meet the summer 2016 team!

“This is my dream. I want this like nobody else, so I’m ready to endure hardship and to learn new things. This trip will be memorable, and will be a milestone in my life. I am sure that I will have good memories of this trip and I hope finally I’ll play beach volleyball and…

The Greatest Exchange- Front Page Story of Ponte Vedra Recorder

Special Thanks to the Ponte Vedra Recorder for this amazing story on The Greatest Exchange Summer 2015 Adventure! The Greatest Exchange Young Kazakh students visit Ponte Vedra for second summer of Nocatee cultural exchange program. Carrie Resch (The Recorder) Published August 20, 2015 A group of students from Kazakhstan finished up their summer stay in…

one month in-still amazed.

WHEW. Let me tell you what, there’s a reason why all four of these girls are here.  I hope this email gives you a  glimpse of the world we are living in! All four girls arrived in Jacksonville 5 weeks ago today.  They spent the first week living with me, and we sure had our fair share…

they’re really here!

WOW. As I sit back and look at all the prayers, supporters, host families and so many more that participated in this initiative, I’m truly amazed.  They’re really here, ya’ll. All four girls arrived in Jacksonville 2 weeks ago.  After 21 hours of traveling, they were welcomed to America by over 30 people that loved them…

may 2015.

one month to go! what’s going on in Kazakhstan, with The Greatest Exchange, and in these girls’ lives The girls are arriving in Jacksonville in 30 DAYS! Bereke, Donna and Aika have received FULL CLEARANCE from the American embassy in Kazakhstan, and are officially coming to America.  Yahoo! Make sure you save the date- Friday May 29th at 5:30pm…

april 2015.

one month to go! what’s going on in Kazakhstan, with The Greatest Exchange, and in these girls’ lives The girls are arriving in Jacksonville in 30 DAYS! Bereke, Donna and Aika have received FULL CLEARANCE from the American embassy in Kazakhstan, and are officially coming to America.  Big praises for this huge answered prayer! Make sure you save the…

Greatest Exchange Summer 2015 Needs

THANK YOU to our generous supporters- all clothing and summer items for the girls have been covered! We also have a need for DINNERS.  If you would be interested in providing dinners on Monday or Thursday nights for all four girls, please email kelly@greatestexchange.org or call 904.535.2098 to coordinate.

greatest exchange host families: summer 2015 need.

miracle making takes people. Each  summer, The Greatest Exchange brings international students to the Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra/Nocatee area for the experience of a lifetime. The Exchangers work full-time at various camps throughout town, and engage with a few strategic families in the surrounding area.  Of these families, the most important is the host family– those truly…