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Casting Out Fear

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We have all had fears at one time or another. For many years I lived crushed beneath the weight of my fears, but over the past two years, God has been giving me a whole new perspective. There are many fears that could take root as we enter neighborhoods and knock on doors or as we approach...

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Greece 2018 - Before We Go

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"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." Isaiah 1:17 Hi, my name is Taylor, you'll be reading a lot from me over the next couple of weeks. I am in charge of this blog for the upcoming missions trip to Lesvos...

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Houston 2018 - First Day Sharing

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It's nice to have this first day under our belts. God has shown himself so powerfully already. Today was packed full. We enjoyed getting to know the Shepard's better. Together, with the Shepard's, we went to church. Then we headed to a neighborhood and started sharing the gospel door to door...

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Houston 2018

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“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love, and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7  This Saturday, March 3 our team will be leaving for Houston, Texas. The goal of the trip is to share the gospel with Muslims in their communities. We will be...

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Short-Term Mission Trip Meetings

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If you have a heart for people who are struggling in our area, come to the meeting for our Grand Rapids mission trip. You will have a chance to learn about organizations in our area that are helping individuals in need, as well as gain an understanding of the best practices for coming alongside...

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Fall Mozambique 2017: A Quick Update From Team Leader Mark

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I wanted to give you the quick update I received from Team Leader Mark Kotlarczyk. He wrote, "Orientation to the village today went very well. We prayed for area churches and walked with the children. Unboxed our suitcases and such. All is well. Thanks for praying." Keep on praying for...

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Fall Mozambique Team - On The Ground

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Fall Mozambique Team Supporters, Mark called and our team successfully made it to Johannesburg.  He said they were on their way to get their luggage and get some sleep!  Everyone is well although I was told turbulence was definitely a factor in the long flight.   Please pray they...

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Introducing your Fall Mozambique Team

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Hello Calvary,     Mark Kotlarczyk wanted all of you to meet his team.  Mark is the team leader of our Fall 2017 Mozambique missions trip and below you will see their team picture.  They are asking for your prayers and donations (Africa.calvarygr.org) so they can follow God's...

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Grand Rapids 2017: Day Three

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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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Grand Rapids 2017: Day Two

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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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