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Madison 2017: Wednesday

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Following a powerful evening discussion about suffering and God's presence, power, and grace with us in the midst of our suffering, the students were set to sleep till noon.... if we had let them. Their wake-up call yesterday morning was David Crowder's "My Beloved," complete with the room...

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Madison 2017: Monday - Serving Day 1

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Students were woken from their (deep) slumber Monday morning at 7am sharp by our worship leader for the week playing on his guitar before the Lord with all his might.   Thus began our first day of serving in Madison. I feel that the best way to describe the day's activities would be with...

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Madison 2017: Sunday - Arrival at Next Step Ministries

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We had a beautiful day of traveling on Sunday; plenty of sunshine, catchy music from multiple genres and eras, and good bonding time. Around 7 hours after we departed Calvary Church, we reached our destination: Sugar River Church in Verona, Wisconsin where we will be eating, sleeping...

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Maine 2017: Traveling Home

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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

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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

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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

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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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