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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OBI- July 18- Waiting to Depart from Manila

Just wanted to let you all know that we are safely at our gate in Manila anxiously awaiting our second flight towards home! For those who are curious our flight information through EVA Airways is as follows: Manila to Taiwan: BR 0272 Taiwan to LAX: BR 0002 Please be praying for our attitudes as we travel over the next 24 hours. It will be very easy for us to become negative and neglect this quality time as a team or the opportunities to impact...

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Northeast Team-July 18, Happy Hearts

Northeast Team-July 18, Happy Hearts

Today was an amazing day of ministry for the Northeast Team. We started the morning off with an hour with God. After this hour we then headed to the Happy Hearts day camp. This is a day camp for special needs children. Our students were able to spend time with these children through fishing, horseback riding, crafts, and fun games. We had a great time spending time there and were able to do a program for them after lunch. Kirsten had the...

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OBI- July 17- Day in Manila

OBI- July 17- Day in Manila

OBI has safely arrived in Manila and will fly out tomorrow at 12:55 PM. I will try and update you all with our flight numbers once we get through security at the Manila Airport tomorrow! For now, enjoy today’s update from Nate and Josh. Today we got up a little earlier than normal so that we had some extra time to make last minute preparations and say goodbye to all the wonderful people that helped make this trip possible and mostly free...

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The Northeast Team-July 17th, Drivepalooza

The Northeast Team-July 17th, Drivepalooza

The Northeast team spent most of the day on the road. We started the morning with an hour with God and then half the team went and did laundry, while the other half helped clean the Valley Grace Church in Hagerstown. We were blessed with free laundry and a free lunch from a fellow brother in Christ named Doy. He was a huge blessing to our team and really encouraged us. On our way to Powell, Ohio we stopped a few times and at each of these...

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OBI- July 16- Living through the Typhoon!

OBI- July 16- Living through the Typhoon!

Thank you for all of your prayers the past 24 hours! I will let Cari tell you the details of today but we saw God’s faithfulness today in large ways even though our original plans were cancelled. Please continue to be praying for Manila as we have heard that there is some damage there. We are scheduled to fly out to Manila tomorrow and we are praying that everything can still go as planned there! For now, continue praying and enjoy...

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