I started coming to Blackhawk about 5 years ago after a coworker who was new in town asked me about local churches. Since then I have transitioned jobs and come on staff at Blackhawk as part of our Operations Team. Almost a year ago I had this amazing day filled with laughter, skateboards, a monkey, and vows where I got to marry my best friend! (Ask me about the skateboards, or monkey, sometime.) Since this life change, I have been feeling a pull to serve in a more deliberate way. Hearing about the rebuild team, it sounded like the perfect opportunity to do just that!
I am excited to be going on my first “adult” serving trip! (I’ve gone with our middle school team to Alaska as well as some other trips while in college.) I’m also looking forward to learning more about the basics of construction and disaster rebuild efforts.
As we travel south, the air changes its scent…to my favorite food, BBQ. Yeehaw! Hey y’all! I’m Dan Watts from Pine Bluff, WI. I am a self employed woodworker and hope to share my skills with the team while in Texas. I have been married to Heather (also on the team) for 30+ years. We have 2 daughters – Jessica is 29 and lives in NC and Megan is 23 and lives in Madison. We have been going to Blackhawk Church for 13 or so years. Heather is happily employed at Blackhawk.
We are excited to be joining this team on this mission trip. Heather and I have been on many trips with our youth over the years. We decided to finally try an adult trip after praying and talking.
Random Fact: This will be my (Dan) 9th mission trip. Thanks for your prayers and support.
My wife, Janet, and I have been married for 41 years. We’ve been attending Blackhawk since 1994. Since 2014 I have transitioned my world from a career in health care to a new season of helping. This has involved everyone from family and friends to those who I became exposed to who had a need. This new season has involved helping with Habitat for Humanity, assisting in last years flood relief, to simply providing a ride for someone with a last minute need. Last year after Harvey I had applied with 5 agencies to go to Houston as a volunteer but was rejected due to the limited time frame that I had available to offer. So here I am fulfilling that opportunity from a year ago!
Random fact: I’m addicted to Suzy-Q’s not Ho-Ho’s not Ding Dong’s but Suzy-Q’s! But they are not as easy to find anymore.
My name is Laura. I am retired after working many years as a Special Ed. teacher. My husband, Bob, and I have 2 grown children and 1 grandchild. I have been attending Blackhawk for about 15 years and have been involved with One-to-One ministry on and off for the duration of that time. I am excited to make this trip with Samaritan’s Purse. I have had a passion to help those in need for a long time. I am excited to see God at work as He brings people together to respond to a crisis.
Thanks for checking out the Disaster Rebuild GO Team blog! This Saturday, April 6, 2019 we are sending a team Pearland, Texas to assist in rebuild efforts through Samaritan’s Purse. Our team of 9 will be working in partnership with the local community, Samaritan’s Purse and a homeowner on a home rebuild.
Please keep the team in your prayers and keep checking back for daily updates on the team!
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