Mission Trips

Kurtis Kolb on August 4th, 2017

Tomorrow we are coming home.  Our desire and prayer is to be joyfully reunited with our families in 24 hours or less. God is good all the time, but there are some moments in life when our minds comprehend that fact with more understanding and our eyes can see that truth with more clarity.  Yesterday […]

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Kurtis Kolb on August 2nd, 2017

Hi Friends, Today we completed the third day of our Upwards Sports Toronto camp.  It was a long hot day.  The campers are tired, and so is our team.  But God is so good and so wonderful to his children.  He takes our feeble efforts and works and somehow uses them for his own glory. […]

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Kurtis Kolb on July 31st, 2017

Hey, friends, it’s Emma. Today was a good day. I could give you a million reasons why, but here are just a few: Camp ran smoothly – Being fully honest, I was pretty nervous about what was going to happen today. No one on the team has ever been involved with an Upward Sports camp! […]

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Kurtis Kolb on July 30th, 2017

Hi friends. The Lord blessed us with a wonderful trip yesterday. The day was uneventful, and traveling in the new van was indeed a blessing. This morning we are worshipping with Middle East Baptist Church. This evening we will have our orientation meeting with the missionary we are working with, Hans. Please pray for us, […]

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Brian O'Grady on April 23rd, 2017

It was brought to my attention that the Amsterdam posts never concluded the trip. Tonight we met together as a team for a final time to enjoy home made pizza, share pictures and discuss the trip. Speaking for the team, I want to thank each person that prayed for us, helped us financially, and provided items to […]

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Brian O'Grady on April 6th, 2017

For our final two full days in the country, we experienced the Dutch culture and missionary life from different perspectives. Wednesday started out with a bus ride out to Keukenhof to see where over 10 million tulips have been planted and are coming into full bloom. The tulip crop is in the top 10 of […]

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Brian O'Grady on April 4th, 2017

     The week started out very busy. On Monday, Chris Harris’s step counter registered over 19,000 steps.   No one on the team complained, especially considering we were being led by 6 month pregnant Kaylee. The morning began with the men and women each going to different restaurants for breakfast. This provided opportunity for us to […]

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Brian O'Grady on April 2nd, 2017

This morning was spent worshipping at Grace Church Amsterdam. We had the opportunity to fellowship with the church before the service. The worship through music was awesome, and we enjoyed a great message from Luke 23:1-25. After lunch today several walked around the area for the afternoon.  Jo, Megan, and Chris went into an antique […]

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Brian O'Grady on April 2nd, 2017

Praise the Lord.  We appreciate all your prayers. The team and luggage arrived in Amsterdam on schedule. We were able to get through all the connections and customs with no problems. The weather was great for flying. A special thanks to Nathan and Doug for driving us to Chicago. The first day was spent getting […]

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Brian O'Grady on March 30th, 2017

The GBC Amsterdam Mission team is less than 24 hours from departure to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Perhaps most have already packed and are checking their To Do list for the second time. Some of us may not start packing until tonight. Either way we head out from Grace Baptist Church at 6:30 Friday morning on […]

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