|2011 Adventure Trip: Calvary Baptist Church of Clearwater - HS Yth Group|
Thursday, July 28, 2011
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|2011 Calvary Chapel of St Pete (Middle Sch Yth) Adventure Trip|
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Lauire and her "Costa Rican Grandpa" Senior (Santa) Cruz
Monday, July 18, 2011
We're Baaaaaack!! After 50 straight 16-hour work days without a day off, we have returned... 4 mission trips & 3 adv trips! God did so much! More entries & pictures to be added soon :)
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
The SLAMMED Adventure Trip is going super duper... we spent the afternoon swimming at Blue Hole & rafting the Ocoee River. Our devos were in John 15 & the group had so much insight. God is so good... we are heading back towards camp... hoping to get a few bridge & cliff jumps in b4 dinner :)
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Monday, July 4, 2011
We are excited to kick off our adventure season with the high school yth group from Calvary Baptist Church of Clearwater tomorrow afternoon. Laurie & Traci picked up 3 flatbed carts of groceries from Sam's Club 2day. After loading up the trailer with all the food & equipment the GTDers set off for TN at 4pm. Despite a flat tire near Ocala we made it to our hotel in Valdosta, GA by nightfall. We are also excited to have several great interns helping Laurie & myself this summer. For the next 2 weeks Savannah Jenkins, Josh Accetturo, & Kristi Glisson will be serving side-by-side with us as we put together some God-awesome adventures for 3 different groups over the next 14 days. Keep checking in to read about fears overcome, exhilirations seized, & God's presence embraced. Later gator :)
We (Kristi Glisson, Doug Garner, and Me) set off from sunny and rainy pinellas county after a good GTD packing party. Before we set off doug had warned us about possibllle bumps in the journy ahead. So after about an hour of cruising up I-75 toward our destination in the mountians of tennesse. Bump... flat tire. I awake from my short lived nap to doug saying well I told you guys be prepared for stuff like this to happen. So it was time to have an adventure. One of the tires were losing all it tread we only had munites to pull over before we lost the tire completely. So in record timing we were able to change the tire with the spares that doug keeps in the trailer. The other menbers from our group shortly meet up with us to help and we are now back on our way to the great appilations mountains. I am so excited to see what else God has in store for the rest of the road trip and the next 2 weeks to come.
Many love to all pray for us and for God to do great things
-Josh "Ace" Accetturo
Thankfully the group is on a different airline now, but not before having to pay additionally for their plane tickets. We rejoice in their return & praise God for the impact He made in & through them!!! Thank you Jesus!!!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Congratulations to newlyweds Jesse & Amber Altamarino who got married today. They both met on a GTD event. Jesse has volunteered for GTD for several years & served as our Day Trip Director. We celebrate with them & wish them the very best!!
The Skycrest Baptist mission team & remaining GTD team are in route to the San Jose airport. Their flight is at midnight. They said the outreach service last night & church service this morning went well!! Continue to pray for them as they travel through the night back to the US.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Last night we passed out flyers in a nearby community to invite them to a youth church service scheduled for 2nite. Afterwards we had an AMAZING TIME at Thermo Mania including a fantastic dinner & several hours of heated swimming pools & this kickin' water slide (wait till u see the video of the whole team going down the slide... it was sweeeeeet!!). After Thermo Mania the group had a great Impact Point nightly meeting... full of encouraging words for each other.
Today the group splits up. Doug, Laurie, Kathleen, Savannah, & Kysha head back to the US while the bulk of the group will continue construction work, participate in an outreach yth service tonight, attend a local church service tomorrow morning, and head to the airport tomorrow night. This trip has gotten better & better each day... it's going to be hard to leave.
Update: Doug, Laurie, Kat, & Savannah made it safely to SJO airport and are about to board their flight. Kysha is in route to LIR airport with the super chauffer's wife Maritta.
Keep praying for the team... God is doing some cool stuff :)
Friday, July 1, 2011
Today woke up at 7! It was nice to have an extra hour to sleep in. Lila, our cook, had Empanadas for breakfast for us. Then we all got ready to go do our devos on a beautiful piece of property outside of town. We went to the mountain to just get closer to God and I really felt I did. Then Alfredo took us on a little tour to show us how the Indiginous carved different things into the rocks. That was really neat! We also got to ride in the back of a truck... That was pretty scary hary!! Thought we were going to fall off!! Then Tristan and I went to go help get trash from the school and throw it out. We were all dirty after that and Paul kept calling Tristan the pretty little princess so Tristan put dirt all over his face so Paul would stop making fun of him!!
It´s been a great day so far and tonight we´re going to Thermo Mania which is a small hot springs waterpark! It´s going to be awesome! See you all soon!