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VBC Tornado Relief: Additional Opportunities to Help

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Posted by Keith Duff on

This past week, we sent three teams to Washington and Gifford, Illinois to assist with the tornado relief efforts taking place there. The teams were made up of people from all four of our campuses - over 20 people total who helped for 1-3 days. The damage from these storms was extremely intense...

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VBC Tornado Relief: Update from the Tuesday Team

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Posted by Keith Duff on

Today we shifted our focus from Washington, IL to Gifford, IL.  Same story, smaller town. The tornado went right through the center of Gifford and cleared a path as it traveled. Houses leveled to the ground, nothing left.  Amazing.  The homes were strewn across fields like they...

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VBC Tornado Relief: Update from the Saturday Team

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Posted by Dave Mogle on

Our team's first assignment was in a heavily wooded area a few miles from Washington where we dealt with major tree damage. Nevertheless, the homes were still intact and I thought, "this is not as bad as I imagined." Then we went to a downtown Washington address. The GPS said we had arrived...

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VBC Tornado Relief: Update from the Friday Team

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Posted by Keith Duff on

Today a team of six men left our Sugar Grove campus at 5:00 am to help families in Washington, IL who's homes were impacted torn up by the tornadoes last Sunday. Their brief initial response once arriving on the scene was quite telling...

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Typhoon Relief Update

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Posted by Keith Duff on

As a church, our finances are extremely tight right now. However, we all have a roof over our heads and food to eat. Many in the Philippines have neither right now! So, as an elder team we strongly encourage you to give generously to the dire needs in the Philippines right now - even if that...

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Day 3 Haiti: Aren't they adorable???

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Posted by Jen Mahachko on

Today we hung out with the little kindergarten classes this morning! Aren't they adorable??? We sung songs, learned about their colors, played games, and hung out while they ate lunch. Today was the first day that the kids were provided lunch (rice and beans) at Respite. Lunch was...

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Day 2 Haiti: Most just long to be held and don't want to let go.

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Posted by Jen Mahachko on

Two team member from the team have both sent in updates. Read below to hear about the ministry from each ones point of view.  By Jen Mahachko Day 2 in Haiti...cold bucket shower feels so great after long day in hot, humid 95 degree heat! Yesterday we fed about 100 kids, most of whom are...

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Haiti Mission Team Departs

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Posted by Keith Duff on

We're off! With the goal of serving orphan slaves in the poorest country in the western hemisphere, Jen Mehochko, Keith, Kate & Max Duff are on our way to Gressier, Haiti, for one week. (We're teaming up with 11 oters from around the country.)

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