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Take It With You 06.26.2022

The story in Matthew 4:1-11 is quite the drama.  If we were to write it out as a script to be played onstage or on screen, it would look something like this: Devil: If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread. Jesus: It is written: “Man shall not live on […]

Kenya Youth Mission Trip Final Post

Kenya Youth Mission Trip Final Post by Susie Reeder We have returned home from a truly amazing trip to our International Mission partner, Mission of Hope International in Kenya.  8 youth and 5 adults…so wish we had more, but it was a perfect group.  Everyone got along and did their best to participate and learn. […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 06-22-2022

One week before, arguably, the biggest week of the summer. My office is packed with decorations, craft supplies, snacks, cardboard boxes, lots of beach balls and pool noodles. I have poured over the curriculum, prayed for leaders, and made so many to-do lists. The schedule has been gone over, tweaked, and tweaked again. Snacks, have […]

Kenya Youth Mission Trip, Day 7

Kenya Blog Post Day 7 by Giles Blankenship On Earth As It Is In Heaven In our Father s house there are many many rooms. Jesus prepares a place for us. In our Fathers house there is singing and worship. Holy holy holy is the Lord almighty, who was and is and is to come; […]

Take It With You 06.19.2022

“Some read the Bible to learn, and some read the Bible to hear from heaven.”  Andrew Murray Andrew Murray, a South African missionary in the late 1800s into the early 1900s, is well known for his many devotional writings. Murray’s writings reflect his understanding that the Holy Scriptures connect us to the living God and […]

Youth Kenya Mission Trip, Day 5

Youth Kenya Mission Trip, Day 5 by Hannah Reeder Today we woke up and had our wonderful breakfast that was prepared for us. I am so thankful for the people who prepare our food and greet us with warm smiles in the morning. We headed off to take our sponsored children to see giraffes. The […]

Youth Kenya Mission Trip, Day 3

Youth Kenya Mission Trip, Day 3 by Lauren Zuravel I never thought I would be taught by school children on how to love learning. Today we visited the Kariobangi Skills Center & Schools where we saw the different ways that people can gain a skill so they can come out of the vicious cycle of […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 06-17-2022

A Pastor’s Perspective When my good friend, Bruce, received his sabbatical approval, I was asked to take over his pastoral care duties. Many of you don’t know me, so let me introduce myself! I joined the staff of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church on July 1, 1980, as a part-time Director of Recreation. In November of […]

Youth Kenya Trip – Day 2

Day 2 by Jon Nahlen Today, we did a lot. We were able to tour the Pangani school, learn about Mission of Hope Int, and, after that, we made our first trip into the slums. So, Monday has been a day of new experiences, learning, and trying to take it all in. Pangani school is […]

Youth Kenya Trip, Day 1 at Bondeni Church

Day 1 by Ella Reeder The day started off fine with a lovely little breakfast the people had made for us. Thankful for them very much, making sure we stay safe and have clean water to drink. Things look a lot different during the day time now, compared to last night coming in. I could […]