Sunday, November 27, 2022 1:51 AM

Sunday, November 27, 2022 1:51 AM
Sunday, November 27, 2022 1:51 AM

Each week of advent traditionally focuses on a single theme, leading up to Christmas, when the birth of Christ is celebrated. This week's theme is hope, as we reflect on the hope of those waiting for the Messiah and the hope that God sustains in us today... Read More

Friday, May 27, 2022 12:36 PM

by Caden Crosby

Friday, May 27, 2022 12:36 PM
Friday, May 27, 2022 12:36 PM

"We were going to find a way to celebrate with them this year. We have been planning our Haiti “wedding” as long as we have our real ceremony in the States! Read More

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 11:48 AM

One Cup. One Dream.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 11:48 AM
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 11:48 AM

One year ago today we opened our doors to the public and it has been a year chock-full of learning, love, confusion, a few lockdowns, a couple of crises, several college journeys beginning...

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Monday, January 24, 2022 4:29 PM

prabhudas legacy

Monday, January 24, 2022 4:29 PM
Monday, January 24, 2022 4:29 PM

In January 2005, I had recently turned my heart back to God and was preparing for my first mission trip with GPPD. I heard about the devestating tsunami that...Read More

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:32 PM

thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:32 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:32 PM

Long before Thanksgiving even arrives, we are accosted with shopping advertisements, flashy lights, and other harbingers of a commercialized form of Christmas that would have made shepherds quake at the sight...Read More

Monday, May 24, 2021 7:30 PM

returning home

Monday, May 24, 2021 7:30 PM
Monday, May 24, 2021 7:30 PM

How do overseas workers feel when returning "home" for a visit? Charles, one of our GPPD Associates in Slovakia, shares a missionary’s story and some of his personal experiences navigating culture and change...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:13 AM

Group Takes Action

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:13 AM
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:13 AM
In January of 2016, Jonathan joined a Gpartners team and traveled to India. His 10 day trip was only the beginning of a ripple effect that would matter eternally for people on both sides of the globe. 
 
On his third night in India, He was able to experience a water well dedication. Jonathan shares, "I knew about the clean water well program, but I didn't know anything about 'dedicating’ them. I didn’t know what was going to happen.” The group huddled around the well and were asked to start singing. “People started coming out of their homes to look at us. One of our team members started telling the story of creation, the fall of man, the provision from God for our sin, the redemption plan, the whole nine yards. They now know God’s love for them!”
 
“When I came home, I told Lisa, my wife, 'a dedication is an opportunity for the Good News to be shared with people who had never heard it before. It’s a tangible reminder that someone came and told them God loves them and has a plan for their lives.' It’s an opportunity. It’s convicting. To realize that something that seems so effortless can change the lives of so many."
 
“I came home and told my community group for our local church about it and they wanted to be involved. We decided to do a garage sale and we raised the funds for a clean water well in India. When people learned of what we were doing, an item that cost 2 dollars, they gave $20 for it and said 'keep the change, it's for a good cause’."
 
"I know that a lot of intentions for short term mission trips are that we can go and do something to help change others lives, but it always seems to change our own as well, and for the better."
 
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