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Bay City 2018 - Friday!

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Day two of our Bay City trip is in the books! Our blog post this evening comes to you via Kathryn Thompson. See below for her recap and reflections on the day.  God is in control. We know that but do we live by it? I know God was in control, but over the past couple of years, situations and...

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Bay City - Thursday!

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Good evening!  The first day of our Bay City trip is drawing to a close. We appreciate all of your prayers for us thus far, and ask that you keep praying all the more as we head into our first day of relational and service oriented ministry tomorrow.  Our agenda for this first day of...

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Bay City 2018 - Posts Forthcoming!

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Hello! If you are looking for the Bay City team blog, you've come to the right place! Please watch for updates beginning Thursday, June 21.  In Christ, Josh Karhan 

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MADISON 2018: THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UPDATE

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Good morning! Our Madison team returns home today! Please be in prayer for safe travels, good conversations along the way, and most importantly, for the Spirit to give our students continued eagerness to build upon the lessons and experiences of this trip as they apply what they learned in...

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MADISON 2018: WEDNESDAY UPDATE

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The latest from Matt Horling... Today we had the honor of doing some dirty work! In the morning both crew 1 and 2 went to separate local gardens to help weed and prepare the soil. We joined in the afternoon at a third local garden and continued to pull weeds there! This evening during group...

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MADISON 2018: TUESDAY UPDATE

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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

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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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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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