Team Buckeye- See ya later!

I would say goodbye but than that makes things too official so I will just say see ya later. Before we talk about our official last day, we have to acknowledge what we did on Sunday. We were able to be apart of Grace Delaware Church and it was a blast. The kids were able to sing along with their worship team for both services, do speech choir, do their panamime and 8 of our students (Fiona S, Kaylee A, Michelle K, Sierra P, Kyle C, Ben R,...

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Team East – Boxers or Debriefs? – July 11th

Today was it. The last day. After a travel day yesterday from Philadelphia to Penn Valley Grace Brethren Church for our final program to Akron, Ohio, the students awoke this morning for a full day of debriefing. Students began individual exit interviews with their leaders, and this continued up until lunch. After lunch, we traveled to Columbus, Ohio and met up with the other team at Grace Polaris. Students reunited with their friends and got to...

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Team East – Rising From the Splashes – July 9th

Team East – Rising From the Splashes – July 9th

Warm, wet, and wild. Those are words Katy Perry used to describe California  in a secular song and now they are words that I would use to describe today. The day started in the usual way: breakfast and then some team time. The team time today, however, was devoted to allowing students to fill out end of tour evaluation papers. After this time, StreetWise had their final session with worship, teaching, and a testimony from a woman from Urban...

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Team Buckeye- Day 17: No Routine

Team Buckeye- Day 17: No Routine

We left Pittsburgh. The end. Just kidding just kidding. Before we did leave Pittsburgh, we had the chance to be tourists today. Having perspective is such a gift and being able to have a perspective as a volunteer from yesterday and today as a tourist are very different. Yesterday we saw a need and we met it. We payed specific attention to the streets and our surrounding because of the job that we were given. We were blessed by the...

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Team East – That’s a Rap – July 8th

Team East – That’s a Rap – July 8th

To be read at a rhythmic pace, with soul. This is a rap for Team East. Our days be slimmin’ Clear is our mission We be OB – shawty that’s what’s kickin Today was hot So is this beat That’s why we took our mission to the street The day got started The kids arose Breakfast and then a teaching time on being thankfulllll Dana taught the lesson All the team went wild But not quite as crazy as this wicked freestyle A...

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Team Buckeye- Day 16: The City is Clean

Team Buckeye- Day 16: The City is Clean

You’re the God of this city, you’re the king of these people, you’re the Lord of this nation, you are. We proclaimed the city of Pittsburgh as yours today. The day started with breakfast and celebrating a few girls birthday and having a much needed amazing worship time with the worship pastor!  Joel spoke about the background of the church, and then.. we went for a prayer walk. The cool thing about this prayer walk is the fact...

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Team East – Happy Tay-Day: The Birthday Blog 2.0 – July 7th

Team East – Happy Tay-Day: The Birthday Blog 2.0 – July 7th

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR! Today was the great leader Taylor’s birthday, in case you were wondering. This blog is dedicated to the greatness of Taylor, because, like this blog, she is great. Today, Taylor was showered with gifts of encouragement, cake, cards, and some sort of funnel that the students thought was a funny gift. Kids, am I right? They’re great. But we did other stuff today! Day three at StreetWise (I think...

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