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From the Heights to the Depths

From the Heights to the Depths

From the Heights to the Depths
It's been an exciting week here in Idaho!
This week, the team was able to experience many unexpected but wonderful things. With plans changing in regards to working with Mission Aviation Fellowship this week, we were able to do a sightseeing day on Tuesday. We loaded up on the bus early in the morning to drive to Shoshone Falls, near Twin Falls, Idaho. These water falls are taller than Niagra Falls! The kids loved taking photos with each other in front of the breathtaking view from the top of the falls. We were able to have a picnic lunch in a park nearby, and do our devotions with the sound of the roaring falls in the background. After lunch and devotions, we climbed back on the bus and journeyed to Shoshone Ice Caves nearby. We went from the heights of the falls into the depths below, experiencing a 60+ degree drop in temperature!  The interior of the cave was 28 degrees. The kids loved the cool air in the cave and learned a lot about the unique rock formations and air channels that keeps the cave cold enough to freeze over. After the caves, we visited Chick-fil-A for dinner before returning to Caldwell for team devotions. We had yet another guest speaker- a couple from the church that are Bible translators with Wycliffe in Papua New Guinea. Once again, the team was able to ask many good questions about being missionaries, and what it's like to take God's word overseas. 
On Wednesday, we got straight back to work with Caldwell First Baptist church. We helped with some cleaning of the exterior of the church building, retouching paint, and completing some landscaping projects. We were also able to bless one of the church congregants and finish some yard work at his property. He and his wife blessed our team as well and provided fresh watermelon to go with the rest of our picnic lunch on the worksite! For our evening devotions, we were able to attend the youth group program at First Baptist Church in Caldwell. The team enjoyed being able to see and reconnect with many of the kids they'd met at Warm Lake Camp. 
Today, we are beginning work with Love Inc in the nearby town of Nampa, ID. Please continue to keep the team in your prayers as we seek to bless the community and finish strong in this last week and a half of work. God has been faithfully opening doors in our ministry, and we look forward to telling you all the amazing stories of what He's done! Thank you for your prayers!
Trace H. "Idaho has treated us great!  Due to my Covid experience, I lost weight and reacquired my abs!  I love the work we are doing here, but I am also looking forward to returning home.  See you soon!"
Nicole C.  "The Lord has continued to protect us from the devil.  I am really glad that the Lord has let me meet such people filled with love and silliness!  I hope soon to receive letters from my parents...sightseeing was so much fun yesterday and we got to see many new things.  Can't wait to go home and relax."
Caitlyn O.  "Yesterday was our sightseeing day.  We went to the falls and an ice cave which was interesting.  Also, tomorrow we start at Love Inc."
Bridget H.  "We have safely returned from camp and are now back in civilization.  We have been jumping from job to job for the past few days, and also sightseeing.  Hopefully tomorrow we will begin work at Love Inc.  I am really excited to see what the rest of the trip brings."
Sam K.  "We are safely settled into a rental house and into civilization.  Got to do several jobs and have gone sightseeing.  Fun stuff!  Going to work at Love Inc tomorrow.  Can't wait to starting working and help!"
Timothy S.  "Our time at MAF was fun.  We were able to see Nate Saint's plane frame."
Alayna N.  "We have gone sightseeing at ice caves and a waterfall.  We went to MAF and we saw a lot of cool planes.  We pulled weeds today, but tomorrow we work with Love Inc.  Love and miss y'all!  Alayna"

Idaho

Our team is 21 strong. They got busy memorizing Scripture and helping one another get organized in their tents. We experienced our first rainstorm on Registration night, but everyone has had nice dry tents!! Orientation day went well as people got to know each other better. We ran the OC for the first time that day and learned a lot. Everyone had a lot of fun, and the formation of team unity has begun! Right now, we have 11 girls and 10 boys.

Greetings from the Lord's Boot Camp!

Over the last couple days, there has been a vast improvement in our teamwork! The kids are encouraging one another and working together to improve on the Obstacle Course each day. The kids have been taking block-laying, concrete, digging, and steel tying classes in the morning.

The Idaho team is doing well at boot camp...

This week we will start some new classes. Puppets and Advanced Evangelism are new to us on the schedule along with balloons.

Finishing Strong

Today is our last day of classes! The kids have been doing an amazing job on the obstacle course working together and avoiding disqualifications. Yesterday two of the leaders ran with them and they got 17 people over the wall!

The Idaho team arrived safely there

The Idaho team made it safe and sound last night!

Welcome to Warm Lake Camp

We arrived late Sunday night to Boise and got to the church around midnight. We let them sleep in until 8:00 and had a nice breakfast provided to us from a special lady at the church.

We are starting to settle into a routine of sorts here at Warm Lake Bible Camp.

We are starting to settle into a routine of sorts here at Warm Lake Bible Camp.

A New Week Has Begun

Greetings from Idaho! It's been a relaxing weekend as we finished up our work week on Friday. The team did a wonderful job and made excellent progress on our brush clearing and wood removal projects on Friday. Even though some of the team wasn't feeling very well, everyone did their best and worked together well to help out those that were moving a little bit slower. By the end of work, everyone was ready for the fun and rest we had planned for the weekend!

Adventure in Idaho

What a week it has been so far! The kids are continuing to work hard on fire mitigation, while also preparing the cabins to be prepped and painted.

One more week at Camp

Wow! It is hard to believe that we have been on the field at Warm Lake Camp for two weeks already. Thursday we had a long work day after our day off of rafting. As we have been sharing during the campers Mission Hour, we are trying to show different aspects of Teen Missions that we use on the field.

Last Few Days at Camp


It is hard to believe that we have been at Warm Lake Bible Camp for almost three weeks now. The camp is looking amazing!

Welcome to Caldwell!

It's been a week full of change here in Idaho!

Beating the Heat

It was a restful weekend for the team these past few days. We were able to work at Love Inc, helping them run a garage sale in their parking lot on Thursday and Friday. The kids loved working with the wonderful staff and volunteers, as well as meeting many locals throughout the sale.

Finishing Strong

Our last week in Caldwell Idaho. Because we had been exposed to COVID our plans changed. This taught us so many things. Always trust in God's plan...Always be willing to do what is before you....have a joyful heart....let your plans go....