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Friday, January 18, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Going The Distance Adventure Ministry turned 17 years old this month. We praise God for another year of ministry as well as the longevity we've experienced as we close in on two decades!!
It's been a FULL 17 years... over 325 Adventures & over 7000 Lives Impacted!!
ALL GLORY TO GOD!!
"LORD,... all that we have accomplished you have done for us." - Isaiah 26:12
Mission opportunities in Costa Rica.
Adventure opportunities in TN & GA.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
The City of Ocala has closed White Cliff Cave indefinitely due to rock falls near the cave entrance. Because of this, our 2013 GRUNGE Caving Trip has been cancelled =(
Over 200 sweeeeet pics from our weekend retreat with the HS Youth Group from First United Methodist Church of Oviedo have been uploaded to the GTD Online Photo Album!! In addition, we uploaded 2 short video clips from our canoeing trek to the GTD YouTube Channel... Enjoy =)
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Got a text from Andrew Pieper this morning, "I set a [personal] bike distance record yesterday, 112 miles! Can't wait for the cross fl!"
Way to go Andrew!!!
This is a great GOAL and great event to train for in 2013... GTD's XFL Cross Florida Bike Ride on the weekend of Oct 26-27. 160 Miles in 2 Days!! You'll never look at a Florida map quite the same =)
More details here.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The forecast for heavy thunderstorms never materialized. I can't imagine better weather for a camping retreat! PTL!! Today we started the morning with pancakes & devotions in Eph 4 and breaking down camp. These kids were amazing... we had the entire camp broken down & packed in the trailer by 12:30p. The youth had good insights into the scripture reading. We had an incredible time with this fantastic group of high school students... some of whom have been coming to our camps since 6th grade. I want to thank Stacia, Delton & Lee for their leadership with the FUMCO youth and for the honor of choosing GTD to help kick off the new year. I also want to thank Laurie for all her hard work this weekend. She & I worked nonstop for the past 48 hours. We are exhausted, but so blessed, satisfied, thankful, and deeply encouraged to be a part of this ministry. Thank you to all our prayer warriors & supporters =). Now it's shower time... then tomorrow is our "Sabbath" since we worked today =). God bless!!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
A couple of days ago the weather forecast called for 100% chance of rain, but today was an amazing day full of beautiful weather. After morning devotions the FUMCO youth group competed in a mini adventure race. Lunch was pizzadillas!! Then we went canoeing... I don't think I've ever laughed so hard while canoeing. There were so many funny moments as we canoed over, around, & under several downed trees. A few canoes filpped over and the hilarious memories were instantly & forever engraved in our brains. We had a delicious dinner & then shared our highlights of the day around the campfire. Our Impact Point was on the importance of unity in youth groups. We closed off the night with smores over the campfire while watching The Book of Eli on the big screen for our outdoor movie night. This group is so much fun!! It was better than a great day, it was a perfect day! =)
The FUMCO youth group made it to camp safe & sound.After they set up their tents & cots the group enjoyed a delicious taco dinner made by Laurie Finger. We then cozied up by a sweet campfire for our nightly Impact Point. Tonight's topic was "Freedom In Christ" (Gal 5:1). We closed off the night by roasting marshmallows. So far, the weather has been perfect!! PTL! Tomorrow we are planning on doing an Adventure Race after breakfast, canoeing after lunch, & an outdoor movie after dinner... should be a blast =)
Friday, January 4, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Our Break Through theme chapter in the Bible is Isaiah 58
Our Break Through theme song is, "Live It Out" by Abandon