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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

From Hunger to Hope in One Generation: Women Beading For God, Pt. 9

 I am Nathan Whitley, and I am going to be a senior next year at Decatur High School. I am in the band there and play French horn and trumpet, and I enjoy it very much. I hope to contribute my music talents for God in the future.

I go to church at Central United Methodist Church in Decatur participate in the youth group there. There I spoke with Ray Crump about going to Honduras on an AHMEN mission team. He got me in touch with Michael Franklin, and we got me on the "R
ío de Agua Viva" team!

I went to Canada last summer, but otherwise this is only other country I have traveled to. I am so excited to go to Honduras, and I will be doing blood pressure with Tom Camp and business English with Caden Camp and Alice Leeth. I really hope to grow in my faith there and contribute to something. Also, I am hoping this will be a good immersion experience to improve my Spanish.

Together, we are the difference.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hunger to Hope in One Generation: Women Beading for God, Pt. 8

What a great blog post by David Hutzel...I can't wait to see him in action in Honduras!  Now let's hear from another teammate.  As you can see, every member of our team plays a special role.  Hannah Bowen is no exception! 

Ever heard of someone being clumsy, ditsy, or maybe just plain silly? I'm that girl.

I'm Hannah Leanne Bowen, current senior at Parrish High School. Pumkin Center
Baptist Church is where I am a part of the drama team and also Nursery Coordinator.
When I was little I looked after my sisters, always made straight A's and hardly got
into any trouble. I loved to visit places and see different pictures from around the world.

As I have gotten older I think, there has to be a place I can go to visit outside
of the country. I wanted to know how the people in other countries live, the climate there, why people decided to live there, and so much more.  I have sooo many questions!  A dear friend of mine, and neighbor, Dr. Tom Camp mentioned going to Honduras on an
AHMEN mission trip. I jumped for joy at the thought of a plane ride and being away from the parentals for a while....if you know what I mean. :)

Team Members: Hannah, Nana, and Tito

I had prayed to go ever since he had first mentioned it to me. Time passed and this year I got an approval from my dad, all the insight of how to fundraise, and most of all I had realized this isn't for me. This is for God and helping the people in Honduras. I pray that His light shines through me to help show people who He is and what a blessing it is to have Him in our lives. I want to go to Honduras to give them hope.

Hannah and the drama team are coming to Honduras!

Learning about water purification has meant a lot to me, and I hope I can help the people of Honduras learn the dangers of drinking dirty water.   If I had to choose what I hope to achieve, it would be to honor God as I enlighten and help make a difference in people's lives.
I am super excited and can't wait for my first plane ride! WOOHOO! :)

Together, we are the difference.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hunger to Hope In One Generation: Women Beading for God, Pt. 7

What a great story that was from AHMEN's own Caden Camp!  After reading it, another team member named David Hutzel asked if he could write a story for the blog.  Read on to find out what my answer was...

How David fancies himself as a young Honduran boy
I’m David Hutzel, and I work for you!  Back in 1933 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt set up the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and I have been working for the FDIC as a bank examiner for the last four years.  I attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi as an undergraduate with fellow team members James Iverson and Michael Franklin.  I also went on to earn my Masters in Business Administration from Millsaps in 2009. 

For the last four years I have worked at primarily problem banks conveying difficult findings to executive bank managers of struggling, sometimes failing, institutions.

Hutzel in his failed political gamble
I enjoy pickup games of basketball, football, and badminton.  I am also currently enrolled in a Spanish course in my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.  I am looking forward to working in Honduras and translating my business experience to aid the development of the local economy in La Ceiba.

David faces challenges head on for AHMEN

As you can see, Río de Agua Viva is shaping up to be a powerful team!

Please consider donating to the team!

Together, we are the difference.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hunger to Hope in One Generation: Women Beading for God, Pt. 6

I hope you all enjoyed learning about Antwanae and T-Alto.  I hope even more that you clicked on their link and donated to their being able to join the team this summer in Honduras.  If you haven't, it's not too late.  Caden Camp did, and now she wants to share her story too!
Hi Everybody,


Praying for Peace and Progress
This is Caden Camp from Camp’s Therapuetic Massage.  Michael asked me to write a little something about myself and why I have joined the “Río de Agua Viva” team.  As much as I don’t like writing about myself, I would do anything for my Cousin Michael!  So here we go … I hope you like it!
I have been going down to Honduras with my dad and other family members for almost 13 years.  For most of that time, I have lived in California, and I have used our trips primarily to spend with family.  Last year I moved back to Alabama and get plenty of family time..HA!!  After moving back, I joined the annual AHMEN International Medical Seminar team in August and made so many friends on that team!  I always return wanting to go back, but this year is a little different. 

This year I have been training under the tutelage of both my dad, Dr. Tom Camp, and my cousin, Michael Franklin.  Being a part of the “behind the scenes” planning for this team has been really neat.  I really had no idea how much planning there is in taking a mission team out of the country.  LOL!  Dad and Michael, and our other team leaders in training (Tito, T-Alto, and David Jones), and I constantly make phone calls, check on fundraising, collect team info for airline tickets, and make sure everyone is working on their projects.  It has not only been a great way to stay in touch with the team but a fun way of making sure this ship sails for the long haul!

Caden demonstrating massage therapy techniques to the ladies of ASI-Cusuna

I also look forward to this team because it is going to be an entirely new experience.  “Río de Agua Viva” is a 100% educational team.  I absolutely loved teaching massage therapy to the ASI-Cusuna Community Agents, and I can’t wait to do the same with those of ASI-Belaire.  I’m also really impressed with the group of teenagers on our team.  They will be leading our VBS component for the kids of the jewelry making laides, and might I say, from what I’ve seen, they will do great!

Caden and Flor

Most of all, though, I learn something new about myself and about the world every time I go back to Honduras.  I learn that people all around the world are different, and that’s what makes the world so wonderful.  I feel like I am who I am supposed to be when I work in the mission field.

One Team Leader and One In Training

Won’t you please think about making a donation to our team this year and joining us in Honduras next year??  Who knows…I might be your team leader!!
Together, we are the difference.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Hunger to Hope in One Generation: Women Beading for God, Pt. 5

I hope you enjoyed reading about Río de Agua Viva's own Antwanae Jones because this next blog post is all about her partner in faith King Tall T!  The "T" stands for Timothy, but due to the fact we have another Tim already on the team, we are calling him by his Spanish name "T Alto."  Read about T Alto's role on the team and how you can help he and Antwanae with their fundraising efforts.

Timothy Thompson, also known as "King Tall T", is an aspiring hip hop artist from Alabama. "I'm not a pastor" he says, but it is very evident that he is a minister, from the presence of the spirit in his music that shifts the atmosphere with truths from the Word of God and the power of Jesus Christ. With over 150+ songs, radio rotation, 50,000 CDs sold nationwide independently, he is a complete artist, doing his own production, writing, mixing and distribution himself. "It's not me, its all God buddy" is his slogan, as well as his response to his accomplishments while saying he's not perfect, he's just "forgiven".  While doing most of his "ministry" alongside his beautiful fiance Antwanae Monique Jones who she sells one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and accessories across the Nation. In June, this "power couple" will be going to Honduras in June with the A.H.M.E.N. foundation to help rebuild villages, health, and spirits with the love and order of GOD. Furthermore, if you would love to be a help in a very beneficial opportunity, go to www.gofundme.com/agbmissions and make a donation, large or small. Thank you for your time reading this, and God bless.

Together, we are the difference.