Posts by tessa.tompkins

Adventures in Harlem: Featuring the ...

Day 4 of our “immersion” into New York City. I have to admit, that my expectations that I was not fully aware of were quite different than what occurred  on this trip. Now that the trip is mostly over, the days are almost blurred to me, and it’s valuable to take the time to reflect and process. Yesterday, the morning consist [...]

New York Outreach and Ministry

Something just didn’t feel right. After blocks and blocks of buildings in Manhattan, there was nothing.  No trees, no park, no towering skyscrapers. What we saw Monday afternoon was just a pit; it was Ground Zero. I think I can speak for most of the team that seeing the site of this terrible tragedy was harder and more emotionally chall [...]

No, We Hate Comedy!

You might be wondering why we’ve come to hate comedy….well, I will get to that, don’t worry. God blessed us with smooth traveling on Saturday, so we are very thankful for that. Other than a few problems with boarding passes, we didn’t encounter any issues. We flew into New York just as it was getting dark so the skylin [...]

Free Admission

“Each day it’s free admission to those who dream…it’s ever-changing, but it’s never changed…only in New York.” Yes, this is a quote from the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, but even more than that, it’s proof that New York is legendary, and its allure is unmistakable.  Out of the eigh [...]