Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Perfect Kayaking Day

Last Thursday was a perfect day for kayaking to Archie's Island =)

We loved watching the birds dive bomb for fish. We had 2 dolphins swim right in front of the kayaks. And we got to "rescue" an older gentleman's kayak after he fell out and watched it drift away. Good times =)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day!! The Bible is often referred to as God's Love Letter to mankind... here's a quick Valentine's from The Maker of your soul:

"And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God." - Eph 3:18-19


The Ministry With Chemistry

Looking for the right formula to turn your life into a God-awesome adventure??? GTd is the ministry with chemistry! Mixing the outdoor elements into a compound that will rock your soul... join us for an amazing adventure in 2013 =)


2013 Edited Movies Ordered

Just ordered our 2013 edited movies from Good Media!!

They do a great job of cleaning up the foul language & sexually explicit trash that pollutes so many good movies in Hollywood. We usually show an outdoor movie on a large bed sheet during our camping trips.

Here's their website if you want to order a sanitized family version of just about any Hollywood film.

Support Chuck & Jackie Peterman

Support Chuck & Jackie Peterman and the phenomenally impacting ministry of FCA. Chuck is a former Director with GTD and has gone on to be the Director of Pinellas County's FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). To know them is to love them =)

Click here for details.


Welcome Back CBCC!

Welcome back Calvary Baptist Church of Clearwater!! We are so happy to be doing another Men's Retreat for your guys this spring! Already counting down the days =)


Let GTD Build Your Next Group Event!!

Let GTD build your next group event!! 

Spring retreats, summer adventure trips, Costa Rica mission trips, local day trips, and soooo much more!!

See our event calendar for available dates.


Welcome Back TC3!

So EXCITED to announce that TC3 (Treasure Coast Community Church) youth group has signed up to do an Adventure Trip with GTD this summer!! Soooo stoked to have them!! =)


Monday, February 11, 2013

US Census Forms Done

We completed our US Census Bureau Forms today... so glad it's not due again for another 5 years.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Welcome Back TCOV!!

Excited to have Tampa Covenant Church coming back for another Father & Son Retreat this April!!! Love these guys!!!

"He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers"
- Malachi 4:6


Better Than A Trip To The Dentist

Open up and say, "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!"

Better than a trip to the dentist! Join us on a GTD adventure this year!!

Click here to visit the GTD website.


Rejoice & Be Glad!!

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." - Psalm 118:24


Great Times w/ Jump Start Fit Camp

We had a wonderful weekend supplying a Canoeing Outing at Bay Pines War Veteran's Park & Beach Games at Treasure Island Beach to Jump Start Fit Camp (Owned by Jodi Jantomaso)... loved using the grappling hooks & balloon launchers and playing "River Crossing" with a great group of ladies... did I mention the weather was PERFECT!!


GTD Does Private Events!!

Hey Youth Pastors, Head Pastors & Group Leaders!!! 

Sign your group up for a God-awesome GTD event this year and look like a Superhero while we take care of all the work!!

Check out what we offer.


12 Month Tour-Of-Duty

Looking for a great ministry to support this year? Sign up today to do a 12 Month Tour-of-Duty with GTD!!

It's an eternal investment!!

"Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal." - Matthew 6:20

Sign-up here.


Oh How He Loves Us =)

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" - 1 John 3:1


XFL = Cross Florida Bike Ride

XFL Cross Florida Bike Ride (Coast-to-Coast)... Oct 26-27, 2013... do something BIG this year!!

Details here.


New Grand Canyon Facebook Group

GTD started a Facebook Group for anyone interested in doing the Grand Canyon trip in Oct. Follow this link to join the "Grand Canyon 2013" Group:


CR Interns

Are you interested in Interning with GTD this summer down in COSTA RICA???

Please let me know if you are, I am getting ready to send out some information on how to apply and the process involved!!!

Gracias, Laurie Finger


Power Verse

Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! - Psalm 34:8


Faith Is Spelled R-I-S-K

A one word definition of Faith is.... RISK! 

God continually wants to do profound things in you & through you. In order to experience these profound things you have to walk in faith... which means you have to take RISKS. You may lose or get rejected, hurt, or mocked, but God will always ask you to leave the safety of your comfort to embark on a risky journey to reach out to others. Risk is inherently a part of faith... don't fight it, don't ignore it, and don't be reckless with it. Embrace it, and live the most amazing adventure known to mankind... the RISK FILLED journey of following Jesus Christ.

As a ministry we are excited to take people into God's playground to help develop an appetite for responsible risk taking. The courage required to jump off a waterfall is similar to the courage required to obey God. We encourage you to find practical ways to become a Godly Risk Taker =)



Congratulations to Stephen Paul Croft & Fansof Mattrussell for winning our Caption Contest from Friday!! Great entries guys!!

You each receive a free ticket to GTD's Liquid Canoeing Trek on March 30th or a $20 GTD Gift Certificate (whichever you choose).

Thank you for participating =)

Liquid details here.


GTD Loves A Good Practical Joke =)


Missions Update!! Welcome FBCMD!!

Great news, First Baptist Church of Mt Dora has officially signed up for their first missions trip to Costa Rica with GTD! We are so excited and can't wait to meet them all! Thanks for signing up FBCMD!


"The Tree of Life" ;)

GTD's version of "The Tree of Life".... YOLF (You Only Live FOREVER!!)


Looking For ADVENTURE This Summer???

Only 2 more openings left on our summer camp schedule for a 5 day Adventure Trip with your group!! 

Tell your youth pastor or head pastor to sign-up for an amazing adventure this summer with GTD!!

Available Dates:
July 22-26 (Mon-Fri)
July 27-31 (Sat-Wed)

Details here.


Thank You Jesus!!

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - Jesus (John 10:10)

What a great truth to wake up to everyday of your life!!


Looking for a GR8 Spring Retreat???

Hey Youth Directors, Pastors, & Group Leaders!! Kick your year off to a GREAT start with a God-awesome GTD Retreat this spring!!

Available dates include:
Feb 15-17; 22-24
March 1-3; 8-10; 15-17; 22-24; Spring Break(s)
April 5-7; 26-28
May 3-5

Retreat details here.


GC Cabin Reserved!!

We have the cabins reserved for our annual Grand Canyon trip scheduled for Oct 10-15... don't miss this trip-of-a-lifetime!!!

Details here.


Power Verse... Power Thought!

It's not how you start that matters... it's how you FINISH!

Go the distance with Jesus!

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." - 2 Timothy 4:7