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Jamaican Contemplations: 6/25/15

Avery: It's our fifth full day in Jamaica. At this point in the trip we have some what of a routine, we've formed friendships with so many people here, and it feels like it would be wrong to leave in two short days. I've been trying to push it out of my mind. Today we did our concrete work, something I think most of us could make a living at by now. Not to brag, but we a...

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Jamaican Contemplations: 6/24/15

This is Jack Stimart and I have been having a great trip so far. Today we went to a children's home for young kids and we went and loved on the kids. The kids were being very shy at first... Then another group came in and a girl came straight up to me and jumped on my lap. I really enjoyed playing with the kids. Then we came and ate hot dogs for lunch. Then we got to work....

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Jamaican Contemplations: 6/23/15

Hi, my name is Hunter and I am one of the members of the 2015 Jamaica team. Today we were told that today was THE day, and that promise was certainly fulfilled. After toiling and sweating with 4 other people doing a 10 man job of making cement,we were more than exhausted. After a delicious lunch of mac and cheese, the majority of our group decided that a nap was at hand. A...

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Jamaican Contemplations: 6/22/15

Sammy- So today was the first day of doing work. The day started early at 7am. We ate some fantastic pancakes. Then we hopped on the trailer attached to the tractor to hitch a ride to our worksite. On our way down the hill, the tractor spun out. Twas intense. At the worksite, people were split up to work on different projects. I climbed onto a roof to prep the roof for co...

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Jamaican Contemplations: 6/21/15

This is Madison Thompson writing today's blog entry. So far we have been in Jamaica for about 36 hours. The weather here is surprisingly better the than what Chattanooga's was when we left. Today is Sunday so we had a very easy day. We woke up around 8:30 am. We ate an amazing breakfast a 9 am. At 11 am we walked down the hill to the small chapel. The church service felt...

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HPC Youth Happenings: 6/16/15

Dear Parents, Students and Volunteers, Summer is in full swing! Please check out the summer events calendar located here, and the explanation of what we'll be teaching this summer here, both are on our church website. This time next week, our Jamaica Team will be serving at the Jamaica Deaf Village! We leave bright and early this Saturday morning. Please pray for us as w...

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Jamaican Contemplations: Pre Trip

It's T-Minus 5 days until the HPC Youth head out for Jamaica, and that means it's time to get you set up to follow us while we're there! We will do our best to update this blog every day, usually with different students sharing their "Jamaican contemplations" from that day. We will post our blog on Facebook and Twitter for easy access. For starters, I want to invite you t...

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HPC Youth Happenings: 6/9/15

Dear Parents, Students and Volunteers, Summer is in full swing! Please check out the summer events calendar located here, and the explanation of what we'll be teaching this summer here, both are on our church website. Here's what's happening THIS WEEK: - Summer Underground is THIS Wednesday, June 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.This summer we'll use Counter Culture by David P...

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HPC Youth Happenings: 6/2/15

Dear Parents, Students and Volunteers, Summer is in full swing! Please check out the summer events calendar located here, and the explanation of what we'll be teaching this summer here, both are on our church website. Here's what's happening THIS WEEK: - Summer Underground is THIS Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.This summer we'll use Counter Culture by David Pl...

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