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Kalamazoo 2018: Monday's Evening Activities

Posted by Jackie Rice on

One of the parts of this trip that's so unique is the kids get to enjoy the activities at Miracle Camp in the evenings. We had waterfront time before dinner where they could enjoy the blob, swimming and small boats. Then after dinner they got to zipline for two hours.  They had a...

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Kalamazoo 2018: We Have Arrived

Posted by Jackie Rice on

We made it safely to Kalamazoo! After settling into our rooms, we took a tour of the camp. This was followed by our first session of worship and teaching. Our group had a chance to break down the teaching afterwards, as well as share ways we have been noticing God in our lives lately. Free...

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MADISON 2018: THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UPDATE

Posted by Josh Karhan on

Good morning! Our Madison team returns home today! Please be in prayer for safe travels, good conversations along the way, and most importantly, for the Spirit to give our students continued eagerness to build upon the lessons and experiences of this trip as they apply what they learned in...

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MADISON 2018: WEDNESDAY UPDATE

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The latest from Matt Horling... Today we had the honor of doing some dirty work! In the morning both crew 1 and 2 went to separate local gardens to help weed and prepare the soil. We joined in the afternoon at a third local garden and continued to pull weeds there! This evening during group...

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MADISON 2018: TUESDAY UPDATE

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The latest from Matt Horling... Today we had the opportunity to assist a library in preparing crafts for their summer outreach programs. One of the great challenges in Madison, Wisconsin is keeping the youth out of trouble during the summer. The local library has programs for when kids are not...

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Madison 2018: Sunday & Monday Update

Posted by Josh Karhan on

Hello! Josh Karhan here posting on behalf of our Madison team for 2018. I am supporting our leaders and students who are "in the trenches" from here in Grand Rapids. I have been hearing great things from our leaders about their first couple of days with Next Step Ministries. Travel to Madison...

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Sunday Festival Update

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Thank you for praying--God met every need and gave another joyful festival day. We were thankful as a team to be here. Many hands were needed to serve the families who attended. God gave us the privilege of sharing much fun, hospitality, and laughter with families from several nations. The event...

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Monday: A Refreshing Day

Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Today was a refreshing time. We enjoyed a prayer walk and photo scavenger hunt. The kids and adults looked for things that made God happy, made him sad, and reminded us of scripture. The kids had good insight into God's compassion for lonely people and his love for children. Gwen and Mason were...

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Joy Felt at First Day of the Festival

Posted by Celeste McDonough on

Bonjour! We started our day with worship and prayer at the park with our team and other friends who arrived to help with the festival. Many hands made light work as we set up tents and equipment, and prepared games and activities for kids. We were excited as many children and families came to...

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Tags: festival, france, prayer, gaylord

France Team: Arrived and Already at Work!

Posted by Celeste McDonough on

We've had our first update from the France Team: God was faithful to answer prayers for smooth travels and a healthy team. We also prayed for dry weather and this weekend is sunny, warm, and gorgeous outdoors. The Gaylords have given us a warm welcome. We enjoyed lunch together and practiced...

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Tags: france, gaylor, short term, family team

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