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Nov 23 2016 The Stories of the People of Lebanon

Josiah

“If you do not gain 10 pounds while you are here, we have failed,” Mahar (the Youth for Christ Director in Lebanon) declared to our team, amidst a day of orientation and dining on some of the most incredible Lebanese dishes. So our first day in Lebanon has been a relatively relaxed day for us while… More

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Nov 21 2016 Excitement and Anticipation Build for Team Lebanon

Sarah Salazar

My heart full of anticipation, I woke this morning before the alarm even went off. The November air is crisp and sky is still dark. With rays of sunlight just beginning to peak over the horizon I roll over and kiss my husband's forehead. I pull the covers up and enjoy the warmth for just a moment… More

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Oct 31 2016 Team Lebanon Prepares to Go

Ernie Partida

God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. God has shown how amazing He is throughout our preparation for our Exposure Trip to Lebanon. As a team, we are fully funded. Now we can focus on team unity and prepare our minds for this trip. We leave Fresno on Sunday, November 20 for San… More

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Jul 25 2016 God Has a Plan For Me

Eric McIntosh

One of the most popular phrases in Costa Rica, “pura vida” can be used to say hello, goodbye, sorry or no worries. A gentleman was walking in the rain and a car drove through a nearby puddle spilling mud all of his clothes, to which he just replied, “Pura vida!” and walked on his way. As our Costa… More

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Jun 20 2016 Team Ukraine Prepares for Camp

Mark Snee

The #ukraineybunch has landed! After many hours of travel and a quick stroll through Amsterdam during our layover, we have made it safely to Ukraine. Once we got to Kiev we loaded up the cars and began the quick eight-hour drive to Kiliya, where we will be having camp. The kids will arrive to camp… More

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Jun 17 2016 Let's Pray

Emily Harris

"I'll pray for you," is a common line used by Christians, but it's not a line I've heard during my time in Guatemala. All I've heard people say is, "Let's pray," no matter where we are and no matter what time it is. The people of Guatemala pray for people on the spot; they don't wait and chance… More

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Jun 13 2016 Team Ukraine Learns Flexibility

Mark Snee

From the beginning our Ukraine team has been a team focused on flexibility and joy in the partnerships with one another. Each one of our team meetings (nine so far) have been consistently revealing to us our need for better team unity and prayerfulness on one another’s behalf. It has been a joy to… More

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Jun 13 2016 Relationships First. Tasks Later.

Emily Harris

As a few of us girls pose in front of a turquoise house for our male teammates to take an artistic picture of us, a truck driver pauses in the middle of the street, laughs and then drives away: this is Magdalena, Guatemala. Houses come in bright colors, people come with smiles and hellos, and… More

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Jun 9 2016 Team Costa Rica Prepares With Open Hearts

Eric McIntosh

There are lots of teachers here. This was my thought on day 1 as we went around the table and introduced ourselves. Even the ones who weren’t teachers or going to school to be a teacher (like me) were similar to teachers. (I’m a tutor, and another member, Patrick, wants to be a pastor.) It’s a good… More

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Jun 2 2016 God is Bigger than Our Expectations

Erik Castillo

I’ve been on over a dozen short-term international trips, and am about to embark on a third Exposure Trip with The Well. You would probably think at this point I would be used to seeing how God provides for those who step out in faith to serve Him. That I would be able to confidently pray knowing… More

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