Two weeks and counting!

I leave for Andros in 12 days, but the team gets there August 10, two weeks from tomorrow. I'm so excited! Our meeting went really well, and I think the team is really motivated to really show the love of Jesus to the kids every single day of the camp. I know we haven't done anything in Andros before, so I don't have any idea how it will go, but going through pictures from my last Uganda trip (Feb 2013) with a friend really brought the excitement to the fo...

Youth camp is a month from today!!

I just realized today is July 12. Our Andros Youth Camp in Mastic Point starts on August 12! I can't believe how fast time is flying. Here's where we are so far: Ryan and I met for lunch this week to get the final daily schedule figured out, as well as hone in on our theme of "Are You Enough?" I ordered 15 pounds of holi powder, which is what they use in the color run. I'm so excited to do this on the last day!           ...

What does “short term missions” mean to Ten Eighteen?

I guess because summer is upon us and a lot of people are going on short term missions trips, there have been a lot of articles and blogs around the web on what short terms missions are for. I wrote this article about a blog post that I strongly disagree with, and posted this link on the Ten Eighteen Facebook page to one I strong agree with. Ten Eighteen is about to take it's second group for a short term missions trip, so I thought I'd give an explanati...

2013 is shaping up to be big!

Time is really flying! How is it May already?? And I haven't posted here in two weeks... Sorry about that! (You can go to the Facebook page and Like it so that you get more frequent updates.) So here's what's going on: I found out today that I actually DO have an attorney working on the nonprofit in the Bahamas, I just didn't know it! Yes, "island time" has a lot in common with "beach time." It turns out, they've been calling the relavent government mi...

A meeting and an evacuation

We had our first meeting for the Andros missions trip today, and it was going great... Until a fireman knocked on the door and told us we had to evacuate because there was a broken gas line up the street! The ended things quickly! We did get our information covered, and I showed a slideshow, which you can see here as a video. As it turned out, we didn't totally evacuate. We got the dog out right away, and then my son and I spent 15 min looking for the ...