Friday, January 22, 2021

MAKE A LONG TERM IMPACT >>> ADOPT-A-NEED! ...HERE'S OUR TOP GEAR NEEDS FOR 2021!!

 

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TOP GEAR NEEDED & COSTS
(& PROJECTED LIFESPAN BEFORE NEEDING TO BE REPLACED)
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NEEDS:
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- 10 New Tents = $1500 (2 year lifespan)
- 30 New Cots = $1000 (7 year lifespan)
- 30 New Camp Chairs = $300 (2 year lifespan)
- 2 New Rappelling Ropes = $300 total (4 year lifespan)
- Rock Climbing Hardware = $750 total (4 year lifespan)
- 30-40 ft Rock Climbing Wall (in my backyard to train guides) = $1000 (15+ year lifespan)
- New Outdoor Movie Projector, Screen, & DVD Player / Electronics = $1000 (10 year lifespan)
- Convert 40 ft Shipping Container to new GTD Office & Storage = approximately $5,000 (20+ year lifespan)
- 2 New Large Canopies for Meals = $450 (10 year lifespan)
  
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LOVE TO ADD-ON THIS YEAR:
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- New Enclosed Trailer = $4500 (20 year lifespan)
- 10 New Paddleboards (New Activity) = $3500 (10 year lifespan)
- Tree Climbing Gear (New Activity) = approximately $2500 (10 year lifespan)
- Fishing Gear for 20 people = ???
- 30 New modern-day "Inner Tubes" = $1500 (7 year lifespan)
  
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"WISH LIST":
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- Pre-Owned Pontoon Boat & 2 Wave Runners = approximately $20,000 (10 year lifespan)
- Inflatables (water slides & bounce house sort of things) (New Activity) = approximately $7500
  
Adopting a need is a great way to make a longterm impact in young people's lives through GTD. Running camps and recreational activities isn't cheap, but GTD does it as inexpensively as possible without compromising quality or safety. 
  
If you would like to adopt-a-need then simply comment below, call our office, email us, or make a donation stating what you want the funds to be used for. It's that easy!
  
GTD Contact Information:
- Office phone: 727-394-9483 (1-888-697-2479)
- Email: info@goingthedistance.org
- Online Donations: https://gtdbullhorn.blogspot.com/p/payments-donations.html
- Mail-In Donations: GTD, PO Box 7523, Seminole, FL 33775
  
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING GTD!!!
  
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Going The Distance Adventure Ministry, Inc
Celebrating 25 years of God-awesome adventures!
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! ...TEMPORARY KAYAK RACKS DONE!

 




Carson brought over a couple of great volunteers from Indian Rocks Christian School and we were able to clean most of the swamp backpacking gear and complete the temporary kayak racks! 
  
We are able to hold 28 kayaks (and more) on these 2 racks... now that's a lot of yak consolidation!!
  
The year of COVID minimized our ability to utilize volunteers so it felt great to have some more hands on deck =). Thank you so much Logan & "Nebraska"!! You are a blessing to GTD =)
  
  
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Monday, January 18, 2021

$92,010 RAISED SO FAR!!! ...ONLY $7990 LEFT TO GO BY JANUARY 31st! .....WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!!!!

 

Not 2020, nor COVID, nor the cancellation of our annual in-person banquet, nor all the crazy curveballs over the past 12 months can keep our amazing supporters from strongly supporting this ministry. We are so blessed and floored by our loving & generous donors!
   
We are almost there! Only $7990 left to go!!
   
Who wants to help push us over the finish line =)
   
Here's how you can support the cause: 
   
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Click on any of these links to support GTD and help launch our 25th year of ministry!
   
   
   
(You can track our daily fundraising progress on this link)
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From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! God bless you!!!
   
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Going The Distance Adventure Ministry
Celebrating 25 years of God-awesome adventures!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

RACK 'EM UP! ...BUILDING TEMPORARY KAYAK RACKS =)

Over the weekend Carson & I were able to put a few hours into building some temporary A-frame kayak racks. We're about half done.
   
A couple of years ago we started transitioning from canoes to kayaks (which is the preferred way to paddle by most of our participants). We've scored a lot of great deals on pre-owned kayaks through apps like Offer-Up & Facebook Marketplace over the past 2 years.
   
Currently we have about 27 kayaks... approximately 10-ish touring kayaks & 17-ish recreational kayaks. They've been a big hit with our groups!
   
Ultimately the kayaks will be stored on a couple of kayak trailers that we hope to refurbish this spring (Lord willing).
   
Our immense gratitude goes out to all of our generous supporters that God has used to enable GTD to acquire all of these vessels!! Thank you so much!! They've been a priceless addition to this ministry!
   





Saturday, January 9, 2021

WE JUST PASSED THE $90,000 MARK!!! ...ONLY $10,000 LEFT TO GO OVER THE NEXT 3 WEEKS!!

GLORIFYING GOD WITH DEEP GRATITUDE FOR OUR SUPPORTERS!
  
I'm so happy to let you know that GTD just surpassed the $90,000 fundraising mark in our quest to raise $100k by January 31st!
   
Whether we would have raised $90 or $90,000 our hearts would have still rejoiced in this one truth - God is sooooooo good! 
  
We are so excited to have just launched our 25th year of ministry!!
  
You can help put us over the finish line!
  
Here's how you can support the cause: 
  
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Click on any of these links to support GTD and help launch our 25th year of ministry!
  
* CLICK HERE to make a one-time donation
  
* CLICK HERE to become a monthly partner
  
(CLICK HERE to track our daily fundraising progress on this link)
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From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! God bless you!!!
 
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Going The Distance Adventure Ministry
God-awesome adventures since 1996!
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Friday, January 8, 2021

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS WITH... $25 OFF & 25% OFF DISCOUNTS AND... $25 EVENTS, FREE EVENTS, & FREE SWAG!!!

 
 
2021 is a year of celebration for this ministry and what better way to celebrate and say thank you to all of our supporters & participants than through discounted events, free events, and free GTD swag!
   
◇ $25 PUBLIC EVENTS (Swamp Thing, Paddle Prowl, Ignite, & Slammed)!
  
◇ FREE PUBLIC EVENTS (Liquid & a new event coming in May)!
  
◇ FREE GTD SWAG for ALL participants this year!
   
◇ $25 OFF all private Adventure Trips! 
        - 5 Day Trips regularly $199/person
             - -->This Year: $174/person!
   
◇ 25% OFF all private Retreats!
        - 3 Day Retreats regularly $119/person
             - -->This Year: $89/person!
        - 2 Day Retreats regularly $99/person
             - -->This Year: $74/person!
        - 1 Day Retreats regularly $79/person
             - -->This Year: $59/person!
   
◇ 25% OFF all private Day Trips!
        - Regular Day Trips regularly $20/person
             - -->This Year: $15/person!
        - Mega Day Trips regularly $35/person
             - -->This Year: $26/person!
   
NOW THAT'S A GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF OUR 25th YEAR OF MINISTRY!!
   
THANK YOU SO MUCH GTD PARTICIPANTS & SUPPORTERS FOR 25 AMAZING YEARS OF GOD-AWESOME ADVENTURES & MEMORIES!!!

Learn more about GTD, our events, and all we offer on this blog site!
    
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God-awesome adventures since 1996!
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Monday, January 4, 2021

HAPPY 25th YEAR BIRTHDAY TO GTD!!! ...KICKING OFF OUR 25th IN THE SWAMPS!

Here are a few pics from our swamp hike in the Everglades over the weekend! Eight brave (or crazy) souls took on this 2-day 8-mile romp in the swamp. We had a blast kicking off our 25th year of ministry with this challenging hike and wild adventure. It's such a uniquely beautiful destination!!
  
Thank you Jesus for such a great adventure!
   
More amazing pics & videos to come =) 
   
SWAMP THING 2021
  
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Celebrating 25 years of God-awesome adventures!
Going The Distance Adventure Ministry =) 
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Friday, January 1, 2021

HAPPY 2021! ...AND HAPPY 2517!! ....(as in 2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

There's something powerful about new beginnings. The new year brings new hopes for a brighter future. And something waaaaay better than a new year is a new life through Christ! God specializes in bringing about new beginnings and new life. While January 1st is the start of a new year, putting Jesus 1st is the start of a new life. 
 
My hope for everyone is to have a Happy New Year, but my passion & prayer if for all to experience the New Life offered by the love of God through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.
 
So Happy New Year and Happy New Life!
 
Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021 =)
 
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2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
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