Monday, July 27, 2015

Welcome Pathways / CFA

The next group arrived safe & sound!! Welcome to camp Pathways Community Church / Tampa Bay Chic-Fil-A!! Looking forward to another God-awesome week!!


We are always refining our systems. Today we made a few improvements in our pantry area. Sometimes small changes make a big difference. /// We spent the rest of the day cleaning & organizing for our next group :)

Grocery Shopping for Pathways

Our work continues! Grocery shopping with these awesome studs :). Next group arrives in a few hours!!!

Goodbye Gaby!!

Saying goodbye to Gaby this morning :(. She has to leave a couple weeks early so that she can deal with her truck situation (from her accident). We greatly appreciate the personal sacrifices she made to be here this summer and all the love and care she poured into Carson, Garret, the GTD Dogz, and our participants who all fell in love with her. Thank you Gaby!!! Safe travels my friend... We will be praying for you!!

Day of Rest... Oops, Actually It Was A Day of Work

Preparing for the next group! We worked hard all day after church. So blessed to be co-laboring with such hard workers!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Day "Off"

Today was our first day without a group in 3 weeks. So happy with my co-laborers in ministry for doing a fantastic job helping run 4 back-to-back-to-back-to-back God-awesome adventure trips. Today the crew got to sleep-in for some well earned rest. I was blessed to go on an hour & half prayer walk at 6:30 this morning. It was a wonderful way to start the day. I love how God renews & revives us as we plug into the ultimate "power source". The rest of the day we worked on projects around camp including reinforcing the dog cage and adding a rack to the top of it. Very productive "day off" :)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cornerstone Covenant Church Has Arrived!

This has been an AWESOME day as we welcomed out new mission team to Costa Rica today! Can you believe this is a church of 65 people and 24 are here!  That's incredible!  

Once team arrived today, they explored the town by completing our FIRST EVER scavenger hunt in town!  It was so much fun as 6 teams ran around town looking for clues, taking pictures, buying goods and attempting to talk to the locals!  They had a blast and the winners won a favorite ice-cream treat favored by all our teams who come here called a TRIT!  

Tonight we wrapped up the evening by each member of the team sharing why they came and a powerful mini message given by Philip Cochran that gave the team a little bit of a challenge this week to look for those moments that could be life changing.

Praise God for this team and all he's about to do!  He is so good!

Cleaning Up

We spent the day cleaning, organizing, and repacking the truck & gear... getting ready for our next group. Keeping on keepin' on!!

Bye Bye Lady Crusaders

French Toast and Goodbyes: God blessed us with another God-awesome camp this week. This morning we had to say goodbye to 21 wonderful Godly ladies from Keswick Christian School as they departed to return home to Florida. We praise God for an amazing week and all that He did to bond this team together. PJ!!! (Praise Jesus!!)

Tallulah Gorge With Keswick

Had an amazing time again sliding down Bridal Veil Falls yesterday!! The Keswick Lady Crusaders loved it and soaked up the challenging hike! Afterwards they completed their 3rd day of basketball & volleyball drills. During our campfire time last night Alex spoke about Hebrews 3:13 and the importance of encouragement and the role it plays in our walk with God as well as our success as a team. We finished the night with an outdoor movie and smores. It was a good day!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Feeding The Body & Soul

Feeding the body & the soul!! Our morning started with a basic breakfast at a wonderful overlook, and a great daily devotion from Luke 10.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rafting With KESWICK

Rafting day on the Chattooga River with Keswick Christian School's ladies' basketball & volleyball team was sweeeeeeet!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Keswick conquers Mt Currahee!

May the force be with you! Using the force of gravity and fighting the force of gravity... our rappelling & rock climbing day with Keswick stellar!! (even in "feels like" temps of 101 degrees!!)

Back On The Rock!

Back on the rock with my awesome set-up crew!! It's rock climbing & rappelling day with Keswick!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

What's For Dinner???

Fajitas for camp dinner tonight!! Yay!!!!

They're Here!!

The ladies of Keswick have arrived!! (already been swimming in the lake). Looking forward to a God-awesome week with this group!!


Our next group arrives in 2 hours (the ladies' basketball & volleyball team from Keswick Christian School). We've been working hard cleaning up from our last group and prepping for the next one. Getting groceries now. Yip! Yip! 

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Our last day with Family Center on Deafness & the ASL students from Pinellas Park High School included a morning of team building and swimming at the lake. We had an excellent week and they loved all of the adventures. It's always tough saying goodbye. We love these students!! They left for Atlanta around 2pm.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Beat 'em & Feed 'em, it's what we do! It's normal for our participants and staff to "crash" in between activities. LOL!! (This is an actual shot; i.e. not staged). 

Inner Tubing!!

Inner tubing in Helen, GA with Family Center on Deafness and the ASL students from Pinellas Park High School. It's a good day!