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A Reflection from Rev. Erin Sloan Jackson

During October 27-November 3, leaders from 5 different Central Texas Conference churches joined Water to Life on a mission trip to the village of Mellier, Haiti. Participants included Murray Allen (Ovilla UMC), Keith Bierley (Keller UMC), Erin Jackson (New World UMC),...

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October Team to Mellier

During October 27-November 3, leaders from 5 different Central Texas Conference churches joined Water to Life on a mission trip to the village of Mellier, Haiti. Participants included Murray Allen (Ovilla UMC), Keith Bierley (Keller UMC), Erin Jackson (New World UMC),...

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HAITI MISSION TRIP: JULY 2016 DAY 4

Day Four: Today we started filters. There is something about seeing people learn how to get clean water that makes you step back and think. Do I ever have to worry about getting sick from my water? Do I ever have to make sure the water I am drinking is clean? While...

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HAITI MISSION TRIP: JULY 2016 DAY 3

Day Three: Sabbath. Church was a moving experience for all despite any language barriers. It was communion Sunday so it was neat to be at the table with our brothers and sisters from such different lifestyles. It’s hard not to wonder if this was some of their daily...

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HAITI MISSION TRIP: JULY 2016 DAY 2

Day Two: Mellier. We made it to Mellier. It’s so wonderful to see old friends for some of us, and make new friends for others. The people overflow with gratitude for life. This trip Anoni (the girl from our first trip who was so sick) walked right up to Pastor Molly...

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HAITI MISSION TRIP : JULY 2016 DAY 1

We have arrived in Haiti!  For some of us, the sights and sounds are familiar; for some, the sights and sounds are a new experience. For all of us, it is an opportunity to learn and share with our friends. Our group is from different churches and we have a range of...

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JR. HIGH MISSION TRIP: JUNE 2016, DAY 3

Annette…she is a miracle in human form. She came to team “Rolled Up Pants” with a smile after a long day working the morning shift at Einstein’s Bagels. This lady does phenomenal things for the group. Annette bought bread, meat, cheese and everything we needed for...

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JR. HIGH MISSION TRIP: JUNE 2016, DAY 2

This Mission Trip reminds me of one of my favorite songs: “We want to be your hands and feet Without words we’ll let our actions speak Here we are Words can only go so far Draw us closer to your heart Bring us back to you Bring us back to you” We work very hard. The...

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JR. HIGH MISSION TRIP: JUNE 2016 DAY 1

This is my first mission trip and so far I’ve had a lot of fun meeting so many new people and becoming closer with my older friends. Our group is divided into two teams working with Southside Community Center. On my team, we are building a ramp, landscaping and...

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FAMILY MISSION TRIP: JUNE 2016, DAY 3

Thankful for Creation and Fun We spent our morning at the Tarrant Area Food Bank Learning Garden and helped to harvest over 38 pounds of food for West Aid Food Pantry. It was neat to think about how all our food starts in the garden and ends up places like UCC (where...

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