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The Journey117 Nicaragua Team is Prepped and Ready

9 Jul

Blog post by Team Nicaragua 2012

Over the past 7 months,  we’ve seen God provide in an amazing way through our fundraisers and letters!  Although the amount we needed to raise seemed insurmountable at first, we’ve raised above and beyond what we hoped for.  We are excited to be able to bless the various ministries and children we’ll be working with in Nicaragua.  Thanks so much for your support of this trip!

During our time of preparation, we’ve learned to work together as a team as we made jewelry, waited tables at our Fiesta Dinner, hosted a golf scramble, priced donated items at our garage sale, hauled rocks for a work project, and spent many hours preparing for ministry with kids.  We’ve also spent hours working on homework and discussing issues such as orphan ministry, Nicaraguan culture, and how to serve effectively on a short term trip.  Even though we haven’t gone to Nicaragua yet, we’ve learned so much already!

With less than a week before we leave, we are in the final stages of packing and last-minute details.  We are excited to begin serving in Nicaragua!  We leave Saturday, July 14 and will return Tuesday, July 24 (at 1 a.m.).  Thank you for your encouragement throughout the past 7 months, and your prayers while we are in Nicaragua.

Team Nicaragua 2012

Team Nicaragua will be serving with Journey117 in July. 

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Jesus Stole My Doritos

3 May

Blog post by Jake S., Team Moldova 2011

Growing up in what I had once perceived to be a Christian home, I had heard what I thought was way too much about Jesus, God, the Bible, and of course, Satan.  By the time I had reached high school, I was fed up with Christianity in its entirety.  However, I did remain in contact with my small group leader because he had tattoo’s and piercings, and that was cool to a sophomore in high school. Continue reading