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June 30, 2017
John working up a ladder

We live in interesting times. Within the span of a few short years many of us have come to expect that everything in our lives should be visually documented. We carry around video and still cameras in our pockets and deposit those images into a digital holding tank everyone has access to.  It’s almost as if if no one saw it, it didn’t happen. Ironic words from someone that creates some of those videos for a living.

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June 29, 2017
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June 29, 2017
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June 29, 2017

Today it's best to let someone else do the talking.  A message from Pastor Wawa:

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June 28, 2017
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June 28, 2017
Tom using a saw

The word of the day is “Routine.” Not as in “Average” but as in “Consistent.”  It’s the stage of a trip when a new normal takes hold and you slide into a rhythm.  Schedules are set and expectations of those schedules are met.  Everyone’s up at the same time (really early, by the way).  Everyone’s done with breakfast at the same time (except for “one guy” still nursing his cup of coffee with sleep in his eyes).  The walk to the job site is familiar.  Each man slips easily into his work role and the work is completed.  The same rhythm happens at the end of the day, but in reverse.  Work, walk

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June 27, 2017
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June 27, 2017
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June 27, 2017
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June 27, 2017
The new STEP building

There is something satisfying about seeing a person doing the thing that they are skilled at.  Even after a weekend in which we got six hours of sleep in 48 hours, the men were up before the crack of dawn to begin work in earnest on the new STEP seminary building.  I wandered and I marveled as each man set to a task.  Each task dependent on the man before him.  Well-worn tool belts hung from their waists and every time they dug for a tool they never broke eye contact with their task.  I’m sure they could have done the work in the dark if necessary.

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June 26, 2017
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June 26, 2017
G.O. Team with CENV Graduates

Glenwood’s outreach strategy is to be involved in sending those called to serve on a long term basis, to assist the development of national missionaries and leaders and to send short term Global Outreach (GO) Teams to these areas.

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June 26, 2017
G.O. Team with CENV Graduates

After some lengthy travel delays (including a night spend in a Queens, NY hotel) the team arrived safely and happily in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  We had just enough time to shovel a timely and delicious lunch down our throats, change into shirts and ties and drive to the graduation in Merger.  Two things that do NOT characterize a Haitian celebration: on time and brief.  Eight high school students and over 40 kindergarteners graduated from the Merger school, and they did it up right: singing, dancing, student presentations, a keynote address from our own John Dryden and Lauren Young, recitati

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June 21, 2017

Our annual Calling Camp will be at the Eagle Creek Campsite on the Columbia River, July 9 to 13, 2017. This time will focus on disconnecting from everyday life in order to refresh and refocus in God's word and to connect more deeply with each other.  The cost of the retreat is $125. Please fill out the form below to register. For a packing list, directions and more info, see the PDF brochure.

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June 21, 2017

It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that we announce our dear Shelly Butler passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017.  Shelly led our Women’s Ministries over the last four years. Our hearts are breaking, but we remember that she is now truly home and standing in the presence of our Savior, whom she loved so much. Please continue to keep the Butler family in your prayers in the days and weeks to come.  Thank you for showing Shelly such sweet kindness and care as she fought this fight.  You are all appreciated very much.

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