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Kalamazoo 2018: High Ropes

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Here’s a fun little movie of the kids on the high ropes course yesterday.

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Kalamazoo 2018: Day Four Update

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Today we worked at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission again. We cleaned out another room filled with kitchen storage. This is helping them prep an area of the building that's being torn down "sooner rather than later." We also sorted items at the thrift shop, laid down mulch, and cleared a...

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Kalamazoo 2018: Day Three Update

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  We are more than halfway through the week and these kids continue to go hard! Today we served at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. Our groups were divided up between three different projects. The largest of our groups helped clear a room that had been filled, floor to ceiling, for at least...

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Kalamazoo 2018: Day Two Update

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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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Kalamazoo 2018: Day One Update

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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

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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

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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 2017: First Days Recap

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The Madison team has had some technical issues, but wanted to share that God is at work! Thank you for praying. Here is a short summary of the trip thus far. They will share a full recap on the blog when they return. On Sunday they had beautiful weather for traveling. The Next Steps staff...

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Ohio 2017: Wednesday Recap

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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

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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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