Venezuela ~ Day 3

Ben —  June 27, 2011 — 18 Comments

Day 3 is upon us, and I’m going to make this very easy. The biggest thing I ask that you pass this along to as many people as you can.

First of all, I want to thank everybody so much for being a part of this journey. I am confident you will definitely want to participate in this part of supporting this trip.

Here’s what I am thinking, you ready? Ok here it goes: Continue Reading…

Venezuela ~ Day 2

Ben —  June 26, 2011 — 11 Comments

Yesterday was full of getting to know our group, trying out some different food and flying.

A ton of flying.

Oh yeah, and waiting… we did a lot of that too. Of course, when waiting we played a lot of cards, talked, and joked around a good bit. We have a ton of jokers, this will be important when we start working out on the field and get tired and hot.

We’ll see.

So on to day 2. We’ll be updating as often as we can. Continue Reading…

Venezuela ~ Day 1

Ben —  June 25, 2011 — 13 Comments

The day has finally come, Venezuela or bust!

I can’t even wait to meet the people we will be spending the next week with down south, and I’m sure the other 16 folks on our team feel the same way. This team of 17 has been put together (by none other than our Father), and we will soon be boarding our first flight to Miami.

then to Caracas

then to Barquisimeto.

Down below are time-stamped entries of the events of today – the first day of our short term mission trip to Venezuela with GlobalX.

Depending on many factors once we actually get down to Barquisimeto, this might be the format of which I give daily updates so I encourage you to comment often, as with each flight and each layover our team will need prayers and encouragement.
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I remember now, what I was thinking about at this very moment. I told you last week how I was looking through my notes, and upon coming across one of them which I had no idea what was going through my mind.

Thank God for Kim who is there for me to bounce ideas, and remind me of things I forget. This particular note came during one of our small group discussions, as I looked over at one of the guys in our group he had some cheese hanging off his mouth, so I immediately told him “dude, you got something dangling off your mouth.”

He wiped it off, and all was good. Continue Reading…

Big

Ben —  June 19, 2011 — 12 Comments

Today, for Father’s day I want to do something I’ve done before. Today I want to start something that will run all week, and encourage you to invite others to join. This is a little different from your typical “Happy Father’s Day” post to all you dads out there, but I assure you it is going to be awesome.

As a dad, I always have projects or goals I am working on or striving for. From knocking stuff off the honey-do list, to pursuing adding another child into our family. I’ve found that sometimes without a project or goal I’m trying to achieve, I become stagnant.

I end up not doing anything.

As a father who is continually trying to improve his relationship with his family, and grow as a man, this is not a good place to be and I’m sure many of you are the same way as well. This is why I want to take this week to specifically concentrate on you dads, and the encouragement and support you need for your projects or goals.

Small, and Big.

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