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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2014’

Guate Tercera Semana

Week 3

We have had an incredible third week here in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. On Monday our team helped pour concrete for the new guard house at ASELSI, and in the afternoon we helped bring sand up a mountain side to a house that needed some concrete work done. One of our guys, Michael, is studying physical therapy at ORU and he has …

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That Jesus Guy

My name is Molly Chipps and I want to give you a window view into one of many stories that has forever changed my life. “…Allow a homeless man in Japan to experience Gods heart.” – ORU Missions Director Bobby Parks A simple sentence prayed over all of the missions trips during our week of training before leaving the country. …

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ORU Missions Week 2 Updates from the Field

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Our 2-week trips (Belize, Germany, Italy and Paraguay) have safely arrived back in the United States. Stay tuned for their amazing testimonies! Here are the weekly updates for the remaining 20 teams still out on the field. Please keep them all in your prayers. Thanks! BENIN- We cannot believe that we are half way through our trip! The Lord has …

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Closed Doors for Us. Open Doors for God.

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So these past few days have been so incredibly powerful, not only with each individual, but also as a team. As you may have read in previous blogs, we have been helping run a soup kitchen in Ocean View. Personally, I think this has been one of our most effective ministry opportunities because the people trust us and open up to …

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We’re Still Kickin’

We're barely alive. Just kidding, we're living life to the fullest. The general consensus of the team is that we have never been in a place so different from our home. It was a record breaking 115 degrees yesterday with 90% humidity and there seems to be a record breaking lack of air conditioning here in Ongole, the hottest region of India. People …

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Week 2 – Team Philippines Has a Baby!

Well guys, I have some exciting news: team Philippines is having a baby!!! Ok, technically our contact’s wife is the one in labor, but we were all ecstatic when Toby announced this morning that Erica Nicole would be joining the Huyssen family today, and we can’t wait to meet her! Congratulations to Toby and Ginny!!! But before this exciting turn …

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Guatemala Week Two

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This second week in Chichicastenango, Guatemala went by so fast. On Monday we started teaching in the "Esquela Mixta Rural" which is an elementary school for grades K-5 through 6th grade. We taught English in each classroom on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Monday night we helped at a cell group for young adults. Our ATL, Abby Wells, spoke a …

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Team Germany 2014 – Part 2

Hello, again! Team Germany has been having an amazing time. God is doing awesome things. Since we last updated, we worked in KIC again on Thursday. The kids there are so much fun, and we know God is doing awesome things in their lives. Friday morning we left for the city of Köln, about a six hour bus ride away …

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Prayer and Paint

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Tuesday morning we started painting the shed here on base. The shed is maroon and we are painting it orange. Tuesday afternoon we went cave tubing. We hiked for 45 minutes through the rainforest of Belize in the pouring rain, even trudged through some rivers–all while carrying our tubes. We floated through two caves, one being 7 miles long. The …

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Guatemala Week One

Hello Everyone, This first week and a half has been so good. We arrived Sunday night in Guatemala City and stayed at a school named SETICA. Monday morning we left Guatemala City and traveled three hours up the mountains to the city of Chichicastenango. That afternoon we visited two families in the community and gave them food and prayed with …

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