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where is the wind blowing?

I would bet that most people remember the Lord of the Rings movies.  In one of the beginning scenes where Gandalf sends Frodo on a quest, Frodo screams “I’m going on an adventure!”, and then starts running through a meadow, hair blowing in the wind, map in hand, out to …

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Of Life and Tightropes

Circuses. Frankly those freak me out. And i’m not even sure if they exist anymore… but anyways, there’s tightropes at circuses. I’ve always wanted to walk on one of those but i get scared even watching people on them. Because i’m afraid they’ll fall off and hurt themselves. But i …

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I wish I was…

“I wish I was more  popular” “I wish I was more athletic” “I wish I was prettier, skinnier, better” “I wish I was more like them” All of us have probably felt this before. It seems like we all want to be people we aren’t, people we can’t be. Sometimes …

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Unglamorous Jobs

Hello, sorry I haven’t posted anything yet I have recently been trying to take a break after our work.  Anyways, I have been doing a lot of services ranging from picking up garbage to, handing-out pamphlets for the upcoming Easter service. Today I was helping by sweeping the dirt and …

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Bird Poop (and Ministry)

Going into my first mission trip, I really didn’t know what to expect. I initially thought, “I’m going to get to work full-time with the homeless, and I’ll get to talk with all of them and it’ll be so cool to just converse and get to know their story”. I …

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The Art of the Homeless

This trip has definitely been an experience of a life time. You learn so much from the people around you, not even necessarily by talking to them but also by watching them.Their lifestyles are so different from ours that it really makes you rethink your values. You can definitely see …

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True Experiences

It has been such an amazing experience to see the change from overwhelmingly wealthy to completely poor. It is so cool to hear everyone say God bless you whenever saying goodbye. We know that you are all praying for us and are encouraged by this fact. It is completely overwhelming …

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If His Grace is an Ocean

How He Loves; a beautiful song that’s pretty much been our theme song since the beginning of grade 9. As Carson, Micah, Lucas, and Zach walked out onto the ocean on this weird almost rock pier, and Daysha, Hope, Sam, and Shae did stuff near the shore (I’m assuming (I …

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Day 3

So today was our first day on skid row. Pretty crazy… an eye opening experience. The people there are soo nice! We met a guy named Reggie who talked to us for a while and he really made us feel welcome. He even gave us a little tour of skid …

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Hide and Seek

“28, 29, 30…ready or not here I come!” This phrase is know by so many people from the kids game hide and go seek.  As a kid I loved playing that game and sometimes I would even try and scare my sisters just before they found me.  As I got …

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