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Winterim Trip Blog

Haiti Trip Update #5

January 14, 2017

Greetings from Haiti - Maddie English and Tania Zhuang report on their ministry yesterday, "We finished up work at the construction site and afterward we went back to th...

Greetings from Washington D.C. - On their final day of the trip, the Washington D.C. trip visited the Holocaust Museum. While there, some of the students were priviledged wit...

Haiti Trip Update #4

January 13, 2017

Greetings from Haiti - Ashlyn Pacer and Bethany Hoogerheide write, "We started off working on the new school and sifting sand until lunch. We split into groups with tran...

Greetings from Scotland - Brad Thornton writes to conclude the trip, "What an amazing day - God is good, and we conclude our trip with full hearts, exhausted bodies, and...

Greetings from Washington D.C. - Leah Rinker writes, "The Washington, D.C. Winterim trip were able to tour Capitol Hill. During their visit, they met with Congressman Pe...

Haiti Trip Update #3

January 12, 2017

Greetings from Haiti - Samantha Wolfe and Julia Nelsen write, "Yesterday we started the day participating in the flag ceremony at the school. They sang their national an...

Greetings from Costa Rica - Nate Leman writes to conclude his updates on the trip, "On our final day, I heard: 'That was the best session ever!' I heard that ...

Scotland 2017 Trip Update #9

January 11, 2017

Greetings from Scotland - Brad Thornton writes, "Today may have been the most exhausting of all days, but I sit in bed writing this with a full heart.  God is at wo...

Mediterranean Trip Update #9

January 11, 2017

Greetings from Barcelona - Evan Jasper writes to conclude their trip, "Today was a busy day!  We first visited Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona.  We went ins...

Greetings from Costa Rica - Nate Leman writes, "Our day started like a slow walk and ended with a full-out sprint! We were spent and grateful. The word joyful kept being...

Haiti Trip Update #2

January 11, 2017

Greetings from Haiti - Ryan and Caleb write, "Due to school being cancelled, we started the day with construction. Our team divided up into groups in which we sifted san...

Greetings from Indiana - The boys basketball team has had a great time bonding together as a team. They have spent some time visiting college, such as Taylor University an...

Scotland 2017 Trip Update #8

January 10, 2017

Greeting from Scotland - Brad Thornton writes, "Another great day in Scotland.  It's been a blessing watching this group grow together and love each other well....

Iceland Trip Update #6

January 10, 2017

Greetings from Iceland - Catherine Tilly writes one more time to report on their time in Iceland, "Today we left the western peninsula and headed back to Reykjavik with ...

Mediterranean Trip Update #8

January 10, 2017

Greetings from Barcelona - Evan Jasper writes, "Today we saw two majestic sites: Montserrat and La Sagrada Familia.  Montserrat is a place of pilgrimage and is visi...

Costa 2017 Trip Update #6

January 10, 2017

Greetings from Costa Rica - Nate Leman writes, "I feel strange saying that every day is better than the last, but truly...it is. Our high/low moments at the end of th...

Iceland Trip Update #5

January 10, 2017

Greetings from Iceland!  Catherine Tilly writes, "After breakfast we braved the icy winds to shoot Sunrise at Kirkjufell. Then as we reached the edge of the western...

Greetings from Guatemala - Steve Willemssen writes to finish his reports from the trip, "We are back at El Faro for our last night here! We had yet another great day tod...

Peru Trip Update #6

January 10, 2017

Greetings from Peru - Mr. Holtrop reports back for one last time about their group's chocolate experience. They made their own chocolate: they started with crushing ...

Greetings from Scotland - Brad Thornton writes, "Easily the highlight of the day for me was seeing the work our students did this morning as part of the school assembly....

Greetings from Barcelona - Evan Jasper writes, "We toured Barcelona today, the one of the biggest city in Spain (with 2 million inhabitants).  First, we visited a p...

Greetings from Indiana - The boys Varsity and Sophomore basketball teams traveled to Indiana today for their Winterim trip. The boys participated in internships last week and...

Greetings from Costa Rica - Nate Leman writes, "We got the boys out for a short morning surf session. The tide was low and the waves were smaller, but it was an amazing ...

Greetings from Guatemala! Steve Willemssen writes, "We are nearing the end of our week in Guatemala! Today the weather has been chilly (about 70 degrees - sorry for comp...

Iceland Trip Update #4

January 8, 2017

Greetings from Iceland - Catherine Tilly writes, "We left Reykjavik for the western peninsula this morning. Our wonderful bus driver, Gisli, surprised us with a sunrise ...