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Sr. High NY mission trip Day 6!

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Posted by Jeremy Adams on

Perhaps the most impactful event of the week was when my crew and I went and viewed hurricane damage on coastal houses. The work, cost, and damage to raise a house to help avoid future flood damages is huge. It really helped to understand the need in the community for our repair...

Sr. High NY mission trip Day 5!

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Posted by Jeremy Adams on

Sophia Bottone Crew 2: bauqqq Today was our final workday and we couldn’t have ended our week on a greater note. In the morning we split off into small groups just to finish any small jobs that needed completing. Jen, Jordan and I were weeding the yard and found a snail! We named him...

Sr. High NY mission trip Day 4!

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Posted by Jeremy Adams on

Today crew 5 had a very productive day finishing the basement and doing more demo work in the kitchen. We finished painting all of the primer on the walls and we took out the floor in the kitchen. During lunch we got into deep discussions while doing our lunch devotions. We talked about how we...

Sr. High NY mission trip Day 3!

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Posted by Jeremy Adams on

Dear fiends and family: I am SO excited to explain to you guys my experience from my mission trip (aka Long Island) far! Basically, my group and I (Bob the Builders) drove down to two homes that were affected by hurricane Sandy a few years back. It was breath taking, seeing how some water can...

Sr. High NY mission trip Day 2!

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Posted by Jeremy Adams on

Dear Friends and Family, Today was our first official work day, and all the crews were full of anticipation. After breakfast and morning devotion, the crews headed out to their respective work sites. My crew of nine first went to meet Frankie, a man who needed help moving personal items to a...

Sr. High NY mission trip Day 1!

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Posted by Jeremy Adams on

Dear friends and family, Firstly, we wanted to let you know we made it safely to NY (and had lots of bonding and fellowship along the way)! We are at Next Step, an international organization whose motto is: where short term mission trips collide with long term community developments. There have...

Heading Home To The Mission Field

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Posted by Team Leader on

Today, Thursday, was the last full day we spent at our work sites. My group was at Salvation Army South working with kids ages 6-14. Throughout the different ages, there were four groups. I was in Group One, the kids ages 6-8, personally, I connect better with little kids and this week I did...

Stand Up And Be A Witness

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We were now at the Kid's Club for three days now. I am stationed at check-in and check-out, but once I finish check-in I "float" to the different stations. The stations include: discovery, games, and craft. Today in craft one of the leaders decided that it would be a brilliant idea to paint one...

Day Ten - Do Something!

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According to Reverend Wambua, after guests spend three days in Kenya, they are no longer visitors; they are friends.  Saying goodbye to our friends at AIC Zion today was one of the hardest parts of the trip, although it was not truly “goodbye,” only “see you...

Um... I want to sing with you!

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Today we went to a park in Louisville called Petersburg Park. I wasn't very excited at first as all we were told was mulch is our new best friend, later to find we were moving a lot of mulch. I had tons of fun surprisingly. We mulched around trees at this park and at the end, luckily, went to...