A banquet was held for this wonderful organization of which a naumber of our woman are members. It was attended by 63 people in the community. The dinner was educational and experiential as well as a fund raiser.
There were four tables with food from that region of the world. Enjoy the pictures.
Christmas Baskets 2007
The Fellowship along with other area churches provides Christmas Baskets for over 100 families every year.
Mission Trip to Guatemala, January 2007
Evergreen visits with a group of children in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.
Norris Religious Fellowship is firmly commited to Benevolence giving.
The Norris Religious Fellowship is firmly commited to Benevolence giving. We designate 10% of our budget to Benevolence giving. We pick from a braod range of opportunities: local, regional, national, and international. We are presently supporting;
Church World Service Red Cross Heifer International World Neighbors Salvation Army
Local soup kitchens Contact Good Neighbors
In addition we have special benevolence offerings every quarter coupled with communion.
We recently collected $2000. for Hurricane relief.
Sally and Evergreen Haverkamp in Thailand
Sally and Evergreen are in Thailand working at a school for poor workers. They will be there one month, and do some sightseeing as well. Prayers for their mission.
ADULT MISSION TRIP
For a number of years the Youth have gone on yearly Mission trips. We think it is time the adults to have an eual opportunity and so are in the process of researching adult opprotunities. And So...an adult trip is planned to Guatemala, the same place the youth went on a trip in June of 2005. We will go in January of 2007 and will have have a group of 10. It should be an awesome experience.
Well...we are back and we did have an aweswome experience. Here are a few images of the trip.
The Roman Catholic Church in San Lucas Toliman where we worked.
Keith with a local child.
All hands turn out to pick coffee beans in January. The red cherries turn hands black.
A typical street scene... the common tool of the land is the machete, and the tremendous loads are carried on the head and back.
The mission church and two volcanoes in the background.
You guessed it -- red cranberries.. NO! Coffee Beans!
Some of our group walking back to our lodging after a days work. Heads down, weary but satisfied.
One of the huge needs in much of the villages is for proper cooking devices. Much of the ocoking has been done on an open fire in the house itself. The smoke fills the house and the lungs of the people, leading to respiratory problems and poor wood usage. We helped build a number of stoves that use wood more wisely and vent the smoke outside.