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Bay City - Thursday!

Posted by Josh Karhan on

Good evening!  The first day of our Bay City trip is drawing to a close. We appreciate all of your prayers for us thus far, and ask that you keep praying all the more as we head into our first day of relational and service oriented ministry tomorrow.  Our agenda for this first day of...

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Kalamazoo 2018: High Ropes

Posted by Jackie Rice on

Here’s a fun little movie of the kids on the high ropes course yesterday.

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Kalamazoo 2018: Day Four Update

Posted by Jackie Rice on

Today we worked at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission again. We cleaned out another room filled with kitchen storage. This is helping them prep an area of the building that's being torn down "sooner rather than later." We also sorted items at the thrift shop, laid down mulch, and cleared a...

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Kalamazoo 2018: Day Three Update

Posted by Jackie Rice on

  We are more than halfway through the week and these kids continue to go hard! Today we served at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Our groups were divided up between three different projects. The largest of our groups helped clear a room that had been filled, floor to ceiling, for at least...

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set to go

Posted by Kim Velting on

PLT. We are just a couple of hours from leaving for the Leaders Retreat. Yesterdays was a day of planning and preparation. The Retreat schedule was reviewed and our part of the detail was rather quickly confirmed. More effort was required for the Camping Event, because we are scheduled to...

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Kalamazoo 2018: Day Two Update

Posted by Jackie Rice on

Today we worked in the Vine Neighborhood in the morning. Before we started at our park, we had a chance to meet with the director of the neighborhood association. Steve is incredibly passionate about helping residents make things happen in the community. He believes in making...

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Bay City 2018 - Posts Forthcoming!

Posted by Josh Karhan on

Hello! If you are looking for the Bay City team blog, you've come to the right place! Please watch for updates beginning Thursday, June 21.  In Christ, Josh Karhan 

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Central Asia 2018: Fine Tuning the Plans

Posted by Kim Velting on

What a wonderful day! What a wonderful place! What a wonderful people! Today we had some time before the planning meeting so we scheduled a visit with one of the B4T operations and met several others that were meeting for the same purpose. We had a wonderful time looking at all the improvements...

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Central Asia 2018: Safe & Happy arrival

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Posted by Kim Velting on

Praise the Lord, for a safe and uneventful journey to Central Asia. Our flight arrived at 6:20 this morning. It is so strange to think that as we are experiencing the breaking of dawn, the folks back in GR haven't even seen the previous sunset. The Pastor picked us up - having been at the...

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Kalamazoo 2018: Day One Update

Posted by Jackie Rice on

Our first day of work projects is in the books! We spent the morning serving at Ministry With Community. They operate a day shelter in downtown Kalamazoo that provides social services, free laundry, breakfast and lunch. The kids picked up trash around the facility, washed windows, sprayed down...

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