Archive for August, 2011

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Let me apologize in advance for the antagonistic title. Before taking this controversial statement at face value, please read and wrestle with this post. Truthfully, I just want people to read it and figured that this title would be intriguing. It is something that I care very much about, and my hope is to begin [...]

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All around the world – in spite of war, economic collapse and religious conflict – life goes on. Afghanistan’s 51 vibrant language communities are no exception. Babies are born, children go to school, people marry, cook dinner, question the meaning of life, seek God and sell watermelons at the market. And the 35 vibrant language [...]

Beauty

Posted: 11th August 2011 by Colin in Life
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The village we visited yesterday was stunning. I have come to realize that these places (we are so enraptured by) are seen as mundane by the people who live there. Rainforest covered mountains take my breath away. Hibiscus flowers capture my attention. The beauty of my surroundings is so obvious. I find myself frequently saying [...]

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

Posted: 8th August 2011 by Sarah in Uncategorized
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As I’m preparing to go home, I am filled with a very difficult mix of emotions. I am so happy and grateful for the time I’ve had here, but it hurts my heart to leave.

Beloved

Posted: 6th August 2011 by Sarah in Uncategorized
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Today I was going to write about the gift God gave me Thursday of being able to play softball and how much joy that gave me, but God seems to have other plans. Today, you will actually be able to read part of my own personal journalings in my Moleskine.

Beginning Debrief

Posted: 4th August 2011 by Sarah in Uncategorized
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So much has been happening lately. Sorry I haven’t been updating regularly. It’s hard to find the time to sit down and blog.

Harvest Time

Posted: 1st August 2011 by Elyse in Resources
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Harvesting grain in Cambodia sure does look glamorous. With an arm full of golden grain and a face full of sunshine this farmer makes the harvest look like light work. Cambodia has been through some hard times in the past – war, genocide, starvation and the list continues. But we can give thanks that in [...]