2019 Group 3 Day 6

POWER Journal Week 3 Day 6 This is my last blog of week 3. I have enjoyed journaling this trip. Thank you to the POWER leadership for assigning this task. It has been a pleasure! Up for breakfast at 6:30. Guys are looking a bit less tired but still moving slowly....

2019 Group 3 Day 5

Good morning! Last night we got ourselves in to Faith Mission at about 1:30am. But POWER leadership had a bit of mercy upon us and we were allowed to sleep in an extra 1/2 hour. At the Mission we sleep in bunk beds with about 30 guys to a room. It is a real snore...

2019 Group 3 Day 4

POWER Journal Week 3 day 4 Getaway day! Sunday is our traditional day off from work activities. Heavy rain this morning! I am glad I packed my jacket! Temperature will be twenty degrees less than yesterday. Due to the rain we are canceling Bruce Hepburn’s place and...

2019 Group 3 Day 3

POWER Journey week 3 Day 3 Up early at 6:00, Down for breakast and loading into the Vans at 7:00 sharp. Heading to boarder mission. Awesome worship with a shout out to Alex Perez for spontaneous joy leading a Spanish language worship time. Tim James brought forth his...

2019 Group 3 Day 2

POWER Journal week 3 day 2 Up early, 6:15. Between late night crews including Van Crew, water crew, prayer team, media team, and many other tasks necessary to pull this trip off in true POWER style, most men had less than 6 hours sleep. But it’s a big day ahead, tins...

2019 Group 3 Day 1

POWER Journal Day 1 Everyone has a first day like this. Call it a theme with variations. But here is my day… Up early, 3:30 to make it to San Diego in time for our flight. Feeling tired but excited as well. So looking forward to this trip. Drive down to San...

2019 Group 2 Day 6

It was another full day in Del Rio/Acuna. After rolling out of our dorm beds, we had breakfast, devotion, and took communion. Heading across the border, we split up to finish up the projects at yesterday’s sites. My van went to finish a house for the Silva family. The...

2019 Group 2 Day 5

We all did surprisingly well today, considering we were operating on only 4 hours of sleep. Our food crew cooked up a good breakfast offering of eggs, oatmeal, cereal, donuts, juice, several kinds of fruit & of course coffee. We had our morning devotion at the...

2019 Group 2 Day 4

We got to sleep in a little today, to 7 am. After a quick breakfast at the hotel in McCallen, we drove back across the border to have worship and devotion at the colonial Nopalera (Bruce & Paula’s place). They have been there 12 years now, building houses and...

2019 Group 2 Day 3

Today was an early departure day, as we drove across the border to Reynosa, specifically to Sende De Vida (Hector’s homeless outreach), where we had morning devotions. I had hopes of pounding some nails or some type of construction work, and loaded my backpack with...

2019 Group 2 Day 2

We got an early start, meeting for breakfast downstairs at the hotel at 6 am. Devotion was at 7 in a meeting room at the hotel. Our worship team led us in singing praises to the Lord, then Pastor Bob Biber spoke on our theme for the week- Perseverance, with the key...

2019 Group 2 Day 1

It was a very rainy day in Los Angeles, and my wife and I started getting a little worried that we would not make it to LAX in time for the flight to San Antonio. Traffic was terrible, especially coming on to the 405 and heading up Sepulveda Pass towards the airport....

2019 Group 1 Day 7

Today is the final day of an amazing week for the Power Ministry team serving the Lord. We have seen projects unfold like the construction of a church long hoped for on a vacant lot in Acuna. Great progress was made on a small house that will make it no longer...