Orientation

Team Buckeye- Day 2: Our Bus is Blue

Team Buckeye- Day 2: Our Bus is Blue

Flexibility is not for the weak, but we will talk about that a little later. The kids started off their morning refreshed from being blessed with host homes last night. We took that energy and brought it over to the local YMCA where we did three separate programs for the kiddos there. Something that really impressed us with this YMCA was the fact that it was not only ran by Christians, but just the fact that they share about Him every single...

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Operation Barna-BUSY – June 22nd

Operation Barna-BUSY – June 22nd

Today was another long day at orientation, but it was a very rewarding one! In the morning, students got to work on their object lessons and devotions that they will share later in the summer. After dinner, each team had a talent show displaying individual students’ abilities as well as some humor. Finally, the night closed out with a challenge hour on the topic of servanthood, leading into a time of communion. During the three-fold...

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Fear Not, Barnabas

Fear Not, Barnabas

Barnabas, if you didn’t know, means encourager. We love his character and try to be that for others.  With the way the kids have been encouraging the whole staff, I can tell you that they are one step closer to being a Barnabas. They are being sports about everything and already being flexible and grasping so much. Fear is something to which we all can relate. Whether that is fear of speaking in front of crowds, fear of engaging with people we...

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Hello, it’s OB

Hello, it’s OB

Today, Operation Barnabas kicked off and we have wasted no time! Since OB is shorter this summer (almost by half), orientation is much more compact. Students arrived for registration in Winona Lake, Indiana, at 8 o’clock this morning, and orientation kicked off shortly afterwards. After some time playing some icebreaker games, students started their first choir practice at 9:30, and orientation was in full swing. After choir, leaders were...

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Meet the Operation Barnabas 2016 Leaders

Meet the Operation Barnabas 2016 Leaders

The following individuals will be leading the two Operation Barnabas teams, the East Team & the Buckeye Team, as they tour June 20 – July 11, 2016. Buckeye Team Dave & Carly Nicodemus Dave and Carly come to us from Columbus, Ohio, where Dave has served on staff at Grace Polaris Church for the past 8 1/2 years. Originally from Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, Dave is very familiar with Operation Barnabas having participated as a high...

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