions Trip 2 Comments
I often tell the students church should feel more like a family.  That’s hard to accomplish back in America within our own language and culture.  It can be a little more challenging in a completely different country.  Over the course of our time here in the Dominican Republic the team has not onl...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 tnelson Pastor Tim Nelson 1 Comment
By Kathy Bergquist On May 18, 1972, a 10 – year – old girl’s life suddenly changed when she attempted to cross Hwy 7 in Hopkins. No one will ever know why little Becky went across while her friends hesitated on the shoulder. But the impact of the motorcycle left an indelible mark on B...
Sunday, June 25, 2017 John Chaco DR Missions Trip 3 Comments
Hello people! It’s Grace Barnhart here. This trip has been CRAZY and amazing and totally God filled. Today we held a big youth conference here at HQ in La Salle. We invited all the teens from Los Higos and El Montana. We actually got a really great turn out! There was a significantly larger numbe...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 John Chaco DR Missions Trip 4 Comments
Hey Everyone, We are approaching the halfway mark of our trip and I would love to fill you in on how things are going.  Our team is ministering in two communities, El Montana and Los Higos.  We have served in several capacities including: painting two houses, laying down a paved entranced into th...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 John Chaco DR Missions Trip 1 Comment
Hello, my name is Hannah Eide. This morning we got in the vans to head to Los Calabazos. I got in the van dedicated to silence, we called it the “quiet van”. We have been around our team the whole time and need time to process what we have gotten to see and do. We went to Los Calabazo...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 John Chaco DR Missions Trip No comments
Hello! My name is Megan Jensen, I am 16 years old. Today was a full day I woke up and went on a run, which I recommend never to do, I was super sore! Right after breakfast we all got into our vans, I ride in the Juan party bus. We arrived late because we were exchanging money, so when we got ther...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 John Chaco DR Missions Trip No comments
Day four being Sunday, we didn’t get a lot of shots of the teams. Sun rise in Jarabacoa Adeliz Bernny Daniel
Monday, June 19, 2017 John Chaco DR Missions Trip 2 Comments
Holding the kids Holding the kids some more Holding the kids a lot All of the kids in the village helped build the road The photography prodigy Shot by the prodigy Eli’s little angel More of her...