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Pause Christmas Party!

Good Morning, Afternoon and Good Evening, Blog Readers! It is good to have you back. Today marks 3 and a half months in the Joshua Wilderness Program and it is also the day we go home for Christmas break. It feels like it was just yesterday that we were all texting each other saying how much we missed each other over the Thanksgiving break and now we are on our way out again. As much

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Having Fun in the Snow!

Hello Blog Readers! After being in the Joshua building for nearly four months, I can confidently say almost every day brings new surprises. Today during our small group time my group decided to play Spike Ball on the side of the Joshua building. We had two Spike Ball nets set up and we rotated between them based off of which teams won or lost the rounds. There are a large amount of Joshua students who

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Christmas Luau!

Theme dinner was fun and exciting. We had a luau theme for this week! Great food, great friends, and great fun here amidst the Joshua fam tonight. We ate, laughed, had good conversations, and had a genuinely good time. For the food… well it was phenomenal! Teriyaki style chicken wings and legs, pineapple rice, Hawaiian rolls, macaroni pasta, and upside down pineapple cake. We played Bunco, where we essentially roll dice, and try to roll

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Challenging Our Views On Culture

What’s up blog readers!! Last week was our first full week back in the building, since thanksgiving break. Everyone is glad to be back but are now preparing for Christmas break right around the corner. This past weekend, half of the students were off of work, and I was one of them, and it was honestly really nice. 3 of the other girls and I vowed to not leave the building at all this weekend,

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Christmas Spirit!

Hey blog readers! I am so pumped to be writing this to you right now! This week as been a roller-coaster of a week. Our Speaker DJ was something else, never had a speaker like him before. He broke us and built us back up. God definitely was speaking through him. One of my favorite things he said was “God did not put you here for who you are, but for who you are going

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We Conquered The Icy Hill!

We have only been back in the building for two days and it is very clear that everyone missed this place and the people quite a bit. On Sunday, we had a welcome home dinner and almost everyone made it home safely. There is still one student who is yet to return but she will be back today. The past few days have been mainly scrambling to finish last minute essays and enjoy the snow! I

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Our Hearts Are So Full!

Hola from Mexico!!   Today was our final day at Colina de Luz. It has been a day of reflection and thankfulness. God is so good and so evident in everything around us. For example, we have seen Christ in the smiles of these adorable children, in the sunsets and sunrises, and in the sunshine and in the rain. It has been amazing to see how God is blessing all of us in small amazing

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Mexico Day 3!

Hola!   Today is Thursday in Mexico, 11/21/19. We have successfully spent the day doing good work, playing with kids, and attending devotional services at the orphanage Colina De Luz. The work I was given to do today included sweeping leaves off of cement, wiping counters down in the orphanage’s kitchen, and carrying buckets of dirt in order to make cement. Highlights include playing tag with the kids today for a long time and being

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A Rainy Day In Mexico!

Hello Everyone! It is our third day in Mexico! Today was an absolute blast! Due to all the rain, school was canceled for all of the students and our projects looked a bit different! We had most all of the crews working indoors either working on pulling up tile, cleaning the tables in the dining hall, sewing pencil pouches or my assignment- organizing all the medicine in the pharmacy! It has been really cool to

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First Day of Mexico!

Hey guys! Greetings from Mexico! We are all so excited to be here this week. The drive down here went well. Got to play some football at a rest-stop near San Diego while some other people enjoyed the sunset. Then we had a stop at a shopping center for dinner and a target run and then we spent the night at San Diego Christian College.  The next morning we got a tour and went to

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