Here is a video that we played this weekend in our services. I thought I would share it with my friends and family who aren't COF attenders. This is a video/photo compilation of some of the work COF did this summer.
You will see clips from Burundi, Africa. This is a people group in Africa we have become friends with. We are partnering with them as they try to attain land and education for their children, and much more. We will have a relationship with them for many years to come. We plan to take at least 60 people to Burundi this coming Summer. We are just beginning our partnership with the people of Burundi, so be looking for more to come.
There are also clips from our trip this past summer to Zambia. Here we lead camp for over 2,000 AIDS orphans. Also COF is building an orphanage there. You can read more about our trip to Zambia on this blog and the ones following it.
There are clips from our trip to Oaxaca, Mexico with our missionaries there. We take part in all types of projects such as animal husbandry, drilling water wells and many, many more. You see more about them here. Note: I am leaving for a trip to Oaxaca on October 10th, so be looking for blog updates about this.
Included are clips from our orphanage and community center in Costa Rica.
Also are photos and footage from the makeover project we did with Bane Elementary right here in Houston. To find out more, click here.
I hope you enjoy! I feel so blessed to be a part of a group of people that have such a passion for the world and the community around them. There are also many, many partnerships and projects our church has taken on locally alongside the Bane Elementary Makeover project. These are more long term volunteering efforts instead of project driven efforts, so it's hard to capture in a few words the extent of it. That's for an upcoming blog! :)
Oh yeah...props to Matthew Crook, the best technical director in the world for the vid!
I'm just a regular person who has had some amazing opportunities to serve. I have a job that I can't describe how wonderful it is to be able to get paid to do what I do. I have the best friends and family anyone could ask for! So I want to share about them all here!