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Who Knew You Could Have Your Cake & Eat it Too!?

Posted Jan 3, 2017

Greetings from Newark International Airport! 

Last night was a big reunion! We met for orientation with all the Pine Cove teams headed out of the country this week and discussed safety information, spiritual preparation and trip logistics. (And of course had some fun!) 

We got to rest a bit before arriving at the airport bright and early for our 5:45am departure from Dallas. We started the trip off great by making it through security with enough time to enjoy the best chocolate cake in the world made by Bow Butter’s mom, Janie! (Thank You!)


All 18 of us made it on the plane with no troubles, hooray! 


We landed in Newark with plenty of time before our next flight to Lima, Peru!

“Put in the blog TJ is winning the Monopoly deal competition” -TJ 

You should put in the blog: “there are rainbow bagels here” -Trevor Pownell 

We are so thankful for this stellar group of students willing to devote time of their winter break to travel to Peru! To all the parents reading this — thanks for supporting your college kiddos (and for making any last minute Target runs)! You’ve raised some polite, responsible & hilarious humans and we are really, really grateful to have them on this team. Below is a copy of our flight information (including returning flights).


Lastly, are are Shep and Marshall real sleeping or fake sleeping? We can’t tell so please comment with your guesses and we will read them aloud. 

We board soon for Peru! The adventure continues and so will the blogs — stay tuned & thanks for your prayers! 


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  1. Marshall is fake sleeping, and Shep is real sleeping!

    Also, good luck to anyone playing against TJ in Monopoly Deal. He is ruthless! And the master!

    Love you guys & praying for you!

  2. Praying this morning you all will be refreshed from the long journey and in rhythm with camp schedule now. Understanding these colorful photos and videos full of action and bright smiles are just glimpses of what’s happening in each camp.

    Here’s what I’m praying – that you trust our Lord Jesus for positive outcomes knowing He can do far more than our finite minds can even imagine! Seek His face when you play alongside your campers knowing He’s at work through each of you.

    May you keep your eyes focused on Him, your minds eager for His ways to unfold and your hearts wide open to share His love with His children, your campers.

    Much love and continued prayers from Baton Rouge!

    Dear Claire and Dylan, knowing you are embracing this precious time with campers and counselors in Peru and Guatemala. Enjoy! xoxmom&dad
    ps you have international texting on AT&T now, so would love to hear from y’all (hint, hint)

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