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Grand Rapids 2017: Day Three

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Posted by Emma Brainard on

Our last day went differently than planned. Because of the rain, we were not able to spend the morning downtown. Instead, we helped move the Calvary Kids things into their new space.   Once the rain stopped, we went downtown. While there we handed out bible verses and prayed over...

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Madison 2017: Wednesday

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Posted by Josh Karhan on

Following a powerful evening discussion about suffering and God's presence, power, and grace with us in the midst of our suffering, the students were set to sleep till noon.... if we had let them. Their wake-up call yesterday morning was David Crowder's "My Beloved," complete with the room...

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Grand Rapids 2017: Day Two

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Posted by Emma Brainard on

Today was spent mainly at Bridge Street House of Prayer (BSHOP). Along with hearing teaching from the director, the students participated in some activities before lunch. After lunch, we split into groups to serve BSHOP. Our projects included scrubbing floors, yard work, window washing, trash...

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Madison 2017: First Days Recap

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Posted by Jackie Rice on

The Madison team has had some technical issues, but wanted to share that God is at work! Thank you for praying. Here is a short summary of the trip thus far. They will share a full recap on the blog when they return. On Sunday they had beautiful weather for traveling. The Next Steps staff...

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Grand Rapids 2017: Day One

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Posted by Emma Brainard on

Today was a busy day! We worked pulling weeds, sorting clothing, playing with kids, painting, serving food, cleaning and passing out water.  During the debrief time tonight we discussed Matthew 20: 26- 28 (our team memory verse) and what it means to serve. Pastor Lee is doing a wonderful...

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Madison 2017: Monday - Serving Day 1

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Posted by Josh Karhan on

Students were woken from their (deep) slumber Monday morning at 7am sharp by our worship leader for the week playing on his guitar before the Lord with all his might.   Thus began our first day of serving in Madison. I feel that the best way to describe the day's activities would be with...

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Madison 2017: Sunday - Arrival at Next Step Ministries

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Posted by Josh Karhan on

We had a beautiful day of traveling on Sunday; plenty of sunshine, catchy music from multiple genres and eras, and good bonding time. Around 7 hours after we departed Calvary Church, we reached our destination: Sugar River Church in Verona, Wisconsin where we will be eating, sleeping...

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Guyana 2017: Day 9 & 10

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Posted by Guyana Team on

What an awesome past few days we have all had. We have been busy here but God is so faithful.  Thursday we had another great day of VBS and enjoyed continuing to love in these kids for Jesus and share skits and music with them.  We also had our final evening crusade. What an awesome...

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Guyana 2017: Day 7 & 8

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Posted by Emma Brainard on

Sorry this update is delayed, we have been having trouble with the blog/ iPad lately.   TUESDAY. . . VBS went really well. We were able to smooth out some minor issues and the kids (and our team) are loving it. Are numbers jumped to about 120 kids. The two hours fly by, but I think it's...

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Spain 2017: Day 12, the last day

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Posted by Amy Geers on

  Today Jaime took us to a large National park called Centro Btt Valles del Oso. We had devotions,  then went for a 30 km bike ride in the mountains. Again, the scenery was beautiful. The terrain was rocky at times, but we had nice mountain bikes. Most of the trail was along a river...

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