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An Odd Valentines

Written by Carson McCall, and Gabe Benson These past few days have been exciting with all the previews around getting to see the Joshua life and all that it contains. Carson and I had a preview in our room this past week and with him came late night talks about all that Joshua is, telling him about tips and tricks of the program, and getting to know each other. After preview was over, he told

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Second Preview!

Hey everyone! Live from The Hill it’s Tuesday night!!!!!!! Although we’re more than tired after this long work weekend we’ve still got a remarkably high energy level about us. The building is buzzing with preparation as we all get ready for preview to arrive. People are frantically cleaning their room, shoveling out vans, doing chores, and trying to get some homework done. All because there’s about 10 people coming to live with us and see

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Songs with Lem

Traveling back from the DR was a rough transition. We left the base at 2 am, some didn’t sleep on the bus ride to the airport in Santiago, or any of the plane rides to New York or LA, or the ride back from LA to Hume. When we got home, many of us slept for over 12 hours, and some of us go to bed by 8-9 pm now, more-less. This week was mellow

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Back in the Building!

In the midst of a snowstorm starting, LA traffic, and pure exhaustion; we made it home from the DR, safe and sound. We left Jarabocoa, around two in the morning on Saturday and had a full day of travel. We made it back to Joshua around one in the morning the next day. We were all very tired but happy to be home. A lot us of spent Sunday asleep and only were awake to

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Last Day in the DR

Friends and family; the last day has come. For a lot of people, it’s a bitter sweet day where we now have to say goodbye to the people that we’ve been building relationships with for the past two weeks. A lot of people are pretty excited to go back to the States, although just about everyone would say that they’ll miss the amazing people and the laid back culture here. I definitely could get used

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Pink Fabric Paint

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 I want to share with all of you something that happened yesterday that made me think of this verse. Long story short, two women from the social work site in El Callejon, both expecting a baby girl very soon, had commissioned me with the task of painting cute signs with the babies’ names on them. So I spent two afternoons

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Leading Back to Christ

Hey everyone! This is Kenzie, I have been working at Mata Gorda these past two weeks. It has been quite the eye opener. I am working with 3-4 year olds. The culture these kids are growing up in is so rich in relationships. They are community and family based. Their doors are always open. Someone can just walk right in, talk and have coffee. The thing that I see quite often at my site is

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El Callejon

A day in the life of a student at Education El Callejon. Every day has a similar layout for the students starting with some worship songs whether it be Abre mis ojos O Christo (Open the eyes of my heart Lord) or a song that the wonderful Grace Euerle sings which changes day to day. Then we go and do a bible story. Next, we have an activity with the kids that is usually meant

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Poverty Simulation

Vicki here! It’s been quite the adventure here in Jarabacoa this past week. We’ve all gotten really close to the people at our sites and love spending time with them. I’ve been working at the Women’s Social work site. Every day, we spend time with the women in the little town of Jarabacoa. They range from 5-10 year olds to women in their 50s or 60s. A highlight of today was getting to play with

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Day of Rest

Hey all! Jessy here 🙂 So today was our day of rest and it was such a blessing. We started our day at the hour of 9am–practically the afternoon–with a breakfast of eggs, toast, and fruit. Has anyone mentioned the fruit so far? It is SO good. It’s sweet and juicy and ripe ALL the time. It’s almost like we’re in a tropical location 🙂 At breakfast we got our church assignments and half of

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