Monday, August 29, 2022


Saturday night was nothing less than amazing as we took our second group out on an unforgettable night of paddling and playing in the bioluminescent waters of Tampa Bay! Our bodies glowed like underwater radioactive extras in the upcoming Avatar sequel! As you would expect, our bioluminescent night was full of GLOWING REVIEWS ;) 

Saturday, August 27, 2022


 We hosted our first ever GTD bioluminescence paddling tour last night with 24 fun-loving adventurers!! It was SPECTACULAR!!! Aaaaaaaaand right here in our own backyard in Tampa Bay!! Many of us were swimming in this spectacular plankton filled phenomenon... we were glowing!! It was like a fascinating scifi movie, but in real life! I would wish this bucket list experience upon everyone. Soooooo stinkin' awesome!! Cool invention God!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2022


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We have returned from our summer Adventure Trips in GA, TN, & NC!! They were powerful and extremely impactful... many young people gave their lives to Christ, many rededicated their lives to Christ, and many more were refreshed & renewed as they continue on their journey with Christ. Outdoor adventure ministry is alive and well... it's another branch where God is at work bearing much fruit for His Kingdom & His Glory. Thank you to everyone who partners with this ministry in many various ways - participants, volunteers, donors, prayer warriors, encouragers, staff, phone callers & texters, (the list goes on) - your investment of time, talent, & treasure makes this ministry function... you share in the fruit because you helped buy the seeds, you helped buy the watering hoses, you sowed, you tilled, you watered, and you helped with the harvest. Your personal sacrifices helped pave the way to day after day after day of eternal victories all summer long... for 26 straight years! GTD is functioning at a very high caliber... everyone loves this ministry and the events we offer... they can't wait to come back... I say that to God's glory and to commend & thank you guys who each add your own specialness & unique joy that makes this ministry a great blessing to many people. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hope to share little blurbs & pics over the next few weeks to help illustrate what I'm writing about right here.
Right back at it... We already have 2 more events this weekend!
I've had to put a lot of things on the back burner to run our summer events. Now I'm tackling those back burner items one day at a time - 3 months of mail, 3 months of financial entries, 3 months of catching up on texts - phone calls - emails - relationships, years worth of way overdue home improvement projects, etc, etc... and most importantly helping my parents.
More updates to come... sorry for many months of rare responses to comments and messages on social media... I literally couldn't keep up with anything more than putting posts up when we had cell phone service. I hope to do a better job as I work to get caught up. =) 

Friday, August 12, 2022

We love this group!

We love this group! We are on Day 3 of our Adventure Trip with the FUNtastic young adult ministry from Living Word Church of New Port Richey. Today we were at two of our favorite destinations - Turtleback Falls & Rainbow Falls in Sapphire, NC... it wasn't just a good day, it was a God-awesome day!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Round 4!

Here we gooooo! It was so good to be home for a few days to visit the folks, chip away at some admin work, & mow some very tall grass, but it's time to get back to camp. Round 4 of our summer events kicks off in North Carolina tomorrow. Praise God, we are on a fantastic streak of several amazing events in a row. From Florida to Georgia to Costa Rica to Tennessee God has been empowering very impactful trips one after another. Regardless of how physically tired I've been from the past 2 years God keeps coming through big time. Keep us in your prayers as we set out to keep that streak alive in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Boyz Are Back In Town!

PTL, we had an amazing set of Adventure Trips in Tennessee over the past 2 weeks! Carson & I are back home for a few days before we set off to run another Adventure Trip in North Carolina.