Everyone who joins us in the field comes away with unique and God-inspired experiences and memories. Here are just a few of these memories as expressed by those who put themselves on the front-lines.
Such a funny and cute story about Pablo! Also thanks for the kind words and encouragement about our group.We are truly blessed. Even though the trip was hard work, it was such a pleasure to work with you (Trisha) and Jody! I can only imagine the hour/months/years of effort and refinement that went into creating the materials and process you now call PSE. There were many times that we noticed seemingly small things inserted into the schedule or process that really brought other things into sharp focus. These were strong indicators of Godly wisdom that permeated the whole week. We really appreciate your ministry and allowing us the opportunity to participate.
Dale (Greenville, TX)
Dear Jody & Trisha
What pure joy it was to serve alongside you in Nicaragua! I was abundantly blessed to be part of such a well-
It was incredible to see how God weaved his power through the lives of our team and the people we were ministering to in Nicaragua. I quickly noticed the effectiveness of our work and how teaching English opened the door to share our stories of hope and the love of Christ with the lost. I was overwhelmed by the joy of hearing that many of our students accepted Christ that week! Sometimes I struggle with truly grasping God’s power, but HE gave me the gift of experiencing his power firsthand in Nicaragua.
Since returning, I have been dwelling on Ephesians 3:20-
My prayer is that others will recognize the urgency in taking the gospel to the Nations because the harvest is plentiful indeed…
I hope to partner with you again in the near future!
Your Sister & Friend,
It was truly a pleasure for me to go to Nicaragua with your ministry. I have traveled with several different groups to several different places, but I have never traveled with such an organized ministry that is so focused on meeting people where they are at and being the utmost respectful to their culture. I’m glad that you said you’d take me anywhere because I would love to travel with you guys again!
(university student in Kansas)
Words cannot describe the joy that I received from this trip! I was truly blessed to take part in this endeavor. God went before me and provided not only financially, but physically, and for my comfort that I do not either deserve or “need.” He truly blessed our team with His presence and I have made lifetime friendships that will be for eternity! We taught English as a second language by teaching with a curriculum developed by our missionary team leaders Jody and Trisha Kennedy.
Each day I grew closer and closer to my students in relationship and love for them and they with me. Jody had asked the students to ask their teacher to share their story with them and this was a time for each of us teachers to share our testimonies with our students. My students cried when I told them my conversion story. I was actually shocked at their reaction! I remember even Jonathon (Mr. Cool) was even moved and amazed at my story. They all seem to grow very fond of me after this and became very attached to me. I found it extremely difficult to leave them (although I missed my family very much). Darla –
Thank you for the invitation to join your team in Managua. Your invitation has allowed me to see life from a new, fresh perspective. It also offered an opportunity to see first hand how the Lord is moving globally. Thank you for the experience! Eric –
From Vanya (Belarus) to his teacher
First of all, I want to tell you thanks for your study, and of course for your course. Your activities compel me look on the other side to the different things. Now I can say, that my life divide into two parts: before your course and after. Maybe one month ago I think that all in life “ because of the money and for money”. But now I think otherwise. And I really want to tell you thanks for that. Very often in Russian language we use such phrase like [ot du∫i]. In English, I think, that correct translate will be “from all hurt”, or perhaps “because your soul is too wide”. So, I think, that each of your friend do that [ot du∫i]. And it’s really wonderful.
“This was the most organized, well-
“I’ve been on mission trips of all kinds, but this technique gave me more opportunity to see people saved than any other trips I’ve been part of.” – Don (CPA in Northwest Arkansas)
Jody and Trisha-
“This is the hardest work you will ever love. If you love to see people come to Christ, you’ll love this ministry.” Bob (retiree from Borger, Texas)