My trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Karson Bowyer Instead of writing out a list of goals this past January, I set out to accomplish something that I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember. That was going on a mission trip. I let my family know this was something that would happen, and I began to ask…

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Missions Conference

I didn’t really want to go.   In 2008, my wife volunteered with the Going Global team as they put on our annual missions conference. She brought me with her to an event at the downtown library. I’ve got the t-shirt to prove it. The next day, there was a churchwide lunch in the CLC…

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The Mill Travels to Prague

When Teresa Caruso’s niece, Brittany Powell, husband Tyler and son Thomas decided to move to the Czech Republic about two years ago, they had no idea how God would move in their lives. Establishing their online graphic arts business, their desire was to become involved in their community. Introduced to International Mission Board pastors by…

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Operation Christmas Child Brings Joy

Elizabeth Williamson fell in love with OCC as a college student, packing boxes on a limited student budget. She has continued to have a heart for this ministry and says, “I love that it’s such a simple, yet tangible way to get the Gospel into hands across the world.” As the Mill’s leader in this…

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Operation Christmas Child Offers Children Jesus

In August of 2015, Tony, Lisa, Mark and Elijah Smith went on a Mill mission trip to Nicaragua to work with Darrell and Linda Hinson at The Pearl Foundation. It was particularly exciting because the Smiths knew ahead of time that shoeboxes would be delivered while they were there. On that day the children came…

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Operation Christmas Child Fosters Relationships

Leighton “Sasha” Rogers, Bucky and Julie Rogers’ son, was living in a Ukrainian orphanage, having lost both parents to illness. On April 19, 2007, a local church brought Christmas shoeboxes to the children in the orphanage. Sasha was having a bad day and didn’t want to join in the fun. But that changed. Here’s his…

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Haiti

By Woody White It’s a two-hour flight from Miami to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, roughly the same distance between Spartanburg and Chicago. But for those who make mission trips to the Caribbean nation, it’s a step into a world of unimaginable poverty. Ravaged by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew last fall, Haiti is easily…

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Families

By Woody White For many adults pondering a mission trip – whether it’s in the United States or abroad – one of the first questions is what to do with their children. For some who have gone forth from The Mill, the answer is a no-brainer: Take the kids along. Experts say that not only…

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Teaching Overseas

Carolyn Hall, daughter of Bobby and Julia Hall, spent four months in La Paz, Bolivia, teaching at a Christian school affiliated with the Network of International Christian Schools. Carolyn chose Bolivia among the positions available because she wanted to teach in a third-world country. The school, comprised primarily of Bolivians from Catholic families, offered an…

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Basketball In East Asia

Over Spring Break a team of 11 people spent nine days in East Asia playing basketball at city parks, gyms and college campuses as a way to build relationships and have conversations that bridge to the Gospel. ​Despite different heart languages, countries of origin and cultural differences, a basketball brings a world of commonality. The…

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