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Ready for Camping

Posted by Kim Velting on

We had a very pleasant day today. Starting with our first solo venture on the transit system, getting from our borrowed apartment to the church. The service was an amazing time of worship - even though we did not have an interpreter to understand the words or songs, we felt the presence of the...

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Midway Point

Posted by Kim Velting on

We just returned from the Leader's Retreat. As we had thought, there was no WiFi without a phone (the Phone signal was very strong), which is why we haven't had a post in a few days. The retreat was a great deal of activity. Each of the different ministry teams had planning and operations...

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Bay City 2018 - Friday!

Posted by Josh Karhan on

Day two of our Bay City trip is in the books! Our blog post this evening comes to you via Kathryn Thompson. See below for her recap and reflections on the day.  God is in control. We know that but do we live by it? I know God was in control, but over the past couple of years, situations and...

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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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