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Guatemala Mission Trip: Day Five

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When we go on a mission trip, we often want a task to do – something tangible to show that we made a difference and made a positive impact for God’s kingdom. For some, that means building a house, painting walls, putting on a Bible camp, or, as was the case for our Guatemala mission...

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Guatemala Mission Trip: Day Four

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Today was another full day with students at Safe Passage. We split our time between the CRE (middle school and high school educational reinforcement center) and the jardin infantil (preschool). Our day in Guatemala City began with a PE class with middle school students. We played a game of tag...

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Guatemala Mission Trip: Day Three

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Today was our first day working in the classrooms at Safe Passage. After arriving at the colegio (elementary school), our team was divided up into 1st-5th grade classrooms. Team members in 1st and 2nd grade classes immediately loaded into vans with their class to travel a few minutes away to the...

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Guatemala Mission Trip: Day Two

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After playing tourists yesterday (which feels inappropriate given that we are in Guatemala for a mission trip, but our arrival a day early is necessitated by the flight schedules from Seattle), today was a day of exposure to the context in which we will be serving. It was a sobering and hard...

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Guatemala Mission Trip: Day One

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Hello from Guatemala! Our mission team – 10 youth and 5 adults – met very early yesterday morning at SeaTac for a long day of travel. We met at SeaTac at 6am and arrived at our hotel in Antigua, Guatemala around 11:00pm local time (10:00pm Seattle time). An already-planned long day...

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St. Thomas Vacation Bible Camp, Friday, August 4, 2017

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What a wonderful, blessed final day at VBC! Thank you to the small army of volunteers who made this week happen. The precious gift of their time and talent made it all possible! Our ever energetic Storytellers presented the Parable of Perseverance. The campers learned to be like...

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St Thomas Vacation Bible Camp, Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Digging for Treasure – Parables RevealedToday was another great day at St Thomas Vacation Bible Camp!  In Storytelling the campers learned about God’s love for us through the Parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin. Not giving up until all who are lost have been found is...

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St Thomas Vacation Bible Camp, Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Digging for Treasure – Parables Revealed Another fantastic day at St Thomas Vacation Bible Camp!  As the weather was not quite as hot as predicted, the campers were able to have Recreation in the park – they loved playing “Blob Tag”! The campers lifted their...

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Digging for Treasure – Parables Revealed  

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Digging for Treasure – Parables Revealed  St Thomas Vacation Bible Camp, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Greetings camper parents!  It was another great day at VBC! Today started with singing and learning our Bible memory verse:Beloved, love one another, because love is from...

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Digging for Treasure – Parables Revealed

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Welcome to VBC - we hope your children had a wonderful and wonder-filled day today!  Our theme today sets the tone for the entire week – God will help us understand. Jesus taught in parables – seemingly simple, short stories that people could relate to, but with many layers of...

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