BlueRidge Parkway Team

OB, Blue Ridge Parkway Team, July 24 – A Perfect Ending.

What a joyous day today! The Blue Ridge Parkway Team kicked off the morning with the other two teams at the Grace Church at Columbus, worshiping with the members of the church during both services. The services were full of dancing, singing, puppetry, and testimonies, all focusing on the greatness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was such a blessing to spend the morning at GBC of Columbus! We grabbed lunch and headed off to Wooster, OH...

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OB, Blue Ridge Parkway Team, July 23 – I like it very MULCH!

Our morning reunion with our fellow Barnabas members (since all three of our teams are here in the Columbus area) was a great way to start off our busy day today! In preparation for leading the services at GBC of Columbus tomorrow, all three teams got together to run through some details. After all of that was taken care of, we entered into a time of debriefing until noon. TK taught the students about taking what they have learned back into...

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OB, Blue Ridge Parkway Team, July 22 – This is my SCHOOL!

We have departed from Norton and have arrived in Columbus, OH…or Worthington to be more precise. For all of our Worthington Christian students, this is familiar territory because we are staying at their high school. After the students arrived at the church from their host homes, they spent the first part of the morning in God’s word, reading Psalm 136 and then responding by writing their own “Psalm 136” based on their lives...

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OB, Blue Ridge Parkway Team, July 21 – Slushie On, Slushie Off.

Another full day here in Norton, OH, as we prepare for our travels to our final destination of Columbus! We started our morning by having the students fill out some paperwork on their thoughts about the summer, what they’ve learned, what they’ve enjoyed, what they thought could be improved, and the like. We followed their reflection time with a teaching time lead by Matt R. on leadership. We enjoyed lunch out together, and had some...

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OB, Blue Ridge Parkway Team, July 20 – Megahand…SMASHTON!

Our first full day in Norton, OH, and a great one to boot! We began our morning with manual labor, some of the students going into town to do some house refurbishing, others to a local school to do weeding and general clean up, while the rest stayed here at the church to paint and work on VBS items for the upcoming ministry. During the afternoon, the students spent an hour with God and then had a panel question and answer time with the leaders,...

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OB, Blue Ridge Parkway Team, July 19 – It feels like I'm riding a pony!

There is much to tell today! After listening to Pastor Dan’s reflections on ministry at Maranatha Brethren Church (in Hagerstown), we hopped on the bus. And then we drove the bus to Norton, OH. We stopped to eat lunch, and now we’re here! The students had dinner on two dollars, working together to make dinner and have team time. Then we went to bed. The...

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