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March 3, 2011 / / Family

Well, it sure has been a while now, hasn’t it? Boy do I have a lot to share! First I would like to start of with talking about the upcoming trip to the Philippines. For those of you that don’t know. Jess and I are going to be traveling to the Philippines next week to serve at an orphanage. We were going to be working on building a health clinic, but the local workers have been at it so well that we will probably be relegated to finish work and landscaping.
We leave from Bozeman Wednesday morning, fly two hours to Seattle, four hour layover, 12 hour flight to Tokyo, 1.5 hour layover and six hour flight to Manilla and finally a three hour bus ride to Rehoboth Children’s home. Now is probably the part where you would expect an update about our funding for the trip and how we need you to visit this site and click on our names and donate. Actually, Jess and I are at 100% funding for the trip, but please feel free to visit this site and donate, the money won’t be wasted. Please stay tuned to this here little blog over the course of the next few weeks as I will be posting daily entries about our journey (thats right, I’ll have internet access in the Philippines!) as well as videos documenting the group and the progress we make.

February 15, 2011 / / Missions

Jim Litle shares a bit about the upcoming trip to the Philippines in March, 2011. Click through to see the video!

February 15, 2011 / / Family

Jess and I had the opportunity to go to Georgetown Lake this last weekend to spend time with my Brother, his wife Annie and their recently turned one-year-old Evelyn. Click through for some pictures!

February 9, 2011 / / Photo/Video

Story MillThe story mill in Bozeman, MT is probably one of my favorite places to visit when I feel the muse to take some picture. It is probably cliche for me to continue to go there, as it is popular among the photography crowd, but I do enjoy the vacant structure. However, I am unsettled at the rate of the property’s destitution. Four or five years ago, there was barely any graffiti or vandalism, but it is now covered with the marking more familiar to an urban setting or train yard, and every door or window has been broken. Click past the break for the rest of the story and a photo gallery.

January 24, 2011 / / Missions

Josh McKenzie, leader of the Montana short term mission team, lays out the basic of what will be done once the team of 14 individuals travels to Rehoboth Children’s Home in the Philippines, in March of 2011. The team will be aiding in the construction of a medical center. If you would like to support this trip, please visit this site and donate money to the various individuals traveling to the Philippines this coming March.

January 18, 2011 / / Missions

Come support a local team. They are headed to Rehoboth Children’s Home in the Philippines to assist in building a medical clinic. On January 29th at New Hope Bible Church in Belgrade, MT, we are hosting a Pancake Breakfast and Raffle Fundraiser. The event will be from 7:30-10:00am. Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Menu: Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee

January 12, 2011 / / Missions

Jess and I are now immunized for our trip to the Philippines in March. Please continue to follow thepowell.com during this time of preparation. I hope to get some interviews…

January 6, 2011 / / Missions

The time is getting closer for Brent and I to go over to the Philippines. It is approaching much faster than we had anticipated. With this, we are finding that the next two months are going to be filled with meetings to get to know our team, fundraisers, finding support financially and prayerfully, and preparing our hearts to go out and serve the Lord.

December 5, 2010 / / Photo/Video

The annual Christmas stroll in Bozeman, MT. The city of Bozeman closes down a portion of downtown and invites vendors and artists to come and entertain the town. Shot with a Nikon D3100 and quickly edited with iMovie.

November 9, 2010 / / Photo/Video

Video journaling a hike along the Bridger ridge trail. Shot with a Canon Vixia HF10 and edited in iMovie ’09. Music is “The Theme” by E C H O E…

September 29, 2010 / / Photo/Video

A quick video of Yellowstone National Park in the early Fall, 2010. Shot with a Canon HF10 and edited with iMovie. Music is by E C H O E D and the song title is L.O.R.D.

September 23, 2010 / / Photo/Video

This video was created to show a glimpse into my trip to Nashville, TN from Portland, OR to move my brother out there. Shot with a Canon Vixia HF10 and edited with iMovie ’09. Footage is a bit shaky in parts, I apologize! Music is “The Deadly” by E C H O E D.