Entries by Jenna Jordan

Short-term Mission Trips Have Pitfalls: How We Avoid Them

When it comes to short-term missions, a driving conviction we hold to is to do short-term trips with the long-term in view. Helping Without Hurting The rise of short-term “mission” trips—whereby team members pack a suitcase full of peanut butter and don matching t-shirts through the airport in route to serve people of a different […]

Reminding God in Prayer: Recounting His Works and Promises

Remember the days when you were a hopeful kid, and you took every promise made by an adult as unbreakable law? Their promise was your assurance and every time a promise was broken your hope turned to both disappointment and cries of “But you said! You said!” We were heartbroken and every promise after was […]

College Students: 3 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump

Right now you’re probably drowning in an ocean of final papers, exams, and lots of coffee. Perhaps, you have just made it out of this ocean and have finished the semester. Either way you’re probably dreaming of a much different ocean, one where you can sit on the warm beach sand and breathe in the […]

Raising Barns and Changing Lives

Have you ever been invited to a Raising Bee? If not, I bet your grandparents have, and if they haven’t, it is almost guaranteed that your great grandparents have. A Raising Bee, also known as a Barn Raising, was common in colonial times, and the tradition held firm in many rural areas well into the […]

One Goal Down, Two to Go

Hey Mercy Hill, This blog is both a recap and a continued celebration of what you may already know. Certainly, after such a powerful weekend of baptisms two weekends ago, we have much to celebrate. First of all, there were 53 baptisms and just under half of those were decisions that were made that very day! Baptism […]

What Could Mercy Hill Possibly Do With 600 Pool Noodles?

It’s coming. 600 pool noodles, 60 boxes of Goldfish, and 6 overly caffeinated Kids Team Staff can only mean one thing. Kids Week is almost here. This summer we are having an awesome 4-day Wild West adventure held from Tuesday, June 20th through Friday, June 23rd at BOTH campuses. Regional and Clifton will be simultaneously […]

Three Reasons Why You Want to Go to Camp

Year after year, hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of students across the world pack their belongings into duffel bags and load them on buses for camp. This tradition is not unique to our culture, but our culture has certainly made it unique. Often, the image that comes to mind is Lindsey Lohan playing herself and her […]