Pastor Phil & Jessica – 2014

Phil Coolbaugh on November 14th, 2014

After a long 24 hours of travel and 27 straight hours of being awake, we arrived safely home. God is good, what a joy it was to arrive at the airport and be surprised to find our children meeting us at the gate. It was a short and quick reminder of how wonderful a reunion […]

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Phil Coolbaugh on November 9th, 2014

We are doing well. We spent Wednesday to the North with our missionaries. We had a great time eating some american cooking and fellowshipping together. We were able to see part of their ministry at a school for refugee children. It was a great help to spend time with them and gain from their wisdom […]

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Phil Coolbaugh on November 5th, 2014

It was a joy today to spend time in the North. We laughed, ate, fellowshipped and prayed with our missionaries. God has opened up a great opportunity here…an openness to hear the Gospel and plant churches. Please pray for spiritual fruit from the work being done here, that many would find their “refuge” in the […]

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Phil Coolbaugh on November 3rd, 2014

Upon our first step here we felt a combination of fear, anxiousness, confusion, curiosity along with burden and excitement. That fear, anxiousness, curiosity have all lessened and the burden and excitement have grown as we have walked the streets in the heart of the city, visiting stores, eating at local restaurants and visiting local places […]

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Phil Coolbaugh on October 31st, 2014

We began the day a little jet-lagged and a little overwhelmed…okay maybe more than a little.  Whenever you travel to an unfamiliar area you often discover that things are much different than what you expected. This has been both true and untrue for us. We can confirm that the driving truly is crazy, the best way […]

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Phil Coolbaugh on October 31st, 2014

We have arrived at our location safely. We are both excited and overwhelmed. We are anxiously anticipating all that the Lord has in store for us. We plan to spend the day today with our host touring the city and discussing their ministry here. Please pray for us today, that we would be emboldened to […]

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Phil Coolbaugh on October 24th, 2014

In six short days Jessica and I will board a plane and 22 hours later reach our destination. Our hearts and minds are filled with excitement, anticipation, anxiousness and fear. God has already so graciously supplied every one of our needs. We praise God for His supply, seen first in a member of our church […]

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