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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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France 2017: Respite Day

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        Today was a scheduled respite day.  We started out early and drove to Geneva Switzerland. The traffic was heavy early and it took about two hours. Interesting crossing the boarder without having to clear customs. (Thank you European Union.) Our local...

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France 2017: Thank You for Praying

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Hello friends and family! Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement, there has been much evidence that God is hearing and answering! So please keep them coming! I am excited to share the events of our day. Today was the first day we got to head to the neighborhood we have been...

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France 2017: Learning About the Culture

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By: Nicole Bedell In preparation for this trip we had been learning about the Muslim culture and communities we are going to be spending time in this week, but this afternoon we were actually able to experience it.  We were able to prayer walk through a neighborhood proclaiming Jesus...

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France 2017: Camp of the Peaks

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Written By: Peter Wiersma Most times I start my prayers with "Dear Jesus, thank you for this day". I do this because it reminds me that each day is a gift. With that being said, today felt like Christmas! The day started with a very scenic drive to Camp of the Peaks in the BelleDonne mountains...

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France 2017: Home Church

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By Wanda Taylor How Great Thou Art! Four powerful words to describe Team France’s day! After arriving in Grenoble yesterday receiving the hospitality of Roy and Jen and seeing the sights of Grenoble, we woke refreshed and ready to experience God in a “Home” worship setting...

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