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Posted by Brian Gregory on

Just over a year ago, my wife, Kelly, and I visited Primm Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in South Seattle. Primm is less than a mile from our house. Our visit four days after the horrific shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, was not accidental. I longed to do...

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Skagit Valley Mission Trip 2016 - Day 4

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Posted by Brian Gregory on

Today was our last full day in the Skagit Valley. The only thing we’ll be doing tomorrow is packing up our campsite and loading up cars to go home. I can’t imagine a better last day…nor could I have predicted how much such a short an “immersion” into the lives of...

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Skagit Valley Mission Trip 2016 - Day 3

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Posted by Brian Gregory on

Think of your “normal” day. When you wake up in the morning, do you have a good idea of what you will be doing? Do you have a schedule you try to keep? Is your life at least somewhat predictable? The community we come from has, at least, the illusion of predictability. Whether it is...

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Skagit Valley Mission Trip 2016 - Day 2

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Posted by Brian Gregory on

The berry season in the Skagit Valley starts in late May or early June and runs through late October. The first crop is strawberries which are the hardest to pick. Picking strawberries means straddling a row of plants, bent at the waist, and picking as you walk along hunched over. The...

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Skagit Valley Mission Trip 2016 - Day 1

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Posted by Brian Gregory on

We’ve arrived! All 10 of our youth and 3 adult leaders have settled in to our campsite at Riverbend RV Park in Mt. Vernon. It is picturesquely situated between the banks of the Skagit River and…Walmart (which is very convenient for the random items we need). We wish we had pictures...

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