The DAWG days of summer are coming! We’re actually talking about a Day Alone With God on Saturday, June 29th from 8:30-11:00. Meet at DEC and, weather permitting, we will travel to Wagon Hill Farm in Durham for a time to be still in the midst of God’s creation to worship Him, read His Word and pray. Women are welcome to walk the hiking trails, bring a chair to sit by the bay or sit at the picnic tables just beyond the parking lot. Individual quiet time will be followed by group sharing and prayer. In the event of inclement weather, we will stay at the church.
Please join us as we set a morning apart to be with our Heavenly Father, away from the distractions and demands of life! For more information contact: email@example.com.
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples! – Psalms 105:1
Today when we speak of ‘nations’ we are referring to ‘countries’, but in the original Greek, the word for ‘nations’ actually refers to ‘people groups’.
dec is making an unparallelled commitment this year to bring Good News to unreached people groups.
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God loves it when the giver delights in the giving. 2 Cor. 9:7
Do you have a heart to share the Good News with some of the least reached? Medical Mission International is currently putting together our January 2014 team to Africa. We need medical and non-medical people over age 16. We will be in Burkina Faso, which is located in West Africa. Trip dates are Jan 10-Jan 25. Costs depend on airfares so we need to book as soon as the team is formed.
Is God calling you to step out? We would love to have you join our team. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Charlie & Gail Dufour.
Male volunteers are needed to serve for one week at Joni & Friends Retreats.
June 9 – 14 – Adult disabled campers with their families
August: Disabled child with family
This experience is VERY REWARDING! Interested? contact Linda Smith email@example.com (lsmith null@null joniandfriends NULL.org)
Cell (617) 953-4877
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Experience village life up close and participate in the daily activities of the local community. Work alongside the ChildVoice team at the Lukome Centre, a therapeutic community whose mission is to restore the voices of children silenced by war.
This vacation experience can transform not only your life, but also the lives of young, war-affected women and children in Uganda. The centre needs volunteers with a wide variety of experience (agriculture, carpentry, medicine, micro-business, education) and many helping hands. Your trip also includes an African Safari and a boat ride on the Nile River!
- Extraordinary opportunity.
- Unforgettable experience.
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (kathy NULL.mandsager null@null childvoiceintl NULL.org)
(http://bowiehouse NULL.wordpress NULL.com/)About Bowie
I’d like you to meet the Bowie family—Heather, aka Supermom and serious blogger (http://bowiehouse NULL.wordpress NULL.com/) with a slight addiction to frappacinos; Garreth, Dad, gifted Irish cabinet maker who now shares more of his giftedness as an LNA; Liam, resident funny adolescent with an insatiable reading appetite; and Aidan, giggling social boy who rocks the drums and his power wheelchair through the halls of the Knowlton School.
Aidan also has a significant developmental disability and complex motor control issues that have made mastery of things like walking, eating, and drinking exceedingly challenging. Aidan does not speak aloud, but communicates through pictures on his iPad. Though he walks with assistance for limited distances, he uses his power wheelchair for independence.
The Bowie family might be considered by some to be an inspiration, and they are (Heather reaches out to help others get family needs met). But they don’t see themselves that way. They live quite simply in the midst of these materialistic times, and strive to maintain balance in their lives and authenticity in their relationships, all while taking care of Aidan’s very complex needs.
In March of 2013, Aidan will need to have surgery to correct the alignment of his hips; soon after, he will have to have spine surgery to rectify the curve of his back. He will need to be completely non-weight-bearing for 6 weeks. While this might be manageable for a family who lives in a grandly spacious home, the Bowie’s home is currently not accessible to Aidan when he is in his power wheelchair. He must leave the wheelchair at the door and be assisted throughout the house to execute daily activities of living like having dinner, hanging out with his family in the living room, and going to bed. Currently he cannot use the bathroom in his home for showering or toileting because the size and configuration present safety concerns. Even this level of assisted mobility will not be possible following Aidan’s upcoming surgery.
Jason Lajeunesse, of JDL Design Build (www.jdlbuild.com (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/l NULL.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww NULL.jdlbuild NULL.com&h=tAQFlcMOw&s=1)), has generously donated his time and resources to design plans and complete the permitting for this addition. He has estimated that it will cost $75,000 to make the Bowie’s home completely accessible for Aidan and maintain the basic needs for living space for this family.
We are seeking in-kind donations of materials from companies and monetary donations to help with this project. Our vision is that the community will come together in a powerful way and that along with the sweat equity of the friends and family that love them dearly, this project will be completed by the time Aidan comes home from the hospital in March.
Would you consider partnering with us?
Talley Westerberg and Sue Adler
–friends of the Bowie family
Here are the financial instructions:
Northeast Credit Union
PO Box 1240
Portsmouth, NH 03802-1240