Monday, July 27, 2009

Poland Sunday, August 2nd

This Sunday is Poland Sunday! From 9-10:15 a.m. in room 271 we're going to give you a picture of what God did, plus we're going to dance!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Poland Sunday

It seems just like yesterday we were leaving our friends and heading to Krakow in the yellow van. Time flies! We are excited to announce that Poland Sunday will be Sunday, August 2nd from 9-10:15 a.m. in room 271 at Southern Gables Church! We can't wait to share with those of you who can make it all that God did on our trip!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Partnering together

One of the greatest joys of going to Poland is partnering with a local church. This year we worked with a new youth group after having a great 7 years with a church in Zielona Gora. Here is our team at the city square in Skoczów before we left for camp!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Laura is speaking @ Southern Gables

I am so excited that Laura is getting the chance to speak to our spiritual community this Sunday in our worship services!


I can't wait to hear what she is going to share!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

2009 English Camp Group Picture

Here is our camp picture at the train station for English Camp 2009 Stories!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


We're home after an amazing trip! Our flight was awesome! I can't believe it's the first time I've flown Lufthansa over! Goodbye LOT Polish Airlines! We were greeted at the airport by a great group and all of our luggage arrived!

We are so grateful for our experience. More will be coming in the days ahead here as students will be blogging about life after the trip. I am excited to hear how they've changed as a result of what they experienced.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Coming Home

I am in Krakow right now with the window to my room open and the loud sounds of the city life are picking up as darkness falls. I am so grateful for all that I've had the privilege to see God do the last two weeks the lives of our students! This blog has been an attempt to give you a peek through our window of service here in Poland. We can't wait to come home and tell you more!

If everything goes well we'll be at DIA shortly after 4 and we're looking forward to seeing all of you there to pick us up! Don't forget to check with Lufthansa to find out whether or not our plane is delayed!

We'll see you all in 26 hours!


Hey everyone! Last but not least, it’s Jensine!! So, yesterday was our last day with most of the campers from Skoczów and it was a blast… and exhausting. After we got back from our very long train ride, we went straight home with our host families. I was very lucky and very grateful to stay with Daria! When we got to her house, her parents fed me right away! Then she took me around her home town Szczecin and showed me some historical cites and some AMAZING views of the city. She also took to the Czech Republic! I WAS SO EXCITED! We of course had to get some lody (ice cream) before we headed to the campfire. There was so much to do and so many people to hang out with, and not enough time. We played football, baseball, did some crowd breakers, and stood in the Wisla(Vee-swa) river. But I would have to say that my favorite part was getting to eat Kielbasa for dinner and making a very funny video of the song Free Fallin’ with Jen. You will have to see it when we get back! I did not like the end of the campfire though… that’s where the goodbye’s began.
That night I went home with Daria and we had amazing smoothies while getting on facebook really fast to let people know that I am still alive. Today when we got to the church it started to hit me…I was going to have to say goodbye to so many amazing and wonderful people. When we first arrived I was fine. Everyone was laughing and having a good time. Once the vans pulled up I started to tear up immediately, but I didn’t start sobbing until Pryscylla came up to me! I gave her the biggest hug that I could give and the floodgates opened. I could not believe I was leaving all these people. I ended up being the last person in the vans because I was trying to get a picture with everyone I could.
We also had debriefing today which wasn’t easy either. It seemed like I couldn’t NOT cry, but it was very good to talk about what went on with ourselves through this trip. After we got done with debriefing, we went straight for the square for one last time. I was able to experience a lot of things through this trip like building tons of new relationships, realizing what I can do to help build God’s kingdom, ways that I can better my relationship with Christ, and so many other things. But the most important thing that happened this trip was that I found myself. I found more of who I am and I also had a big realization that I wish would have hit me a long time ago. I realized that even though sometimes I may not believe it or feel it, I am beautiful inside and out in God’s eye’s and that’s all that matters. I always knew that in the back of my mind that this was true but I never really believed it… until now. But anyways, WE ARE COMING HOME TOMORROW!!! So I guess I will see you all then, please pray for us and our travels that we all make it home safely. Thanks you all for all of your support and God Bless!
P.S. I was just kidding mom and dad about cleaning my room! :P

Saturday, July 04, 2009

July 4th in Poland

We are missing the BBQ's and fireworks today! Today we've had some free time in the morning after several of the students went to the beach to see the sunrise at 4:36 A.M. That's the sun was setting in Littleton it was rising here! During the free time this morning we uploaded some more videos and pictures of our time here at English Camp. We hope you enjoy them! We are cleaning the church right now, packing and heading to the train station around 4 p.m. We board the train at 6 p.m. and will arrive in Skoczów close to 7 a.m. We will be attending church Sunday morning and I get the privilege of preaching. We are excited t have one last chance to talk with the students about the story of God before they leave tomorrow morning!You'll hear from us after church tomorrow!

What REALLY Happens in a Beginner's English Class

Here is Tifani's class video! It won the crowd over! Andrew, the translator, is one of the pastors of the church we are working with! Tifani, Jon and Allison gave star performances!

No Gas Water Please

For Oscar night each English class had to create a video or skit for the theme night. Here is a commercial starring Bridget, Jen and Chad speaking Polish. In the commercial they are saying that the world would be a better place if there wasn't any water with "gas!" Bridget is drinking the gas water and Chad is drinking water without "gas." Gas = bubbles! Enjoy! The Polish students were roaring with laughter when we showed this!