Miami 2012

Yooooo! Here is the Spring Break recap.

Man, what a great week. Spending the week serving in Miami was tremendous. We got to do so many different things, and there truly was a chance for each student to have a ministry that fit their sweet spot. It was a lot of fun and we laughed a lot, which we learned was very healthy for Christians to do.

We were hosted by the Kalbacs and Christ Fellowship Miami. We couldn’t have found better hosts! Brittany set everything up for us and we had plenty to do. Without her there wouldn’t have been a trip let alone things to do when we got down there. Couldn’t have done it without her.

The Kalbacs, themselves, we’re tremendous hosts. We were all touched by their hospitality and generosity. The love of Jesus that they have in their hearts, lives, and home was apparent and contagious. We all left with a better understanding of who Jesus is because of the Kalbacs.

There was also an outbreak of swine flu. Yeah, that happened. On my trip. With my students. Crazy. It took down a car of students but they all persevered through the rest of the week and did so with great perseverance. I was impressed by them. (and amazed that swine flu was still around and kicking).

Sunday we got to serve part of the homeless population in Miami. We served them a meal, offered haircuts, and then had a church service.

On Monday and Tuesday we worked at the Agape women’s center. This was an amazing place where women with different “problems” can come. They could be addicted to narcotics, alcohol, or be people who harm themselves. These women check in and agree to stay for at least a certain amount of time. Then they have the option of staying longer or leaving. It was amazing to see the whole ness that was being restored I these women. The group really enjoyed spending two days with them and being able to share life stories and testimonies with each other. It was a great blessing. In the evenings we went to KIX, which is an after school tutoring program. (think abundant life in Cville). Tis was a lot of fun and the kids were happy to see us.

Wednesday was more of a work day. We worked at an orphanage’s warehouse and helped them organize a lot of things. Half the group went to KIX that afternoon while the other half got to go and work at a Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Thursday was a major highlight for me. We went to FIU to evangelize. This was a beautiful day and our students really stepped up to the plate to and spoke boldly. I was impressed with the amount of great conversations that were had by so many different groups. It was great! I feel like we really made a difference in eternity that day in many peoples lives.

Friday was our off day which was highlighted by Andy and I beating Tyler and Brian in full contact pool basketball.

It was a great Spring Break filled with many different things! I’m always very thankful for the difference Spring Break makes in so many lives! It is such a great catalyst for life change in everyone!

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  1. This trip was so amazing. Seeing people from the team around grounds throughout this school week following the trip, I feel that we’re so much closer, and that the trip forged some really tight bonds between us. A great opportunity to grow in Christ, do some kingdom work, and really refocus our hearts.

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