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Preview Students!

These past few days have been long and exhausting. Joshua Students just arrived home from Christmas break and we dove right into New Year’s family camp work! We all got assigned different jobs and we worked day and night. 28 of us worked pizza train and threw a mini party for New Years and we celebrated the new year as a WHOLE class! We only stayed awake until 1am and had to wake up at

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Pursuing Him

Written by Caleb, Matt, Kimmy, Maddie, Kenzie Dec. 8th, 2018: On this Saturday the Joshua staff decided to implement a one time all day Sabbath. So basically we could not make plans, couldn’t go down the hill, and do things that are generally restful for us. I personally enjoyed it because I got to hang out with some guys here and just do whatever we wanted. It was an eventful day and it was just

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How God Made Us

It’s Christmas time here at Joshua. Ever since we’ve come back from Thanksgiving break, Christmas has been on the for-front of our minds. This has made doing homework and going to classes a little bit harder but nonetheless, things are getting done. Last week our speaker was Jeff Bachman. He spent last week sharing his heart for youth ministry and culture in the church. He talked a lot about how important it is for us

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Snow Everywhere!

This past weekend all of us unexpectedly had the weekend off!! It was really cool to see all 43 of us hanging out in the building for the weekend. A couple groups decided to go snow shoe-ing. Over the weekend, they had hiked over 16 miles. Everyone said it was worth it and the pictures looked amazing! Another group had gone to Grant’s Grove during the weekend, but the majority of the students decided to

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Disney Night!

We had Disney Theme Night tonight and it was awesome. First we had to dress up as a Disney character, and there were so many great costumes. Someone dressed up as a chimney sweeper from Mary Poppins, another person dressed up as a storm trooper from Star Wars, and another person dressed up as Woody from Toy Story. After we got dressed up, we took pictures outside and it was snowing! It was truly a

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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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