Story of the Month

Becoming People of Reconciliation

by  •  Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 2:15 PM  •  Canada, Outtatown, Updates

A few weekends ago, I found myself back in the Outtatown vans with staff and program alumni taking a little road trip in Southern Manitoba. We were on our way to a celebratory BBQ; a time of sharing and laughter as we commemorated over 10 years of partnership and friendship with the Roseau River Anishinabe […]

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Beauty in Brokenness

by  •  Monday, September 2, 2019 @ 2:51 PM  •  Canada, Outtatown

Everybody knows Outtatown’s mission: Knowing God, Knowing Yourself, Knowing the World. I’m going to share a story that exhibits all three of these. At the beginning of November, I broke my foot and these past few months have consisted of many ups and downs as a result. Although it is so, so hard to walk around […]

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The Best is Yet to Come

by  •  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 10:33 AM  •  Outtatown, South Africa

"The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride." If I would choose a verse to describe my Outtatown journey, I would choose Ecclesiastes 7:8. I realized this on the second day of our scorching trek through the Karoo Desert, and then again the week we were working […]

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Gringos Meet Carnaval

by  •  Thursday, July 4, 2019 @ 9:30 AM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

The day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, is usually celebrated as Pancake/Fat Tuesday in Canada, but the Guatemalans like to celebrate it a little differently. Site 1 had the chance to take part in a bit of Carnaval festivities. The day started at Spanish school, like any regular day for us in San […]

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No Place I’d Rather Be

by  •  Tuesday, June 18, 2019 @ 10:21 AM  •  Outtatown, South Africa

Recently our entire group spent three days in the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. We hiked, marvelled at God’s amazing creation, and spent the evenings camping out in a cave, playing games, and bonding more as a community. I think those three days really took us all back to our canoe trip at the […]

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A Leap of Faith

by  •  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 4:18 PM  •  Outtatown, South Africa

I don’t consider myself an adrenaline junkie or a daredevil, but I can testify that, after jumping off a bungee bridge and plunging 216m down, I crave more experiences that take courage and boldness to feel alive and face my fears. As I watched my friends jump off this bridge one-by-one, I felt a wave […]

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Who Are We Serving?

by  •  Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 4:58 PM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown, Updates

While working alongside Solomon’s Porch, a Christian café and humanitarian aid organization in Panajachel, we were encouraged to think about what it means to lead with a servant’s heart. For most Christians, this is not a new concept, as Jesus makes reference to living this way many times throughout the Gospels. God’s call to servanthood […]

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My Dream Journey

by  •  Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 12:09 PM  •  Outtatown

When I was young, people always asked me where I would go, if I could visit anywhere. My answer was always “Africa”. On January 7, 2019, my dream journey to South Africa began. With a mixture of nervousness and excitement, I jumped on a plane to Johannesburg, South Africa. The flights were long and I […]

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A Day of Silence

by  •  Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 2:50 PM  •  Canada, Outtatown, Updates

This past month we had Steve Klassen, Director of the MARK Centre, come and spend four days teaching us about listening to God. We learned about many different ways we can hear God speak and how God is working in our everyday lives. We were taught that one of the most important things to do […]

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