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Final Chapter

Posted by Kim Velting on

We arrived safely home last Sunday morning. It has been a challenging transition to “normal” life this year. We are grateful that there was a holiday last week to help us recover from the trip and the traveling, but the combination of change of pace, change of time zone and change of...

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Camping a mile above Sea Level

Posted by Kim Velting on

The internet access was, as expected – unavailable, unless we had access through a cell phone – which we didn’t. So, we have a rather long post today. But if it is any consolation, it will probably be our last post until we return. Barb, Lilly and I took the trolley to church...

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Ready for Camping

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We had a very pleasant day today. Starting with our first solo venture on the transit system, getting from our borrowed apartment to the church. The service was an amazing time of worship - even though we did not have an interpreter to understand the words or songs, we felt the presence of the...

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Midway Point

Posted by Kim Velting on

We just returned from the Leader's Retreat. As we had thought, there was no WiFi without a phone (the Phone signal was very strong), which is why we haven't had a post in a few days. The retreat was a great deal of activity. Each of the different ministry teams had planning and operations...

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set to go

Posted by Kim Velting on

PLT. We are just a couple of hours from leaving for the Leaders Retreat. Yesterdays was a day of planning and preparation. The Retreat schedule was reviewed and our part of the detail was rather quickly confirmed. More effort was required for the Camping Event, because we are scheduled to...

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Central Asia 2018: Fine Tuning the Plans

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What a wonderful day! What a wonderful place! What a wonderful people! Today we had some time before the planning meeting so we scheduled a visit with one of the B4T operations and met several others that were meeting for the same purpose. We had a wonderful time looking at all the improvements...

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Central Asia 2018: Safe & Happy arrival

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Praise the Lord, for a safe and uneventful journey to Central Asia. Our flight arrived at 6:20 this morning. It is so strange to think that as we are experiencing the breaking of dawn, the folks back in GR haven't even seen the previous sunset. The Pastor picked us up - having been at the...

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