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Continue to Strive for Christ

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.” (Philippians 3:8) Day in and day out, I desire the reality of this Scripture to fully impact the lives of the people I interact with. From family and friends to people I meet in passing,

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God Handpicked Us To Be Here

Hola, Lynsey here. Today was the sweetest day. we started off the morning with breakfast and devos then went right to work! Some people picked up where they left off, chipping away at the cement then filling it up so the paths are smooth, a crew was fixing up the bikes, we had a group out on the street cleaning up around the entrance of the orphanage and then the rest of us were on

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What Love Looks Like

Today began like the others. A bright light shining in my face as Kyle flipped the switch inside our dank, smelly room. Breakfast consisted of eggs, beans, and bread with our new friends. Work assignments were given out once again and a good portion of the Joshua students ran to the vans to go down to the local elementary school, still in desperate need of attention. Following yesterday’s work, there was still much to do

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Serving, beaches, and tacos!

Today is our third day in Mexico! Today the majority of the group went down to the school. We raked a lot of leaves, picked up all the trash, dug holes, put in tires for the field, and some people cleaned bathrooms. It was really cool to see where all the children go to school and see them learn and play with their friends. Another group dug holes to clean a drainage pipe and others

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First Day of Mexico!

Hello readers, welcome to my blog. This week we are in Mexico. On Monday we had awoken in Arbor Road, a church in Long Beach. We woke up at the crack of dawn, aka 6 A.M. We all got in the vans and headed to Seal Beach for food and fun. After Seal Beach we made our way to the border. Crossing the border was quick and simple. After crossing we drove through Mexico for

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We Made It To Mexico!

We’re here! We did it! The border crossing went smoothly and now we’re here at “Colina De Cruz” or “Hill of Light”. We’re so stoked to see how Jesus will use these students this week to impact this place. Stay tuned during the week here and on Instagram and Facebook for updates on how the week is going! – Tucker

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Pause and Prepping for Mexico

Pause night this last Thursday with the Hibbs family was definitely one I will remember. We met down at the lake for Audrey’s baptism in November. It was a beautiful day, but extremely cold. A crowd of family and friends huddled around the lake as we listened to Audrey’s testimony. This was so cool for me to watch since I’ve never been baptized and I was really encouraged by her faith and courage. It was

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Theology with Art

Written by Hannah, Carson, Caleb, Jaedyn This last week of Joshua was filled with homework and fun. Last weekend, a majority of the students were off work, so most of us made plans to get a ride down the mountain into Fresno, Santa Cruz, San Jose, or wherever else our hearts desired. I have to say, getting a little break off the mountain really refreshed us. It was nice stepping back into “the real world”

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Time to Grow

November 2, 2018 A fundamental part of the Joshua Wilderness Institute is character building. This means, we as Joshua brothers and sisters are held to a certain standard. As a part of the consequences for the rules not being followed, additional rules are added until we meet the standard. For talking over our speakers, we now have an assigned seating chart. For not respecting the quite hours at night, we now have curfew set to

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Philippians Chapter 1

October 31, 2018 This past week, the we had Jim Wright from Westmont College come speak to us. We learned about the relationship between peace and justice, about powerful questions, about how to negotiate well, and wrapped the week up discussing the conflict between Israel and Palestine. We were heavily challenged this past week to take our education into our own hands and be active participants in learning as opposed to taking notes and listening

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