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Medieval Castle Update May 28, 2013

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We have continued our work on the medieval castle. Here are some photo updates including a picture of the 8-year-old designer.

Medieval Castle May 14, 2013

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Preston has been working on a castle project. Here is the progress.

Day 4: Helping in the school April 22, 2012

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Here are some pictures of us helping at the school. We all helped alot in Teacher Joyce’s room. Some of us helped in teacher Lisa’s room. Also, we helped with tons of other things. We put on the Olympics for a field day on Friday. We were in charge of P.E. for the week. Also,  we did a week of prayer. Finally, we tried to be a blessing and help wherever we could. I believe we succeeded.

Day 3: Our First Exploration ( Sand Dunes and Mesas) April 18, 2012

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Chanlynn grabbed Tessa's foot as she was trudging up the hill. It was hilarious!

Leyah found a cave and tessa got in it. It's really more of a ledge with a space beneath, but we called it a cave.

Chanlynn grabbed Tristen's foot as he was heading up the sand dune. So he decided to try and pull her up, instead of shaking her off. She did end up letting go though.

Uma (Judi) walking on the mesa.
Ms. Lisa walking across the sand dunes

On Monday, we helped in the kitchen, cleaned, and helped in different classrooms. After helping, in the late afternoon, we were supposed to go on a 4 mile hike. However, we got sidetracked. We had lots of fun! We climbed a couple mesas, rolled down and played in sand dunes, and took lots of pictures. So, here are a few of them.

This is an almost tumbleweed.

Carol at the sand dunes.

This tree is so random. But doesn't it look cool?

Preston and Tessa near a mini sand dune.

Preston, Tessa, and Chanlynn playing in the sand and burying Chanlynn.

Uma (Judi) and Lisa trekking the sand dunes. This picture was taken on our way down the mesa. they didn't climb this mesa, only the kids did.

Here's a picture of what it looks like to be climbing on the mesas with us!

The sand and the green plant in this picture reminded a few of us of the Sahara Desert

Tori, Preston, Tessa, and Chanlynn (one of our new friends) playing in the sand.

Preston and Tori did handstands. If you look to the center left of the picture you can see their shadows and whoever took this picture, too.

We tried to all run and jump at the same time. Super fun! Tristen decided to go head first though, so he hit his head.

One view from the sand dunes.

Tessa buried on top of a sand dune.

Days 1 and 2; On the Road (continued) April 17, 2012

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More awesome things we saw on the way to our destination.

An arch, cool. Who knew they had those in Utah?

Utah! Woopee! We made it there, but still had a long way to go.

Days 1 and 2: On the Road (28 hours!) April 17, 2012

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Fun on the way to Monument Valley! We drove straight through, stopping to take pictures on the way. It took us 28 hours!
We stopped at a really cool cemetery on the way here!
The start of our journey

We left the church almost on time! Now that's a miracle in and of itself.

Tuesday in Monument Valley! April 17, 2012

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We are so blessed to be here in Monument Valley and covered by your prayers! God has brought us here safely with NO mishaps. Praise God!

We keep intending to update this blog with photos, etc., but exhaustion calls us to bed at night. We are super busy here and happy to be a blessing to these lovely folks at the mission school.

If all goes well we will have photos and more information tonight much later!

Please continue to pray!

By the way, thank you SO much for the money that has come in for the trip thus far. At this point we are hoping to be able to leave the school with money to help pay for the electricity and water we used while here. We do not have enough to do that–unless we choose to just stay down here and therefore not need gas money to go home! Sounds fun to us, actually! This school could use the funds as they do not have enough money to pay their teacher salaries this month!

Blessings to you from Monument Valley!


Safe Trip April 17, 2012

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Everyone was tired but happy when they arrived at Monument Valley on Sunday night at 8:30 pm. They had left Riverside Church around 3:30 pm on Sabbath afternoon and driven through the night to be able to make it down to SE Utah by Sunday evening. Everyone was impressed with the breath-taking landscape around them as they drove down to Monument Valley. Thanks to everyone for your prayers.

Contact Person April 13, 2012

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This trip is being organized by Lisa. In case of emergencies, please contact her cell phone 503.421.6350. Please understand that the group will be busy much of the time and there may be areas where they are not reachable. Thank you.

Day -2: The Church Van April 12, 2012

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Today the church van got taken into the shop to repair some wiring problems at U-Haul on Andresen. It thankfully was not too expensive. On Monday, it went in to get the oil changed and have everything looked over at Hi-Way Fuel. It all appears to be in good working order. The tires are the one thing that raised the biggest concern. The tread is still fine, but they are six years old. Please pray for safety on the road for the vehicle and all the mission trip volunteers.