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Lesvos, August 2019– Athens

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We got to the airport at 5:30am after loading our tiny European cars with 8 suitcases plus carry-ons. When we first arrived in Lesvos at the beginning of the week we had an All4Aid worker meet us at the airport and she was able to take the majority of our luggage. This morning, we prayed right...

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Lesvos, August 2019– Last day at the center

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The day was bittersweet as we are all worn out from both the physical and emotional toll of working at the center, but we wish we could stay and work more! We will miss all of the women and children, as well as all of the All4Aid workers who mentored us and worked alongside us throughout the...

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Lesvos, August 2019– Princess Day

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Today was the day!— princess day! Both the mothers and daughters loved all of the activities. We had stations around the center for makeup, massages, sharing affirmations, hair dressing, crown making, nail painting, and a banquet style snack. It was the team's job to simply supervise the...

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WEST VIRGINIA 2019- MISSIONS RECAP VIDEO

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Here is a video recap of our entire week in west Virginia.   Thanks again for all of your support.   -Austin    

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Lesvos, August 2019– Wednesday at the center

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This morning we had a quick and simple breakfast before heading over to the Centre for Women and Children. We sang a new song and prayed before the center opened— one of the workers led us in worship as her husband played the guitar. We got our assignments for the day and opened the...

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Lesvos, August 2019– Tuesday at the center

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Today was our first full day at the center. It was complete with more laundry, the shop, coloring, and a new craft. Today, we made sock puppets with the women and children, complete with yarn hair, google-y eyes, and felt tongues. Once the puppets were done, we had fun with the kiddos by...

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Lesvos, August 2019– First day at the center

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This morning we met with Martha, a All4Aid worker in Moriah and at the center. She gave us some more background knowledge on the refugee crisis in Lesvos as well general knowledge about the work they are doing on the island. From there we went to the center to be shown around and introduced to...

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Lesvos, August 2019– Travel & arrival

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We woke up early Friday morning and hopped on our first flight from GR to Detroit. From there, we had a 5 hour layover and then a flight to NYC. From NYC, we began the longest stretch of trip as we boarded a 9 hour flight to Athens. That flight was a little bumpy— both literally and...

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Lesvos, August 2019–Tour of Lesvos

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During the tour of Lesvos we made a few stops. After church, we headed to Olive Wood, a shop that sells handmade olive wood goods. We were happy to visit and support a local business—  even though most of the team members had never met the owners of Olive Wood, we were greeted with...

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Camp Serve 2019: Highlight Videos

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As part of Camp Serve, our Tech Team kids created two highlight reel videos of their experience. They had great fun taking photos and videos and then selecting which shots best told the story of their experience. Enjoy!  

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