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Spain Team: thank you for sending a Calvary team in 2017!

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Posted by Natalie Uecker on

There was a gentle and kind man whom we met in Spain.  To protect him from his family we will call him Peter.  Peter told our team how he came to know Jesus.  He was passing through channels on his radio and started listening to an international Christian broadcast and felt such a...

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Guyana 2017: Fundraiser and funding!

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Posted by Natalie Uecker on

Turn up the Loud Speakers!  Get ready for our Calvary Team to teach and sing throughout the neighborhoods in Crabwood Creek, Guyana spreading the name of Jesus through an open air crusade! Imagine you are a Guyanese non believer standing there mesmerized as a team of Christians is talking...

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Ohio 2017: Wednesday Recap

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Posted by Jackie Rice on

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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Ohio 2017: We Have Arrived

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  After navigating delightful Midwest back roads and enduring many scattered showers, we have made it to Cincinnati! We have eaten a pizza dinner and unrolled our air mattresses. Now we wait for our first chapel session to begin. Pray for us as we learn all about what we will be doing...

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Central Asia Team Leader Kim sends us a note:

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Posted by Natalie Uecker on

Dear Calvary Prayer Partners and Central Asia Team Families,  I wanted to share a note I received from Kim Velting as he has taken a little time out of their busy schedule to give us an update: “It feels like we have been here for a week already. There is still a little jet lag, but...

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Central Asia Team is preparing to leave!

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Posted by Natalie Uecker on

Our Central Asia team is preparing to leave! Take a moment to imagine leaving Grand Rapids to arrive in an entirely different country where you only know your teammates and your missionary. Then think about walking off that plane prepared to do everything that God asks of you in a world that is...

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France 2017: Mon Redempteur Vit!

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My Redeemer Lives! Today, we sang this in a way we never have before! We sang, "Mon Redempteur Vit, Mon Redempteur Vit!" along with our French brothers and sisters in Christ! What a little taste of Heaven that was as I looked around thinking of how every tongue and tribe will sing this for...

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France 2017: In the Trenches

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By: Jan Ritsema What a blessing to wake up to another day of beautiful weather here in Grenoble!  God is certainly answering prayers as rain had again been predicted. Today we began our day together in prayer and worship after which we familiarized ourselves with the materials we would be...

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France 2017: The Difficulty of Change

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By Gary Humphrey During a free afternoon a couple of days ago, the brave, adventurous members of our team rented equipment to scale the side of a cliff known as the Via Ferrata that makes it was up La Bastille. On the summit is the remains of an old fort, which overlooks Grenoble. Those of us...

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