Where is Dimapur, Nagaland?

Established as the 16th state of the Indian Union in 1963, Nagaland is located in the extreme northeast of India. The capital today is Dimapur. This city also served as the ancient capital of the Kachari tribe (prior to the 13th century) and contains monoliths and ruins of temples. Christianity was brought to Nagaland in […]

Spring Break Service Project

From Paul Decker/Campus Ambassadors The Spring Break Service Project will be March 8-17. I will be accompanying 5-6 CA students joining with students from the InterVarsity ministry. We are heading to Joplin, MO, which was devastated by a tornado during the summer of 2011, with winds exceeding 200 mph. They are still recovering and so […]

Red Tape and Heavy Rains

From Nate & Cherith Logan/ABWE/Porto Alegre, Brazil Red Tape: Our church is now submitting, for the fourth time, paperwork to officially organize and receive a tax ID number. Being approved by the city government will allow us to initiate church membership, receive tax deductible offerings, and rent a facility in the church’s name instead of […]

MOVI: Mission of Hope Haiti June/July 2013

Dates: June 26-July 3, 2013 Cost: $1,400. Deadline for team application: January 23rd, 2013. (This team is now closed.) Please contact student ministry for requirements. Purpose: Children’s ministry, skits, music, sharing Grace Stories and the Gospel, Painting of Homes, Service projects and whatever is needed. Contact: Joe Vacanti at jvacanti@thechapel.com  or 631-2636 x222

Iron Men: Mission of Hope Haiti October 2013

October 16-23, 2013 Cost: $1200 – $1400 (estimated) Deadline for team application: Trip communications and information will be published in late June/early July. Purpose: This trip will be mainly construction—all skill levels needed. Contact: Leroy Wiggins at lwiggins@thechapel.com or 716-631-2636 x261.

The “Star of Sierra Leone”

The world’s largest alluvial diamond was discovered on February 14, 1972 in the Koidu area of Sierra Leone. Known as the “Star of Sierra Leone,” the 969.8 carat diamond was cut into 17 gemstones, 13 of which are flawless.

Argentina: Day of Friendship

A Day of Friendship or Friend’s Day is celebrated every July 20th in Argentina. Festivities include:  going out with friends, sending cards and gift giving. In fact, so many phone calls and text messages are sent that it usually floods the mobile network causing service interruptions. Although Friend’s Day isn’t classified as an official day-off-from-work […]