Friday, July 29, 2011

PBC videos

Hey everyone, the videos the groups made for their phenomenal week at their respective cities are on the youth YouTube channel; the link is below (Denton should be on there by next week).
Thanks again to all who supported the week in prayers, encouragement, finances, fundraising, watching kids, our pastors for letting us do it, and the five churches that welcomed us into your cities. It was a great week, lets not allow it to be just a memory we keep in our back pockets, but be sure to build on it and continue to do great things for our Savior, Jesus Christ!
Tyler & Shaunna
For His Kingdom and Glory!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Soldiers marching home

We PBC is over for the year of 2011. Daniella already signed out of the Oregon Soldiers for Christ, but it was a real blast and pleasure being able to go on the trip. God moved greatly, souls got saved, our eyes have been opened, and a fire has been sparked in each one of us. I am proud of everyone in my group. I beat your kids up sometimes, but only out of love. We were wrestling though so no need to worry. And if anyone from the Oregon church who might be reading this has the opportunity, please feel free to update us about what is going on in the church. If you don't know who to email, can always email the account and the group can reply. God Bless!


That's All Folks

I haven't posted since our group got back. We got back on Tuesday around 3:30. I was glad to be home, as were the rest of the group, but we all wished we could have stayed a little longer. Pioneer Boot Camp this year was an amazing experience. Praise God, souls were saved this year in Oregon, and our entire group got closer to God in one way or another.

We all became a little family while we were there. We also built relationships with the people in the church there. I definately want to go back someday. I want to see how much their church has grown and if the people who got saved while we were there are still serving God.

Pioneer Boot Camp was an awesome experience. I am thankful that we were given the opportunity to go. All of us Pioneer Boot Campers need to keep praying that our fire won't go out and that God will continue to use us wherever we go. I can't wait until next time.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last Day


So we all got back yesterday around 6:50, and i must say it was a true honor and privallege to go down to Denton for PBC. It was a bit of a rocky start but in the end we all started to see the bigger picture and why we believe God sent us there. We all came back with a fresh perspective on reaching out to others especially the youth, and the ones that come and visit for the first time. Being there just opened our eyes more to reach out more and be servents. Yes we were there to serve, but they also served us as well. Amazing to how they treated us like family, welcoming us with opened arms. It was a big change and a new experience coming from where we are taught to serve and it just coming naturally to us because led by amazing examples, to us while serving we were being served as well. Always telling us that it was no problem because when they come and visit the home church does the exact same thing. Just amazes me to how much impact something little (like taking people out for coffee during conference) can be reproduced somewhere else in a huge way.

We were blessed while there, and it being my last year (vianca) i can speak for the rest of us who are leaving youth this coming week and the montha to come, it has been an amazing experience a true privallege and honor to be used by God in a mighty way, and being able to serve others as well. This will be something that will never be forgotten, it has been a true blessing. 

As for my group we all got to know each better and had our laughs, fun and yes a few rough spots but in all it as great. We all made new friendships there and cried our last day there. Telling everyone that they have to come to October conference. God really moved in Denton and truly moved in us, and i hope we can all reproduced what we ;earned and recived not only from the people there but from God as well, and just use it here back as well, and not just for that one week. It feels great to be home, and with family, can't wait for church tomorrow either. Love you all
Vianca's last blog...

sorry for no pictures computer is being dumb

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Official

This is our official last night of PBC.

The drive today was really mellow. We mostly slept. But Pastor Marshall came up with a strategy for when we get too crazy. He brought the Left behind books on tape, so he puts them in and turns it up and we all fall asleep.

Right now we are in Ogden, Utah. There isn't much here, most city is just dead and run down. It took us a while to find a place to eat that wasn't too expensive or didn't look like we would get food poisoning. We finally settled on a place called "Warren's Burgers, Fries, and Shakes." But they had more than just that, they had sandwich's, chicken, and a salad bar. It was good.

Pioneer Boot Camp was an awesome experience. It was a good chance for us to all get closer to God. I can't wait until next time.

Tomorrow we leave at five, but we all kind of want to leave now so we can get home! I miss home. Well, good night!


We're Back!

Well, today we had a very late start leaving Farmington, New Mexico, because... None of us wanted to leave. We all wanted to go home (I missed my mommy and daddy!!!) but we LOVED this week in Farmington. I didn't know what to expect from this camp - after all, I thought we were going to Texas - but I was especially surprised when I found out we were really going to Farmington. I knew the goal of PBC this year was to evangelize, not just to put fliers on people's cars and have a concert the next day. Anyway, what my team received this week, I can't even put into words.

Pastor Josh Maloney and his wife are some of the nicest people I have ever met. He's a real preacher. I know that sounds funny, but whenever he preaches, you can just tell he's anointed by God.

The people in the Farmington church really want to do something for God. Most of them attended both outreaches, as far as I could tell, and they were so kind to all of us.

Our entire group got along great! Not all of us hung out before camp, but we all meshed together and became friends. Except Juan Pablo... I think he is mad at us for calling him that... But he is secretly nice even though he told me to delete his number from my phone... Anyway! This week we all got to know each other and made several new friends. I really loved our group. And so did Guero, even though all the girls beat him up hahaha.
Last, we loved our leaders. This was their first Pioneer Boot Camp, but Mr. Dan always had us laughing and Ms. Patty encouraged me to reach out to people and witness, no matter what I am doing.

That's all for now! I'll post pictures tomorrow! And thank you for reading the blog (Nacho Libre accent) EVERY DAY. It's fantastic, no? Hahaha. Goodnight.

Sayanora: Last Moments of the Day...

Note: Melissa was tickling everyone's elbows
Evan: Wooo... feels like Jesus is coming back!

Pastor Marshall: *walks over*
- 2 seconds later -
Dayanna: You can go now...

Note: We were practicing for a skit when Landon started acting up...
Landon: Man, I'm leaving...
Melissa: *sprays Landon with water gun* RELAX!!...

Note: Isaiah was secretly tickling Evan's back...
Evan: Alright who tickled me!?
- silence -
Evan: *dead serious* You're all gonna get judged for this one day!

Note: Priscilla finally broke down and sang for us...
Priscilla: *singing to Melissa and Dayanna* Don't wanna make a scene...
Evan: You just made a scene!

Note: Landon came begging for his nick name to be changed...
Landon: Can't I be called LARRY FAJITA-SAUCE?

Priscilla: I'm a man!
Evan: Whoa! Ms. Cherise, someone's having second thoughts!...
Priscilla: Yeah I said it!

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Even though we've had a lot of funny moments through out the week, God reveled treasure in hidden places. We leave you with this scripture:

1st Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

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Goodbye Phoenix Arizona... ;(

Well... we have to leave tomorrow..... :'''( I'm gonna miss Arizona sooo much! I had an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G time! I didn't expect it to be anything like this at alll! I got to know a lot of people in my group very well (some I got to know a littlleee too well. Haha just kidding :P). I had lots of fun with the people in my group and my leaders!!

God really moved in my life while I was here. The people in Arizona are amazing and the church here is amazing. I can't even begin to tell you how much I'm going to miss the people, the church, and the palm trees. It was very hard to say goodbye to you guys! Thank you sooo much for everything! We love you and can't wait to see you guys at conference!!!!


Good bye

It is 12:22a.m in Pheonix right now and all of us girls are tired and completley dreading the long drive tomorrow, especialy because it means that we will have to leave the wonderful city and people that we have come to love.After church tonight Pastor Gregory and his church gave each person in our group a framed paper on which every one had written a word that they would use to discribe us and what they saw in us. it was very touching and it had nearly every one in tears.
I will miss everyone here and can't wait to see you at conference.