Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Change in January meeting date

Note the following change in meeting dates.  We will not be meeting Wednesday, January 7.  This meeting will be rescheduled for January 28 instead.  Please mark your calendars and inform your ride.  However, you will need to show me your journals sometime during the week of January 5th.  Hope you have a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope the next two weeks are enjoyable. Don't get too lazy!! Its a great time to get caught up on your journaling (you know who you are!). I am looking forward to our meetings coming up in the new year as we continue to prepare for our trip. Have a great Christmas break.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dates finalized for trip

We have finalized the dates for our mission trip to Toronto. We will be leaving in the early morning of April 9, arriving at CSM in Toronto in the late afternoon. Our retrun will be Sunday night, April 19. Mark your calendars accordingly.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Passports

If you recall, it was recommended that you obtain a passport for our mission trip.  Although a passport is not required for entry into Canada or to return to the United States, it will be the most convenient form of identification.   Please check out the State Department's website for complete information on travel to Canada.  Another option is the US Passport Card.  This acts like a passport for ground and sea travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda (but not for air travel).  It is significantly cheaper than an actual passport.  A passport for someone 16 and over is $100, while the passport card is only $45.  The fees for someone 15 and under is $85 and $35 respectively.  It is something to seriously consider if you do not think you will be traveling outside the United States where you would require an actual passport.  If you do not get either a passport or a passport card, you will be required to bring your state-issued birth certificate or a copy.  Please check out the link above and make the wisest choice for your circumstances in consultation with your parents.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Reminders

A quick reminder to the team to keep journaling this month.  Remember we are going through the book of Acts.  Also, if you have not given your $5 to Bekah, please do so early this week.  I know most of you have.  Thanks.  Please remember to be praying.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Meeting and Journaling Reminder

Ok team, now that you are on a nice vacation, this might be a good time to get caught up on your journaling.  Some of you are very, very far behind on your journaling.  Remember that we have a meeting the first week back from Thanksgiving break.  You need to bring you journals with you.  Please don't let them be blank ones!!  Also, you need to be prepared to give me an update on your fundraising at the next meeting.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Upcoming Missions Meetings

Just a reminder of the schedule for Missions Team Meetings. You need to plan to be at each of these (with journals and binders of course).

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Missions Banquet Recap

Hey team, just wanted to let you all know how much I enjoyed the banquet. It was great being able to talk with your families. Jake, you did a great job on the speech. Perfectly appropriate for the occasion. Morgan, I loved the waterfalls. It was a shame to see them have to go in the trash. And it was great to meet your gmom. We have been praying for her for so long and it was an answer to prayer that she could come to the banquet. I am so looking forward to serving with all of you. Nice job on the game, Beka!! God bless each of you!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Missions Banquet

Remember that the Missions Banquet is this coming Tuesday night at King's.  I need you to bring in all money on Monday!!  Don't forget to also bring in soda and dessert.  Its going to be a great evening.  Thank you, Jake, for preparing the introduction to Canada!

CSM Introduction to Toronto

Watch the video from CSM about their ministry in Toronto. 

video

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The First Post: Introduction

Alright.  The official blog is now up and running.  I am hoping to work out some formatting issues and add some more content.  Ok team members, its your job to post and comment as we prepare for our trip.