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March: My Outtatown Experience

by  •  Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 4:01 PM  •  Outtatown, South Africa

It was on my recent one-week taste of Outtatown Discipleship School in South Africa that I learned about giving yourself to a culture, learning from people whose life experience is massively different than your own. Kids in their desire to simply play with adults and have fun taught me to relax. Walking around Soweto and […]

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February: A Day of Silence

by  •  Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 3:56 PM  •  Outtatown, South Africa

The simple act of laying everything at Jesus’ feet comes with a rich reward. During the first semester, we spent one day in silence at a Bible camp surrounded by the rolling hills of Alberta farmland with the majestic Rockies in the distance. I came into this week with so many doubts plaguing my mind […]

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January: Lasting Impact

by  •  Sunday, January 1, 2017 @ 3:51 PM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

It’s been nearly a year now since Altona increased their population by 1%, all with a vision from Build a Village to welcome five Syrian families into Altona—that’s 45 people. Build a Village was started by Ray Loewen, the owner of a car dealership in southern Manitoba, after his daughter Kristen returned from her year […]

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December: Billy’s Talent

by  •  Sunday, December 4, 2016 @ 12:48 PM  •  Burkina Faso, Outtatown

While in Montreal, our site saw how urban poverty shapes communities and the people within them. On Thanksgiving Monday we experienced the inner-city, watched how people went about their activities, as we had the option to engage with people on the streets. That morning I, along with two others, met a homeless man in his […]

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August: Finding Hope Through Hardship

by  •  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 @ 9:44 AM  •  Outtatown, South Africa

A small part of the difficult and tangled history of Strandfontein was revealed to us as we lived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, a Coloured couple living in a well-appointed bungalow, nestled on a busy suburban street. Coloured is an official racial category in South Africa referring to people whose ancestry began […]

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June: Little by Little, One Travels Far…

by  •  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 @ 10:02 AM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown

There she was, basking in the warmth of the September sun, waves crashing against the Manitoba Pioneer Camp canoe, praying with an open mind and content heart—“God, this semester is yours. Transform me, I desire to know you.” She wiped her slate clean, handing God the worries, hurt, and troubles from back home. It wasn’t […]

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Remembering Rodney

by  •  Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 1:55 PM  •  Outtatown, South Africa

Outtatown is built on relationships. As we travel around the world, it is our partners in the countries we visit that help make it safe for our students to learn and grow. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Rodney Dreyer, one of our long-time partners in South Africa. After […]

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Site 1 Fall 2012 video

by  •  Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 8:10 AM  •  Guatemala, Outtatown, Updates

All our groups have some great new blog updates, check them out to hear how God has been moving in the students lives.   Here's a link to a video one of Site 1 showing the first semester experience:  

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