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One More Day…

Good afternoon everyone! All of the preparations for our trip to eSwatini are coming to an end.  We have raised funds, had team meetings and ...

Mid Week Knysna Update!

Greetings! Today is Wednesday, May 15th, and we can’t believe the week is half way over! We are excited to share what we’ve been up ...

Weekend Update for Knysna

Hello everyone! After a few days of travel, we have arrived in Knysna, South Africa! The travel went very smoothly! We had no problems with ...

Knysna Team Departing Tomorrow!

Hello everyone! The Lord has been so sweet to knit together a wonderful team to travel to Knysna, South Africa to serve alongside the Wilkins' ...

Perspective From a Long Term Missionary

One of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my adult life was to return to The States from the mission field. Reverse culture shock ...

Get Out of The Boat

“I just don’t think I can afford it.” Have you ever said those words to yourself or to someone else?  Maybe you were thinking about ...

Whatever it Takes

70,000. That is a huge number.   If that number were miles, that distance would stretch around the earth almost three times.  If it were ...

Days In Khayelitsha

Our days in Khayelitsha were filled with paint brushes and repair tools. We painted walls, ceilings, doors and windows. We repaired minor wall imperfections, doors, ...

You Are Treasured

That was the truth that we hoped to pour into the hearts of the women at our two retreats, Tuesday-Thursday. Our time together was based ...

For His Glory: Cape Town February 2019

Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa! We arrived safe and sound very late Thursday evening and got a few hours of sleep before beginning a ...

VBS

January 2nd, our fourth full day in Costa Rica was definitely my favorite! After we ate yet another delicious breakfast prepared by the sweetest hands, ...

Happy New Year!

Hola, mi nombre es Zack Burkhardt.  I am currently sitting on the stage at our host church, Thursday night at 10:45, and I’m reading from ...

Hola From Costa Rica!

December 30, 2018 Hola from Costa Rica! We have had a busy first few days here. Sunday we had church where Olivia and Sarah Beth ...

What a week!

Hello! We are finishing up our week here in Swaziland and goodness has our time here been so very sweet. The week has been full...lots ...

Update From Nsoko

Hello everyone- Yesterday morning during our devo time as we studied Matthew 7:7-11, We discussed how we need to be intentional in prayer asking the ...

We are here!

I always said I would never go to Africa. The reason being the flight to get to Swaziland scared me more than going to the ...

Update from Knysna, South Africa

Hello from Knysna!  I am so sorry for no news - but we have been soooo busy.  God has done incredible things here. Sunday was ...

Language: Not a Barrier to Kindness

“Glorify the Lord with me, and let us praise His name together” Psalm 34:3 Our team returned Sunday evening with thankful hearts and minds for ...

Do Not Be Anxious

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  - Phil 4:6 We are ...

Welcome to Ukraine!

“ Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm46:10 After ...

The Land Named Raisin!

Off we go to the land named raisin! Or at least that is what Izyum (Izium) means in Ukrainian. On August 2nd, the Warren Mission ...

Finish the Race

Good evening again from Ecuador!  Tonight you get to hear from another team member, Ginnie Grantham, about her experience on the medical mission trip.  I ...

A New Perspective

Good evening from Ecuador!  Our time is flying by and it's hard to believe that we only have one clinic day left and that will ...

A Broken World But a Hope Everlasting

Welcome back to Ecuador!  We now have two clinic days in the books which is why an update was not posted recently.  We have been ...

Faithfully Raising the Torch for Christ

Over the course of this week, the Boston Mission Team had the privilege to partner with Encounter Church in Westwood, MA to help give back ...

Silver and Gold

Another day draws to a close as the Ecuadorian sun sinks behind the mountains.  So it's a good time to reflect on today's events.  Today ...

Buenos Noches de Ecuador

We made it!  We arrived in Ecuador safely late last night.  Many thanks to all who were praying over us in our travels for our ...

Pray for Ecuador

Download Daily Prayer Calendar Here Hello Brothers and Sisters!  Our church has had a flurry of summer mission activity with many mission trips that have ...

Our Last Day in Swaziland

Greetings on our last day in Swaziland! God’s everlasting joy and blessings to you.  Our last day involves a little of everything, a game drive, ...

Fun Days in Swaziland!!

Hello everyone! We spent Friday at Ntabas carepoint and Saturday at Timbutini carepoint: both days being “fun days!” “Fun day” is a day that every child ...

Unexpected Fruit

Greetings from Swaziland! Our building crew has poured love and sweat into the home and shared some powerful devotions and fellowship each day at lunch. ...

Greetings from the Kingdom of Eswatini!

I failed to mention in the last post that for his 50th birthday, the king renamed the country; however, I will still refer to it ...

Joy in the Spirit

Greetings from Manzini, Swaziland! Christ’s body is at work in Swaziland and the Holy Spirit is alive in the people here. Waving to strangers on ...

Preparing the Fields of our Heart

On Friday, June 1st, the team will begin our journey to Swaziland (Kingdom of eSwatini) to serve orphans and widows alongside missionaries who have been ...

Saying Farewell for Now.

Friday was a day of saying goodbye and tying up loose ends. Our construction team finished work at Rosie's house. The men installed new flooring, ...

Wednesday and Thursday in Cape Town

Wednesday was day two of our ladies retreat. We celebrated Valentines Day together and spoke more on how we can love God with all our ...

Tuesday in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch (02/13/18)

In Franschhoek today, we began a retreat with fourteen Mums from Home From Home. Focusing on Mark 12:30, our time was spent focusing on loving ...

A New Week of Work in Cape Town Begins. (2/12/18)

Yesterday we enjoyed a beautiful (windy!) day at St James Church and then the Cape of Good Hope. Today (Monday,) our team split into two ...

Visiting and Touring

Yesterday was a day of blessings. We had the blessing of spending time with our dear friend Wilma who we met last year. She invited ...

Safe and Sound in South Africa!

Our team made it to Cape Town safe and sound late last night. After a good night’s sleep and a delicious breakfast- we are beginning ...

From Augusta to Cape Town!

We are deep in the midst of last minute preparations for the 2018 Cape Town trip! We are nearly able to smell the salty air ...

The Mission Continues

The Knysna team has arrived safely back to our homes in America. Our journey back home was very safe and full of tired eyes! We ...

Two Days Left

I can’t believe we have been in Knysna for four full days. Today is Thursday, our fifth day in Knysna, and we begin our trek ...

First Day of Ministry

I am so excited to write this update, because there are several testimonies to share! God is working in Knysna, and we have had the ...

A Long Day

Our original plan for the day was fly out of Johannesburg at 9am to George about an hour later. We then would proceed to Knysna, ...

Creation Sings His Praise

Hello from South Africa! All 16 of us have safely made it to this beautiful country. After a very long travel day of 25 hours, ...

T-Minus FIVE Days!

Greetings all! In just a short five days, 16 of us will board a plane to travel many, many miles across the pond to Knysna, ...

Join the Mission

Believe it or not, we are already starting to plan next year's medical mission trip!  Check out this video to see how you can be ...

Certificate of Occupancy and PB&J Sandwiches

Hello from the Boston airport! We’ve now reached the end of our time here, and are preparing to fly home. Since I’ve last updated you, ...

Neon Orange Trash Bags and Honking Bostonians

  Hello from Boston! We’ve now been here 4 days, and there’s so much to tell! We’ve traveled up and down streets, picking up hundreds ...

Hello From Boston!

  It’s a beautiful zero-humidity afternoon, filled with burritos from Qdoba and excitement for the week to come. Yesterday afternoon, our team gathered in the ...

Adios, Ecuador

All good things must come to end or so the expression goes. And I think that after a week of fellowship and work that is ...

Catzuqui de Leticia

Catzuqui de Leticia. A crazy name, I know, but this was the location of our fifth and final clinic.  We had 4 incredible days of ...

Of Much and Of Little

It’s hard to believe that the the trip is coming to an end.  These trips always go by so fast because there is always something ...
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The Little School Bus that Brought Good News

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and ...

In the Sitting

Swaziland…through the eyes of a first-timer I am, by nature, a doer. I have to stay busy and am constantly making to-do lists. I’ve even ...

Loving Others

Hola from Ecuador!  We finally made it and are getting settled in to our hotel and our routine but unfortunately our Wifi is a little ...

Swaziland, I Miss You.

“Holy Spirit, you are welcome here.” These were words that our team repeated over and over again. From the moment we stepped off the plane ...

Conyers Mission 2017

Our Conyers team sharing Jesus with kids from the Lakeview Hispanic Community.

Reflections on Swaziland

​​ Jehovah is all she needs. ​She believes herself to be over 100 years old, a great-great Gogo. Kelly, Corbin, our friend and AIM missionary ...

The Final Countdown

Good evening everyone! It's hard to believe that our first Medical Mission Trip in 5 years is only a week away!  Again, God has been ...

Community

Swaziland is a society that places so much value on community. Being with one another, relationships, they are of more value than your schedule or ...

“Things I’ve Learned in Swazi” #day3

“Things I’ve Learned in Swazi” : Blog Post By: Elizabeth Schermerhorn Let’s do a little team recap. In the notes on my phone- I’ve been ...

Better Together

“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” Mark 16:15. I have read this verse of the Bible for many ...

Landmarks of My Heart

I saw her from across the field as she was slowly walking toward me. She held her head high with quiet confidence and subtle sureness. ...

He Took Them in His Arms

Over the last year, any time I ventured near my fridge several Swazi children, waving to me from a colorful postcard, have greeted me. Their ...

My Simple Answer

If we were sitting across the table together with a cup of coffee, I’d tell you all about my crazy dream to take the gospel ...

Pray to Plan

Good things are happening within Global Medical Outreach.  God has graciously been answering all kinds of prayers for funding and for participants for our first ...

Farewell for Now! (plus photos!)

On Friday we said goodbye to our new and old friends in Cape Town. The days flew by and already it was time to prepare ...

Mid-Week Update! (02/16/17)

Hello, friends! Unbelievably, it is already late Thursday night in Cape Town-- this week is flying right by! What We Did: Yesterday was a hot ...
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Medical Mission Trip to Ecuador

Set for July 2017 We are excited to announce the addition of a new opportunity for Warren in the World this year.  As you may ...

Painting Walls and Painting Nails (02-14-2017)

Yesterday was a rare opportunity for our Cape Town team in South Africa. Our team split into two groups in order to serve in two ...

Safe Arrival and Prayer Requests

Hello! We have arrived safely in Cape Town! The travel was long but uneventful and we have been blessed with a clean and safe place ...

Preparing to Launch! (Cape Town 2017)

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."   -- Colossians 1:12 This is our ...

Uncertain & Unstable

Her mom & dad were around but unable to take care of her. Their priorities looked more like partying and drugs, not six kids. Allie* ...

The day of “Fellowship”

Good Thursday readers! Today is a very very special blog update; you'll find out why in just a minute. Can I start by commenting again ...

3 Days and Triple Digit Temps

I have to start out by apologizing for the late post everyone. This week has been action packed to say the least. Ill try my ...

Arrival and Adventure

We safely arrived in Knysna this morning and let me tell you it was a trial. 16 hour plane rides are no walk in the ...

Bittersweet Endings

Our final two days have come and gone.  We just completed our final devotion and worship time and we are preparing to leave.  It is ...

A Change of Pace

Well two more days have flown by and we are now six days in to our journey here in Haiti.  The past two days have ...

Eglise Charetienne Philadelphie (The Christian Church at Philadelphie)

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in ...

Our Journey Begins…

"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not ...

Call or Command?

“I don’t think I’m called to that.”  I cannot tell you, as a pastor, how many times I’ve heard this statement in a number of ...

Dust On My Feet

Growing up in church, many people I knew went on mission to other states or countries. It was always a struggle for me to understand ...

Thailand: Caring for the Caregivers

There are many medical and dental missionaries positioned throughout the world, and many live in the remote areas of Asia. Every other year, the Christian ...

Serving Together- Families on Mission

  Many of us with young kids are forever seeking the answer to the elusive question, “How can I raise unselfish children?” We want to ...

Boston: A Story from the Heart

12.6 miles outside of the well-known Boston, Massachusetts area lies a town with a population of 24,729 called Dedham. That’s where we went. It’s a ...

Thank You to the WMU of Rockdale Baptist

Every year these sweet ladies standing with Sherwood provide our team with a delicious lunch. They are with the WMU from Rockdale Baptist Church. We ...

Conyers Mission: Final Day

July 15, 2016 So today was the final day of VBS at Lakeside Community Church for the Conyers Mission team.  It has been a great ...
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Conyers Mission: Families Serving Together

This year we have several families serving together on the Conyers Mission trip, from senior adult couples to families with school-age children and students. "Conyers ...

Conyers Mission: Can Do Attitude!

Mondays are always hectic. We arrived at the church by 8:45 and unloaded the trailer that is filled with the VBS materials and equipment so ...

Conyers Mission: We Have Arrived!

This is where we will be spending the week teaching the children of Lakeview Community to Walk This Way. We don't know how many children ...

Pray for the Team: Conyers 2016

"When you walk, nothing will slow you down. When you run, you won't trip and fall. Hold on to my teaching and don't let it ...

Conyers Mission Video

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New Swazi 2016 Trip Pictures

Enjoy the new pictures that were recently posted.

We Left it All on the Field

As we are writing this, the team is in the air on their way home with four hours remaining on their flight. Jesse, Carolyn, and ...

The Power of Prayer

Have you ever felt, truly felt, the Presence of the Lord in a place? Moving, stirring, working? A year ago, I visited a Swazi homestead ...

Prayer leads to Praises

Have you ever felt, truly felt, the Presence of the Lord in a place? Moving, stirring, working? A year ago, I visited a Swazi homestead ...

Serving a God of love with a love of God

Unwavering, unconditional, unending. Three words that will always accurately describe the love that God has given us, and will continue to give. God’s love is ...

From the Eyes of Teenagers

A day to remember for many of us, we started the morning with a devotion from Mrs. Leigh Ann Schmitz. She discussed her testimony and ...

God is good!

God is so good! Where do I even begin? The time that we have spent in Swazi thus far has truly left me awestruck. I ...

Answered Prayers

I have always wanted to go on a mission trip, but the time never seemed right. A little over a year ago, my son, Sam ...

It’s good to be home….

Tuesday was our first full day at our care points. For many, it was their first time with new experiences.F or me, it was like ...

Safely in Swaziland!

The team has arrived safely in Swaziland! This evening, we experienced a wonderful time of worship and devotion and it was obvious that the Lord ...

Our Blog Has a New Home

Our team is leaving Augusta one week from today. We would love to welcome all of you to come to Warren Baptist on Saturday, May ...

A Fork in the Road

Many of us remember a moment in time where a decision was made that changed the course of our life.  We call this moment a “fork in ...

Madagascar Mission Bears Fruit

Watch this video from the IMB in American Sign Language with English voice-over to get a glimpse of what is happening in Madagascar through Warren's ...

Conyers Georgia 2016 Mission Trip

Our team is preparing to head to Conyers, Georgia July 10-15, 2016. They will be serving the children in the Lakewood Hispanic Community through VBS-style activities, Bible ...

GOD IS GOOD

Thursday morning we were greeted with a reminder of God's continued presence and the majesty of His creation. It was another busy day with windows, ...

BECAUSE THAT’S HOW THEY DO IT HERE…

We have had a couple of eventful days in South Africa.  Tuesday morning, we met  Dawie, who is a handyman who does work for Home ...

Scenic, Stupendous and Spectacular South Africa

We have been very busy the last couple of days seeing this beautiful country we have been blessed to come to.  On Saturday, we drove ...

We’re Here!

We’re Here After 32 hours of travel, we arrived in Cape Town at 1:00 this morning.  All of our flights were on time and all ...

Go There!!!

Go There!! Go Where?  To Cape Town, South Africa.  We are on our way, and are at the Atlanta airport waiting on our flight.  This ...

“To Him be glory forever”

We can't believe our husbands are about to be back home Saturday! They have had an absolute amazing time. The Spragg family has been so ...

” Among the Nations”

Today we have lots of pictures for you to enjoy. The guys are continuing to work on Gogo Mavembela's home. They started today off with ...

“Your steadfast love is better than life.”

Today, the guys are working on building a house for a Gogo. This will be a one room house, but will provide the perfect shelter ...

“He who calls you is faithful!”

The guys are having an absolute incredible trip! They have been able to be with the Spragg family everyday, which is a huge blessing!! Today, ...

“A First Timers Perspective”

One of our guys was able to share today for the blog!! Enjoy! As we near the halfway point of our time in Swaziland I ...

God provides!

Today was the sport ministry day!! There were kids coming from everywhere! They had over 365 kids and some parents come to  participate and eat ...

Beautiful feet

Our husbands spent the morning at the anchor center playing with some of the kids before heading to the Timbutini Christmas party. There are so ...

Swazi soil!

The guys are officially in Swaziland and all settled in for a good night of rest after an amazing day! They woke up early this ...

Our husbands are in Africa!

After weeks of preparation and praying, the guys have finally made it to Africa. This is the first "all guys" trip to Swaziland so we ...

Charting New Territory

Six young men from the Warren Grovetown Campus have answered God's call to go to Swaziland.  They left Warren Tuesday at 11am and will return ...

You’re Invited to Change a Life!

You're Invited! Yes, YOU! You can be a part of a child's future by helping us raise money to send our precious Swaziland children to ...

When the Dust Begins to Settle …

One week ago today we arrived home. Hearts and suitcases overflowing, we pulled into the parking lot of Warren Baptist Church tired but full of ...

Sweet Memories

We are boarding our plane in a few moments and wanted to share some sweet memories.  See you soon! Swaziland Summer Team 2015

It’s Not Okay With Us!

Today was a day of final hugs and kisses, final songs and dances, final I love you’s, final games of air ball and hula hoop ...

Wisdom from Young Hearts

We have an incredible group of young people on this team. They are growing in their faith and truly showing the love of Jesus Christ ...

For I Am Not Ashamed …

As we traveled the two hour drive to Nsoko for church this morning, our bus was filled with praise music - our kind of praise ...

A Day of Rejoicing!

“This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:24   Several years ago when Scott Hall ...

God Hears Our Cries!

Over ten years ago I, along with millions of other people all over the world, read a little book entitled The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkenson. It's ...

“We want to be a sending church not a sitting church” – Dr. David H. McKinley

Our experiences over the past couple of days are worth more than words can describe. We again had a day full of moments that broke ...

Today Was a Good Day!

Forever etched in my memory is the sight of tiny, brown bodies sitting in small chairs and tables coloring. They were quiet. Quieter than two, ...

Anticipation. Motivation. Affirmation.

Three words come to my  mind as I type this post: Anticipation Motivation Affirmation Anticipation: We are all anticipating our time at the care points tomorrow. ...

The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes Away (Job 1:21)

We arrived safely in Johannesburg, South Africa and are in our hotel for an overnight stay before we travel to Swaziland in the morning.  We ...

Obedience Brings Blessings

LUKE 11:28 "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." I look at this team and all of the youthful ...

[wpvideo VgF9bd4x] "We must do the works of Him who sent us while it is still day.  Night is coming when no can work."  John ...

God is good!

Sunday: Hey everyone! God has been so good to us in our time in Cape Town so far. On Sunday, we were blessed to go ...

God’s Creation

We arrived on time in Cape Town with all of our luggage, and finally made it to our home for the next 9 nights at ...

We are on our way!

We are now in Atlanta and waiting to board our first plane  to begin about 30 hours of travel to Cape Town. We should arrive ...

It’s almost time!

As the team finishes preparing for our trip, we are reminded that we are to never stop searching for the lost because Jesus never stopped ...

Great Things Are Yet To Come……..

Come discover what God is doing in Swaziland through the life of this ministry.  The next mission trip is scheduled for May 24 - June ...

Leaving the Land & the People That We Love

Our time in Swaziland has come to an end. We are at the Johannesburg airport waiting to board our plane to Atlanta. We will land ...

Through the Eyes of a Young Father

To be completely honest, two years ago when my wife told me that she felt called to go on a short-term mission trip with Warren ...

Through the Eyes of a Twenty-Something……..

Before we arrived, each team member imagined what it would be like to actually be in Swaziland; to be here spending time with the kids. ...

Through the eyes of a teenager…

Another day has passed while our hearts are growing closer, but our time under the African sun has started to come to an end. Today ...

EXTREME HIGHS…….EXTREME LOWS

This trip always encompasses emotions that range from laughing hysterically one minute to sobbing uncontrollably the next. The emotions are raw and always at the ...

WE HAVE NO WORDS……..

          

Home Sweet Home

  We've arrived safely and were welcomed at the Johannesburg airport by Steve McAdams, the missionary from Alabama. We praised God that all of our luggage ...

The Time is Now

"And we heard a voice from the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send"  And who will go for us?"  And we said, "Here we are. ...

More Hearts to be Changed

There is a moment in time when God speaks to each of us individually. Usually it is a quiet, small voice whispering to the yearning ...

We are home!

We arrived yesterday a.m. in Atlanta.  All 14 team members and all baggage.I regret that this blog was not able to keep you as up ...

Planting and Praying

Today was our last day in the township. A bittersweet time to say the least. It has been a week that is difficult to put ...

Wednesday in Africa

Again, sorry for the delay in posting, we have had internet problems. It seems in South Africa it is common to buy a preset number ...

A Bountiful Sunday!

Apologies for the delayed updates! We have had a few issues with the Internet, but hey, "This is Africa"! Hopefully we're back up and running ...

Broken Glass

We arrived safely in Knysna this morning to a very brisk wind! Cold, but very excited and thankful to be here. We took a quick ...

Africa Bound!

We arrived safely in Atlanta with answered prayers. All of our check-in went smoothly; our luggage was the correct weight and most importantly the Jesus ...

Eight Days and Counting

The 2013 Knysna Team will have feet on the ground in South Africa in just 8 days! This has been quite an incredible time of ...

Quacks and Stacks 5K & Duck Dash – September 14, 2013

Grab your running shoes and bring your appetite to the 1st Annual Quacks and Stacks 5K & Duck Dash! Join us at the Augusta Canal ...

Upcoming Mission Trip Dates: September 18-29, 2013

Mission trip for 2013: A team of 14 will be in Knysna, South Africa from September 18-29th from Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia.

Where Do We Go From Here?

  Every time we arrive home after visiting Swaziland, we go through a period of adjustment.  We feel somewhat misplaced.  We woke up in one ...

Bittersweet Day

We are home safe and sound with many memories to treasure.  Thank you so much for all of your love and support during our trip. ...

Your Letters Make a Difference

 Today, we gave the children at Ntabas (Rubys) the letters that all of the special friends have written their children.  We want to encourage you ...

“Break Our Hearts for What Breaks Yours”

  Sometimes, words cannot capture the thoughts or moments that are beyond our understanding.  In America, children are never left to live absolutely and completely ...

Fun in the Swazi Sun!

Today was "Fun Day" where we have activities and a special meal for the children. We had this special day at both of our care ...

Where is Scott Hall When We Need Him?

On previous trips to Swaziland, Scott Hall has been our Mr. Problem Solver. If there was something that needed repair, all we had to do ...

The Paradox that is Swaziland

The paradox of mission trips is the mixture of joy and sorrow that weaves throughout your day. Today was a special first day, because we ...

EPHESIANS 3:20!

"Our God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or imagine" and He certainly has today.  Our biggest initial concern for ...

Seeking the Joy of the Lord

Laura Kay Bazemore, Madi Hall, Catie Young, Anna Claire Pritchett, Carol Young; Patti Bazemore, Beth Powell, Jennifer Adams, Kaila Cooper, Carolyn Powell, Robin Hall, Lisa ...

A little taste of Africa…

We have been home for a couple of days now. "Re-entry" can be difficult in so many ways. We are glad to be home safely ...

Our time is up….

in this wonderful place. For now. It is so exciting to hear everyone say "when I come back"! It happens. Just come and you'll find ...

Break our heart for what breaks yours….

As I sit to write this so many thoughts are racing through my mind. First of all, church this morning was incredible! Those beautiful voices ...

A Glorious Sunday Morning….

Good morning, family! It is another beautiful sunny day in Swaziland. But then again, it's always a beautiful day in Swaziland. Even when the rains ...

What words can’t explain…..

Wow! What a few days we've had! Shoes and backpacks have been given out and FUN has been had! This evening we are all experiencing ...

Temaswati & Kaitlyn

Just a follow up with a few pictures from yesterday's meeting. I have also included the picture from 2011of Temaswati holding a picture of Kaitlyn. ...

Hearts Overflowing….

"Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other!" This definitely sums up our day. We had the best ...

Another beautiful day!

Good morning, family and Happy Valentine's Day! The message below was from last night. Lots of connection problems. We have to remember we are in ...

More than just a face on my fridge….

now she has a place in my heart. This came from one of our Swazi "newbies" - Kristen. She and Jonathan have been a special ...

Ready for Day 1!!!

Hello dear friends! We arrived in Swaziland around 4:00 pm and hit the ground running. The Clyburns walked us through a Cultural Orientation, minus what ...

Safely in Johannesburg

We have arrived in Johannesburg for the night. We'll make the 5-hour drive to Swaziland bright and early tomorrow morning. Thank you all for your ...

A sweet send off…

Thanks to all of you that came to see us off! What an incredible time of prayer! That was wonderful! We're on the road to ...

In just a few short hours…..

.... .it will be "wheels up" for Swazi Team #1! And boy, are we each counting down the hours! There has been lots of preparation, ...

Getting Closer…..

Good morning, all -In just a few short days, 13 of us will be leaving for Swaziland, Africa! Six of us are counting the hours ...

Friday

Today was bittersweet. We spent our final morning sharing and playing with the children in the township. During the afternoon we took Ella and her ...

Wednesday and Thursday

It is evident that if lasting change is going to take place in the township, Xhosa men must be saved and discipled to grow in ...

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

We have experienced a great deal since our last post. God is actively at work in Knysna, South Africa. SUNDAY: Several weeks back it was ...

Internet Problems

To those following our team and expecting more updates, we apologize. We are experiencing some internet connectivity issues. We hope to have more updates soon.Ministry ...

Knysna: A Beginning

When our plane finally descended through the clouds, I was at once taken away by the beauty of the Western Cape of South Africa. On ...

Meet the team

Front Row L-R: Clint Holton, Lane Lowery, Tom Brinson, Barbara Denham, Brian DenhamBack Row L-R: Jeremy Young, Tommy Pritchett, Chris Apostol, Bob Denham, Lance Stuckey

How About You?

If you haven't read our last post, please scroll down and read "Making a Difference for One." Today, a member of our team posted this ...

Making a Difference for One

In America, we love to see progress.  We love to see that where we choose to spend our money or our time is making a ...

Fun Day at Ntabas

A message from Swaziland - Don't miss our post below.  We had two posts...one from June 1 and one from June 2.  Scroll below the ...

Fishes and Loaves

Breaking news in Swaziland...Robin has seen the light. 🙂 There are so many stories to share, but so little time and words to share them. ...

A Song of Hope

We realized that the video we posted in our last post did not work.  This song really encapsulates a great prayer for these children and ...

Our Hearts Desire

May 31, 2012 - Thank you for your patience with our blogger.  We had to post two days in one. 🙂 We've had a wonderful ...

Lessons from “The Nation of Orphans”

May 30, 2012 It always seems that finding the right words to adequately describe the lives of the children and our time with them is ...

We hope you enjoy a few of our sweet memories of our first day!  We love and appreciate each of you!  

Old Friends and New Beginnings

As expected, there was no shortage of hugs and smiles at Timbutini and Ntabas(Ruby's) today!  If anyone was anxious, the nerves quickly melted as arms ...

Unpacked and Ready to Go

We've made it to Emafini and finished all of the prep work for tomorrow's first visit to Timbutini and Ntabas! No one can ever prepare ...

It’s Good to Be Home!

We have arrived in Joburg with 20 team members and ALL of our luggage and supplies!  Many thanks for the prayers or protection, rest, travel ...

Do You Have Any Olives?

Today, Saturday, May 26, is the day that a team of 20 will begin a journey to Swaziland, Africa.  For some, this will be the ...

He Knows My Name

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Hearts Ready to be Molded

God has called a new beautiful tapestry of hearts for His purpose in ministering to the "lease of these". On May 26, a team of ...

Greater things are yet to come…..

Good morning, all -We returned home on Wednesday around noon - thanks to all of you for the warm welcome home.  It was so wonderful ...

Our hearts…….

We are heading home today so please pray for safe travels. We've had an incredible time and feel good about what we've accomplished. More to ...

A tribute to Tema….

We began our day with an incredible worship service at Timbutini. We got a chance to see Musa, one of our former disciplers. We were ...

Joy comes in the morning….

Thank you for your prayers, especially for Robin, regarding the death of Tema. We are rejoicing this morning that she is in the lap of ...

Some things we just don’t understand…

I'm not even sure where to begin with this one..... We arrived at Timbutini this morning to see hundreds of children eagerly awaiting for their ...

Fun day…..sad day

Good morning, all. Today we head out for our Fun Day! A day of playing with the kids from both carepoints and giving them a ...

A day of workin’ and lovin’ at Ruby’s

Unfortunately, our team only got to see Ruby for a brief moment, but her spirit was definitely there......

The valley to the mountain…..

It's early morning here now and I just did not have the emotional energy to write last night. What a day it was. There are ...

More of our team….

We want to share lots of photos with you from our past couple of days! I had a blog helper earlier that posted a couple ...

Rain, rain stay away!

Thanks to the absolutely beautiful weather we are being blessed with, we were able to hand out rain ponchos to the children. It's sure not ...

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Showing up and showing off…..

Where do I begin on how we have seen our awesome God show up! If you have been following us at all over the last ...

Under His Umbrella

Wow! What an incredible first day at Timbutini. I think I can safely say that there are 11 new hearts that will be left in ...

Packed and ready for Day 1

We arrived in Swaziland ready to prepare for our first day at the carepoints. We had our orientation with Mark and Allison (our missionary leaders), ...

Safe and sound in Johannesburg!

First of all, thank you to all of you that came out for our great send off on Saturday! Boy, did we feel loved! It ...

Going “Home”!

The day we've all been waiting for - departure day!  For six of us - we feel like we are returning "home".  We are  going ...

It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from You……

.....there's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do.  Some of you will recognize those lyrics to the song "Africa" by Toto.  That ...

God Is Not Safe…….

…..but He is good. These words, borrowed from C. S. Lewis in the Chronicles of Narnia, sum up our venture homeward, indeed our entire mission ...

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Oh, wait. Wrong continent. Wednesday dawned with the promise of a safari. Our brave group ventured forth. We arrived at the reserve and ventured forth ...

Serving on This Side of the World

Our desire in Swaziland was to be like Jesus who came to "preach good news to the poor ... bind up the brokenhearted ... proclaim ...

Duct Tape, Chocolate Eclairs, and Goodbye

June 14, 2011 Tuesday  was our last day at the carepoints. The day was a free play day, just hanging out with the kids. We ...

Home Again

Team 2 is home safe!! Due to illness of the blogger while in Swaziland, posting about our trip is behind schedule. Please be patient and ...

The Patron Saints of Lost Causes (Anberlin)

Today is Tuesday morning. Thy Mysterious Writer of this blog sits under a tree at Timbutini Carepoint. The carepoint is slow for the moment – ...

Sunday’s A’Comin’

Ah, Sunday in Swaziland. The first of the Lord’s blessings was that we got to sleep in an extra hour. For those of us that ...

PICTURES!

My God is so big, so strong and so mighty... Saturday Funday! Saturday Fun Day! Footwashing The Ike-a-nator makes a home visit! < Parachute play ...

Party in the Swaziland

Saturday, June 11, 2011 On Saturday, the entire entourage of both care points gathered at Timbutini for Fun Day! Four hundred children. 400. You read ...

Thoughts From a Kid with a View

The first thing I saw when I came to Swaziland was beauty. Beautiful mountains. Beautiful scenery. And beautiful people…But the people are not just beautiful, ...

Hundred Acre Wood

June 10, 2011 It was a blustery day in the 100 acre wood. Really. Seriously. We’re not kidding. Like one of those intolerably windy days ...

Greater Things Are Yet To Come…

Morning broke clear and chilly, greeting Team 2 with the promise of wind, but no rain! the Team first ventured to Timbutini Care Point, where ...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Wednesday morning dawned cold and rainy for Team 2. We began with a devotion introduced by Mike Ikeler and given by Robin Cox. Mike introduced ...

Team 2 – Mission Possible

After a very long plane flight, Team 2 is safely on the ground and in Johannesburg for the night. The trip began on a bit ...

A bittersweet morning……

I am clearly not going to be able to have very many words this morning.  A longing to be back before we ever step on ...

Images of love in Africa….

This sweet baby showed up at the carepoint, along with her twin brother, with their 8 year old sister.   Each child washes his own ...

Beautiful feet…. v.2

Just to give you an idea of some of the conditions of the beautiful feet we have loved on each day.  They have all touched ...

A super Fun Day!

Saturday was our big "Fun Day" with the children!  All of the children that visit Ruby's carepoint were transported to Timbtini (in a rockin' bus) ...

Another beautiful Lord’s day….

It is another absolutely beautiful day here in Swaziland. We are getting ready to head to church. Church in Africa. Few words can explain the ...

Our Team in action…

....just to give you a glimpse into our week.  Thank you so much for all of your prayers.  Believe me, we felt each and every ...

Thank you, Warren Children’s Ministry….

Our team members loved presenting the children with brand new backpacks.  The Warren Children's Ministry created a School Supply Store for Swazi to help collect ...

Beautiful feet….

I am sitting here looking out over an absolutely beautiful sunrise.  There's just something about the sunrises and especially, the sunsets in this place.  What ...

A priceless gift….

Many of you that sponsor children may wonder why we encourage you to write your child or let us bring letters and pictures when we ...

He took me to a place……

...I've never been.  That was the comment from one of the disciplers after spending four mornings of devotional time with Pastor McKinley. We have all ...

T-shirts made with love….

Dresses for Orphans is an organization that makes t-shirts and dresses for orphans across the world.  We were so blessed that they donated 300 t-shirts ...

Special time with our children…

We are so very fortunate to have so many young people on this trip!  The children love playing with them and even just sittting in ...

Pastor with Musa

Pastor McKinley with Musa - one of the very special D-Team members.  Please keep Pastor McKinley in your prayers as he travels.  He left this ...

An answered prayer for school sweaters….

Who ever thought a simple sweater could bring on a smile this big?!  The children received their much needed school sweaters yesterday and we had ...

A little extra time….

Good morning from beautiful Swaziland!  As you are snoozing away back home, we are preparing for another glorious day of loving on these incredible children ...

Focusing on the unseen….

It is a bright, sunny 6:25 AM right now and this appears to be the best time for the internet to be at its best. ...

Daily bread…..

This shows a few of the preschool children walking to receive their morning meal, and later enjoying their sour porridge.  Thank you to our sweet ...

Discipling the disciplers

Our very own Pastor McKinley led a wonderful time of teaching to the disciplers.  It is such an honor to be able to pour His ...

Give us this day…….

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/24462579]...our daily bread...   Wow - there is nothing like hearing these children recite the beautiful prayer our Father has taught us to pray.  Our ...

We saw Him today….v.2

In our previous post, we shared with you how He showed up.  How we saw Him in so many ways.  In so many eyes.  We ...

We saw Him today….

We saw Him today behind the dirty faces, behind the runny noses, behind the torn and tattered clothing.  We saw Him today in the smiles ...

Pray for Internet Connection

The internet connection is very slow and unpredictable. Please pray that we get better connection so that we can keep you informed. We are in ...

As they are flying….

As Team 1 is flying through the skies towards Johannesburg, an update was posted on Jumbo and Kriek's blog.  The Warren team is the first ...

Anticipating the Mission Ahead

Picture we took in 2009 on our first mission trip The first team leaves Augusta for Swaziland in 6 days!    Please pray that the ...

The Empty Tomb & The Full Crate

Hello Friends! As we greet you from this blog, may the joy and hope of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, bless you on Easter. ...

Rethinking the Post

Annnnd the blogging  actually starts months in advance so that the blogger can learn to correct mistakes. Please add to Team 1: Ashley Overstreet.  Please read ...

“Do This…”

Hello All. Preparations for Swaziland, 2011, are already underway. As such, the time has arrived to crank up some posts to update our prayer warriors ...

Friday, November 5th, 2010

today was a bittersweet, but great work day again as we close out the week. We finished painting in building two, and painted about half ...

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Greetings again from E.L.!  We had another great day today, evidenced by the fact that the internet is working... for now at least!  At the ...

November 3, 2010 “catching up”

Here at the B&B there has been no internet for the past few days; so therefore first I apologize for the lack of posting. We ...

Oct. 30th pics

Heah's some pictures for today!   hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Woah, what a day!  Went on a game drive this morning where we saw all kinds of African deer, bule waterbuffalo, monkeys, elephants, giraffe, ostrich, emu, ...

October 29th, 2010

WE'RE IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!!!  This has been an awesome journey- we had to recheck our bags in Joburg, which was not a convient (or cheap) ...

October 27th, 2010

Well we of team 3 are here in the Atlanta airport, just got through customs and security.  Already there have been so many blessings from ...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Well, we are home. As I write this we are driving back from the airport. We returned with no injuries, all but one piece of ...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Praise the Lord!   We have finished our goal of putting the roof on the second building.   This is a God thing considering where we were ...

Thursday, September 30,2010

As I was presenting the plan of salvation today using different colored balloons, I was blown away by how receptive the children were to hearing ...

Urgent request

Today we had a problem. While aligning trusses they all fell in domino style. Praise God no one was hurt as some people were on ...

Wed, September 29, 2010

Wow!  What a week this has been.  It is hard to believe we will only be here for a few more days.   First my updates:  ...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Today was our second full day at the worksite.  The guys worked extremely hard to get the roof on the first structure.  And the ladies, ...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mission trip to South Africa amazing…mission trip to South Africa with my husband extraordinary! Monday, September  27, 2010 After hearing stories from Brad about last ...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Greetings from Team #2.  After eighteen hours of travel we finally made it to East London South Africa.  The plane ride was much smoother than ...

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Friday morning the members of Team 1, and Team 2 met for the first time in South Africa.  This is by most accounts the largest ...

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It has been another long hot day at the work site.   We were greeted early with some more bad news.  Pastor Eric, who is ...

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

It's been a really busy last couple of days.  We have made a lot of progress.  On Tuesday, the walls of the first home were ...

Monday, September 20th, 2010

The first day of work began with a thunderstorm.  We had breakfast, and watched the rain come down.  It was decided that we would initially ...

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

What a wonderful day of worship !!! We began the day at Pastor Hoppy's church at Amalinda Baptist.  Lane Lowery preached, and Pastor Hoppy baptized ...

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Things have been going well the last couple of days. A small issue with Internet access has been cleared up, and hopefully updates will remain ...

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

We have safely arrived.  Thank you for your prayers, and support.  We look forward to beginning work on this project.  It has been a long ...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tonight, the two teams will be meeting for a time of fellowship and prayer.  We are on the count down for the first team leaving ...

2009 Revisited

Below you will find the 2009 trip.  We are preparing for 3 trips in the coming few months - so stay tuned and you will ...

Just One…

This is a copy of a post found through one of the AIM missionaries in Swaziland.  It is overwhelming to look at the statistics and ...

Prayers for Jumbo and Kriek

Sadly, we were notified through Jumbo's blog that he received news of his mother's unexpected passing yesterday.  Please pray for Jumbo and Kriek as they ...

Jumbo’s Blog – A Must See

Here is an update from the missionaries we work with in Swaziland, Kriek and Jumbo.  Enjoy! http://jumbogerber.myadventures.org/?filename=world-cup-and-another-great-trip

We’re home!

Thank you all so much for your prayers over our time in Swaziland.  With just a few sniffles, we are all home and well.  How ...

Celebration!

Our internet service has been so spotty for the last two days, so we have been unable to let you know how the celebration went ...

2 Fish & 5 Loaves

This morning, our devotion continued in the book of John.  Each day, someone from our team has led from this book and focused on the ...

God connects the dots, we just ride the line. ~Scott Sizemore

8 months ago I began my search to find a topic for my senior project.  Even though this story seems redundant to me I know ...

Happy Birthday, Mama GoGo!

Jesse and Carolyn, We miss you both so much in Swaziland, but we feel your heart with us in every moment with these children!  Enjoy ...

The Power of Men

Our internet service was down last night and this morning, so we are sorry we couldn't blog sooner.  We'll do our best to update each ...

We’re in Swaziland!

After spending the day in South Africa purchasing our final supplies, we finally crossed the border of South Africa and traveled through the hills of ...

49 lbs!

Charlotte Douglas Airport We asked that you pray that all of our crates weigh less than 50 lbs...well, EVERY crate...22 crates...weighed exactly 49 lbs each! ...

For I know the plans I have for you…

Back(Row 4): Jason Wiley, Greg Gibb, John Beilman, Henry Mealing, Matt Poppell, Scott Hall, Jesse Powell Row 3: Michelle Wiley, Kim Beilman, Molly Meeks, Mike ...

81 and counting…

2010 Swaziland Mission Team Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 When we began praying about our mission this year in ...

A Modern Day Moses

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DhtV4FtOJI] In Africa, there is a team of disciplers that have dedicated their hearts to Jesus and their daily life to the children of Swaziland. ...

100% Sponsorship = 111 children

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nVn8BDCmQM&feature=player_embedded] Praise God for His provision of 4 new families that have opened their hearts to sponsorship.  As you know, we are fervently asking God ...

Praising God for Providential Provision

Two days before a storm ripped the roof off of Ruby's kitchen, Warren held a Missions Banquet to celebrate local and international missions in our church. ...

Terrible Storm at Ruby’s

Last year, you may remember how God confirmed His call when He painted the new kitchen at Ruby's carepoint the EXACT shade of blue of ...

Heartbreaking News from Swaziland

Here is the latest update from Jumbo's blog in Swaziland.  It is devastating to think of how many of these children could be traveling to ...

Here we go again!!!

It's official and our team is almost full! We had our first informational meeting, and we already have a new team of 22 people who God ...

Shoes for Swaziland

Mark you calendar! Friday, January 22 Greenbrier High School Senior, Scott Sizemore, has chosen to raise funds to purchase school shoes for children in Swaziland. ...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

WE ARE HOME!  We have all arrived safe and sound (and all our luggage too!).  Thanks to everyone for your prayers.  Also, thanks to Kevin ...

Friday, November 13, 2009

The last day.  I am sad to say that our week is ending.  We leave for home tomorrow.  Today was a finishing day on site.  ...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today started on a low.  Last night someone broke into the church.  They stole the board to the sound system we were using and all ...

Wed, November 11, 2009

I am sorry that I will not be able to put pics tonight - they take way too long to upload on this connection.  It ...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My feet hurt, my back aches and I am exhausted - but it is wonderful!  We have gotten a lot done today.  We have laid at ...

Monday, November 9, 2009

The internet is up!  Hopefully we will not lose contact again. Here are some pictures first: Prior to team's arrival           ...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wow, what a day.  We first started at Hoppy's church, Amelinda Baptist.  Hoppy presented the team and prayed for us and our mission.  Dr. McKinley preached and then ...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

SORRY FOR NOT POSTING PROMPTLY, BUT THE INTERNET HAS BEEN DOWN * pictures will be coming soon. I am sorry I have not been able ...

Friday, November 6, 2009

SORRY FOR NO POSTING  * THE INTERNET HAS BEEN DOWN * We have had  our first full day in East London.  Today has been a ...

Thursday November 5, 2009

We made it!  We finally arrived a little while ago in East London!  And all crates and luggage made it too!  Also, more good news ...

Wed, November 4, 2009

Urgent prayer request!  Word came this am that Kevin Anderson is not feeling well - sore throat, fever and headaches.  Please pray for God's protection ...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Crate packing went well tonight.  We got all 22 crates (minus Randall's and Kevin's crates which are already in East London) packed and sealed.  Everyone ...

Monday, November 2, 2009

We had a great commissioning last night!  During the family baptism service, 22 of the 24 were present for the commissioning.  The 2 missing were ...

2009 Trip

Planning is well underway for our upcoming trip.  We will be leaving November 4th.  Please look at some of the other pages for information on ...

Prayer for Zodwa

We mentioned the D-team and their precious ministry to the orphans in Swaziland.  The spiritual warfare over these young servants is so evident, but it ...

We’re Home…Save the date!

Subscribe to our Blog and receive updates from the Swaziland Orphan Ministry!  Simply click on the link to the right.  Religion that is pure and ...

What do we do from here?

WE HAVE PHOTOS!!!!  PLEASE SEE PHOTO TAB AND ENJOY!  We know that many of you are following our blog and hoping for pictures, but we ...

Matthew 25 in Action

We began our day at Ruby's carepoint with the disciplers.  In the earlier stages of planning this trip, many of us felt drawn to the ...

Shoes, Bags, and Shirts

Today was our last day at Ruby's carepoint.  We hoped to upload the video today, but we are using the computer at our hotel and have ...

Ruby….

We have been trusting God with all of our plans and begging Him to lead us as we have carried 15 crates to Swaziland with ...

Two Davids!

We wish that we could pack Jumbo, Kriek, and two precious people that we met at Hawane Farm today!  For all of you at home, ...

We know that God works in the details by just watching the process of getting to Atlanta, waiting for a merciful face to check in ...

The countdown has begun!

With just 4 days until our trip begins, we are finalizing the last details of our project in Swaziland.  As chaos seemed to fill the ...

We are home! – end of 2008 Trip

Well we have been home for almost a week now.  The trip home was LONG, but went well.  Only one piece of luggage went missing ...

Friday November 14, 2008

Today hasbeen a success!  The weather was wonderful until about 4 pm.  The rafters were placed on the roof, the tin arrived, and the children ...

Thursday November 13th

Here are some pictures finally of the wall: The wall! I hate to tell you that the rain has continued.  We have not been able ...

Wed November 12th

I am sorry I did not get to write last night.  It has been storming really bad here, which has made it difficult to work ...

Tuesday November 11th

I must first apologize to anyone who reads this in reference to yesterdays text.  I promise, I am not that poor in spelling, nor writing - ...

Monday November 10th

Kevin Anderson with the children I will never be the same again!  Today has been an incredible experience.  We started at the job site at ...

Sunday November 9th

WOW!  That word is way too small and does not give the words to what I have experienced today.  Our group awoke to a beautiful ...

Saturday Nov 8th

We have made our travels to East London.  On the way we have had a chance to see the country-side.  We also entered the Addo ...

In South Africa

We are here!  It has been a long journey.  We started yesterday (11/5) at 10 am.  3 planes, 4 airports, 1 bus ride, and one ...

Welcome

Welcome to the Warren Baptist trip to South Africa blog.  This years mission trip will be November 5-15, 2008.  Please visit us regularly for more updates. ...
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