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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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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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