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Welcome to our first day without rain this week!

Welcome to our first day without rain this week!

Welcome to our first day without rain this week! Our kids are so excited that they can finally have some dry clothes they have washed. I say clean very liberally—we have had lots of lessons in how to wash clothes in a bucket but it is definitely a learning experience! They are getting better at it each and every day. The different techniques they have found for washing their hair have been interesting, to say the least. My favorite is using a cup to dump water on my hair; however, they all still seem to prefer dumping the buckets on their friends' heads!

We finished all of our block-laying classes today! I think block-laying is one of the team's favorite classes, which is good considering that is the majority of our work project this summer! The rest of the week we have more construction classes and evangelism classes to further train us for Malawi. We started learning how to effectively use our music in churches for presentations. It is cool to hear their introductions to remember that everyone comes from different places. We have a few who traveled here from California and Alaska!

As I write this, our kids are getting ready to go to the pool! However, it comes at the price of cleaning the bathrooms. In our bathrooms here we bucket flush, meaning that they must dump buckets of water into the toilet bowl to flush. Just another glorious part of training for overseas missionaries! They have been asking all week when they get to clean the bathrooms. Apparently, they saw the correlation between the pool and bathroom cleaning and thought that was a more casual way to ask when they would get a nice cool chlorine bath!

Our team is busy preparing and eagerly awaiting our trip to Malawi! They are so excited every time they get mail or emails from you, and I love seeing them share with each other pictures or funny stories you share with them. We will share more with you all soon!

"Boot Camp is hot and you get tired easily. However, it makes you learn to appreciate A/C and home." - Logan S.

"The best class at Teen Missions is block-laying and the food is good." - TJ S.

"Boot Camp has been fun but hard too, but I really like it!" - Judah S.

Greetings from Boot Camp from the Malawi team!

Greetings from rainy Florida!

Our kids are adjusting well to Boot Camp! They're still appreciative of the rain every day though it has been a couple of days of flooding. Some of us really enjoy jumping in the puddles. Between that and falling in the Slough during the Obstacle Course, we make sure that we always carry around some dry socks!

We're not going to Malawi?

You read that right! Ladies and gentlemen, the 24 person Malawi team is no longer going to Malawi. The kids saw Mr. Richard Barber, the President of Teen Missions, walking up and you could see a little bit of fear in their eyes.

Malawi-Kenya-Zambia leaves tomorrow!

We've started the field portion of our summer! However, we are still down here in sunny Florida for the moment.

News From MKZF (Malawi, Kenya, Zambia & Florida)

Hey everyone!! The team is doing good. They have been working hard. There is a list of jobs to do, so with 2 teams on property we are getting it done fast. Mr. Richard jokes about having to keep finding more jobs for us. They are learning to work together. Right now they are forming a sidewalk so we can lay the concrete.

“MKZF takes on Florida (still)”

Hi family and friends! The MKZF team is so grateful for the love and support they receive through mail and prayers!

MKZF Team Reporting for Duty!

Good afternoon!! The MKZF team is very quickly learning the ins and outs of property. It is still weird to be here and not be at boot camp, however the team is figuring out how to make this place more of a home!

"MKZF is out and about!”

As I write this we are on our way back from one of our Florida sightseeing excursions!

It’s been a busy week here on the Teen Missions Florida base!

It’s been a busy week here on the Teen Missions Florida base! The Preteen teams started to arrive last night for debrief so the base is getting busier and more lively! Our kids loved the hustle and bustle of Boot Camp, so I am sure they are excited to have more people on property.

Hello everyone from the MKZF team!

The team is doing great! We are finishing up week four on the field. Preteens came home and we got to serve them by helping in the kitchen. They left today so we have a quiet weekend before first debrief arrives!

Hello from the MKZF team!

Hello from the MKZF team! It’s been an exciting time here at Teen Missions as the teams from the first debrief have begun arriving. It’s so good for everyone to see some of the friends they made at Boot Camp!

Arrival Report

Greetings from Florida! We officially arrived at Debrief. It shockingly looks very similar to the field! Our travel was surprising uneventful and there were no delays in our journey. The team is relaxing by the pool and lake to help their jet lag recovery. They are all very grateful to have not lost any baggage on the way here.