East Team

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 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 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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Team East – Rocky Road – July 6th

Team East – Rocky Road – July 6th

Today was hot. More humid than hot, probably, today was a day full of outreach and fun (sometimes even simultaneously). The morning started out with breakfast, followed by a teaching time led by the supreme, magnificent, and humble-to-the-core leader Tristan, who is great. The students learned about the importance of loving others and got to discuss who in their lives they needed to show love to. After this teaching time, StreetWise had morning...

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Team East – Taking It To the Street(Wise) – July 5th

Team East – Taking It To the Street(Wise) – July 5th

Today was Team East’s first full day of ministry at Urban Hope. A unique part of this tour is that we get to be at Urban Hope for their first StreetWise conference. The conference focuses on how to interact and share the gospel with people of different cultures and classifications. This morning, StreetWise had its first session on reaching unchurched people, and the rest of the day was geared towards putting that into practice. Before the...

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