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MADISON 2018: TUESDAY UPDATE

Posted by Josh Karhan on

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

France 2018: Family Mission Trip Introduction

Posted by Natalie Uecker on

(top left to right): Aaron Lamport, Rob Teigen, Joanna Teigen, Leah Teigen , Anna Teigen  (bottom, left to right): Gwen Lamport & Mason Teigen (Not pictured but a member of the team—Gary Humphrey)  Our first family trip to France is gearing up and getting super...

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A Day in the Life -- Greece 2018

Posted by Taylor Snedeker on

Hello from Athens!!! We left Lesvos early this morning and just landed in Athens. Today, we will be going into Athens for a debrief/tourist day. We are hoping to do some shopping, some eating, and some resting before our return home.  We've received a request for a detailed breakdown of...

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Feeling Centered -- Greece 2018

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Posted by Taylor Snedeker on

Hi everyone! This blog comes to you from a sea-side cafe with some wonderful Wi-Fi!!!  We've just finished our third day at the women and children's center. Our time there so far has been filled with giggles, bracelets, and Uno! The children are adorable! They are always so happy to play...

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Beauty and Brokenness -- Greece 2018

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Posted by Taylor Snedeker on

Hi again! It's been a while since I've written! Last night, I put together a post about our day, but the entire thing somehow got deleted! Oh well, not a big deal. We have now spent two whole days on Lesvos and have seen much of the Eastern half of the island. Yesterday, we drove over to one...

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