Tuesday, May 11, 2021

OUR NEWEST FREE EVENT!...SIDEWINDER PADDLEBOARDING TREK!.....THIS SATURDAY (INCLUDES LUNCH)!!


This Saturday GTD starts skimming the water with our new paddleboards! Yayyy!! PTL!!!

We only have 10 of the 20 total spots still remaining so register ASAP to claim a paddleboard. 
  
We will be serving lunch then practicing in a protected inlet before heading out on open water to a nearby island. It's going to be a blast!!
  
COST: Free (lunch included)
DATE: Saturday May 15th
TIME: 11:30am - 3:30pm
LOCATION: Shelter #2 - War Veterans Memorial Park (next to Bay Pines just outside of Seminole, Florida)
AGES: Must be 16 or older
  
For details and to register click on these links:
  
SIDEWINDER WEBSITE: https://gtdbullhorn.blogspot.com/p/sidewinder-paddleboarding-trek.html
 
SIDEWINDER REGISTRATION: https://gtdbullhorn.blogspot.com/p/registration-sidewinder-paddleboarding.html
 
Thank you to our amazing supporters and donors who make equipment acquisition and free events like this possible! We love you GTD supporters!!
  
Celebrating 25 years of God-awesome adventures!!


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Sunday, May 9, 2021

FREE PADDLEBOARDING DAY TRIP......THIS UPCOMING SATURDAY!!

  
Sorry for the short notice (soooo much going on), but I'm excited to let you know that this upcoming Saturday (May 15, 2021) GTD will be providing our first ever Paddleboarding Day Trip... and it's FREE (including lunch)!!
  
We will have at least 15 spots available. The location will be at War Veterans Memorial Park. The time and details are TBD (To Be Determined)... but will probably take place around lunchtime.
  
I just wanted to post a quick update to put this on your radar while I nail down the details.
   
Comment below if you're interested and you'll be the first to know how to register for this event =) 

ONE TOUGH MOTHER! ..."I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A RED HEAD."

Happy Mother's Day to one of the toughest and funniest moms on the planet. Usually on Mother's Day you post a flattering picture of your Mom with some gushing words that epitomizes her selfless and giving character. So that's exactly what this post is... Last weekend my Mom fell around 4am while coming back from the bathroom. We've probably prevented over 100 falls over the past 4+ months of 24/7 caregiving, but this is one that fell through the cracks. She hit the top of her head on the dresser. The gash would later require a trip to the ER and 4 staples. While laying face down on the floor at 4am at the end of the bed in the shape of a typical chalk outline of a deceased body you would see on a TV detective show my Mom simply said, "Excuse me" in a humorous tone to my Dad who was about to step on her (LOL!). Dad heard the thud and got out of bed to check on her. With some help she sat up. As we tended to her wound with blood flowing down her head saturating her hair my Mom, without missing a beat and with perfect comedic timing, simply said, "I always wanted to be a red head!" Hahahahahahaha!!! In that moment the essence of my Mom was captured. Selfless, giving, strong, peaceful, and never-wanting-to-be-the-center-of-attention she cracks a joke that puts laughter in our hearts, sets us all at ease, and reminds us that she'll never be a victim... she'll always be the first reponder - even in her own injury. In the middle of her personal suffering she is always more concerned about us than she is about herself. That's my Mom being a MOM! Later on that morning Traci took Mom to the ER. Mom had 4 staples put into her head WITH NO PAIN MEDS (or even a bite stick). And what did she ask for?! A box of Kleenex to wipe away her tears?? No way! Just a bowl of ice cream so she could savor the moment while sitting on the ER bed with 4 staples in her head. So while these pictures are a little unorthodox for a Mother's Day post they are some of the most flattering and gushing (no pun intended) pictures and words I could ever show and tell to describe my Mom and how special, amazing, strong, funny, and truly beautiful she is. Even with blood oozing down her face =) 
  
God totally nailed it when He invented MOMS! Happy Mother's Day to all you selfless, strong, loving Moms out there!! This day is for you!
 










  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

CRAMMED REGISTRATION OFFICIALLY OPEN!...$25 PER PERSON (PLUS RAFTING)!!....ONE MONTH AWAY (CRAMMED: June 2-6, 2021)

 
There are 25 spots currently available for our 5-day / 4-night CRAMMED Adventure Trip! Rock climbing, rappelling, waterfall slides, optional white water rafting, campfires, seeking God first, and sooooo much more!!
 
Click here for details & registration
 
NOTE: CRAMMED is the same Adventure Trip as SLAMMED, but with a different name so you can tell them apart easier. SLAMMED is scheduled for June 30 - July 4, but CRAMMED is scheduled for June 2-6. Both events will be in the same city (Brevard, NC), but at different campgrounds. And both events will be for the same unheard of price of ONLY $25 to celebrate 25 years of ministry!!
   
It's a great way to celebrate 25 years!!
 
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

DEJA VU?...NO, DEJA TWO!....ANOTHER TRIP TO THE ISLAND =)

 
On Friday we hosted a kayaking trip to an island for PPEA Homeschoolers. On Saturday we hosted a kayaking trip to that same island for the Zeal Youth Group of Calvary Chapel Fellowship! It was another God-awesome day full of fantastic people, fUntastic activities, and spectacular weather! It was like deja vu!
  
And thank you so much to our super terrific donors and supporters for enabling us to purchase new kayaks and gear this year!!! They are already being used to share the gospel and further the Kingdom of God! God bless you all!!!!


Saturday, May 1, 2021

PHENOMENAL TRIP with PPEA Homeschoolers yesterday!!


PHENOMENAL TRIP with PPEA Homeschoolers yesterday!! Great people, great adventure, great day! Thank You Jesus =) 
  
Check out all the pics here:

https://goingthedistance.smugmug.com/2021/2021-Day-Trip-PPEA-Homeschool-Youth