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Chili Cook-Off March 27, 2012

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Saturday was our  3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off!!  This year, the students decided to split the proceeds between the local food shelf and a Coldwater trip they will take the beginning of June.  As usual, it was a blast!  There’s something about people coming together from all over the community to support each other and enjoy friendly competition!  Every year, we feel like we’ve connected with new people, and we just see Jesus present in the whole thing.  We had 12 teams compete this year, and it always amazes me how different chili can taste.   I agreed that both of the winning chilis were delicious, teams from Grand Portage National Monument and the Grand Marais Fire Department, though Pastor Dave’s chili has been one of my favorites every year (my birthday is in a couple of weeks Pastor Dave, just sayin’…)!!  Our family was in town for Corban’s birthday (both sides), so they got in on the chili tasting, too.

Uncle Jared trying some chili.

Kyle & Levi handing out mugs & voting cards.

Abbey, Kara, &  Maria

Jamie trying to look tough, ’cause, ya know, chili is spicy and stuff…

Chance & Colton selling some t-shirts.

Community time.


Out of the Country

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Last weekend we took a group of 14 students & leaders up to a camp outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario for a joint retreat with a youth group from Thunder Bay.  Corban got to stay “on the farm” with some friends of ours who live up there, while Caleb and I retreated with the high school students (he came home praying for the cows and the chickens, he loved them).

The best part of the weekend was seeing how well the students from the two groups connected.  It was a breath of fresh air for the Grand Marais students to spend time with other Christian students who are their age.  They learned so much just from spending time together and came back refreshed, encouraged, and planning more trips to Canada.