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Guatemala Mission Trip: Day Seven

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Well, our time is up. It feels like we just arrived in Guatemala and like we’ve been here forever. Time does funny things during the types of experiences we’ve had this past week. Every support team like ours has the chance to go on a special outing with a group of students from Safe...

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Guatemala Mission Trip: Day Six

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Tonight’s blog post is short and sweet. Today was a day off from our work with Safe Passage. The staff schedules the majority of their meetings for Fridays and are tied up with their work, giving support teams a day off to explore and enjoy Guatemala. Our team took the day to venture about...

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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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Vacation Bible Camp 2016 - Day 4

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Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

Today was a great day at St Thomas Vacation Bible Camp!  It was a day to learn about God’s Holy Spirit swirling all around us (ask your camper about the pinwheels!), about the many ways God loves each and every one of us and that no matter when or how we look for God, God will always...

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Vacation Bible Camp 2016 - Day 3

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Another fantastic day at St Thomas Vacation Bible Camp!  The youth Story-tellers told the story of the feeding of the multitudes.  Do you know this is the one story that appears in all four Gospels?  The story teller’s version today was from John’s Gospel, and they...

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Vacation Bible Camp 2016 - Day 2

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Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

It’s been another great day at St Thomas Vacation Bible Camp!  Today the campers learned the story behind their memory verse, Mark 10:14 -  Let the little children come to me and do not stop them.  For the Kingdom of God belongs to these.  Mark 10:14!  The best...

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