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Orientation Week in Houston, TX

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As most of you know on June 1st I left my house very early in the morning with my very dear forever friend. She sacrificed her morning to drive me to the Atlanta airport so that I could board a plane that would take me to Houston, TX.

I have now been here in Houston, TX for six days!

My first few days here in Texas consisted of orientating ourselves into what our lives would be like at the Missions Centers of Houston, TX.

Here is what our Schedule Looked Like:


  • Arrival
  • 5:00pm- Introductions and a few house rules
  • 5:45pm-Dinner
  • 6:30pm-Housekeeping
  • 8:00pm- No techy begins
  • 11:30pm- Lights out (every night this week)
  • Midnight-Shhhhhh (every night this week)


  • 8:00am- Breakfast
  • 9:00am- Gano Tour
  • 10:30am- Joys Tour
  • Noon- Lunch
  • 1:00pm-Fletcher Tour
  • 2:30pm- MMMB Rules/ Internship 101
  • 4:00pm- MMMB Life
  • 5:45pm-Dinner
  • 7:00pm- Games in the Dining Room
  • 8:00pm- Trip to the Store!


  • 8:00am- Breakfast
  • 9:00am- Devotion
  • 9:15am- Living in Community
  • 10:50am- Serving in the ever-Changing Inner City
  • noon- Lunch
  • 1:00pm- Recognizing Child Abuse
  • 3:00pm- Intern Spiritual Life
  • 5:45pm- Dinner
  • 7:00pm- Games in Gano gym


  • 8:00am- Breakfast
  • 9:00am- Devotion
  • 9:15am-Making Disciples
  • 11:00am-  First Aid
  • noon- Lunch
  • 1:00pm- Teaching Kids
  • 2:30pm- Spanish 101
  • 4:00pm- Treasure Hunt
  • 5:45pm- Dinner


  • 8:00am- Breakfast
  • 9:00am- Devotion/ Weekend Schedule/ odds and ends
  • 9:30/45am- Leave for Centers
  • noon- Lunch
  • 1:00pm- Centers
  • 5:45pm- Dinner
  • 7:00pm- Techy!

So, all of that was what our orientation came down to. We sat and listened and asked questions and ultimately bonded with each other over the course of five days.

I got to learn how to drive the van and I discovered that it was a lot easier then I thought it was going to be! So, Yay me!

I also found out that personality wise I am an otter and a golden retriever.

  • Otter– Fun Loving
  • Golden Retriever– Loyal

Every Tuesday we will get the chance to go to the store for anything we may need throughout the summer.

On Friday we discovered which mission center we would work at for the summer.

Either Gano or Joy.


  • Brittany (Me)
  • Ashley
  • Bella
  • Mackenzie
  • Katie
  • Jess
  • Nick
  • Schrock


  • Helena
  • Serena
  • Braden
  • Jessica
  • Cassity
  • Cedrick
  • Austen

Prayer Requests

Please add each person and each center to your prayer list as we reach and love everyone who comes to the centers and those that we meet outside of these centers!

Pray for this changing city as new homes go up and the poverty are pushed from the homes that they knew.

Pray for how this will affect these centers and the families they minister to.

Pray about child Abuse. In 2014 Texas had 151 child Deaths and 66,572 confirmed victims of abuse/neglect

A couple of Photos:

Take from the air plane right after take off!

Take from the air plane right after take off!

Look out below! It's Houston Texas!

Look out below! It’s Houston Texas!


About britkirk

Hey Y'all! I'm a Christ Follower-Bookworm-English Degree Holding-EMT-Movie/Music loving Peculiar Treasure, Smiling and laughing my way through life. Feel free explore my blog. Comment too! I love meeting new people ! Hint Hint :)

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