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YouthWorks Mission Trip (day 1): The journey

SOTC YouthWorks mission team 2014 ready to depart on Sunday morning
SOTC YouthWorks mission team 2014 ready to depart on Sunday morning (Heather, Lauren, Rosemary, Lauren, McKenzie, Kirsten, Joshua, Nick, Evan, Hayden and me)

We left from the church parking lot in Palm Coast about 7:20 Sunday morning (July 6) for YouthWorks in Chattanooga, TN. I’m driving the minivan with half our 12-member group and Mark is driving Godzilla, his huge green pickup truck, with most of our gear and the remainder of our team. He’s got CB’s in each vehicle so we can keep in touch. That’s right, good buddy, CB’s. Continue reading “YouthWorks Mission Trip (day 1): The journey”

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YouthWorks Mission Trip 2014 (prequel): PB is not happy

15 passenger-blackThis year’s mission trip adventure actually begins a few days before our departure for Chattanooga, Tennessee. After months of careful, deliberate and prayerful preparation, I called the van rental company (West Coast Van Rentals, Jacksonville, FL) on Thursday to confirm our Saturday pickup for Sunday’s departure. We have rented from them every summer since our first mission trip eight years ago. Never a problem. Until this year. Continue reading “YouthWorks Mission Trip 2014 (prequel): PB is not happy”