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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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Time Flies! Travel Updates - Greece 2018

Posted by Taylor Snedeker on

Hey everybody! I am beginning this post in the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, but will likely finish somewhere else! It is currently 8:37 in the morning, but at home, it is 3:37... Needless to say, we're all feeling a little strange and sleep deprived. So far, things are running as smoothly as...

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Packing Our Bags for Home

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On our last day, Saturday, we packed up our bags and reflected back on what God did on the trip and also looked forward to how we would apply all that we learned. John Shepherd shared with us that some of the biggest evangelistic movements have happened because of short term teams that come in...

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Houston 2018 - Change of Plans

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This whole trip we have had to be flexible with our plans, but not as drastically as today. Instead of doing training with John in the morning, we helped train high schoolers in sharing the gospel! We went door to door with them, shared the gospel numerous times, and prayed with many. It was...

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