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Panama Day 3

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Only Three Days in and I Never Want to Come Home Today was a fun filled day. The schools we were supposed to go to were on strike, so we had lots of free time at the camp. We got to zipline, make friendship bracelets, and play different games. Personally, the zipline was my absolute favorite...

Panama Day 2 - The Gospel in the Arts

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Dear Family and Friends,  Today in Panama, we woke up and enjoyed breakfast in the cool weather before it began to get very hot. We were split into groups to teach kids of all ages about Jesus in their schools. I was assigned to the dance team to perform for elementary kids and we...

Panama Day 1 – We Made It!

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Today is the day! We’ve arrived safely in Panama. I’m feeling a bit anxious, but for the most part, the whole team is super excited. I cannot wait for this new opportunity to reach out across the world! It definitely is quite a risk travelling to another country, but if God put it on...

Day Nine - Vision

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AIC Zion's church services, as we experienced last Sunday, are as beautiful, relevant, and scriptural as they are wild, unpredictable, and improvised.  However, "Cultural Sunday" at Zion doubled the overall insanity of church today--making for a perfect send-off for our team. The...

Day Eight - Sofa on a Motorcycle

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As we spent our final day with AIC Zion's students, we gave many hugs, took plenty of pictures, and generally enjoyed one last day at the school. We participated in a goodbye ceremony that was packed with performances from the students, including songs, dances, dramas, a Kenya Scout...

Day Seven - Out of the Dust

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Reverend Wambua is a "starter" who is blessed with the ability to launch long-lasting ministries.  Therefore, AIC Zion is not his only project.  Today we had the opportunity to bring a group of thirty Zion students to visit the recently established Lion of Judah School, located in the...

Day Six - Needs

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Today was a whirlwind; many of us were so engrossed in our tasks that we hardly saw one another until the end of the day. Ron, Ben, and Cami spent an hour speaking with the high school teachers about their needs and challenges.  Boniface, a science teacher, described the difficulty of...

Day Five - We Will Win

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AIC Zion has a winning attitude. At the beginning of our day, Laura Cabe prayed for the school's drama team before they climbed aboard the school bus for a competition.  Wayne led the team in loudly chanting "tutashinve" (we will win), just as his daughter and her teammates did before...

Day Four - Computers, Calculus, and Christ

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Our team has a wide range of personality types: we have extroverts and introverts, athletes and academics.  Though we are different, God channeled our talents into the niches that we are continuing to realize at AIC Zion. The day began with Bill setting up dozens of donated laptops--which...

Day Three - Perspective

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As we served in the classrooms and ventured into the Mathare slum for the first time, we gained perspective on the challenges confronting AIC Zion's students and the magnitude of Zion's broader mission to raise people out of poverty. The first item on today's docket was visiting students' homes...