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Florida – July 21 ‘Ya Know What’s Good for You? Wheat-on.

Florida – July 21 ‘Ya Know What’s Good for You? Wheat-on.

Today’s blog is brought to you by the lovely Marena Mills and Kalli Schaefer 🙂 ‘Twas an early morning at our short stop at Winona Lake Grace Brethren. The students woke up early this morning to pack up, eat breakfast and get showered. We then made our way to Wheaton, Illinois for Momentum Youth Conference! The couple hours on the bus were spent in an hour with God and having some final team time before Momentum. When we arrived we...

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Florida – July 20 Welcome To The Family Food!

Florida – July 20 Welcome To The Family Food!

…Like, “Welcome to the Family Feud”… Ok – that was a reach, but many parents took their kids to lunch today. So that’s the best I’ve got. Anyhow, today marked our last Sunday together as a team. They did a fantastic job in ending the tour well and ministering to Northwest Chapel in Dublin, OH. We had a lot of families come out to support the students, and all of the OBers ended up being treated to lunch whether by...

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Florida – July 19 Our Day Was Packed!

Florida – July 19 Our Day Was Packed!

One of our joys of being with a church is the ability to help them accomplish tasks they could not do on their own. In this case, Pastor Shannon Hollinger coordinated a packing day with the organization “Feed My Starving Children” and used our team to facilitate the packaging process. FMSC had three staff members come in and direct volunteers from the church to pack and prepare food to be shipped overseas. Our OBers worked alongside...

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Florida – July 17 Ministry Is Hard Work – But With the Spirit, Tenness-easy

Florida – July 17 Ministry Is Hard Work – But With the Spirit, Tenness-easy

By 9:45am, we already ate breakfast and had our hour with God. The morning moved quickly with team time – encouraging one another in front of others, listening to a teaching time and having conversation about the things we have been learning. Around noon, we packed our lunches and headed to a local park to eat. While there, the OBers got a chance to interact with some locals. The lakefront carried into a dam and provided a neat little...

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Florida – July 18 Going In Pairs Means Dublin The Fun!

Florida – July 18 Going In Pairs Means Dublin The Fun!

Today was another big travel day – from Johnson City, TN, to Dublin, OH (about 8 hours). However, we want to redeem every moment we get with our students. At the beginning of the day, we gave each team member a “buddy” to focus on for the entire day. The pairs sat together on the bus, did ministry together and were partners in every conversation and activity throughout the day. From eating lunch at Wendy’s and initiating...

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Florida – July 15 We Don’t Stop For Hitch Haikus: A Poetic Reflection On Our Day Of Travel

Florida – July 15 We Don’t Stop For Hitch Haikus: A Poetic Reflection On Our Day Of Travel

On the road again Gas exhaust; exhausted kids OB travel day Keep on traveling Signs, cars, trucks all speeding by Carry on, blue bus *snap fingers* Much more road ahead Fast traffic; kids fast asleep Legs get tight, cramped, numb Zaxby’s – time for lunch Any food you can think of… Jokes! Only chicken *snaps* Back on to the bus Only stop for restroom breaks And for gas, diesel Dark clouds; storm clouds… Rain The wipers go...

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