Orientation

OB June 21 – Day Before Departure

With the anticipation of tomorrow’s departure weighing on both the leaders and the students, teams said their final goodbyes this evening. After partaking in threefold communion together, each team prayed over the other two teams for safety and divine appointments. There is so much excitement in the air, but there have been a fair share of teary goodbyes as well. Leading up to the evenings events, each team had their final reviews for the...

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OB June 20- Getting into a cycle

Today was the first time that the students did laundry. It was an adventure to say the least. Some kids knew exactly what to do, while the only experience for some was pushing the “Start” button. Overall, it was and will continue to be a stretching and growing experience for these students and leaders as well. Going to the laundromat is more than cleaning clothes. It was an incredible opportunity to share the Lord Jesus Christ with...

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OB June 19, 2011 – Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day Dads!!!!!  We trust you  got a special call of love and thanks from your special OBer today! It’s been almost a week since we all have gathered here in Maryland and we had some amazing opportunities to share and utilize some of the ministry tools the students have been learning all week. The morning began early with 83 kids looking sharp in their pink, green, and blue formal outfits.  The OBers would be responsible for our...

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OB June 18 – A Talented Bunch!

Today ended with a bang, as each of the three teams participated in respective talent shows, showcasing the abilities of the team members.  Some of the OBers shared musical pieces, while others shared talents like juggling and dancing.  All around, we were surprised and amazed at the abilities that were shared tonight! Michael G. and Josh B. presented a comical skit that mimicked the interaction between the leaders and students here at...

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June 17- Discipleship Groups Begin

Today began the integration of discipleship groups for all Operation Barnabas students. Each Operation Barnabas leader heads up one of these groups: most guy groups with around three or four students and each girl group around six. Among the students there was a lot of extremely positive talk in response to these groups. Ethan found them to be good for him. Rothen, Tommy, and Ricky all found it to be a great opportunity to grow together as...

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