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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

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

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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Vacation Bible Camp 2016 - Day 1

Posted by The Rev. Karen Haig on

Welcome to VBC – all of the campers had a wonderful and wonder-filled day today!  Our theme today sets the tone for the entire week – Jesus surprises us in so many ways!  The story woven throughout today’s activities is the story of Jesus in the Temple at age 12 (Luke...

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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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