Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Every year some of our youth ministry minded team-mates take the older boys on an MK Adventure.  In the past it has included hiking, but this year they decided to do a biking trek.  They biked 14 miles from our team-mate’s house to our house.  They took a couple side roads but spent most of it on the main road…which, come to think of it, is more like an off-roading experience with dirt, craters, rocks and cows in the way.  They got to our house just before dark and with huge grins on their faces.  They immediately set up in the back room and began playing games.  These boys LOVE being together and I love watching them interact.  I seriously couldn't have hand picked a better bunch of boys for Ryan and Joshua to be best friends with. 

Jeff just got a great new grill (actually it was a gift from his SIM men team-mates….I told you we have an awesome group to serve with) and hosting hungry teen guys and dads was the perfect “excuse” for firing up his grills.  Plus, it was Mandy and Dave (our interns) last night in Jataity, so we invited their host family and made it kind of a going-away meal as well.
    And s’mores for dessert (thanks to our interns for hauling the supplies all the way from America).

And a BIG game of air-soft till 1 AM.  Man, these guys just don’t run out of energy!

They finally came in, showered, played a few more (indoor) games and spread out their mattresses and went to sleep.
The following morning the guys woke up ready to begin day #2 of the adventure.  Unfortunately in the night one of the boy’s bike was stolen right from off our porch along with another boy’s bike helmet and a third boy’s shoes!  Not too long after they left our house, one of the boys fell off his bike majorly injuring his bike and minimally bruising his body.  They were still close to our house then their destination so they turned back, ate lunch at our place, and headed IN CAR to our team mate’s house.  It's all the un-planned adventures that lead to a very memorable trip.

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