Sorry for the delay in getting posts up here for the past few days, we’ve been experiencing technical difficulties… ah, technology. Thanks for your patience!
For anyone who has either had a loved one be a part of this trip, or has gone on the trip— you have seen shout outs! The members of the team love touching base with loved ones who have reached out. Here are a few:
Hey family I miss you all tons I made a new Alaska friend and Alaska team friends Zoe I hope you are taking good care of mom and dad
Abby- LIVY!!! I miss you so much! I’m so proud that you went on that zipline. Mom, thanks for the tip about the cheese. Also thanks for the gum. Eat a slice of carrot cake for me :). Dad, love you so much. Staying on that green line!
Kaitlyn- Hola family! I love you all so much. Emma, don’t grow up too much without me. Mom, it was weird wearing pants all day. Thank you for your love and prayers.
Addie- Hey hey hey! To all my friends and family… I love you and miss you sooo much!! I can’t wait to see you all… thanks for all the letters too! They put a smile on my face. Edith, Reiner, and Willa… thank you for the picture! It was BUTTEiful!!! Love y’all! See ya
Zoie- Thanks for the fun facts mom 😉 it was kinda embarrassing .Love you all see you when I get home!
Sarahi- Hey mom thanks for all the comments, I miss you so much! And I miss Yaritza and Padre too! Also Happy 8th birthday Moi, I hope it was great and you had a good day. I love and miss all of you!!
Emily – shout out to Miss Madison, you’re a rockstar! Miss you and our orange room kiddos! my fellow old people Madmish leaders – Miss leading with you guys and hope your week is going great. KP- Miss you AK buddy! Megan Smith – you are amazing. Love you friend!
Noah- I miss you Mac!!!! Love you all back in Waunakee and miss you dearly! Having fun here and am excited not to leave!!!
Tuesday greetings to all our devoted readers! Thank you so much for coming to this blog and reading, praying, and commenting on our adventures. We are so grateful, and the kids have already looked forward to the comments that we read at the campfire before we go to bed each night.
Yesterday, we welcomed the week’s first group of local kids to Eaglecrest camp. In past years, there have been anywhere between 2-9 kids that participate in the camp. Monday’s group was an astounding SEVENTEEN! For past GO Team Alaska members, we will pause a moment while you scoop your chin off the floor 🙂 This is a HUGE testament to the power of God working through the Smith family, who run the camp. The good Word is spreading!
After a delicious breakfast and devotionals, the campers arrived and we played Gaga ball and 9-square with them, and got to know (and in a few cases, reacquaint ourselves with) these incredible kids:
Our activities leaders invited the kids to choose what they’d like to do: there was a “spa” option, with cucumbers and warm towels for facials, and nail polish for manis and pedis! Anthony, Craig, and one of the Smith family, Lucas, even got haircuts!
After the activities, we enjoyed lunch and then headed over to a butte to hike to the top. Some of us found this much easier than others, but we ALL made it! The view was astounding. Here’s our entire group, including the campers, the Smith family, and Blackhawk’s team:
That’s a glacier behind us!
Needless to say, getting to sleep last night was easy for everyone. We are refreshed and ready for a new day and more fun with the campers. Today includes wood burning and cupcake decorating, and fun at the local school with human foosball and ultimate frisbee. More to come!
Greetings from Eaglecrest Alaska Missions! Audrey and Kristin D here 🙂 We are wrapping up our first full day here, and what a full day it’s been! We started the morning early, hearing Emily give her life story:
After some free time and a lunch, we went to Thunderbird Falls on a beautiful hike! This was an amazing spot with amazing views! Everyone enjoyed this excursion: