event recap

5 06, 2017

Transition 101 2017 – review

By | 2017-06-05T22:57:07+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

Many high school graduates just sent in their letters of acceptance. Last Saturday, a number of them gathered to meet some soon-to-be-friends at Transition 101. This second annual event, co-hosted with Ambassadors for Christ, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Power 2 Change - Students and Navigators, helped set the trajectory for 60 soon-to-be-frosh (3x the number of grads we had last year). They had a chance to learn about their campuses with

29 05, 2017

Springforth 2017 – review

By | 2017-05-29T11:23:28+00:00 May 29th, 2017|event recap|0 Comments

I recently returned from an opportunity to serve with our brothers and sisters in the CBAC (Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada). Along with my fellow CBOQ team, Chantelle Garvin and Gordon Nichols, we served at their annual Youth Conference, Springforth in Moncton, NB. This conference brings students from across Atlantic Canada to two sites. High School students meet at Crandall University, while Middle School students meet at Moncton Wesleyan Church.

2 04, 2017

Centre Court – review

By | 2017-04-02T23:36:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

Last Friday, over 375 went down to the Air Canada Centre to witness a Toronto Raptors victory over the Indiana Pacers. While that was exciting, the post-game program became the focus. Patrick Mutombo, one of the Raptors assistant coaches, shared how Jesus impacts his life. He encouraged the students and leaders there to be boldly stand for their faith and stand strong. We also had two young adults from Glencairn

20 03, 2017

Raptors 905 Faith/Family Event – review

By | 2017-03-20T08:29:28+00:00 March 20th, 2017|event recap|0 Comments

CBOQ Kids hosted the first ever Raptors 905 Faith/Family event last Saturday. Not only did several families get to witness the Raptors 905 clinch the Central Division title and got player autographs, they had a chance to hang out court-side afterwards. Herbie Kuhn, the voice of the Raptors, shared his experiences as the Toronto Raptor's PA announcer and team chaplain. More importantly, he emphasized how Jesus is first in his

17 03, 2017

CE-DR 2017: Day 8

By | 2017-03-17T03:01:58+00:00 March 17th, 2017|DR 2017, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Cultural Day Before we left our hosts wanted us to soak in some more of the Dominican culture and explore what the city of Santo Domingo has to offer. We visited the Market, bartering for souvenirs and gifts for those back home. We toured the old city, the oldest European settlement in the New World. We also visited the Three Eyes, or Tres Ojos if you're from the Dominican Republic,

15 03, 2017

CE-DR 2017: Day 7

By | 2017-03-17T02:06:42+00:00 March 15th, 2017|DR 2017|1 Comment

CBOQ School and last day at Villa Altagracia This day was a lot of fun. In the morning the Harmony Road youth went to the CBOQ school and did multiple fun activities and gave lots of school supplies. Before we even walked into the school we could hear all the excitement the kids had. It was interesting how kids could find fun in things as simple as our stickers on a

12 03, 2017

CE-DR 2017: Day 4

By | 2017-03-13T23:21:25+00:00 March 12th, 2017|DR 2017, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sunday Sabbath Iglesia Cristiano de la Communidad Today we went to a Dominican church and it was great. Not too different from our church (Mimico Baptist) good music and so great to sing in a different language and it didn't feel weird at all. We got to give out candy to kids in the community they were all chasing after us.  It was great! -Jemma We went to

10 03, 2017

CE-DR 2017: Day 2

By | 2017-03-11T22:21:21+00:00 March 10th, 2017|DR 2017, event recap, International|2 Comments

Our team arrived at Pearson airport at 2:30am. Two flights, a plane de-icing in New York from too much snow, and a scenic view from above of the Dominican Republic, we've arrived at our destination! One of the youth noted "Since I had been here before, when we first came down to the Dominican it was like coming home again. It feels like we're at home." Here's some of the

9 03, 2017

CE-DR 2017: Day 1

By | 2017-03-09T23:34:55+00:00 March 9th, 2017|DR 2017, event recap|0 Comments

Our team assembled at the Fairfield Marriott Hotel. After some time of worship, prayer and orientation (plus a Spanish lesson with Karla-Maria Ponce), they're (hopefully) getting some rest before our 6:10am flight. We'll see you from the DR in less than 24 hours!

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