11015-trinidad-funThe teams’ work has been slowed considerably this past week due to the many rain showers we have been getting. It has been difficult to move forward on the project we have run out of money for the project and the rain has hindered other progress on the foundation. This morning in church, the congregation came together and donated enough money for us to start work again tomorrow. We hope the rain will hold off long enough for the team to get a lot of work done our last week here. Although the work has slowed this past week, God has been doing a lot of work in the lives of the team members. Praise God! It such a blessing to see how the Lord is working in each of their lives. On Friday evening, the team was invited to a wedding in the neighborhood. They really enjoyed the cultural experience that evening.

I would like to say that I have learned alot by being here, my leaders are hard on us but that makes me stronger. I love who i am and who I can go home to. I wouldn’t change anything about this summer nor would I change the team I chose to be on. I want to send love to my aunts, sister, cousins and the Silbert family. See you soon
–love always — Payten Paskell

I have had a wonderful trip so far, and one thing that God has reassured me of is that he has a plan for my life. I would like to thank everyone that made this summer possible for me, and for my family I love you and can’t wait to see you guys.–Barbara Potts

I miss everyone & my saxophone. It’s been a great time and 19 hours of pouring cement was ridiculous. Miss everyone – love- Aaron Carman.

Hi! How are you? Love you, miss you. -Jon & Jackie
p.s. Jonathan does still exist – Jackie

Time goes by fast. The team is leaving in a week and I feel like we need one more. The locals have been such a blessing the team is so thankful. To my family, I miss you also much! Love you and will see you’ll soon!! – Nathaniel Davis

I’ve learned to rely on God for everything because somehow when he is my strength, even 19 hour work days are enjoyable. To my family, I love you & can’t wait to see you August 10! -Michaela Hope –

Mom, Dad, & Meggie
I love & miss you guys so much! I can’t wait to see you & talk with you! I’m praying everyday that you will be blessed & everything works out! Hope everything is going well!
-Love- Melissa

Dear Family and Friends,
I’m loving it here in Trinidad, it’s so beautiful, the people are great and the work is fun, but a bit difficult at times. I’m really going to miss it here. I’m enjoying my trip a lot, but I miss you all so much! – Love – Ketura Landis

Dear Family,
I have changed this summer for the better. God has made an impact on me and taught me a lot and I have become more patient and caring. -Jordan Hunter-

Mom & Dad,
Miss y’all and have learned so much during this experience. I can’t wait to tell you everything. -love ya- Savannah

Dear Mom and Dad,
I am doing well writing letters but don’t worry about me because as healthy as can be. Talk to you later -Richard Morales-

Hey Mom, Dad and Irina
I am doing great, the past few days have been rough. We ran out of gravel for work, but its all good because it ended up opening up everyone’s eyes to so much. The things that have been happening that brought me closer to a lot of people. Making great friends. -God bless- Polina

Dear Mom,
I love you and I miss you so much. I’ve been struggling a lot with anxiety but on the up side God is speaking through our leader Sean and through the Bible very well. I’m getting so much more mature here though I am struggling I’m learning more and more about God and his mercy everyday. Love you so much.

Dear Mom & Dad,
Sorry I have not written you guys in a while but everything alright. When I get home I’m going to be a changed person and God has been working in me love you guys, see you soon. -love- Noah

Hello, family I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while, but Trinidad is a cool place and we’ve had to do a lot of hard work and that has really helped me to be motivated to do things at home. I can’t wait to see you soon. -Andrew Firestone-

Dear family,
I apologize so much for not writing sooner, so much is happening on this trip. I have written 3 letters to you but I don’t think you got them i will call you in 9days. Tell Alicia I can’t wait to see her. -Wes-

Dear Mom,
I miss you, and your cooking. Uhh… Just remember L.A.S.E.R.S. (Love, Always, Shines, Everytime, Remember 2, Smile). -Matthew Bogart- P.S. Becky, tell my mom to write me because she only gave me phone #’s, not addresses. I think she’s in SC or NC now. K Bye 🙂

Dear Mom,
I miss you so much can’t wait to hug and kiss you when I get home!
Love -Dre-



  1. Noah,
    So wonderful to get a message from you….Praise God he is GREAT to us always
    I cant wait to hear about your trip and growth in our Lord Jesus. Many people have been praying for you and your leaders, team. Love, Mom

  2. Dear payten paskell . I love you and am so proud of you and what you have done this summer . I can’t wait to see you . Love sage.

  3. Dear Richard:
    We are so excited when we read the reports from your team and how the Lord is working through your lives and on those around you. I am very proud of you.
    We came back yesterday from Sevierville, TN. We have a lot to talk about.
    We miss you a lot!!! Love you my dear son. Blessings.

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