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Outtatown [Apr. 13th, 2007|03:42 pm]
Outtatown South Africa: 05/06 One Heart, One Mind

Ok, so I am supposed to be studying but I just need to say this.

Went to the Outtatown final worship thing today - we had ours at that theatre, and this year their's was at CMU.  Being there was intense - I kept looking around and seeing all this passion for God, all this excitement about the year they just had, and was overwhelmed by thought of that being ME last year.  I got back to Canada and another year of Outtatown has gone by without us, and that just felt weird.  Their passion was contageous and I felt that same intense joy in God and desire to just seek Him with all I have.  How do I carry that with me in my day to day life?  Somehow worship with them felt 100 times different than it does at Wednesday Night Worship here at CMU.  I don't really understand what God does on Outtatown, but it is an intense and beautiful thing, a frustratingly wonderful thing.  It made me so pumped to be a leader someday.  I just feel like that is something I am sure of, that I am supposed to be a leader.

I cried and felt like a tool, just remembering what it was like to feel God so closely.  I miss that.

Anyhoo, also saw Pappy.  AMAZING!  He looks great, and so dark, lol.  He and the guys are getting together tonight.  Which is cool, but lame in the sense that we ALL would like to see Pappy and hang with him, not to mention the guys from our site (as it is rare to have them all together) but no, I guess us girls will hang out ourselves?  I don't know.  Lame.
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(no subject) [Apr. 11th, 2007|04:35 pm]
Outtatown South Africa: 05/06 One Heart, One Mind

when does pappy get back? and when is he leaving winnipeg?
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(no subject) [Mar. 15th, 2007|07:20 pm]
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Anyone wanna post some images from the get together at Marcus' in February so people can see? And email them to me too? I did not have my camera.
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The greatest road trip that ever was [Jan. 3rd, 2007|09:44 pm]
Outtatown South Africa: 05/06 One Heart, One Mind

wow, its been awhile! life has just been busy i suppose. my christmas was overall loverly. I just got back from a mini trip to edmonton to visit a high school friend. While there i was also able to enjoy the laugh-a-minute antics of one very lovable girl named Mae Wincott. MAN it was great to see her! it just made me all the more excited for February, when Larissa and I are driving to Winnipeg during our spring break to see you alllllll!!!(which is different than the CMU'ers spring break). so i hope you 'll all be in town(FEb 18-23). i just got off the phone with larissa talking about it, so i am glowing with joy and excitement. i even think i will make a joyful noise: ai! anyway, if everything goes as planned we will be joined by the fabulous Alysha Woolner, all the way from Ontario. It's shaping up to be the greatest mini- reunion of all time. Well, that is my biggest news right now, and i just wanted to tell you all about it! Hope your christmas vacation has been positive, good luck with this term. be seeing a large number of you SOON.
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news from South Africa [Dec. 22nd, 2006|10:57 am]
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I got a letter from Sarah-Beth yesterday. In case any of you are interested,

Jono (John Peter) was born October 10th. Nate and Mikey aren't quite sure what to think of him, and Sarah really has her hands full with the three boys. She's hoping that this year's team will be as much help with the boys as some of us were. They won't be spending as much time with the team this year (I guess it's a good thing we were last years team) There are contacts being made with the hope of being able to have two South Africa teams in 2008.

I wish we could all go back and visit...

Have a great Christmas
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Happy Birthday Anyway [Dec. 17th, 2006|09:54 pm]
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Just because no one else has said it and I love her like no other:


Man just know that I love you and miss you soooo much!! I hope you read this (ha ha) and have an excellent day!

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(no subject) [Nov. 26th, 2006|12:37 am]
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No matter how much I try to reason it through I can't understand death. I just got an email from my dad saying that a 35 year old in our congregation was killed in an head on car accident in heavy fog. He was married and his wife is due in three months with their first child. What the heck God!!! what THE Heck!!! There's no reason for that!!! Ahhh I'm angry!! I think it has been a compilation of the deaths in my home congregation this past year that is really getting me. First our oldest member dies, which I guess is fitting, and he was a good guy, then a 50 year old women in our congregation lost her long battle with cancer, In June a 25 year old man from our church was a leader at Cape en Ray(however thats spelt) and he died in his sleep because of unknown reasons, In late August a boy in Grade 10 that went to my Highschool and in my youth group was killed while quading at his families cabin, his family still has not been back to church since the funeral, and now yesterday this 35 year old man. I just don't understand what the point is, and I feel useless out here, not like I would be able to do much if I was home but atleast I could be there for my Dad because he is going to be stressed. I just needed to say that, I guess I'm grateful for this blog because I can say things like that.

Sorry for the Downer post
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Larissa [Nov. 16th, 2006|06:54 pm]
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seeing larsi this past weekend was amazing...it was so good to just see her again, to look at her and hear her and hug her. i think i forget how much i miss someone until i see them again. after she left caryn and i spooned on my bed and bawled like two fools...but here are some happier moments of the evening:

hanging out after dessert at basil's...

me and larsi...

the best of all - spooning!
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(no subject) [Nov. 14th, 2006|10:03 pm]
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ok, i am officially disgusted with myself. As i was unpacking my massive garbage bag of clean laundry from this weekend to my closet which was not exactly empty, i suddenly realized what a ridiculous amount of clothes i have. its absolutely unnecessary. and i feel so guilty i actually feel sick to my stomach.
the thing is, i actually vaguely remember having this realization somewhere towards the end of Outtatown. clearly, in the months ive been home ive 'conveniently' forgot about it. well, it stops here! i am NOT buying any more clothes for a long time. its weird though, i feel like im a little addict who likes getting a 'rush' of buying something new. man, i seriously have never felt this guilty about my possessions before. but right now i do. its uncomfortable.
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Thank You [Nov. 13th, 2006|10:56 pm]
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Hello everyone,
I am back in little 'ole Regina safe and sound. I wish I could convey to you all how much it meant to me to see you and spend time with you again. I was overwhelmed by the gift of time( a solid 8 hours) that you gave to me-- when I know there was a hundred different things to do on a Sat., studying and sleeping to name a few. It did my heart good to see you again, and I had a great time hanging out with you at CMU,spooning, eating cake at Basil's, playing DIGITS, praying, and other adventures we got into... (Janice, you know what I'm talking about...) I will be praying for you more specifically now that I know what things are like. I love you!
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