Team Buckeye- Day 11: A Little Taste of Heaven

Team Buckeye- Day 11: A Little Taste of Heaven

Sunday morning at Grace Polaris Church began as the students arrived refreshed from a second night in host homes. We jumped right into warming ourselves up by fine tuning our speech choir, paired up for prayer, and then began meeting and mingling with the people of Grace as we awaited the start of the worship service.  We sang, we acted, we puppeted, and we worshiped. Our pantomime, “If We’re Honest,” involves the entire team as they bring...

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Team East – Wayne's(boro) World – July 3rd

Team East – Wayne's(boro) World – July 3rd

Full disclosure. I almost forgot I was supposed to write a blog today. Oops. Sundays are always fun for Operation Barnabas. This morning, Team East put on the Sunday service for York GBC. This service included a handful of programming, as well as some good individual moments. Cora got to play piano at the beginning of the service, Tessa got to throw a frisbee in church (as apart of her object lesson that she shared), and Josh was able to share...

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Team Buckeye- Day 10: Students take the Pen

Team Buckeye- Day 10: Students take the Pen

Today after much practice, Team Buckeye headed down to the North Market, the Gallery Hop in the Short North, and The Ohio State Campus.  Students had a chance to divide into groups and put into practice their servant and witnessing hearts, interacting with a variety of people from all walks of life and beliefs.  During the time downtown, we visited Goodale Park and had time with God and heard from Marc on hope in Christ.  Here is the ministry...

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Team East – Teek on Fleek: The Birthday Blog – July 2nd

Team East – Teek on Fleek: The Birthday Blog – July 2nd

Happy Birthday TK! I felt it good to preface my post with a birthday shoutout to our senior leader. It also should be noted that I am writing the following blog post in a specific format per his request. It’s my birthday gift to him. I just want that to be perfectly clear. And he’s my boss. Here’s what we did today: 8:30 – Students showed up and helped with York GBC’s yard sale. 9:00 – Students had quiet time...

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Team Buckeye- Day 9: Full on Equine

Team Buckeye- Day 9: Full on Equine

Life is precious. The ability to walk, to talk, to see. Even to be able to dream, to be able to carry on conversations with people.  Most of us are given that ability and boy how often we take it for granted. Today after having Jesus time, we went to a Christian ministry outreach called Happy Hearts. Happy it was! We worked with kids that were either mentally disabled or physically disabled.  We were split up into groups and switched doing...

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Team East – You've Seen One, You've Seen theMALL – July 1st

Team East – You've Seen One, You've Seen theMALL – July 1st

Some days are harder than others. Today was a tough day. But it was tough in good ways! This morning, after a short night of sleep for the guys, girls showed up at the church and all the students got to have some quiet time with the Lord. After about a half hour, the youth group students arrived and everyone gathered for a short worship time led by one of the CCC girls and then a teaching time led by TK on the topic of responsibility. Lunch was...

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Team East – The York in the Road – June 30th

Team East – The York in the Road – June 30th

Traveling. That’s what Team East was up to today. After waking in Martinsburg, the team quickly loaded up and was on the road for the trip to York, PA. While on the bus, students were given a chance to spend some time with the Lord… and also catch up on some sleep. For lunch, we stopped at McDonald’s for a half hour. When the team got back on the bus, students were able to share about conversations they had with people in the...

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