Friday, July 31, 2015

Prep Work

Preparing for our next trip and celebrating our previous trip!! God is goooooood!!

Pthaways / Chick-Fil-A Take On The Chattooga River!

7 hours of white water rafting yesterday on the Chattooga River Section 4 with this FANTASTIC group of amazing people!!!! Loved every second of it!!!! I can't say enough remarkable words about the Pathway Church leadership along with the leadership of the newest Chick-fil-a restaurant in Tampa... absolutely the creme of the crop people!!!!

OVERBOARD!!!!!! Yesterday the Chattooga River hit the eject button on several of our rafters (and even a couple of rafting guides) as several participants from Pathways & Chick-fil-a quickly joined the white water swim team!! Every one was fine and had a great time =)

Morning Devos

There's a lot of different ways to start the day, but none compare with spending a few minutes in God's presence and in His Word. Thank you Kevin Johnson for leading our morning devotions this week with Pathways Church & Tampa Bay Chick-fil-a!! Loved each one!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

One of the BEST!!

One of the BEST rock climbing and rappelling days we've ever hosted!! This group poured their heart into cheering on every climber until they got to the top!! Several women were so terrified by heights that they had to make themselves keep climbing while they sobbed from fear, BUT THEY WOULDN'T GIVE UP UNTIL THEY GOT TO THE TOP. I felt so honored to be a part of so many courageous people overcoming their fears and perceived limitations. The love of God shines brightly through this group of amazing people!! 

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear..." 1 John 4:18


Breathtaking morning devotions with the leadership of Pathways & Tampa Bay Chick-Fil-A!!! Reaching out and touching the face of God!


Early morning rock climbing set-up with these 2 amazing young men. Couldn't ask for greater co-laborers than these guys!! Group arrives very soon :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Morning devotions with a view... What a great way to start the day!!

God's Water Slide

Making memories and building bonds in Tallulah Gorge with this awesome group from Pathways / Chick-Fil-A!! What a GREAT day!! PJ (Praise Jesus!)

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!!