Author: Ryan Heard

"I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2With only ten days remaining of SummerLINK Myrtle Beach, it would be easy to cruise along and focus our...

This summer of Summer Link has taught me so much. From our first Equipping Night at Zach Nelson’s house to this last week in Boston I have learned what it means to give of myself in service and to depend on the Lord for strength...

We begin our "Serve Medford" week this week! This is an exciting week for our team. Lots of things that our Blinkers have been working on this summer are all going to come together in the next week or so. The pastors at Redemption Hill have...

On Monday, some of the girls traveled to a women’s training to encourage them in their walk while the others met with our friend G for lunch and a bible study.….Meanwhile, the guys had a great time spending the day at Tincha Falls with our...

Last week our team had the opportunity to take a break from the work we have been doing this summer and explore the city of Jaipur. Our journey began early (like really early) on Wednesday morning at the train station at 5:30 a.m.We were surprised...

12 year-old Meenakshi bends over my hand, the thin silver tip of her henna applicator poised to begin. She spreads the dark brown paste in thin lines across the skin of my palm, forming flower petals and swirls. 'This one is called the mango,' Meenakshi's friend Sampada...

 Wow. Where to begin…As I sit and write this blog in the Barnes and Noble Café, thoughts and feelings overwhelm me as I reflect on SummerLINK.  Even if I just reflect on this week, I see how God has moved...

Our time so far in Boston has been incredible! We've been busy almost the entire time but it's been an incredible experience thus far!We've been volunteering our time at several different locations, including the Boys and Girls Club, a low income community at Willis Ave,...

We were able to take the day yesterday and drive about an hour and a half away to Cape Cod for a midsummer excursion. We had the opportunity to sightsee, relax at a beach and spend some great time fellowshipping together and enjoying each others...

Masala is a spice that Indians use on everything, and it brings us to tears every time we eat it, because it is so spicy!!  They literally put it on everything, from chicken to their drinks to popcorn. There is an ongoing joke among our...