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The Testimonies here are being updated as we recieve them.  What an encouragement to all!  Have something inspiring to share?  Let us know, we'd love to hear from you.

2 Timothy 2:2

As I reflect upon our recent Voyager’s Adventure, I simply smile. Having the desire to go on the trip the last few years, but not being able, left me very anxious to depart!than trip lived up to the

“hype”, that I had built in my own mind, and was truly a great break of routine.

More importantly it gave me the chance to interact with eight young men from my school, and watch them out of their comfort zone. This was exactly the opportunity that Voyagers provided!

David and Frank excel in teaching young men, to become men. My purpose from this trip was to watch and learn, to gain insight, and to end the trip processing how to implement what I learned in

working at Barry County Christian School.

The approach that is implemented in Voyagers is direct and purposeful. On many occurrences, the young men are given the opportunity to learn, practice and implement the principles they

were instructed with during the weekend. Perhaps one of the easiest, but necessary, was shaking hands and introducing yourself. Who else is doing this? Who teaches a young man the

necessary elements of growing up, and representing oneself appropriately? I don’t find this in the church. I often don’t see it in our family’s, but it needs to be taught.

The river was beautiful, as elements of fall became very apparent during the voyage. Although it hasbeen fifteen years since my last canoe trip, I found instant excitemen, as we moved deeper into

undeveloped spots on the river. During our two days on the river, I found my patience to teach my bow partners (Ethan Nystrom and Jordan Hinkley) to be tested in numerous ways. Listening to the calm directions from Carl Howard and Andy Jerue, reminder me of the need to step up and show the way, not just be frustrated by their inexperienced actions.

With mere hours remaining on the trip, I managed to get my first “bath”. It was truly an eye opening few moments, to watch a “to remain nameless” young man, toss his paddle and crocodile

roll from the canoe, capsizing us both in the process. Needless to say after emptying the canoe, and righting “the ship”, I was able to have a good laugh over the experience.

Many thanks to David, Frank, Carl, and Andy for the adventure I look forward to future trips!

Brandon Strong - Principle of Barry County Christian School

Voyager Fall 2016

 

Competition is important to the Voyagers.  Each voyager is challenged to raise money for the event each year - sponsorships.  The voyager who raises the most wins.  Each year the reward is different but memorable and lasting.  Throwing hawks, hunting Knives, Brass Compass and more.  Here are a few examples: 

Voyager 2016

Congradulations Private E1 Collin Ackerberg.

 

Mom and Dad are very proud of their son indeed!  Collin was a Voyager beginning in 2015.  He was with us on two trips and Dad, Scott Ackerberg, told us how he felt the trip and the experience helped with Collin's progress in becoming a man.  Scott shared with us in December and said "The Voyagers came along at a time in Collin's life when he needed a mentor". Well, we were glad to have him along and greatful to be a continuing part of Collin's life.  US ARMY - Bravo!

Voyager 2015

 

Competition is important to the Voyagers.  Each voyager is challenged to raise money for the event each year - sponsorships.  The voyager who raises the most wins.  Each year the reward is different but memorable and lasting.  Throwing hawks, hunting Knives, Brass Compass and more.  Here are a few examples: 

Voyagers Canoe Trips 

 

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