Welcome to the Operation Barnabas Blogs

Scroll down to see pictures and reports from the 2010 Operation Barnabas orientation.  Once tours begin, you’ll be able to click a specific team below to see pictures and reports. Orientation Colonial Team Blog Team Empire Blog Tidewater Team Blog OBI Philippines You can also sign up for the OB/OBI email list and get regular updates emailed to you.  Go to operationbarnabas.net/emails to sign...

Read More

Team Empire’s Last Day of Ministry

Team Empire’s Last Day of Ministry July 25, 2010 As posted before, Friday was our day off and we definitely needed some time to relax and focus on God whole heartedly. The day entailed lots of teaching time and reading scripture. In the afternoon, the leaders yet again surprised the students with a trip to the river containing both a beach and sand volleyball court. Students were thrilled beyond measure and we did lots of swimming and playing...

Read More

Tidewater is Tired…July 24, 2010

Hello blogging world!! We….are…exahusted!!!  But loving every minute of it.  100% true story.  Well…maybe 98% true story, to be honest.  But loving it none the less. Yesterday was our last day of ministry and it was fabulously awesome and super fun.  Don’t you worry your precious little hearts.  You WILL have an update on our day, but that will come tomorrow. Today was a LOOOOOONG but productive and ridiculously...

Read More

It's a bittersweet time…

Thursday and Friday – July 22 & 23 The last 2 days have been full of excitement and bitter-sweet late nights for Team Colonial. Because of the late nights, we didn’t post last night! So here it goes…two days’ worth of activities! Thursday morning, students arrived with all of their luggage at the Brookville church. After we loaded the Penske and did our hour with God, Pastor Brian “took over” as team leader for a few hours. He led the team...

Read More

Day of Rest!

To ensure that my leaders experience adequate rest on our team’s only day off, I am not permitting them to post the blog today, for scripture says “do not work on the Sabbath.” Blog and pictures from our day off will be uploaded tomorrow. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank You, Matt Wheeland Senior Leader

Read More

Happy Hearts from Team Empire!

Happy Hearts for Team Empire July 22, 2010 Well this morning was the earliest we had woken up the entire summer by hitting the road at 6:30 am to head to Columbus. The bus was quite quiet throughout the morning as students were trying to go back to sleep and take little naps. Those naps definitely helped because when we arrived at Happy Hearts it was time to jump in the saddle and minister. Happy Hearts is a camp set up by one family and is...

Read More

Final Countdown…July 22, 2010

Today, Team Tidewater did what it does best: 1)    Travel for long periods of time between states. 2)    Canvass neighborhoods with thousands of homes in record time in record temperatures. 3)    Have a program. 4)    Mingle mingle mingle. 5)    Love new host families. 1)    Adios Hoosiers…Hola again Buckeyes!  We left Columbia City, Indiana, bright and early this morning for a long ride back to the Columbus, Ohio, area. 2)    We arrived in...

Read More

And if our God if for us, then who could ever stop us?

Wednesday – July 21, 2010 Team Colonial had the awesome opportunity to minister to Hope House today, a homeless shelter and help center in Middletown, OH. This was our second homeless experience of the summer and similar to ministering in Philly, our team left with the knowledge that the Lord’s name was glorified. The students arrived at the church at 8 o’clock this morning and spent their hour with God before loading our program equipment onto...

Read More