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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Harvest 7.1 Student Ministry Has Arrived!

We were so happy to welcome the 7.1 student ministry of Harvest Church from Keller Texas to Costa Rica today!  They arrived with the most luggage ever....4,000 pound of clothes and supplies to help clothes one of the poorest communities we have been introduced to here called Pijije.  It's a God sized project with a lot of moving parts and we trust The Lord's hand and orchestration of it all!  Please pray for us as we all dig in tomorrow with painting activities at the church, organizing clothing, preparing for the children's carnival tomorrow afternoon and handing out flyers to invite families to pick up clothes later this week!  We appreciate tor prayers and only wish God to be glorified and honored as we reach out and share his love. 

Harvest 7.1 Student Ministry Has Arrived!

We were so happy to welcome the 7.1 student ministry of Harvest Church in Keller Texas to Costa Rica today!  They arrive with the most luggage ever....4,000 pound of clothes and supplies to help clothes one of the poorest communities we have been introduced to!  It's a God sized project with a lot of moving parts and we trust The Lords hand and orchestration of it all!  Please pray for is as we all dig in tomorrow with painting activities at the church, organizing clothing, preparing for the children's carnival tomorrow afternoon and handing our flyers to invite families to pick up clothes later this week!  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Special People

Beyond bless to spend time with the Cruz family last night. These are my "adopted" Costa Rican Grandparents. They have been such a huge blessing in my life and I am so grateful for the relationship God has blessed us with.  Praise The Lord Flor had a doctors appointment and was given a clean bill of health after a scare earlier in the yer after surgery. Please pray for their family, for their health, that God's blessings fill their life and that their newest Grandson would soon get his trach and feeding tube out. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Costa Rica 2014: Interns


We are almost a week in and it has already been an adventure! We are Abbey and Savannah, and are the GTD Costa Rica interns this year. Here are some of the highlights of our experience in Fortuna so far:


We have been setting up a lot of the cabinas for the team from Harvest church that is arriving next Tuesday. This includes getting mattresses, setting up fans, getting bedding, and making a food menu for the week. Also we have been planning all the details that go into clothing an entire village. It is a huge project, but we know The Lord will provide! 

Last night we had a break from all the work we have been doing and got to travel up to the windmills. Up by the windmills you can see the entire volcano and surrounding mountains. It was such a beautiful sight. We got to run through fields and have so much fun. It was a blessing. The Lord also provided us with a beautiful sunset. Last night was a joy!

And finally this morning we got to go into town for a local parade. It was cool seeing the local culture and people celebrating.


We are so excited for what The Lord has been doing in our hearts and for what He still has for us. Please keep us in your prayers and the team that is arriving on Tuesday! We know that when The Lord shows up, big things happen. Praise Him!

Costa Rica Sunset

Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 ADVENTURE TRIP PICS (REFUGE)


417 pictures from our Adventure Trip in NC with the middle school youth group of The Refuge Church (Hilton Head, SC) have been uploaded to the GTD online photo album. Click this link and enjoy the photo adventure!! =)

2014 ADVENTURE TRIP PICS (CCSP)


1278 pictures from our Adventure Trip to North Carolina with the middle school youth group of Calvary Chapel in St Petersburg have been uploaded to the GTD online photo album. Click here to check out all the things we did this year with this fantastic group!

2014 ADVENTURE TRIP PICS (FCD & PPHS)


Over 1100 pictures from our Adventure Trip with the deaf, hard-of-hearing, & ASL students from The Family Center on Deafness & Pinellas Park High School have been uploaded to GTD's online photo album. Click this link and see why so many people love to volunteer for this amazing group =)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

1000 Likes!!!

Thank you GTDers for helping us reach 1000 Likes on our Facebook Page!!

2014 SLAMMED PICS


Nearly 1300 pictures from our 19th Annual SLAMMED Adventure Trip (Tellico Plains, TN) have been uploaded to the GTD Online Photo Album. Click here to check them out. Enjoy!

Way Behind on Blog Posts

Wow, we have been going a million miles per hour over the past month. Praise God, we had 4 fantastic Adventure Trips and are transitioning to our Costa Rica Mission Trip Program. We are way behind on blog posts, but we look forward to recapping all the amazing things that God did on the past 4 trips as well as posting updates about everything GTD. Thanks for your patience fellow GTDers =)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Another Great Adventure Trip w/ FCD

I wish I had time to write more, and hopefully I can expand more later... BUT we had another great Adventure Trip with the Family Center on Deafness and the ASL students from Pinellas Park High School. We thank God for all the fun & safe times we had this past week. =)

Adventure Dogs

Courage and Faith are two of the BEST camping buddies you could ever want! They are best of friends, great trail dogs, super friendly, scare off other animals, alert us of visitors, check on me when I leave my tent or go to the bathroom, they keep me company, they wake me up with kisses and they are always excited to go on an adventure!

Proud Uncle

So so so proud of this young man! My nephew Carson is serving as a Jr Guide on 3 Adventure Trips and he is doing a fantastic job. He is daily displaying acts of bravery & overcoming fears... and he is only 11 =)
- DUG <><

Friday, July 4, 2014

Starr Mountain

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Check-in/OK message from SPOT GTD (GPS Alert)

GTD (GPS Alert)
Latitude:35.32816
Longitude:-84.12799
GPS location Date/Time:07/03/2014 10:53:53 EDT

Message:Quick update from GTD: All's good! Everyone is safe & sound. Click on links to see our location. God bless =)

Click the link below to see where I am located.
http://fms.ws/HmsRb/35.32816N/84.12799W

If the above link does not work, try this link:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=35.32816,-84.12799&ll=35.32816,-84.12799&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

GTD (GPS Alert)

You have received this message because GTD (GPS Alert) has added you to their SPOT contact list.

Ready for Adventure
FindMeSPOT.com

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Check-in/OK message from SPOT GTD (GPS Alert)

GTD (GPS Alert)
Latitude:35.32804
Longitude:-84.12827
GPS location Date/Time:07/02/2014 23:29:20 EDT

Message:Quick update from GTD: All's good! Everyone is safe & sound. Click on links to see our location. God bless =)

Click the link below to see where I am located.
http://fms.ws/HmNAI/35.32804N/84.12827W

If the above link does not work, try this link:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=35.32804,-84.12827&ll=35.32804,-84.12827&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

GTD (GPS Alert)

You have received this message because GTD (GPS Alert) has added you to their SPOT contact list.

Ready for Adventure
FindMeSPOT.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ready. Set. Gooooooo!

5 major events over the next 5 weeks! Packed & ready to go the distance =).

Pray for much fruit for the glory of God from these events!

And follow our daily adventures on this blog =)

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Monday, June 30, 2014

SLAMMED UPDATE

UPDATE:
TRANSPORTATION IS FILLED & NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR SLAMMED. IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO JOIN US ON SLAMMED PLEASE CONSIDER CARPOOLING.

SLAMMED DETAILS


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Tragically Unchanged


One of the immense tragedies of life is to remain unchanged even after peering into things meant to change us.

(This is actual footage taken from our Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike)

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FACTUALISM

The greatest evidence of faith is a lack of worry.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NEW GRAND CANYON PROMO VIDEO!



We have about 3 and a half months until The GRAND CANYON Trips. Check out our newest promo video and see exactly why you don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime event. And don't forget to check out the GRAND CANYON event link to get all the details.

Enjoy =)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lunch w/ a Ministry Partner

Laurie & I enjoyed having lunch with one of our Ministry Partners in Tampa. He likes to stay anonymous so we won't share his name, but we can't hold back expressing how much we appreciate his friendship. We are thankful for the incredible people we've had the privilege of meeting through being involved in ministry.
- DUG <><

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NEW SLAMMED PROMO VIDEO!


We have just over 2 weeks to go until our 19th Annual SLAMMED Adventure Trip. This year we are heading back to a fan favorite - Tellico Plains, TN. Check out our newest promo video and see exactly why this God-awesome event is called SLAMMED. And don't forget to check out the SLAMMED event link to get all the details.

PS: We recommend clicking on the small settings button in the lower right corner (the button that looks like a small star shaped cog) and increasing the quality setting to 720p HD or 1080p HD for the best viewing experience. Enjoy =)


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Monday, June 16, 2014

HPD x 6 = HPW. HPW x 4 = HPM =)

AND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE! Already off to another HPD (nerd talk for a "Highly Productive Day"). If I string 6 of these together in a row I will have a HPW ("Highly Productive Week"). I'm on a 4 week roll of HPW's which means I just completed a HPM. I think you know what that stands for. Hardly have time to post the achievements, but looking forward to sharing the progress of the ministry with our supporters, participants & fans. Stay tuned. Thank you Jesus =)
- DUG <><

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

GRUNGE-2 Pics Have Been Uploaded. Enjoy =)



Click here to see all the pics from GRUNGE-2.

Enjoy!

GRUNGE-2: Small But Great!

Although everyone couldn't make it out today, we had another great caving trip with a bunch of "under" achievers! Praising God for a terrific & safe time =)

Friday, June 13, 2014

GRUNGE-2 is Tomorrow!!

We are all packed up and ready to go for our GRUNGE-2 Caving Trip tomorrow!

Can't wait for another God-awesome underground adventure!!

=)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Elise Rainville

We want to express our deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Elise Rainville who unexpectedly & sadly, at the young age of 23 years old, went to be with Lord 2 days ago. Although we did not have the pleasure of knowing Elise beyond acquaintances, we do know many of her dearest friends who are now experiencing great sadness and grief from this loss along with a steadfast hope that comes from knowing she had placed her life & faith in Jesus. From all of the posts that we've read on Facebook and stories we've heard from her friends it is obvious that she touched and impacted many lives. Elise attended our annual Lake Day nine days ago and spent the afternoon having fun with many of her friends. It was a blessing to have shared that day with her. We are praying for her family & friends. (-Doug & Laurie)

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants." - Psalm 116:15


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