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  2. Been thinking about what helped us connect with God and hear His voice as we ATLed. What do you think?
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    Recognize and Respond to God’s chiseling work in your life
    Ask for God’s heart by connecting with Him daily
    Focused prayer Asking The Lord for direction
    Test if it is of God
    Trust God’s direction by stepping out in faith
    Surrender often asking God to give you spiritual eyes

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    • That sound just like what we did all week. I like it.

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  3. I am so sad that I am not in Denver anymore. Yesterday before we left and we were talking about everything we did in Denver, I was about to cry. As I saw the mountains fading away, I realized that I might not go back there for a couple of years. God has taught me so much in Denver in the two weeks I’ve spent there over the past 2 years and I have met so many people there. I am going to miss everything about the city, and I am going to miss Jon as well. I know that God wants me to take the experiences from Denver and apply them here in Bloomingdale everyday. After all, the missions trip starts today.

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  4. Just got finished reading the blog..after finally getting to sleep in!
    It was so rewarding to read the retelling of stories our students wrote. I am so proud of them.

    One story that wasn’t added: On Friday, we invited John (our project leader) to spend the night in the mountains with us. We traveled all day playing in the mountains and had no cell reception. When we finally got into Estes Park we went straight to the grocery story. John told us that he decided to drive up and meet us. He called me 15 times but I had no cell reception. With no luck, he went to the grocery store to pick up some Pepsi to keep him awake so he could drive home to Nebraska. He said that he felt a stirring in his heart to pray for how to find us. It was at that moment that I ran into him! Only God.

    The team had a safe trip home…they’re probably sleeping in now! I stayed behind to spend a couple of days processing everything from last week while enjoying the mountains. Please pray for me as I seek the Lord’s guidance.

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    • Daniel & Linda,
      Thanks to both of you for returning our children to us safely. I am thanking God for the opportunities you provide our kids to know and grow in the Lord. I’m praying that you returned changed kids to us. I’m praying they are on fire for the Lord and will continue to work as a team. I’m praying that they will live out their faith every day and continue to share the Gospel at home. I will continue to pray that all our students will be the same on the inside as they are on the outside. I’m looking forward to seeing changed students return to us from San Carlos as well. Thanks to you both for your leadership of our children. We are blessed to have people who love the Lord as you do, leading our children.

      Thanks,
      Therese

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    • Daniel-
      Thank you for dealing with us all wek in Denver. I hope you’re have a great time in the mountains. Se you on Friday!

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  5. So glad to hear everything has gone so well. I, too, love looking at the awesome nature God has created. It is very overwhelming don’t you think? I’m so sorry that I haven’t blogged more this past week. We’ve been working like crazy on the house…..and we’ve BECOME crazy, too. I think you guys will be surprised when you see it. Joshua was out digging post holes for $$ for his trip this past week, and it was in the 90s. They’re putting plumbing and electric in this weekend!!! Steve, Timothy swam so well yesterday. You’ve been such an awesome role model for him. Jeff and I appreciate it soooo much. Look forward to seeing you all!

    Love,
    Mama Gabs

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  6. i don’t want to leave this awesome state!!! i love it here!!!

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  7. i <3 denver

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  8. “go this way, come back; go that way, come back”

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  9. Hey everyone, we are getting ready to leave the mountians. We will land in chicago around 10:21 pm chicago time. Cant wait to see you all. i hope everything is fine at church. talk to you later.

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  10. We are getting ready to leave the mountains. Yesterday we hiked and swam in ice cold water. We had Linda’s daughter and sons sleep over last night. See you all when we get home!

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  11. Good morning. We are enjoying our last day in the Rocky mountains!

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  12. homeless lady: “ya scared the hell outta me!”
    Jon: “Good! you dont want any hell in ya”

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  13. We are up in the mountains. it is 8am and just got back taking a hike with daniel that was a highlight for me. The stars last night were so beautiful and memorable. This is my last and final trip, and this was the most experiential trip I had in my 4 years with the group. Its been awesome. to all the leaders back home, Thank you. Cant wait to see to see you guys. To my parents and family, can’t wait to see you all.

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    • Hey Stephen,

      I wish we could see God’s beauty that you are seeing right now. I am sure it is breathtaking.We miss you very much and am very exciting to hear about your trip. As your exploring the mountains enjoy quiet time with the Lord and listen with all your heart. I love you and am very proud of you.

      Love Mom

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    • Stephen, I can picture you atop a mountain surrounded by a bright starry sky. Sounds awesome! Thanks for your leadership within the YG this past year and especially for your friendship too. I know God has great plans for you.

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  14. All of Daniel’s friends:
    elk
    deer
    mouse
    coyotes
    squirrels
    chipmunks

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    • A moose and a partridge in a pear tree.

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  15. To all of our youth group leaders we just want to thank you so much for being there for us and loving us as much as you guys do. And even though we give you a lot of crap and discouragement we love and appreciate you.
    Lou-thanks for being so giving and willing
    Todd- we love how much you teach us about respect and prayer
    Joel- your fun and awesome =) we love it
    Dom- thanks for being the tough guy that looks out for us
    Brent- your an awesome tree, and your also a good friend
    Mario- your kool, thanks for letting the boyz d group use your house even when your not there
    Melissa- thanks for giving us girls a good Christian perspective on things
    Amy- thanks so much for being there when we need you and making us laugh
    Jen- you are hilarious and got jokes (YEAH bloomingdale church)
    Janelle- your pretty and thanks for the worldly advice
    Barb- thanks for leading us
    Nicole- your amazing and we love you at d groups p.s. bring brownies next week lol jk

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  16. What a great experience this must be for you! I can’t wait to hear all about it. I am so proud of each of you and sad because we all could not be there. My prayer is that you are able to sit together in the incredible surroundings and reflect on all that took place. Mostly I hope that you get some time by yourself to talk with God. Let our Lord know all about what you did, saw, and learned. I know that spending quite time with him and sharing our thoughts (both good and bad) are what he wants from us. I look forward to hearing how your conversations go. You are my hero’s! Love you all and see you soon.

    Todd

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  17. Dear Blogosphere (AKA…anyone who is connected with the Denver Team),

    For the last five days I have enjoyed updating you mostly through our Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/storiesofus). I hope you have enjoyed the timely updates. But 140 characters is not enough to brag about God and our youth. Here are some of my favorite moments:

    1. Ask The Lord. According to our project leader John, no youth group on an AIM trip has ever done ATL’s every day. I’m not bragging about myself; asking the Lord every day what to do and where to go was not easy for me to do. I am bragging about our team and their willingness to learn how to be sensitive to the Lord and surrender to God’s plan
    2. Civic Park. I loved watching our students connect with people from every kind of background imaginable at Civic Park in downtown Denver. They shared sandwiches and cold water with the hope that they could tell their story about Jesus Christ changing their life. Change happened: in those receiving and those sharing their story.
    3. Skate Park. Imagine our teens going up to people their own age and starting conversations. Intimidating. The first time we did this ministry we struggled and had a tough debrief. Even though we did not want to we felt God asking us to approach it the second time with confidence knowing that He had asked us to be obedient.
    4. Prayer Driving. Our Wednesday our students asked the Lord what to do and felt God encouraging them to drive and walk the city and pray over it. I loved hearing their heart as they prayed for God’s anointing on the city. I also have great memories of Claire leading us in team building while hanging out at beautiful park with the city and mountains in the background. Priceless.
    5. Worship. My three favorite worship moments were at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater on Wednesday night overlooking the city lights below, concluding our ministry at Civic Park by praying in a huddle in the center of the park, and Thursday night with the talented, heaven-minded Confluence worship band.
    6. Our Students. Watching Joe approach a guy at bus stop ministry and pray for him. Meghan taking the reigns of leadership because she felt confident in what God was asking her to do. Greg’s passion to finish mowing Agnes’ lawn in the pouring rain, meeting a felt need. Steve’s focus and willingness to start conversations with strangers who did not know Christ. Hallie’s continual joyful attitude and desire to hear God’s voice. Claire’s surrendered choice to allow God to lead her rather than Claire lead. Mikey’s spiritual mindedness to lead the team in prayer throughout the week. Linda’s graceful approach to trusting God and guidance of the teens.
    7. Thursday’s Struggle [Surrender]. It was our last day of ministry. We had an amazing week of trusting God and going on great adventures. When the theme of our morning devotions was surrender I knew God had some different plans for us. We struggled. We did not have the tools we needed to work on houses. It took extra time. It was hot. It rained. We went to Civic Park and had a difficult time finding people to talk to. But God reminded us that He did not ask us to “do” things for Him. Rather He asked us to “be.”

    This week’s theme in my life: God’s calling me to close my eyes to the physical things I can see and ask Him to open my eyes to be sensitive to the way He sees people. Lord, help me to have spiritual eyes!

    “Whatever you’re doing inside of me / It feels like chaos somehow there’s peace / It’s hard to surrender to what I can’t see / but I’m giving in to something heavenly” [Sanctus Reel/Whatever You’re Doing]

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    • Greg,
      You were the perfect person to mowi a lawn in the pouring rain! You are strong and determined. I am thankful that God is finding ways to show you this and that you are learning to trust him.
      Love, B

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    • Praying for each one of you that God will open you eyes to what He has planned for all of you. My prayer is that you see other people in God’s eyes and not your own. I love that song by Sanctus Reel – Sometimes we have no idea what God is doing in our lives, but whatever it is – We must Trust in Him alone. Our Prayers are with you!
      Steve & Annette Padron

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  18. Hello! I had a great time at the final group worship! It was very emotional and i was able to bond with many of the other kids! I cant wait to see the mountians!

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    • Greg, I am glad to see that the final group worship impacted you. I hope this week touched your heart and that you were able to make a difference, by listening and following. I hop you enjoy the mountains, I am sure they will be great. I love you and I miss you, Mom

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  19. Mike
    Roberto
    Mario
    Marcella
    Julian
    Chuck
    Tommy
    Carol
    Beverly
    Jennifer
    Gil
    Chloe
    Yolanda
    Devon
    Rosemary
    Jacob
    Taylor
    Nick
    Brandon
    Steve
    the kids at Joshua Station

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    • Mikey,
      With names and faces they can always be remembered in your prayers!!
      It is joyful to watch you grow in your faith; as a leader.
      Love, B

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  20. Hey guys. We just finished our last day on the AIM part of our trip and we all learned A LOT. Today when we were doing VBS at Joshua Station, Jolanda (a little homeless girl there) was really dizzy so I went to talk to her and she said she woke up with a headache this morning because she didn’t eat. At 7 years old, I don’t think anyone should have to deal with a lack of food. I learned a lot about God on this trip and how he can bring hope to all the homeless and hungry in the world. I’m super excited to head up to the mountains tomorrow! I miss everyone and I’ll see you soon!

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    • Meghan,
      It would be the big sister who spots a little girl who isn’t feeling well!! God is amazing! I am thankful that you are served in Denver once again. Who knows what God is preparing for you next? I’m looking forward to finding out!!
      Love, B

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    • Meghan Mahottie? Who are you and what have you done with my daughter?
      Anyway, I’m looking forward to hearing your stories (we all have one, as you know). Remember that the most important story is HIS STORY (get it?) and how, by His Grace, we all fit into it.
      Have fun. We all miss you. Murphy has been watching by the window all week.
      Remember, don’t fall off a mountain, and don’t crash into any corn or prairie grass on the way home! I’m proud of you, and I love you. Your favorite Mom

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  21. the last day
    the devotion was ‘not my will but yours,’ so of course we ended up getting frustrated mowing grass in the hot sun. and then when it switched to thunder and rain, we stood huddled in civic park and prayed. there was LOTS of praying. which could have felt useless, like we were doing nothing, but it didn’t. prayer is something big, and i guess what we did today was what god wanted us to do. tomorrow the mountains! 🙂

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    • Hallie,
      It is a beautiful gift from God when you realize spending time in prayer with Him is not useless, doing nothing — but something much, much bigger and better than any other thing we might have chosen to do!!
      Have a wonderful day in the mountains!
      Love, B

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  22. Denver Team,

    I love reading your stories. Every time I get on the blog I am encouraged by something that God has done in you, with you, or through you. So cool.

    I’m excited to hear the funny stories in person when you guys get back. I hear there are a bunch of them.

    We miss you guys!

    love and prayers- jen

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  23. It’s been amazing. I”ve met many people here. It seems both years I have met someone who is transitioning from the east to the west coast.
    I met one person from Maryland (where I was born) and one that
    was on her way to Maryland. Not sure what that means.
    I have seen God work in many ways this trip. My daughter going to church and liking it. Prayed with a man today that the bus driver would let him on with only $1 and when he actually got on he gave me a thumbs up.
    This group is amazing. I am so loving being with them and sharing this experience. I could do this forever.

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    • Linda,
      You’re so lucky!!! I’m glad you’re there with them to guide and encourage. Maybe a little like heaven in Colorado?
      Love, B

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    • Linda – How blessed you must feel to be doing God’s will in your life and making an impact on each one of those teens and all that come near you. Praying for you!

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  24. People we met today:
    Beverly (prayed for her)
    Gilbert (prayed for him)
    Jamal (talked about Muslim faith and Christ)
    Carol (prayed for her)

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  25. had a blast talking to teens at the skate park. then celebrated by floating down a river with rapids. on our way to joshua station for vbs

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  26. this trip:
    -i talked to a homeless man for 2 hrs and God tough me that some people just need someone to talk to n i can b that person
    -volunteered at a VBS for less fortionet kids were God showed me that i have so much n should b so much more greatful and careful to not end up in a similar situation
    -and that earth is a beautiful wonderful creation and i should do more to keep it that way
    -and, if it was more possible, iv become more out going
    =)

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    • hey,glad to see you are enjoying yourself and learning lots. we are praying for all of you. stay save.

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    • Lady Claire,
      Your lessons will serve you well as you follow God’s plan for your life. I hope you have a wonderful visit to the mountains!! Celebrate God’s creation and the friendships your team share!
      Love, B

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  27. Meghan,

    I’m confused, do you have a fever? Is that what the hospital thing was about? Anyway, I Love You!!! I Miss You!!! I’m glad God is using you all to reach people in Denver. Keep it up, and come home safe!!!

    Daddy.

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  28. Hello team Denver,

    How is that cool, clean Mt. air treating you all?
    Prayed for each of you today. We prayed this verse for you all. Col. 1:9-14
    We have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. [10] And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, [11] being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully [12] giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. [13] For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, [14] in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

    We love you all,
    Pastor David and Mrs. Marina

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  29. I can experience more of how people can really be like.

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    • Joe,
      I’m glad you are meeting so many new people. I’ll look forward to hearing about the skate park when you return. Enjoy the mountains!!
      Love, B

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  30. Today we helped out a nice Jewish lady rebuild her fence. it was cool, then we went to civic park….. again. we were there to help another group talk and share their faith with the wonderful people there.

    P.S. I miss Emily ; )

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    • hey thanks mike, i miss you tooo!!!

      <3 jess

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    • Im glad your having a good time helping . I think you have a gift for helping people and caring for others. Im praying for you that God touches everyone that you have the chance to meet and share your faith with. Im looking forward to here more about your trip. Love you.

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    • Ha ha I miss you too. I hope you all are having a great time!

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    • what about me mikey? jkjk. lol

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      • fine i miss u all
        =)

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  31. Today we all got a chance to lead the other church group up here in how to out reach n talk to homeless people in a park.

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    • Wow, I’m impressed. The preparation and prayer that went into sending you on this trip is really paying off in that you, as a group are teaching other youth groups how to share their faith. I’m going to continue to pray for you guys to be blessings to others. I’m not missing Claire yet… maybe tomorrow?
      Love to all of you,
      Mom (aka Mrs. Z)

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    • Halliey, Don’t let them Americanize you too much. :0)
      We are going out with your family and the Naegeli’s tomorrow. We will miss you.

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  32. Hey guys!! Hope you are having an awesome time! It sounds like you all are seeing God in amazing ways! Its finally decided to warm up here, its like 90 degrees!! I cant wait to read more about your experiences. We are all praying for you. Miss you all!! <3

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    • ur kool

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  33. Hey Stephen: We are so happy you had a safe trip. Glad you met Robert and know you will meet many more people that God has for you to meet.

    We missed you on Father’s Day. Made your favorite dinner, but will make it again when you come home. We are looking forward to hearing everything about your trip. God is Good.

    Love, Grandma and Grandpa J

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  34. MONDAY:
    Ruth (prayed with her)
    Dave (talked to him)
    Carlos (talked to him)
    Charles (talked to him for two hours)
    Robert (prayed for him)
    The Candy Man (talked)
    Natalie (talked and fixed her wounded hand)
    Bennie (talked)
    Random guy holding food sign (gave him two sandwiches and he smiled big!)
    Rosalinda + John (talked to and prayed for her parents)
    Mia + many children at Joshua Station

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    • also add
      Tony – with immigration papers
      Tim – Good help
      Nick – waiting for governmental
      Larry James – never really told us something, always changed the subject. just pray for him

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  35. >We prayed and asked the Lord what to do with our day. God put the following things in our mind: bananas (Claire), water (Mikey + Hallie), person without arms/handicapped (Daniel), food (Dulany). Claire talked to a man named Charles who shared a story about bananas. The whole group passed out water. Daniel talked to a man who had a leprous skin disease that caused him to have gnarled hands. We all gave out sandwiches and cups of cold water to homeless people. Also, Mikey felt God asking us to help Jude @ Confluence. We called him and he immediately had a need that we could help with.

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    • Hey everyone! I am seriously amazed by all of the opportunites you have already had…and its only Monday!! I can’t wait to see how God will use you the rest of the week.! thanks for praying for my sister and the baby too…I am certain that had something to do with both of them being completely healthy. Well, have a great night and day tomorrow! Stay safe (and out of the hospital) and smile lots!!!!

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    • Stephen: So happy that you arrived safe and met Robert. Yes the Lord works in so many ways to touch and heal people you will meet.

      We were all together on Father’s Day and missed you. Made your favorite dinner. When you come home we will get together and we want to hear every thing exciting about your trip.

      We are praying for all of you. Love Grandma and Grandpa

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  36. I had some great experiences today at civic park with this hadicapped man named Robert. We prayed for him and he prayed for us. It just shows how god has worked in his life.

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    • Hey Stephen,

      It is very exciting to hear how God is working through all of you to touch other people. Continue to listen with all your heart and follow His lead. I am looking foward to hearing all that He has done through you and the others. As far as the gotee goes, how long does it take to wash off. Just kidding I miss you and can’t wait to see your face gotee or not.

      Love Ya
      Mom

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  37. Hey guys, praying 4 u. Thats sooo funny about the food rule, lol our youth group would do that! we miss yooou guys!

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  38. We are about our Father’s business……ATL’s rule…………Thy Kingdom come….Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Holiness!!!

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  39. heyy mrs. d stevey d wants me to tell you that he has a go-tee
    …………mikey says itll come off with a little soap and water lol
    and halliey learned what bug spray is
    and joes middle name is jerome hahaha

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    • Claire, I’m glad you’re having a “listening” experience. We are off in a few minutes to register Liz for school. Donovan and Andrea say “hi”. Natalie is talking up a storm. She called me gramma last night. See you all soon, Praying for all of you!
      Love, Mom

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  40. Well today we figured out that there’s a rule that you can’t pass out food in parks…too bad we broke that rule! We went to Civic Park and talked to many…uh..different people. God really led us to where we were supposed to go today because what we saw when we prayed we saw at the park. God is already working. We’ll see what the rest of the week brings!

    Quote of the day: Hey look there’s Six Flags…(3 seconds later)…and now it’s gone!

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  41. we felt God calling us to go to a park and give out sandwiches and connect with people. cant wait to tell you about it!

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  42. the bc teens are rocking it. they keep on asking the Lord to show them felt needs and then they go out and make it happen!

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  43. Hey im doing well. It’s near the end of day 3here and no hospital visits, yeah! Im really pleased how the day went. I learned how to really listen to the lord. I asked the Lord what we should do today and music kept coming to mind. However it was not worship music. I was not able to place it. I really enjoyed the sense of not knowing. I wanted to make it seem like worship but I couldn’t, God wouldn’t let me. It was a cool feeling. I cant wait to see you all again.

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    • Greg, Happy to hear there have been no hospital visits for you, or anyone on the team. Let’s keep it up! I am glad to know you are “listening” to Him. Keep it up I am sure you will be able to figure it out. Today’s Rebecca’s Birthday, we are going there for cake. I will tell everyone you are doing well. Take care….Mom

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    • Hey Greg, I tried to reply before, but it didn’t post. I am glad you are doing well. I am sorry I missed your phone call, we were at Rebecca’s for her birthday and I didn’t hear my phone ring, it was pretty loud. Everyone says hello! I am glad you are listening and trying to figure out where God is leading you. Take care, I love you, Mom

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  44. Hello all mile highers,

    Love reading your blogs and tweets. Last time we were at the civic center they were having the DNC. Ask Daniel about it.

    Not sure what the hospital thing is all about. I am hoping you all just felt like visiting a hospital and nobody needed it.
    Praying for you all.

    Hebrews 4:16
    Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

    Have a good night.

    Love you all,
    Mrs. Marina

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  45. 1> The sales clerk at our car rental location was a believer and upgraded our vehicle (saving us lots of money)
    2> The rain held off during the block party on Saturday
    3> The theme verse of the church we attended was also our team’s theme verse (Isaiah 61: 1-3)
    4> Linda’s daughter and kids going to church with us. The kids were also specifically encouraged to go to children’s church and therefore had a great time and want to go back.
    5> Enabling our team to hang out with an old friend from the youth group, Brett Bloethner, in Boulder.

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  46. getting prepped to go pass out cups of cold water at the bus stop in denver. its a bright sunny day so people will probably love some water

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    • We’re praying for strength, energy, and an amazing time for you all!!

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  47. Whats up,
    I am having a great time and I haven’t broken anything yet.
    I cant wait to come home and tell u guys all about my trip.
    Email me back mom and Todd

    see ya,
    Stevie D

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  48. Hey everybody! We just got finished with the second day of our trip and we’re already exhausted. We went to church this morning with Linda’s daughter and kids, then we helped Jude set up for an adoption celebration he was running, then we went to Pearl Street Mall.

    So Amy, we went to the hospital..but it wasn’t my fault, it was Daniel. I’m keeping everyone safe.

    Hope youth group went good today!

    Replacing quote of the day: “Papa Danny, tell me how you met mom again~Mikey

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    • Meghan, you are great! I knew I could count on you to keep everyone safe 🙂 keep up the good work!!

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  49. so today we all went to red rocks! such a beautiful place!! some thing I really like about today was hanging out with brett!!! He was very in to his new church and friends. he is doing great and says hey to all!

    Quote of the day – Pits down!!

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  50. today we tought hallie the pledge of allegiance and our national anthom lol

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  51. 2day we went 2 a church whos theme verse was the same 1 daniel made us memorize 4 this trip…. coincidence?

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  52. todays message: you cannot do everything. but you can do something. what is the something God is calling you to do?

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  53. Everyone says a happy father’s day to all the dads and we will call you guys later in the day.

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  54. Its 8:10 on father’s day and everyone is getting ready for another long day. First is church then we most likely will go to red rocks, then help a man named Jude with a prasie in the park thing, then we will ATL.

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  55. Hey!!!! So it’s the first day of the Denver trip, right now we are all exhausted! We got here at about 7:30 in the morning! We helped out at the block party where there was like a million teens helping!!!! Lol. We are all just sitting around waiting for our debrief, and for the first time I think we will be going to sleep before 10!!! We all miss you back in Chicago. Have a great week! P.s. we all went to the hospital today to get it out of the way

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    • Very funny Mikey. Stay clear of all hospital buildings. Glad you guys had such a good day.

      Mrs. D

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  56. We’ve only been here less than 1 day n iv already had my attitude changed drastically…… I came here thinking things like im gonna climb a mountain n im gonna have fun n im gonna do this n that or what ever n just working with the people at our serving project 2day made me realize that there r ppl out there that have more immediate need than me they need to b served. n its much more fulfilling than just having fun n going on a vacation type thing

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    • Claire, you are a born leader and you demonstrate that in everything you do. I’m so glad to hear that you got that attitude thing out of the way early on and are now focused on serving others. That must have been tough to admit, but it just shows your leadership and committment to the team. In the end, you’ll have more fun than you imagined just by serving others. I’m proud of you!

      Lou

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  57. It’s 9:25 pm on June 20, 2009 and everyone’s completely wiped out. We had fun today. Going to church tomorrow then we will ask the Lord (ATL) what to do next. Until tomorrow…Goodnight.

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    • Greg, thanks for the thoughtful Father’s Day wishes today. I appreciate you and hope you have a fantastic week serving others. BTW, your Cubbies swept the Indians this weekend so I know that will put a smile on your face. I look forward to your updates this week.

      Lou

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      • Thanks for the cubs update. please let me know about the Cubs vs Sox series. I will keep you updated as best i can. bye for now

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  58. Hey everyone! I am sooo excited for you guys and I hope that you have a great time in Denver! I’ll be praying for you!

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    • Thanks. We miss you. Have fun without me!

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  59. And they are off – dropped our incredible team at the airport this morning! They are ready to rock and I look forward to hearing from ALL of them.

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  60. we are looking forward to reading your stories! it was good that we prayed for the team last night and shared what their goals are for the trip.
    we will be praying for you all. have fun!

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  61. Welcome to the Denver Blog. We leave Saturday…hope you check out our stories!

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    • That awesome Claire. Pretty amazing how God can put us in situations and really change our focus from ourselves to others. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip.

      Mrs. D

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