Have you met Mackenzie, Julia or Saige from the Guatemala Compassion Team?

Did you know our 2014 Guatemala Team is on their way in the preparation process for their Love Moves Compassion trip?

In just over 1 month the team will be heading out (on March 6th)


We are pleased to introduce our first 3 team members to you.

Meet Julia, Mackenzie and Saige!


JuliaName: Julia

From: Moonstone

Favourite subject: History

Outside of School Julia loves to: Read and take photos and design buildings.

Random fact: I have no sense of direction and could get lost in a walk-in closet.

What Julia likes most about InsideOut: The people, everyone is so amazing and I am never afraid that people will judge what I say.

What Julia hopes God does in her on this trip: On this trip I hope that God can help me to understand how to help people directly and to challenge me to not be afraid of what others will say when I share my faith.



From: Hawkestone

Favourite Subject: English and Science.

Outside of School Mackenzie loves to: Hang out with my friends.

Random Fact about Mackenzie: I love to play the ukulele!

What Mackenzie likes most about InsideOut:  I like that when I go to InsideOut I can bring my friends, and they can feel welcome and comfortable in the environment.

What Mackenzie hopes God does in her on this trip: To open up my heart to people in the world who are less fortunate, and to show them God’s love.



SaigeName: Saige

From: Orillia

Favourite Subject: Drama or English

Outside of School Saige loves to: Act, Sing, Dance, hang out with friends

Random Fact about Saige: I love performing in front of people but I have a fear of eyes looking at me. As in I love the attention but I hate when I can see people looking at me. Also I have a fear of clowns and people ice skating over my fingers.

What Saige likes most about InsideOut: Hanging out with all my friends who believe in the same thing as me

What Saige hopes God does in her on this trip: help me see that we shouldn't take things for granted and I should stop thinking about just myself.


So now you've met the first 3 team members!

If you would like to join our prayer partner list or support our team financially, please contact Sarah Flemming at [email protected] for more information!


Love Moves is a part of the Student Ministry at Connexus where students reach out and love their church community, their local community, and their global community. This year, over their March Break, 19 students and 5 leaders are embarking on an 8-day compassion trip to love the global community of Antigua, Guatemala. Students will have the possibility of working with children in an orphanage, will provide a week long day camp free for all children in the community, serve food to the city’s homeless population and more.  As each one prepares for the experience, we pray that God softens their hearts and begins to open their eyes to what He is teaching them.  When we serve like Jesus on the outside, we become more like Him on the inside.

The verse team is inspired by 1 John 3:16-18

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”


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