Sometimes Thankfulness is Hard

November 26, 2014

In life, I find that it’s easy to become complacent when looking for things to be thankful for, reasons to praise God, and day-to-day joys that should be acknowledged and lifted up. I often find myself dwelling in the problems or the fears that come up. Sometimes it is overwhelming to try and find things to […]

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Fallen Leaves…

November 16, 2014

Our team was booked at Camp Lakeview in Seymour, Indiana recently as a stopping point on our way to a program in Batesville. We arrived and fall was in full swing. It was chilly outside and the camp was covered in a blanket of leaves. Our booking was for three nights and involved a day […]

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Five Fun Facts about Captive Free East Lakes

November 12, 2014

Because you can’t be with my team to get to know us first hand, I figured I would share with you some of the fun facts I’ve learned about my team so far this year! Enjoy getting to know the awesome people I travel with on Captive Free East Lakes! 5) Our average age is […]

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Playing While We Work!

October 20, 2014

On the road, we have been blessed with amazing experiences on team! Host families and churches are incredibly kind and enjoy sharing with us a number of activities, foods, and stories. We are invited to be a part of so many events and every day seems to hold something new and exciting! Not too long […]

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All of the Ministries!

October 18, 2014

Youth Encounter isn’t just about music! In fact, it’s a small part of what we do and what makes our team function. Music is often a foot in the door, but we do so much more. Youth Encounter uses music as a gateway for relational ministry! We have dinner with communities and talk to them […]

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When We Worship God…

October 14, 2014

One of the most awesome experiences on the road is leading worship. Each weekend, we join with a new community of faith and lead worship with them. We are so blessed to experience a variety of people who all love God and want to lift their praise to him. The worship service prepared by Youth […]

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What It’s All About

October 9, 2014

Working our way over to the East Lakes region, our team had a booking in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. We wound up here about one and a half weeks into our fall tour schedule and were so excited to finally be able to use our full electric set-up! We were planning on leading a preschool chapel, […]

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It’s All About the People

September 29, 2014

One of the most amazing things to happen on team so far is to experience a new community form. On August 24th, when all 20 ’14-’15 teamers gathered together initially, we were a bunch of strangers (with a few random connections mixed in) who were supposed to learn to trust one another and depend on […]

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Being From Nebraska

September 26, 2014

If you’ve heard me talk about my team, you know that East Lakes hails from many different places around the world. Our experiences are vastly different from one another and our pasts make up beautiful stories about who we are and how we work together now. Our differences haven’t seemed to pose issues yet, except […]

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Our First Booking!

September 22, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to blog and share with you all about what’s happened, what we are doing, and what’s coming up! Captive Free East Lakes successfully finished training and hit the road for fall tour! We started out with a six hour drive to Northern Minnesota – the town […]

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