Story of the Month

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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Impact of the Inner City

by  •  Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 11:57 AM  •  Canada, Outtatown, Updates

When I think of one story that stands out from the varying experiences our community has already had, the conversations with individuals experiencing homelessness at UGM (Union Gospel Mission) stands out. The whole Urban Plunge in Downtown Winnipeg was a very impactful and meaningful week for me. When my group arrived at UGM that morning, […]

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Connecting While Canoeing

by  •  Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 2:56 PM  •  Canada, Guatemala, Outtatown

The second day of the Guatemala site’s canoe trip began with a delicious meal of granola and powdered milk in a plastic cup. We were fuelling up for canoeing a total of 25 kilometres. Despite our arms still feeling sore from the day before, we set out on the lake. Thankfully, I got to sit […]

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Sunrise on Acatenango: Lessons and Memories from the Challenge

by  •  Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 3:25 PM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

After months of hearing about the ultimate challenge of hiking Volcan Acatenango, an optional overnight hike in Guatemala, the true test began on the morning of March 9. Many of us had been preparing for weeks with morning workout sessions, strengthening our quads and calves for the infamous inclines of this dormant volcano. I had […]

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A New Season

by  •  Friday, July 13, 2018 @ 5:02 PM  •  Outtatown

We recently said farewell to Deanna Braun, Guatemala Program Manager. This month, Deanna shares some parting comments with us as she reflects on the past six-plus years she spent with Outtatown. We pray God's blessing for her in her next season of life. Every season comes to an end. It is important to enjoy the […]

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