9 03, 2024

CE-DR 2024: Day 2

By |2024-03-10T03:12:25-04:00March 9th, 2024|DR 2024|2 Comments

The team left Toronto this morning with little issues and have touched down in Santo Domingo (as of 4:00 pm EST) with the Lighthouse Team ready to greet them. They are all settled in at the Lighthouse compound, ready for their first full day tomorrow.

8 03, 2024

CE-DR 2024: Day 1

By |2024-03-09T00:10:45-05:00March 8th, 2024|DR 2024|0 Comments

This team of 9 from Harmony Baptist (Hamilton) are preparing for their flight to the Dominican Republic tomorrow morning. There, they'll serve alongside the Lighthouse Project in Los Alcarizzos.

23 10, 2021

What’s Happening March Break 2022?

By |2021-10-23T19:55:20-04:00October 23rd, 2021|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Next March break, what will your youth ministry be doing? While you may still be readjusting to what on-site programming looks like now or navigating other parts of youth ministry, it’s a good time to begin discerning what could be happening a few months from now. For many youth ministries, March break is an opportunity to serve beyond what their group normally does. At this point, an overseas Compassion Experience

16 09, 2020

Pastor Tip: Share your own experience with prayer, addressed to kids and youth.

By |2020-09-16T13:57:44-04:00September 16th, 2020|Pastor Tips|0 Comments

Lived examples are one of the best ways for children and youth to see concepts in action. It’s also another way for them to get to know you not just as a pastor but as a person.  Through the monthly ONE resources (kids, youth links), they are hopefully deepening their understanding of prayer and how they can grow in it.  Sharing your own experience in your prayer life gives them

23 04, 2018

Different Degrees of Compassion Experiences

By |2018-04-20T23:33:24-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Compassion means “with suffering” and it reminds us to walk alongside others in their moments. The language of “walking alongside” has impacted the way we do missions--we’re thinking more broadly and of longer-term impact. In the last few years, we've moved from the language of "short term mission trips" to "compassion experiences." For many youth ministries, their venture into compassion experiences is, for the youth and many leaders, a first-time

8 03, 2018

CE-DR 2018: The pep talk

By |2018-03-08T19:53:31-05:00March 8th, 2018|Alvin Lau, DR 2018|0 Comments

In a few hours, our CE-DR 2018 team will depart for the Dominican Republic where they will join other churches under International Teams (ITeams) to serve the Lighthouse Project. We are grateful for the partnership with ITeams and Lighthouse, and the willingness of this 10-person team to serve and learn with the nationals there. Earlier this evening, I briefly shared four points with them: We call these "compassion experiences" because

16 06, 2016

CE- DR 2018

By |2017-06-10T16:10:45-04:00June 16th, 2016|, |0 Comments

Compassion Experience-Dominican Republic March 8-17, 2018 | Los Alcarrizos, Dominican Republic Cost: $2,250/person (subject to US exchange rates) Previously known as mission trips, COMPASSION EXPERIENCES aim to equip and mobilize our churches, youth workers,  youth to compassionately live out the message of Jesus locally, nationally, and internationally. Experience tells us that youth and young adults are profoundly transformed when they get out of their context and build relationships among those

16 03, 2015

CE-DR 2015: Day 3

By |2016-10-31T13:57:17-04:00March 16th, 2015|DR 2015|3 Comments

Last minute change by Cristian Santiago (Lighthouse Director) last night allowed (at least those who got the message) an extra 1/2 hour of sleep below our whirring room fans. Morning worship after a cold shower (roof top water tanks cool off overnight) began at 7:30 am followed by personal devotional time and prayer partner time. Breakfast at 8:30 am saw creative uses of peanut butter and bananas on pancakes with sausage and papaya.  After

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