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Maine 2017: Traveling Home

Posted by Josh Karhan on

Thursday’s travels were long and delayed, but even in this, the Lord was present to bless the 2017 Maine team. Now that we are home – and catching up on some much needed rest – how can you be praying for the team? Pray that God continues to strengthen friendships made on the...

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Maine 2017: Influence, Service & Lobster

Posted by Josh Karhan on

Tom led our team through one last morning devotion on Wednesday, asking students to consider who was in each of their spheres of influence. Who had God brought into their life that they could influence for Christ on a daily basis? How did Jesus want them to lead those they have close...

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Maine 2017: Strawberries

Posted by Josh Karhan on

Tuesday saw the Calvary students returning for a second year to the Maxwell’s strawberry farm. Last year’s students worked to pick strawberries from this farm so that we could go door to door and handout baskets of fresh fruit to the Phillip’s neighbors, inviting them to attend...

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Maine 2017: Wildernesses and Cemeteries

Posted by Josh Karhan on

This blog post covers the events from Monday. A blog post covering Tuesday and today (Wednesday) will be posted later this week. We began yesterday morning with breakfast and a devotional teaching from Tom. The subject of Tom's talk was the dangers and opportunities we face when we find...

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Maine 2017: Travel Days / Pauper's Chapel

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Posted by Josh Karhan on

As I write this first blog post for the 2017 Maine Team, two days of travel lay behind us while several exciting days of service and ministry await us. Here is the girl's van (plus me, Josh) smiling and ready to take off from Calvary church on Saturday evening after the whole team was prayed...

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Tags: chapel, high school, maine, pauper, portland, united, pauper's chapel

Spain Team: thank you for sending a Calvary team in 2017!

Posted by Natalie Uecker on

There was a gentle and kind man whom we met in Spain.  To protect him from his family we will call him Peter.  Peter told our team how he came to know Jesus.  He was passing through channels on his radio and started listening to an international Christian broadcast and felt such a...

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Guyana 2017: Fundraiser and funding!

Posted by Natalie Uecker on

Turn up the Loud Speakers!  Get ready for our Calvary Team to teach and sing throughout the neighborhoods in Crabwood Creek, Guyana spreading the name of Jesus through an open air crusade! Imagine you are a Guyanese non believer standing there mesmerized as a team of Christians is talking...

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Ohio 2017: Wednesday Recap

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Posted by Jackie Rice on

Wednesday's morning rhythms looked a lot like Tuesdays. After breakfast, students go to Encounter while leaders meet. Then we re-gather for our justice training. In Wednesday's training we got the chance to feel injustice. We were divided into groups based on our height and then played...

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Ohio 2017: Tuesday Update

Posted by Jackie Rice on

We are wrapping up our first full day here at CIY in Cincinnati. Our day began with a meeting for leaders and encounter time for students. We are walking through the book of Nehemiah this week as we learn about bringing restoration to the contexts God has us placed us in. After the initial...

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Ohio 2017: We Have Arrived

Posted by Jackie Rice on

  After navigating delightful Midwest back roads and enduring many scattered showers, we have made it to Cincinnati! We have eaten a pizza dinner and unrolled our air mattresses. Now we wait for our first chapel session to begin. Pray for us as we learn all about what we will be doing...

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