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Team City Church Rockford/Northwest Iowa

Team City Church Rockford/NW Iowa will be arriving this afternoon, March 10th, 2020. Please Pray for this group of 31 as they make their way through security, and for each and every one our Lord has called us to in the week of ministry ahead. Pray also for our staff as they pick up the team that they do not encounter any complications with parking near the airport. The enemy is lurking nearby, waiting for the opportunity to cause delays and distractions, and we need YOU to provide us with a strong offense!

Dear Prayer Warriors,   

   It has been just a remarkable Mission Team season thus far in Guatemala. PBM has hosted five amazing teams, all of which experienced incredible harvests as they stepped out of their comfort zones and obediently followed Christ into unexpected places to share the gift of salvation to those who do not know HIM.

   Team City Church Rockford/NW Iowa will be arriving this afternoon. Please Pray for this group of 31 as they make their way through security, and for each and every one our Lord has called us to in the week of ministry ahead. Pray also for our staff as they pick up the team that they do not encounter any complications with parking near the airport. The enemy is lurking nearby, waiting for the opportunity to cause delays and distractions, and we need YOU to provide us with a strong offense!

“My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” John 15:8

  • Wednesday & Thursday: Building homes in Combacol
  • Friday: Dedication Day! (more info to come!)
  • Saturday & Sunday: Medical Clinic Outreach
  • Monday: Free Day/Final Devos

Mission Team Members

Taylor Frank,
Philip Holwerda,
Mary Banks,
Zach Banks,
Joel Oosting,
Jodi Risner,
Holly Schmeltzer,
Haley Schmeltzer,
Staci Schmeltzer,
Paige Oosting,
Elijah Phipps,
Clayton Risner,
Annette Hudson,
Earl Hudson,
Emma Hudson,
Marty Scheel,
Robin Scheel,
Danielle Patterson,
Tina Way,
Vicki Schrock,
Emilee Schrock,
Dave Dykstra,
Levi Dykstra,
Bert Reinders,
Kristi Reinders,
Clayton Reinders,
Carissa Reinders,
Calvin Reinders,
Phil Dykstra,
Kathy Dykstra


  1. Matt & Karen Van Schouwen says:

    Thanking God for the health and safety of your team this far, and continued prayers for hassle free logistics and a strong focus.

  2. Amanda Dykstra says:

    Praying for an amazing first building day! Praying for safety, health, and that you would all be able to start building relationships with those you are building for!

    • Levi Dykstra says:

      We did all of that mom. WE built a lot of relationships. I think everybody stayed safe. The food has been really good. I even had fun working. I’m on Dad’s team.

      • Sara Jansma says:

        Good job Levi!

      • Amanda Dykstra says:

        I am so proud of you buddy! I know you will love serving the people there. You better keep Dad in line while you are working! Is tomorrow stucco day? That is always fun and messy! Any kids in the family that you are building for? Today started really foggy, but turned into a beautiful day! We are doing good here. Love you!

      • Bonnie says:

        Levi I am so proud of you!!!! Are there any kids in the family you are building for ? Let you light shine and have fun! Love on the kids for grandma!!! Love you buddy!!!!

        • Kaylee Dykstra says:

          Hi Levi, I miss you I hope you are having fun and making memories- your big sis

          • Dave Dykstra says:

            Happy Birthday Kaylee Hope your day is going great things are good here

          • Kaylee Dykstra says:

            thanks things are good here praying for you!

          • Amanda Dykstra says:

            Dave and Levi- We are doing well- sunny and windy today, snow chances Saturday. Our plans tonight and this weekend have changed- all AAU tournaments from here on are cancelled due to coronavirus- it has gotten crazy. No March Madness, no NBA- things are all starting to be cancelled. So we will have a pretty low key weekend I guess!

            Praying that all is well with you guys- loved seeing the pics Nemo posted today! Looks like it is going well. Praying that dedication day is a great success! Love you guys!

  3. Leona Noteboom says:

    Blessings for safety and a good learning experience. I am taking good care of Mom Bert🤗

  4. Ronda Oosting says:

    Hope you are having a wonderful time getting to know your family as you build their new home. Praying for you all. Love you Joel and Paige!

  5. Kathy says:

    So many thoughts as I work along side new friends building houses, God is so faithful! To see the two little boys at our house. First shy and by the end of the day Jimmy was all smiles and sharing my peanuts and candy! Prayers are being answered! And maybe add a prayer for energy!! I’m doing fine …on God’s strength.

    • Bethany Schuller says:

      Sent some prayers for energy. I am off to wo. Try some lunges when you are feel low on energy. Hehe

    • Sara Jansma says:

      You truly shine when you are serving, no matter where, but your eyes are super bright when you speak of time serving in Guate! I am excited to hear of this trip! (Although I hear it is cut short) You are a true joy Kathy!

  6. Angie Bouma says:

    Happy to hear you’re all there and busy working already! Continued prayers for your team and the hearts of those you’re serving!🙏

  7. Bethany Schuller says:

    Romans 10:14-15 “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

    Praying you through this week. Thank you for answering the call and bringing the good news to the beautiful people of this country.

  8. Houston says:

    Blessings to the entire group. We are praying now, ahead of time, for tomorrow’s dedication time. May you pave the way for change: in the lives of the Guatemalan friends, the team, and beyond. His Mercy is More!

    Oh, and Naomi is asking for a souvenir….bring back coffee and “Guatemalan beans” 😂

    • Vicki Schrock says:

      HEy, we are all doing well. THanks for all of the prayers! Emilee Carissa and I are on a building team for an elderly man and his grown son. WE have had beautiful weather. I will see if we can get some beans of both kind 🙂

  9. Kate Noteboom says:

    Thankful all is going well. Praying that your actions and words bless all those you encounter. What a gift the home you are building will be! Press on to the goal!

  10. Kaylee Dykstra says:

    TO Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Phil- thank you so much for the awesome gift, miss you and love you, Kaylee

  11. Kaylee Dykstra says:

    Hey Lev,i thank you for the movie I Love you -Kaylee!!
    P.S. how was stuccoing I’m sure you loved getting messy!

    Hey DAD, love you I hope your having fun I miss you so much! have a good day- love ya, YOUR FAVORITE DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kathy Dykstra says:

      Happy Happy Birthday sweet Kaylee!! You are so welcome! Praying you were able to go out to eat and just celebrate you! Today was great…homes are all decorated and ready to give to our families tomorrow. Pray for a harvest for our Lord.

  12. Kaylee Dykstra says:

    thanks for the beautiful flowers

  13. Joel Oosting says:

    Hey, sorry I haven’t been able to write yet. We have been super busy and I haven’t been able to find someone who knew how to use this to help me until now. It has been a real good trip so far. Paige has been using her spanish a lot to help get her house done. Hopefully things are going well there. Tomorrow is dedication day already. It has been going fast. Paige had a migrane this morning that I think came from not being hydrated enough but got though it and it has not bothered her at all now. She has a lot of people bugging her to drink water now. She was super sad than she might not be able to go to the orphanage if she was actually sick. I am going to head down there now for a little bit before dinner and devotions. Hopefully you get this ok. Love ya both!

    • Ronda Oosting says:

      So good to hear from you. Glad the migraine didn’t hold Paige back. I’m so excited to hear about your different Guatemala families. It’s crazy how you fall in love with them in just two or three days. You and Paige are on different building teams, right?

      I see there is another team from Iowa there. I can only imagine how many hunting trips you have planned for next fall! If you and Jeff were there together, Trish and I would really be in trouble. LOL

      Things are going ok here. Busy week at work and baseball stuff keeps us hopping, but the weekend is almost here. Clay was able to play outside today, which caused some serious baseball fever!

      Have to admit I miss you tons, and it’s only been three days! But I’m glad you get to experience Guatemala and the beautiful people there. I am continuing to pray for all of you, and trusting the Lord will keep you all safe, healthy and protected. Dedication day will be SO amazing for you!

      Better stop rambling now. Love you both lots and will continue to pray for you. Enjoy every minute and write me back soon. Miss you! 🙂

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