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Cherokee Trip Update 3

Monday morning was a bit rushed, but everyone enjoyed the breakfast casserole offered as well as the worship songs provided by paster Carlos, Ken, Adelaide, and Annalise.After breakfast and devotionals, we packed up and headed to the Boys and Girls club.Upon arrival, many of the team members were reunited with kids who remembered them from last year.It was touching and exc...

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Cherokee Trip Update 4

Cherokee 2019 Day 4 Today began. a little uniquely.At 6:13 AM, the power went out across the Ela camp where we were all staying.Many people were in the shower or brushing their teeth at this time when the lights went out.The electricity apparently also powered the pressure function for the water, so after a couple minutes of residual pressure, we had no water either.Tha...

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Cherokee Trip Update 1

Redeemer VB gathered the troops at 7:00 this morning at Erin Strickland's house to caravan up to Cherokee.Traffic was very light and the journey was uneventful except for a heavy rainstorm. After stopping a couple times for some much needed snacks, we all made it safely to Cherokee NC around 5:00 pm. This camp is different from last time, positioned at the foot of the moun...

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Cherokee Trip Update 2

The first morning on the Ela Campground was relaxed and rejuvenating.We were blessed with a dry morning and the campground had lost most of its squish.After breakfast, everyone prepared for church and before we left, there was enough time to have a quiet moment, chat with friends, or even play a few games.The group headed out for Christ Fellowship Church around 10:30 and a...

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Cherokee Trip Update 5

Thursday: This morning Mr. Lenix gave us a devotional on Luke chapter 6 following the subject of loving one's neighbor. He told us a story about a time when it was difficult to love his neighbor. His next door neighbor was in possession of 15 dogs. You get the picture. Even though his neighbor was somewhat difficult to deal with (to say the least) a friend of his called hi...

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Cherokee Trip Update 4

Wednesday: The group gathered in the early morning to start the day off with worship. Will and Leigh Ellen performed expertly using voice and keyboard, leading the congregation in praise. Mr. Lenix stood up and gave us a short sermon, again, from Luke 10. He focused on what it means to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.Afterwards, it was off to the soc...

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Cherokee Trip Update 3

Monday: Mr. Lenix opened us up with morning devotions further in Luke chapter 10. He touched on the conversation between Martha and Jesus and emphasized the importance of caring for one's neighbor. Once devotionals finished, we raced off to our posts. The first day of soccer camp was extremely exciting. Even though it was close to scorching, the kids kept wonderful attitud...

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Cherokee Trip Update 2

An early start and a hearty breakfast kick-started the second day of our Cherokee missions trip. The itinerary for the day involved visiting a small local church somewhere in town. For Redeemer Presbyterian, the church was YellowHillaround a 10 minute drive from the camp. Our number doubled the service attendees. Before we knew it, the hymnals were open and the youth str...

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Cherokee Trip Update 1

After a 9-hour drive we arrived at the camp, greeted by the warm and welcoming camp staff as well as a delicious meal of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and peach cobbler. Once we ate our fill, surveyed the cabins, and settled in, the group gathered in the community building at the bottom of the hill. One of the cabins at Cherokee Scott Hill, the pastor of the PCA chu...

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Prayer Requests for the Cherokee Trip

Cherokee Mission Trip Prayer Requests June 16-23, 2018 The Participants Chuck Terri Carter David Clark The Dodl Family Ken, Kathryn, Jason Barry Ann Durham Gary Laura Heisler The Johnson Family Addie, Adelaide, Evelyn Gloria Jacob Karabin The Manning Family Scott, Vicky, Austin, Logan The Moen Family Mike, Lily, Luke The Rodri...

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Cherokee Mission Update

6/22/17 Our mission trip is going very well and we really feel like we are connecting with the Cherokee people. It is an amazing experience and I hope we can bring more Redeemer folks next time.Im so glad Scott and Jonah (Brixey) could come. A little short handed this year but we are all pulling together to make things work. The COTR Atlanta group is amazing. We are all...

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