Meet the Honduras Team!

Honduras.jpg

2nd row (L – R): *David Adams, Michael Snyder, Alex Hunter, Mark Allsman, Denae Cowell, Kelly Sisson, and *Hadley Mitchell

1st row (L – R): Claire Fisk, Ashley Dexter, Sarah Tucker, and Josie Luptak

*Team Leader

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for the people of Honduras, especially the business leaders we will meet and their families. Pray for them to realize their God-given dignity and creative capacity and to use their gifts to empower themselves, their families, and their communities.
  • Please pray for our host ministry, Partners Worldwide, and its employees and partners. Pray for Partners Worldwide to fulfill its mission to end poverty and empower those it serves to have life and life abundantly, in the name of Jesus.
  • Please pray for our team as we travel and serve together. Our mission is to partner with our host ministry, to learn from the business leaders we meet, and to share our knowledge and skills. Pray we would use our own God-given dignity and creative capacity to empower all those we meet, and that our travels would be marked by safety, health, and charitable spirits.

Team Verse: Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

The team will be partnering with Partners Worldwide: http://www.partnersworldwide.org

Meet the Indianapolis Team!

Indy.JPG

3rd row (L – R): Daniel McHenney, Johannah Lindsay, Daniel Grube

2nd row (L – R): Erica Bell, Mirabelle Cyr, Stephanie Peterson, *Paige McCourt

1st row: Mckenna Gold, Jaylin Gadel, Lainey Kibler, *Kelsey Snyder

*Team Leaders

Prayer Requests:

  • Unity and a strong sense of working together as a mission team as well as in our partnership with Shepherd Community Center and the people we are serving.
  • Open hearts and minds to what God is already doing in Indianapolis as well as how He desires to move during our trip even when it means changing our plans.
  • Boldness and willingness to serve in new and uncomfortable situations that we are asked to step into.
  • That God will continue to be shared and known throughout the city of Indianapolis.

Team Verse: John 10:14-15

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

The team will be partnering with Shepherd Community Center: https://www.shepherdcommunity.org

 

Meet the Greece Team!

Athens.jpg

5th row (L – R): Dr. JoAnn Rediger, Bradley Jensen, Sean Sele, Jeff Grogan

4th row (L – R): Ross DeLong, Howard Lee

3rd row (L – R): Mark Vanest, Paige Kennedy, Jamie Bell

2nd row (L – R): Edric Yu, Grace Bolinger, Claire Heyen, Meghan Gamble, Alexis Turner

1st row (L – R): Alexis Colon, Evan Shaw, Diana Romeos

Not pictured:
Elizabeth Hammond
Benj Morris
Prof. Tracy Manning
Dr. Renae Timbie
Dr. Michael Hammond
Dr. Wes Rediger

Prayer Requests:

  • That we seek God first in all that we do and glorify him rather than glorifying ourselves while in Greece.
  • That the two groups can work together for the Lord and not be brought down by any egos or selfish desires.
  • That we are intentional in how we behave and sensitive to cultural differences.

Team Verse: Psalm 107: 1-3

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
    whom he has redeemed from trouble
    and gathered in from the lands,
    from the east and from the west,
    from the north and from the south.

The team is partnering with AMG, International-Logos Music, http://www.amg.gr/music.html.

Meet the Memphis Team!

Memphis.JPG

2nd row (L – R): Caroline Vaporis, Hannah Williams, Jen Cline, Jimmy Schantz, Bryson Shelor, Molly Fletchall, *Peter Carlson

1st row (L – R): *Rebecca Tervo, Jeanine Aupperle, John Gemmel, Maddie Eiler, Von Sui, Kevin Anderson, Drew Shaffer, Ruslan Horb

*Team Leaders

Prayer Requests:

  • Team health – both physical and team health, that we would work well together and work toward the common goal of serving/supporting SOS and loving each other and the community well.
  • Funds – praise that we are going fully supported!
  • Safety – as we travel, as we work, as we are in Memphis
  • Fun
  • Learning – Memphis has much to offer. Pray that we would see the impact of civil rights history in Memphis and be open to learning difficult parts of our nation’s history
  • Homeowners – that they would receive us and we listen to them well
  • Pray for our interactions with people serving together with us – other schools that are also spending spring break at SOS
  • Team attitudes while serving – embodying true service and living out the meaning of the Taylor towel
  • Unity among team relationships, uniting in purpose and effort

They will be partnering with Service Over Self: https://sosmemphis.org

Meet the Mexico Team!

Mexico.JPG

3rd row L-R: Andrea Baker, Holly Carroll, Hannah McLaughlin, *Lauren Miles, *Caroline Poland, Chelsea Sweet, Tia Etter

2nd row L-R: Nancy Cotom-Lopez, Riley Hochetetler, Celeste Pauta, Makenna Holz, Cristiana Spears, Caroline Kemper

1st row L-R: Joe Ingersoll, Jusung Ho, Braden Ochs

*Team Leader

Prayer Requests:

  • That we become Christ’s hands and feet while breaking down our personal and cultural barriers, and that the Lord would transform us as a group and use us as needed.
  • That we would be a team supportive of one another, and a team that leads through humble service as we come alongside Back2Back.
  • That we would leave our comforts at home and step into an uncomfortableness with Christ so that He may make us more like Him and give us the eyes and ears that see the needs of His people.

Team Verse: Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

The team will be partnering with Back2Back at their Cancun site: http://back2back.org

Meet the Dominican Republic Team!

DR

3rd row L-R: *Nick Cartwright, Ben Rupert, Josh Granger, *Jeff Wallace, Clementine Muteteri

2nd row L-R: Brendan Wallace, Megan Russell, Olivia Brannon, Olivia Miller, Nicole Skandalaris, Leila Vanest, Olivia Jones, Belinda Adderley

1st row L-R: Christy Aho, Emily Welch, Abby Randt, Rachel Davidovitch, Abby Gonzalez, Ellie Perkins, Danielle Barnes, Tiless Turnquest

*Team Leaders

Prayer Requests:

  • Health and safety as we prepare for the trip, for travel, and while serving
  • Energy and endurance
  • Open hearts to hear God’s word and to submit to His will
  • Loving each other well and letting that love be evident to others
  • That our actions and words come from the Lord and everything we do glorifies Him

Team Verse: Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
    who publishes salvation,
    who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

The team will be partnering with Students International: http://stint.com

Meet the Daytona Team!

Daytona

3rd row L-R: Nick Dennig, Delaney Getz, Kelsie Collins, Grason Poling, Jonathan Siegelin

2nd row L-R: *Steve Mortland, Natalie Rupp, Drew Ibach, Nathan Mortensen, Rachel Gollier, Tali Valentine, *Chad Ibach, Josiah Peterson, Peter Linn

1st row L-R: *Erika Mortland, Danielle Straits, Jason Kimball, Gloria Bulaya, Alyssa Henrikson, Sydney Peugh, LeeAnna Davis, Kat Smith, Chester Chan, Dietrich Swinney

*Team Leader

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray that we would be able to speak the truth to people in need with NO fear.
  • Pray that we would have radical boldness!
  • Pray that we can see others as Jesus sees them.
  • Pray that we could dive deeper into what it means to live with a kingdom mindset so that sharing is not a formula, but an overflow from our own lives, and who Jesus is to us personally.
  • Pray we can love each other and those we meet well as a team.

Team Verse: 1 Peter 4:10

“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings.”