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Urgent Need - Help Love Refugee Kids

Posted by Laura Mueller on

If you come to First Pres Monday through Thursday mornings, you can see and hear refugees in our building taking steps towards integrating into their new home by learning English. Their children ages 0-5 are cared for in our nursery. During the summer, school-aged kids need a place to be loved...

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Give Back the Blessing Update: Home Builders

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Don Wallace, one of the team members that is in Mongolia to celebrate 20 years of the Campus Crusade for Christ teachers ministry, shares about spending time with the Mongolian Home Builders groups, a recipient of the 2018 Give Back the Blessing.  Friday night in Ulaanbaatar, I was...

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100 Day Countdown - CityServe Weekend 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

We are just 100 days away from another CityServe Weekend!  Important Update: A Merger of Unity  In January 2018, the leadership of COSILoveYou and CityServe merged to form one cohesive voice and expression of service, unity and love for Colorado Springs. With the momentum and heart...

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Tags: cityserve, serve, cosiloveyou

Why Would You Do That? Dominican Republic 2018

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Why would you do that?  It's a question our team was asked both before and during our trip to the Dominican Republic. Often when we would share that we were going to the DR this summer people would think of vacation, resorts and white sand beaches. When we clarified that we would be paying...

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Dominican Republic Trip 2018

Posted by Laura Mueller on

We are into our 5th day here at Pico Escondido in the Dominican Republic. The true beauty of this place continues to amaze us and remind us of the God who created it all. We’ve already learned to dance bachata, merengue and salsa, so feel free to test us on our new skills!  Our group...

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Hasta Luego - High School Dominican Trip

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A team of 12 will be in the Dominican Republic June 2-11. This year will mark the 6th year for our High School Ministry to serve in the Dominican Republic in partnership with YL Expeditions. Since our partnership began, we have been able to see how God continues to use Pico Escondido, the...

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Mission Engagement Partner - Life Network

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Guest blog post from First Pres Mission Engagement Partner - Life Network Like many women Life Network sees every day, when Bette* came to the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, she was planning to have an abortion. “I was not ready to be a mom and I didn’t want to disappoint my...

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India Team Update

Posted by Laura Mueller on

For two weeks during the month of April, six First Pres members are working with our partners in India to help with business training.  Here are some updates of the five days they have been there so far.  Elder Alan Jacobs shared God's Word on Christian Home Sunday at Presbyterian...

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Tags: india2018

Investing in Children Through Books

Posted by Laura Mueller on

For the month of April, there is an easy way for you and your family to invest in children across Colorado Springs.  How can I invest in Children in our City? Simply drop off new or gently used children's books into one of the donation boxes. Books should be geared for children from birth...

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Guatemala Team Update - World Water Day

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A team of two have been in Guatemala this past week continuing to discern and build our developing partnership. Here are some thoughts from a team member as they revisited Edgar and Eliu Morales and their water treatment facility.  Written by Vicki Witte Water. We use it every day. We cook...

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Tags: guatemala, water

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