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We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our web site and we hope you will come and visit us in person as well. As you explore our site you'll notice that we have a lot to offer the families and individuals in our community, including things for children of all ages as well as adults, no matter what their age or stage of life (single, married, divorced, widowed, whatever). Perimeter is a truly a come as you are church. It's a safe place to explore the truths of Christianity and it's a great place to experience growth and community.
Our services feature a blend of traditional hymns with contemporary praise songs, and will often feature drama, personal testimonies, and dance - providing a dynamic and impacting time of worship. We were all created to worship and at Perimeter Church our desire is to help you worship well.
Sunday: 9:00 AM (Sanctuary)
Sunday: 10:45 AM (Sanctuary, Chapel, Hanger)
KidsQuest - Kindergarten-4th GradeSunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AM
Childcare - 0-5 yrs old (Pre-Kindergarten)Sunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AM
Outreach & Volunteer > Reaching the Globe > Global Outreach > Stories
We are thrilled to be seeing the "light at the end of the tunnel" in our huge project of a new proper building for our school, Grace International School (after being kicked out of our last location)! I've been on the board of this incredible school, Grace International... |MORE|
This summer I had the opportunity to visit Siha Leadership Academy (formerly PUNCHWMI) as part of a Go Journey team to Karansi, Tanzania. I had many fears and hesitations leading up to the day of departure. I was leaving my husband and two young daughters to travel 20+ hours across the... |MORE|
We had an incredible time in Africa, and watched God move in us, and through us, in amazing ways!
During the two days in the squatter communities, we saw probably close to twenty people pray to receive Christ for the first time, and around 5 people healed.... |MORE|
Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.” I’ve always loved that verse because of the senses it provokes. When you taste something so good you can’t get away from it, you keep coming back to said item again and... |MORE|
As I write this, we have just finished our debrief time with the team at the end of our fourth day of the trip. This is my second time in Guatemala, and I continue to be amazed with how God works in the simple things, and the faith of the people we meet. When we were at Maná de Vida... |MORE|
This is my first trip to Guatemala. It’s our second day of our "mission" work here. I didn’t know what to expect. I heard stories of past trips, etc. but experiencing it is incredible.
It’s hard to know where to begin, because each day has been... |MORE|
The Perimeter Teachers Team consisted of 7 teachers, 5 from Perimeter School and 2 from area public schools. Six of us were returning to Tanzania, though for one it had been well over a decade since her first trip. For Kristin it was a new experience, and Lee Ann was eager to see all the changes... |MORE|
Today, Sunday, was a day of worship. First, we went to Vida Real Antigua. Vida Real has over 30 sites and is the parent church and spiritual head for both Maná de Vida and Medical Missions Ministry. The service was in Spanish but the worship transcended language as we praised the God and... |MORE|
Today was a big day, we started off the trip strong with a large thunder storm, a fallen tree, and a double delayed flight; the spiritual warfare was already becoming evident! However, we all made it safely and in good spirits to the airports international terminal. We met up at Entrance Two and... |MORE|
This was my first time on the Poland ELF Go Journey. I have heard about it from others and was looking forward to the time of serving even though I knew we would be busy. The one thing that I was amazed at was how many young people are involved in trying to spread the gospel in Europe. I was... |MORE|
Last year I mentored two women here on their marriages at the request of ELF. I was glad to finish that because I felt so inadequate since I haven't done that for 20 years and I'm not married. Fast forward to this year, I was in the dining room two nights ago and this girl from Serbia came up to... |MORE|
Praying with, singing with, and sharing with so many attendees from over 50 countries. Hearing many great speakers each morning and each night. Also, working with so many volunteers from more than five different countries. Plus, the enthusiasm heard from so many attendees. Also, after the forum,... |MORE|
The speakers and attendees I encountered expressed how grateful they were for the volunteers. The speakers repeated: We couldn't have done this Forum without you. Made me feel I was needed.
Salve for the Soul - I'm certain I'll never be able to put into words the joy, wonder, amazement, peace, grace, and satisfaction I felt on this trip. We learned a lot about God's sovereignty, what it means to truly trust Him, and how peaceful and natural that feeling is. I honestly never... |MORE|
We were a few minutes late to church that first Sunday. We had to walk in across the front, behind the choir, while the church was on their feet, physically worshipping in dance and song. They graciously provided seats for us, right up front in a place of honor, so we would not miss out. But we... |MORE|
Our team has finished well and are in great spirits. We served many of the poorest of the poor. I think everyone is ready to return. We all agree that God has used our circumstances for good and for His greater plan.
Tomorrow we will start the journey home. Pray for safe... |MORE|
How strange it is to say that we had a great day today despite the disappointment of not getting our meds and medical supplies from the airport as expected.
We saw over 100 villagers today. These folks are really the poorest of the poor. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself... |MORE|
I received many short emails from my mom, Judy Delany, this morning all at one time. As you can imagine, an internet connection is rather inconsistent in Tanzania so I'm guessing she sent me each of these messages at different times but I'm not sure what the correct order is. I've... |MORE|
I received a note from my mom, Judy Delany, this morning. She said that they still do not have their meds. The TFDA is going to the airport to inspect the bags which will hopefully occur by tonight . If they do release them, then the Tanzania team will have them by 10:00 AM or so on Thursday.... |MORE|
Hello from Sunny Africa! Well, it's raining today, but we were very blessed our first three days with gorgeous, sunny weather. It was very unexpected and extremely appreciated!
Many of you have heard of our challenges at customs when we arrived Friday night. Our suitcases, full of... |MORE|
Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow Thursday began with Elise sharing classroom management tools and tips. Her presentation and accompanying skits were well received by the teachers. After a much needed break, the teachers worked to prepare classroom management posters for the coming school year. We... |MORE|
We arrived back from Dublin last night and wanted to give you a quick report. Your prayers were felt, appreciated, and effective! To use some of our favorite Irish adjectives, the trip was brilliant, grand, and lovely! Also, exhausting, challenging, and inspiring. Here are a few highlights:... |MORE|
A Culture of Grit What a privilege it is to serve the Lord in Guatemala! Our team was blessed with a much needed night's rest...we were exhausted! As expected breakfast was tasty, but we were surprised that Dr. Alb's devotional tied in so well to our theme of Grit. He spoke about... |MORE|
Thanks be to God Our journey to Guatemala began early Sunday morning. After a comfortable flight, we found ourselves amidst volcanoes, bright blue sky, and 70 degree weather! Dr. Alberto Garcia, part of the Medical Missions Ministry team, greeted us warmly and drove us to Dr. Alb's compound... |MORE|
I planned to go on this journey to Ireland and help with the arts and crafts. I can glue stuff to stuff and love on kids, right? But then another opportunity presented itself. I could do Fitness with the kids. Hmmm. Some of you reading this may not know me, so let me just say, looking at me you... |MORE|
Today has already gotten off to a GREAT start. One of our team members, Haley, who is in charge of our painting has had her heart touched by one of the local men. John was helping Haley paint the wall yesterday and made sure she had everything she... |MORE|
They say the days in Tanzania are long, but the weeks are short. We have been very busy…Too much to recount here, but suffice it to say that we have been overwhelmed by the joy of the Tanzanian people. Once you jump into the day, it is a blur until after you’ve eaten and... |MORE|
Saturday: We were really tired and thankfully we did not have to do much and just chill. It was a great trip from the airport to the MMM center. It is beautiful out here in Guatemala and we are looking forward to more.
Sunday: Sunday was fun. We went to the church here in Guatemala. The... |MORE|
Today our group got to go to a guatemalan church and it was amazing. The people there were singing american songs that were translated into spanish and even started praying for our week in guatemala. We had little earphones that translated the sermon into English and we learned about how... |MORE|
After about a three hour airplane ride, we finally made it to Guatemala. BUT it was NOT EASY getting here. During the process random people from our group got pulled over at security for random reasons and even got three never used bug spray and one lotion taken away but hopefully it gets... |MORE|
For those of you who have been wondering and asking about my recent trip to Guatemala, here goes: It was an amazing couple of days. There were four of us comprising a team that would teach people, burgeoning entrepreneurs, how to launch a business concept that each brought to us. This is a... |MORE|
Sweet friends, supporters and prayer team,
We are home!
THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
Sunday morning began with worship at Vineyard Church in Arusha with believers from all parts of the world! We know of at least Africans, South Koreans... |MORE|
Thursday was spent finishing up projects, working in the classrooms and preparing for the end of our visit. The teachers are excited about what they have learned and are doing a great job implementing it in their classrooms. Unexpectedly, the government had a holiday on Friday. Yes...... |MORE|
What a wonderful day! It was determined that it was a day or organization, augmentation and facilitation; gathering the pieces together to see the big picture!
The day began with the most exuberant time of worship with the elementary students, and a time of recognition of their... |MORE|
Today was another really wonderful day in the village… again! We all enjoyed watching the teachers doing math with their children and seeing both the teachers and the children enjoying learning! The teachers are doing a great job… they have understood and are applying the concepts... |MORE|
The kids are back in town! Lots of them… and it's wonderful!
We thoroughly enjoyed our week with the teachers, but it is a delight to hear the sounds of children’s voices all over the campus, and to see their sweet smiles and faces!
Morning devotions are... |MORE|
This weekend was filled with widows, sponsored children, visits, worshipâ€¦ and stunningly beautiful views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru at every turn! The sky was clear and we were graced with perfect views of both mountains. Each night our hearts and minds have been full to overflowing.... |MORE|
After a long week of learning we were all ready for a fun Friday! Instead of the typical seminars, we showed some videos of teaching in Perimeter School classrooms, played with manipulatives to discover how they can be used for learning, talked through resources and lesson plans for next... |MORE|
Once again, we started off the day at worship and devotions with the teachers. The time consists of a brief discussion in the Word of God, prayer and the most beautiful singing you could ever hear (most of which is done in Swahili). One line of a song which we could translate, was â€śKaribu... |MORE|
After a better with all the teachers in the morning, and the topic has been Math all week. It was unanimous among our team and the Tanzanian teachers, that we ALL want to go back to school and learn math in this new and exciting way! After a time of playing a game to practice multiplication... |MORE|
We are here all 8 of us all 24 of our suitcases and we are all well! Bwana Asifiwe! The praise belongs to the Lord!) Our first miracle occurred before we left the curb at the airport in Atlanta when all of our stuff was approved to go. The second occurred when we retrieved all of our bags from... |MORE|
What an amazing week this has been! Each day half of our team headed to Mana de Vida, a school for impoverished children in the town of Escuintla. The other half of the team would head to a rural community to assist with a medical clinic.
The children at Mana de Vida are all coming... |MORE|
Today I was scheduled along with my daughter Elisabeth to go with the team to set up a mobile medical clinic in a village about an hour away. As we were getting ready to leave it was announced that we needed to take one more vehicle and that a driver, any driver, was needed. I wasn’t sure... |MORE|
Every day our team gathers at 7:00 AM for Dr. Hermann Albâ€™s hour-long morning devotions. He's been teaching us about the difference between being on a mission trip vs. going on a date with Jesus. Hermann explained how we have been invited on this mission trip to partner with Jesus. He asks us... |MORE|
Team Alpha, my part of the serving team, had day at a Medical Missions Ministry (MMM) Clinic medical clinic at Loma Linda on Monday. What a beautiful day we had and what a gift for us to have the opportunity to meet the people of Loma Linda. Loma- meaning the top of the mountain; and Linda-... |MORE|
The start of our first full day in Guatemala felt kind of like the first day of a new school year as 6:15 AM alarm clocks blared and a group of tired people loaded into a bus around 7:00 in the morning. Thankfully, the bus was filled with enthusiasm and a pervasive feeling of excitement for the eventful day and week ahead. The first order of business was the early service at the local church; in Guatemala, early means EARLY. The 8:00 AM start time seemed completely natural for the energetic and wonderful worship team at the church who blew us away with not only their vocals, but also their intense air guitars. In addition, the video-streamed pastor gave an extremely well thought-out and witty sermon about the true meaning of being a father, even though most of the humor was lost in translation. Overall, the church service was a big success and great experience for the group. |MORE|
I imagine everyone on this trip was both excited and nervous. The entire Guatemala team was told to be at the airport at 3:30 PM. Unexpected Atlanta traffic was causing a delay in the arrival times of some families (who were too awesome to leave behind). Thankfully everyone arrived on time to catch our 6:35 PM flight. The group leaders rushed to the bag check in line, only to find out most of the bags were qualified for FREE check-in. We then rushed through security, where some bags were searched because of a very suspicious looking tube of toothpaste. |MORE|
On the eve of another trip to the land of eternal spring, I stop to ask myself, "why do I do this, year after year?" After all, there are plenty of needy people in the United States, here in Georgia, in fact. I wouldn't have to worry about terrorist, Zika-bearing mosquitos,... |MORE|
One time I saw God work at in Guatemala this week
Susan: How effectively our team worked together and loved one another
Dr. David: People impacted by the morning devotional time
Jocelyn: In the joy and in the gratitude of the children at... |MORE|
The most unusual thing I have seen in Guatemala this week
Susan: The women’s clothing and tire store
Dr. David: The extreme poverty
Jocelyn: A newborn, a one-year-old, and a three-year-old squished between their parents riding on a... |MORE|
Each morning Monday through Thursday we started the day with team devotions. On Monday Dr. Alb exhorted those of us who were not sure of our relationship with God or were not feeling connected to Him to pray four prayers. He told us to petition God, “Allure me,” “Speak to... |MORE|
On Sunday morning we departed at 7 am to worship at Vida Real Church. The service was vibrant and engaging, including a talented band and colorful lighting effects. The service was conducted mostly in Spanish, but our team had access to live translation through radio headsets. The sermon series... |MORE|
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit…" Zechariah 4:6b
Starting at 6:30 am on Saturday, our team loaded cars and caravanned to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with almost 60 bags in tow. Our abundance of luggage contained donated supplies... |MORE|
It may have been the most powerful moment of the trip. As Pearl shared we had communion with Him and one another. I won't share the details of it because in some sense they don't matter but what I can share is that the people you supported have been changed in a significant way. They... |MORE|
Early morning departure from Stolin. A lot of emotion was expressed as we said goodbye. Families have really connected with our team. Some of the families are nominal orthodox. So I think they saw a new type of Christianity. To paraphrase, their lives are compartmentalized: education here, music... |MORE|
June 15 - Our team devotion this morning was Jesus calming the waves. He can do that for us. He is also the one who sometimes kicks up the wind and waves so we run to Him.
We processed a bit further into the field of death experience we had yesterday. Our team was moved. Some could... |MORE|
June 13th - They danced. They sang. They played instruments. Traditional Belorussian folk dance. Belorussian folk music. Belorussian hip hop?
We did too. The Beatles "Help!" and Justin Timberlake. An original by Colin Baxter. It was not a battle of the bands. We... |MORE|
We spent some team time Sunday afternoon processing our first 24 hours and then we prepared to go to the 6:00 PM service at church. Many on the team had been uncomfortable about staying in homes. All gave a positive report of interaction with their hosts and feel blessed and that it is a... |MORE|
We worship Him today! Ahead of you...and with you! It is 9:00 AM here. The team had a long trek yesterday but we were warmly greeted by Belarusian friends. Two by two they went off to stay in homes. A bit scary for some but the Lord blessed. All had English translators or Google translate.... |MORE|
I was filled with joy as ELF participants crowded into the ELF "bookstore", carefully examining and purchasing books that will become precious to them – resources critical for their personal growth and for their ministry growth.
Great Books... |MORE|
As we said earlier, our volunteer team had many roles at ELF. Rather than try to explain the tasks we performed, I thought I would share what we observed and what we learned.
"All the people were here to learn and of course to worship. Very... |MORE|
Our team has the wonderful privilege to serve as volunteers at the European Leadership Forum 2016 in Wisla, Poland, May 18-27. (Read more about it here http://www.euroleadership.org/ )
The team includes Bob, Dwight, Virginia, Jim (team leader),... |MORE|
Today was AMAZING!!!
Wednesdays always begin with Chapel at PUNCHMI school. It is not to be missed, and we didn't! Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for of such is the kingdom of God." Worship is led by the children ...... |MORE|
Today began in the village with morning worship which is always wonderful and inspiring! Walking up to the school, the air is filled with voices children singing and drums playing ... clapping and praying and dancing! They sing with joy and enthusiasm which reminded us all of the reason we... |MORE|
Well...here we are in Karanse! It was a long circuitous journey to get here, but we're here now! It all started with the compressor on our plane in Atlanta... a plane swap and a 3 hour delay... missing our one flight per delay connection to Tanzania and an overnight in... |MORE|
On Sunday morning our team attended church at Vida Real Iglesia Christiana - Punto Escuintla. This location of Vida Real meets on the campus of Mana de Vida (I'm excited to share more on Mana de Vida in my next post!) I've had the opportunity to worship God at church services in... |MORE|
Atlanta ---> Guatemala
Five of the six women on our mission team departed from Atlanta mid-morning on Saturday, while the sixth had already headed out on an early morning flight. Pictured from left to right are D'Ann, TG, Johnna, Tracy, and... |MORE|
Monday was day one of the medical clinic. We started bright and early and saw over half of our students. We worked so well as a team you'd never know that some of us had never met.
It was great to see Daktari Chuck love on the students and make them feel so... |MORE|
Today the team attended church at Pastor W's. It was great to worship with our Tanzanian's brothers and sisters. We didn't understand what they were staying and vice versa, but being in the body of Christ it didn't matter. Bwana Asifiwe.
Here is the team's blog. They are doing great. Today was focused on meeting their sponsor children. Lots of great stories:
Chuck - High: Meeting my four sponsor kids. I lost it when I met Upendo. Hearing her story made it more... |MORE|
Our journey began in a place where the awe-inspiring creativity of the father is not only reflected in the hearts and souls of the Irish, but the bliss of the scenic atmosphere. Every gently rolling hill and serene valley speckled with swaying violets teems with the rumbling... |MORE|
The air was filled with praise music when we arrived at Vida Real' main worship service. The overall theme "Open up Your Doors; The King Is Coming" set a wonderful tone for our upcoming days in Medical Missions Ministry's traveling Clinics in the... |MORE|
One of our Guatemala GO Journey participants put together this video from participants' photos.
Hi all! We were all very sad to leave the village today. Here's a recap of what happened Tuesday and Wednesday:
On Tuesday morning, we had the privilege of opening sponsor gifts with the children. As a first timer, let me tell you it is one of the... |MORE|
Today was our first "school day" in the village ... and it was a great one! |MORE|
Still no electricity.... Day two: We started off the morning with some car troubles. The Taylors' car wouldn't start, but we jumped it with a stripped wire (only in Africa)! We did get to church though. The youth were taken out and were the speakers for the youth service.... |MORE|
Our Guatemala MDV team arrived safely yesterday afternoon! Since then we have been adjusting and having a great time getting to know each other. Today we had a wonderful day in Antigua at the Spanish church! |MORE|
The team is without electricity where they are staying. Fortunately, the missionaries have it!
Here is what they have to tell us about their journey so far: Hello all! We have arrived safely in the village. We have not had wifi so this is our first blog post: We arrived Friday... |MORE|
We made it to the gate! 22 bags are checked; 1,100 pounds of supplies for the school we're going to are on its way. We will have a 9 hr flight to Amsterdam and then a 9 hr flight to Tanzania. Please pray for safety on the flight and that all our bags make it there okay.
Recently a team of business people went to Guatemala to help conduct classes for entrepreneurs who want to grow Kingdom businesses. They worked closely with our partners at Showers of Grace and Vida Real Churches. This is an email from one of them at Showers of Grace:
A recap ... things went well for the entire trip ... planes on time, no lost luggage. Great team unity and trying to out serve one another ... the little ones we cared for were delightful ... we learned many new skills including changing colostomy bags, using feeding machines... |MORE|
The East Asia team has settled into a routine and enjoying their time together. Great fellowship and we all know we are right where we need to be. We finish work on Tuesday night the 24th and head home Wednesday morning. Can't wait to share stories. Jules
The East Asia team has arrived safely and in good health! They spent the first two days in training and are now working their 12 hour shifts to help the infants in the orphanage. The team is getting on well. God stories are already happening that are already changing the hearts of team members.
On our way to Mana de Vida School in Escuintla, we witnessed the Fuego volcano erupting. Wait, is that James Bond???
The Mana de Vida students in grades pre K - 3 performed a song for us and then prayed for us.
On Thursday we visited the school at Xetzitzi. Principal Irma desperately wanted to speak to Bill eye to eye, so of course as teachers we were able to accommodate!
The community of Xetzitzi sent the mayor, his council,... |MORE|
Today, Michelle led the session on learning stations. Here she is reading aloud Runaway Bunny.
The teachers participated in learning stations in order to know how to implement them in their classrooms.
The teachers received... |MORE|
Robin got us started Tuesday morning with a conga line before she taught the teachers how to reinforce math skills with math games.
These teachers are playing "Quiz, quiz, trade" to practice their math skills.
Kim facilitated... |MORE|
Eileen opened the conference today with a seminar on classroom management.
Bill shared the importance of exercise and took the teachers outside with jump ropes to practice what they learned.
Patti led a session where she shared ways to... |MORE|
We landed safe and sound in Guatemala City on Saturday afternoon! Today we worshipped at Vida Real in Antigua.
Afterward we had the joy of a great lunch and gazing at some of God' s most beautiful creation! We are now at the Ministry Center preparing to meet 50 Guatemalan teachers... |MORE|
Note: this final update was written after I returned, so that I could add a link for photos.
Thursday we went Nagpur - started the day with a meeting with the Ladies ministry team - they normally go into the slums and teach the women about... |MORE|
So after a busy day in Rohana, we expected the next day (Tuesday) to be much more relaxed. The clinic was at the Wardha Ministry Center, and about about 40-50 church members were expected. We were able to set up in a more organized way, and rather than a crowd, it... |MORE|
After arriving in Nagpur on Sunday, I went to Warda. We picked up the first batch of meds and began to categorize them.
Monday morning we went to a pharmacy to pick up more meds - the main things we got were meds for
--cough / cold / congestion (cough syrup in... |MORE|
A couple of years ago I had the opportuntity to lead a team to Poland. We worked all around a small country village and in the Christian camp that was there in Ostroda, Poland. Our team did all kinds of clean up, repairs to homes/apartments, and LOTS of playing with the kids that came from the... |MORE|
I went to Tanzania with my 2 daughters and it was a special time. It was awesome to see God at work in all of us and our team. The spiritual warfare abounded but we started each day "putting on our armor" and God met us exactly where we were ... What a great way for our children to see... |MORE|