Mission Nicaragua :: Day 7

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 7

There are days when God opens the eyes of your heart and enables you to see better than others.  Honestly, I think His desire is that we see with our spiritual eyes on a daily – even moment by moment basis – as Paul prays would happen in Ephesians 1:18.  We looked at that passage and topic last night in our team time and then set out to continue to put this into practice. With all of our mission teams,…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 6

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 6

We are coming to the close of day 6 here in Nicaragua and it was a great Sabbath day.  It was breakfast, team devo and then TAWG before loading the bus to head to Verbo Church (that is the church the Buzbees attend).  We took a moment to pray for our Mission Atlanta team, which is our 8th and 9th graders that left today on their mission. Verbo is pretty international in feel so we recognized some songs, but struggled…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 5

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 5

Community Day today was a huge success and a great finish to our week at camp.  We got the kids all fired up to invite their families to come out today and we were pretty stoked to see a good crowd walking up the road to the Ranch.  All in all we had about 120 join us for a day of fun and games and relationship building. We started out by gathering everyone to talk about what we did at…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 4

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 4

Mornings come early here but are such an awesome time to spend with the Lord.  The beauty of the Quinta with the sun breaking through the trees, the gentle breeze and the birds chirping is such a great setting to connect with God.  We are learning that hearing His voice as we read His Word and pray is so much easier when we don’t have the usual distractions we are used to.  And this individual TAWG and team devo time…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 3

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 3

We are settling in to a rhythm here not only with our days, but even our construction and camp schedule.  We are also adjusting to the culture and Nica-time which means we are learning to be flexible.  And learning this together and getting settled in has unified the team more and more as our goal is growing in our love for Jesus and for one another. Today, was pretty similar to yesterday as we arrived at Ruby Ranch to first…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 2

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 2

We had our first full day here in Nicaragua, and after catching up on some much needed rest, we were ready to hit the ground running.  Days start pretty early for us and after breakfast one of the team leads us in a brief team devo and prayer time before individual TAWG (time alone with God).  The bus horn signals it’s time to load up to head out to Ruby Ranch. Upon arrival, the station leaders staked out their locations…

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Mission Nicaragua :: Day 1

Mission Nicaragua :: Day 1

Another year has lead to another flight with another team that has made the journey down here to Nicaragua.  We are now 14 years strong in sending student ministry teams from Wildwood down here to partner with Open Hearts Ministries and the Buzbee family.  This place has most certainly become home away from home for me.  And this is a place of memories and such a special place where God’s Spirit has so faithfully met us year after year. Our…

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Memories and Milestones

Memories and Milestones

Memory is a funny thing.  Some of the things we hope to remember often elude us, while other more difficult or painful memories seem to continually resurface.  But then there is the practice of purposeful remembering.  Scripture continually points us to this practice, which was instituted by God for the people of God.  And the point of purposeful remembering throughout Scripture is for the people of God to focus on what God has done and continues to do.  His grace,…

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Hope Renewed

Hope Renewed

Hope is really an amazing factor in life.  In fact, I couldn’t imagine life without hope.  Praise God, it is through a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ that we can truly understand and have hope. It’s been awhile since we updated you on Cole’s journey with his Perthes Disease.  And I guess to a degree that is good thing, since there hasn’t been much to report since his surgery this past June.  He was back on his…

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